Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 296,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.26 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 CC S$1 MS obverse 1881 CC S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue's entire mintage was struck within the first three months of the year, Rusty Goe, in his The Mint on Carson Street, notes that officials in Philadelphia expected a heightened Morgan dollar mintage this year, judging by the dozens of obverse and reverse dies shipped out to Nevada, but the supply of silver bullion deposits dried up, and after production ceased on April 1, 1881, it would not restart for the rest of the year. Goe comments further on the twist of fate that led to this issue's comparative availability: 'With such a low mintage this date should be scarce and valuable, but it is neither. other than a small quantity released locally, nearly all of the 296,000 1881-CCs remained in the mint vault until 1885. Then, along with nearly 70% of the mintage of silver dollars from 1880 through 1885, they were sent to Treasury facilities in Washington D.C. and San Francisco.'

Goe's comment that the 1881-CC is neither scarce nor valuable is true, though only to a certain point for the latter. Certainly, barring some dramatic supply or demand shock, the six-figure GSA release of 1881-CC Morgan dollars will continue to satisfy collectors well into the future.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/30/2015

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1881 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 260 340 385 405 430 455 475 490 510 540 560 585 670 1000 1500 5650 36000 - -
$ 440 465 485 495 520 550 575 640 780 1100 2000 8250 -
1881 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 530 580 610 650 825 1450 3250 8500 - - -
$ - - - - 545 600 635 725 1000 1800 4900 - -
1881 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 625 675 900 1550 3550 9250 79000 - - -
$ - - - - - 660 725 1000 1880 5000 13000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20046
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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5/26/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27460
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8/6/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore Bullet Sale #327, 327/Lot# 2490 $506.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2957 $690.00
1/6/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2472, 2472/Lot# 1780 $532.00
4/21/2008 NGC MS 65   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 240, 246/Lot# 1085 $2,990.00
10/2/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25569 $776.25
4/28/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112758 $1,265.00
6/3/2013 PCGS VF 25   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2130 $292.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2748 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6207458919669971036105110731103112411521173119312191252135717072124403285151186821500
6627949169761010104110581083111011331159118012021230128714741846276055269633150790
0000001058108311101133115911801202123012871474184627605526963300
00000010661093111711431166118612101241132215901985339670211075000
1881 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base663802941102110511103111711381159117311861213124612841333153120873126481788491552528296
709848968103110681108112411451164117711951224125913001399171624333690616111074197820
00000011241145116411771195122412591300139917162433369061611107400
00000011311152116811821204123512711317146519022780425375051330000
1881 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base70585699010811117116611791200121312261239125213031363160921613260499211246115292151039488
75590110201093113311701186120412171230124312691323144517932527383770771134014856275030
000000118612041217123012431269132314451793252738377077113401485600
000000119312091222123512481286134315271977289444159161114351818300
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 9633
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 67 DPL
Points: 8247
Owner: yatz
 
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