1880-CC Morgan Dollar


The 1880-CC Morgan Dollar USA

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1880 and minted at the Carson City branch of the US Mint. The 1880-CC is probably the most expensive of the 1880 coins and there are several variants on the reverse and with 8/7 or 80/79 overdates.

The coin is named after the designer, George T. Morgan, who at the time was United States Mint Assistant Engraver.

The Obverse shows an image of Liberty, designed by George T Morgan. His initial 'M' is found on the trunation of the neck.

The edge is reeded.

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

In 1880, Mint marks can be found above the DO in DOLLAR. If no mint mark is present then the mint is Philadelphia, but it may be CC (Carson City), S (San Francisco) and O (New Orleans).

This coin graded as VG8.

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


Mintage: 495,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Carson City.
Remember 1880 ?
UK: Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is Benjamin Disraeli (Conservative), but on 23 April it is William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal). Great fogs continue to engulf London. Greenwich Mean Time adopted as the legal standard. First Boer War starts.
USA: President is Rutherford B. Hayes (R-Ohio). It the United States Census year and the population is counted as 50,155,783. Wabash, Indiana becomes the first city lit by electric lighting in the world. The University of Southern California (USC) opens and has 53 students, it is the oldest private research University in California.
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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1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - Fine / VF Detail - Rare Carson City Coin!
1880-CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 - Fine / VF Detail - Rare Carson City Coin!
£ 283.77
1880-CC Morgan Dollar High Grade Uncirculated Key Date Carson City
1880-CC Morgan Dollar High Grade Uncirculated Key Date Carson City
£ 622.46
1880-CC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar GSA Hoard UNC with Box + COA
1880-CC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar GSA Hoard UNC with Box + COA
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1880-CC Morgan Dollar NGC MS63
1880-CC Morgan Dollar NGC MS63
£ 630.59
1880-CC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar - Reverse of
1880-CC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar - Reverse of '79 - Free Shipping USA
£ 1,220.50
1880-CC 8/7 Reverse of 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar BU Vam 8 Nice Variety+++
1880-CC 8/7 Reverse of 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar BU Vam 8 Nice Variety+++
£ 752.64
1880 "CC" Morgan SILVER Dollar $1 "Reverse of 1878" #A1 CARSON City ECC&C, Inc.
1880 "CC" Morgan SILVER Dollar $1 "Reverse of 1878" #A1 CARSON City ECC&C, Inc.
£ 284.78
1880-CC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar - PQ Cyan Toning - GSA Carson City - SKU-B1691
1880-CC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar - PQ Cyan Toning - GSA Carson City - SKU-B1691
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