1891-CC Morgan Dollar


The 1891-CC Morgan Dollar USA

Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1891 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 1891 it may be CC (Carson City), S (San Francisco) or O (New Orleans).

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. The mint mark of 'CC' is on the coin.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 1,618,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Carson City.
Remember 1891 ?
The British Monarch was Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative). US President is Benjamin Harrison (R-Indiana). Stanford University in California opens. The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle makes his debut in The Strand Magazine. Jesse W. Reno invents the first working escalator at Coney Island, New York City.
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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1891-CC Morgan Dollar $1 Carson City Coin - XF Detail (EF) - Rare!
1891-CC Morgan Dollar $1 Carson City Coin - XF Detail (EF) - Rare!
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U.S. 1891-CC MORGAN DOLLAR TOP 100 VAM 3 SPITTING EAGLE NGC MS-63 BU WITH TONING
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1891 CC Morgan Silver Dollar $1 ANACS VF 35 VAM-3 TOP 100 Details Spitting Eagle
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1891-CC Morgan Dollar Fine Details CHN
1891-CC Morgan Dollar Fine Details CHN
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1891-CC Morgan Dollar $1 Carson City Coin - AU Detail - Rare!
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1891--CC MORGAN DOLLAR SUPERIOR KEY DATE CARSON CITY COIN!!!    #50
1891--CC MORGAN DOLLAR SUPERIOR KEY DATE CARSON CITY COIN!!! #50
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1891-CC Morgan Dollar $1 Coin - Certified NGC AU55 - Rare Carson City Coin!
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1891-CC Morgan Silver Dollar *5640
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