1878-CC Morgan Dollar


The 1878-CC Morgan Dollar USA

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1878 and minted at the Carson City branch of the US Mint. The coin is named after the designer, George T. Morgan, who at the time was United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

Mint marks can be found above the DO in DOLLAR. If no mint mark is present then the mint is Philadelphia, but in 1878 it may also be CC (Carson City) or S (San Francisco). There are a number of variants in this year.

The Obverse shows an image of Liberty, designed by George T Morgan.

The edge is reeded.

The Reverse shows an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch, also designed by George T Morgan.

Image credit: Mountain View Coins (via mycoinpictures.com)


Mintage: 2,212,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Carson City.
Remember 1878 ?
Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is Benjamin Disraeli (Conservative). US President is Rutherford B. Hayes (R-Ohio). The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison. Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates the telephone to Queen Victoria. London introduces Electric street lighting on the Thames Embankment and Waterloo Bridge. In the USA, the Bland–Allison Act leads to the first minting of the Morgan dollar.
General Description: Morgan Dollars

The Morgan Dollar was a USA silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. It had a currency value of one US dollar. In 2021, a .999 Silver Morgan Dollar was released to mark the 100th anniversary of the last Morgan Dollar.

The name Morgan derives from the designer George T. Morgan (1845-1925). Morgan was originally from Birmingham, England, where he worked with William Wyon but moved to America in 1876 to become the assistant engraver at the US Mint. The image of Liberty was modelled by a Philadelphia school teacher named Anna Willess Williams.

Morgan later became Chief Engraver of the U.S.Mint from 1917 until 1925 and he is probably best known for the Morgan Dollar, although he designed many other coins too. You can see a small 'M' on the truncation of the neck.

The Morgan Dollar was brought about due to the Bland–Allison Act of 1878 and during the early days the coin was often referred to as the Bland Dollar (after Richard P. Bland who introduced the Bill), although some called it the buzzard dollar as they disliked the image of the eagle.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 38.1 mm
  • Thickness: 2.4 mm
  • Weight: 26.73 g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90% (Copper 10%)
In all, over 650 million Morgan Dollars were minted. They were made in five different mints:

  • Philadelphia (No mint mark, although modern coins use 'P')
  • New Orleans (Mint mark = 'O')
  • San Francisco (Mint mark = 'S')
  • Carson City (Mint mark = 'CC')
  • Denver (in 1921 only: Mint mark = 'D')

The Morgan Dollar remains a popular coin with collectors and investors.

We have a few articles on Morgan Dollars:

Which Mint: US Mint - Carson City
Carson City is Nevada’s capital and is centrally located between Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City. Below is a brief overview of Carson City, the mint and CC coins. The mint ran from 1870-1885 and 1889-1893, and being the shortest lived mint, produced very few coins and many rarities with the mint mark 'CC'.

For more details, see our article History of the Carson City Mint USA.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.
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Restrike USA 1878 CC Morgan Dollar
Restrike USA 1878 CC Morgan Dollar
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1878 - CC ~ Carson City Morgan Silver Dollar ~ Circulated
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1878-CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR (VAM-17) **NEAR GEM UNCIRCULATED**
1878-CC MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR (VAM-17) **NEAR GEM UNCIRCULATED**
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1878-CC Morgan Dollar Carson City
1878-CC Morgan Dollar Carson City
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1878-CC VAM 9 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR IN TOP AU CONDITION!!
1878-CC VAM 9 MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR IN TOP AU CONDITION!!
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UNOPENED 1878-CC  GSA  MORGAN DOLLAR  *  Original unopened box  *  CARSON CITY
UNOPENED 1878-CC GSA MORGAN DOLLAR * Original unopened box * CARSON CITY
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