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Obverse of 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar


1884-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7152, 7153, 97153

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,136,000
Proofs: 3 known

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Winthrop Carner

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66.  Jack Lee collection - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1737, sold for $109,250.00 "to the book"

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2954, sold for $14,375.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6291, illustrated, sold for $4,026.15

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6449, plated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2061, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

PCGS MS-66 PL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1084, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6290, not illustrated, sold for $609.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6295, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8295, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8296, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8297, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8298, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8299, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 958, illustrated, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 315, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6293, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

PCGS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6450, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8301, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

NGC MS-65PL. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 524, not plated, sold for $276.00

MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6891, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8292, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8293, not illustrated, sold for $201.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 697, sold for $207.00

MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5778, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1085, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 525, not plated, sold for $149.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 526, not plated, sold for $149.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 527, not plated, sold for $126.50

PCGS MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6292, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8300, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 698, sold for $92.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 699, sold for $92.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 528, not plated, sold for $184.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1807, sold for $86.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2065, not illustrated, sold for $80.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 700, sold for $92.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 701, sold for $92.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 529, not plated, sold for $92.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1356, not plated, sold for $92.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.   Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3628, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

ANACS MS-66, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3629, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3630, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3631, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-65, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3632, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

Notes:
The 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is common in all Uncirculated grades, including Gem.  Even Prooflikes and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are common.  The typical Uncirculated grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-68's, a single MS-67 Prooflike, and 3 MS-67 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

"Recent sales are few. Our records show a "Proof 65" with russet, gold and blue toning offered in RARCOA's August 1991 sale, lot 682, and a "Superb Gem" in Auction '86, lot 792 which traces to a B. Max Mehl sale of 1954."
- from the catalog description of Lot 1737 in Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service