Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,136,000
Catalog: KM-110
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.38 (7/30/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1884 CC S$1 MS obverse 1884 CC S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of all the Carson City Morgan dollars that were stored for close to a century between the Nevada Mint and the Treasury, the 1883-CC and 1884-CC issues were by far the most plentiful and remain common today in grades up to MS65. Anything nicer than that is a rarity, and is elusive.

Dave Bowers wrote in his Encyclopedia: "The 1884-CC is very common in Mint State. In fact, it is the most common of all Carson City dollars in this regard. Probably a million or more exist. Most are in the range of MS-60 through MS-63, however, many MS64s remain, and MS65 coins are not rare."

Prior to the 1930s, this date was considered a prime rarity, since knowledge of those coins stored in Treasury vaults was generally unavailable to the numismatic community. Of course the relatively low mintage of just over 1 million coins tended to corroborate the perceived rarity. Bowers further explained that "962,638 [pieces], amounting to 84.7% of the original mintage, were still in the hands of the Treasury Department after March 1964, when a halt was called to the great Treasury release that began in October 1962."

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


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Price Guide

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1884 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 77.00 90.00 100.00 105 120 135 145 155 165 200 220 245 275 550 1000 5200 43000 - -
$ - - - - 175 210 230 275 325 675 1900 7000 -
1884 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 235 260 335 390 660 1700 7750 - - -
$ - - - - - 245 275 360 475 825 2850 10000 -
1884 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 270 350 435 715 1850 3100 27000 - - -
$ - - - - - 290 375 490 1050 2200 6250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56970
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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8/4/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21546
8/4/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21214
8/4/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21331
8/4/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21542
8/4/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21212
8/4/2015 MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21211


Auction Prices Realized

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9/16/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0876, 876/Lot# 1740 $130.80
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1047 $690.00
10/18/2004 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #16, 20/Lot# 281 $178.25
2/12/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131208/Lot# 22835 $195.50
7/21/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131331/Lot# 24328 $193.88
4/6/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 145148 $205.70
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15477 $176.25
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $561.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2652783233543754064374564875025326156296557297981103161935868900964219537
2692933333613854164434664925125606206386807529001275227553579147129400
000000443466492512560620638680752900127522755357914700
0000004504774975225876246467047751001144729307129939500
1884 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28830435138440443747148452253957064266769282094912882464419992111344624797
293319362390415448475496527549594650675734863106216803042586910622172290
00000047549652754959465067573486310621680304258691062200
00000047950953355961865868377790611752072362075401203400
1884 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333851432236807057641028128820173057763892361048436720
333333330104169375688724852111415312363458481709652192290
00000033010416937568872485211141531236345848170965200
000000357123196527696744940120117742710611187031006800
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Grade: MS 67 PL
Points: 7214
Owner: toneddollars
 
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 6968
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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