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1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64

1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64
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1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

This 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar received a grade of MS64 from PCGS. Just 296,000 Morgans were minted in Carson City in 1881, so this is among the most sought after of all coins of its kind. Like other Morgans, this coin is .900 pure and contains .7735 Troy oz. of silver. It gets its name from the man who designed the coin, George T. Morgan.

Design of the 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

Morgan designed the image of Lady Liberty used on this 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar after Anna Willess Williams, creating a marked shift from the Greek-style figures previously used on American coinage. Lady Liberty faces to the left of the coin and dons a Phrygian cap under which her curly hair falls down below her neck. A ribbon in her hair bears the word, “LIBERTY.” Her neck is truncated upwards and to the right, creating space for the year of mintage, “1881.” Seven stars to the left of the date and six to the right represent the original states, and the words “E PLURIBUS UNUM” fill the remaining space on the rim.

The reverse design features an eagle that has its wings spread such that the nearly touch the edge of the coin in the upper left and upper right. Between its wings are the words of the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The eagle carries important symbols of America’s preference for peace and willingness to defend her values, an olive branch and arrows respectively. Arching under the bird and upward to each wing is a laurel wreath. The mint mark, “CC,” appears just under the base of the wreath. Two inscriptions, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “ONE DOLLAR,” are inscribed along the rim, denoting the country of issue and face value.

Why add this 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection?

This MS64 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is not for everybody; it is for discerning collectors. Its grade, which comes from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), one of the most respected graders in the world, indicates that it is in very good condition. For anyone who collectors constitutional silver in general or Morgan Silver Dollars in particular, this coin is a rarity that is sure to be appreciated for years to come. The coin has reeded edges, weighs 26.73 g, and is 38.10 mm in diameter.



This 1881-CC Silver Morgan Dollar PCGS MS64 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1881
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:CC
Branch:Carson City
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS64
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:26.73 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8594 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:296000
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath
Reverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
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