Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,204,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.39 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 CC $1 MS obverse 1883 CC $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint struck just over 1.2 million Morgan dollars in 1883, the highest mintage of any CC Morgan. Over 60% of that mintage languished in Treasury vaults until the 1970's, when they were sold in the GSA sales. The majority of those coins were mint state, which has made this issue one of the most available Carson City Morgans in the uncirculated grades. In fact, NGC has graded over 10,000 examples in gem or higher!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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1883 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 110 120 130 145 165 175 180 185 195 215 225 235 250 300 450 850 4000 67500 - -
$ - - - - 205 - - 240 255 325 590 1180 13000 -
1883 CC $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 225 240 265 300 365 735 1300 8800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 335 485 850 2000 - -
1883 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 250 275 325 460 640 1300 4000 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 285 375 500 775 1850 5500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59235
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1883 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3873725892221361124313855642491538820496952319611691--52821
-------------1088123645012---347
-------------3244491736913916---1917
-------------127351---19
Total3873725892221361124313855642921592221543995921551981--55104
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %8 %29 %39 %18 %4 %0 %0 %-- 
1883 CC $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2371414131914445431216---3923
--------------2512----10
-------------32747176----100
---------------2-1----3
Total----------2371417134814985611306---4036
 ----------0 %0 %2 %10 %33 %37 %14 %3 %0 %--- 
1883 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------646317865917291418---2491
-------------15772----22
-------------1182391----52
---------------32-----5
Total-----------646319888950309448---2570
 -----------0 %2 %12 %35 %37 %12 %2 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/10/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1946, 1946/Lot# 1574 $264.00
2/20/2005 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 275 $173.00
3/20/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 811 $667.00
3/3/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 102472 $225.50
6/3/2013 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2148 $163.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20462 $417.13
6/1/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 164347 $261.90
1/1/2017 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131702/Lot# 24285 $423.00
1/14/2018 NGC MS 62   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131804/Lot# 28746 $264.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 $1 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base345363395426439469477484497512527663705754838949150521435104107511160317727
351374405430449472479488502517572677721782875113417183130698611035136440
00000047948850251757267772178287511341718313069861103500
00000048249350752261869173881091213201930411788691131900
1883 $1 MS CC Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37239542645847150551256853455156572577486510881333212436397859111091198218245
3804054374624825075315685405566187418049391170159726295046894211400140700
000000531568540556618741804939117015972629504689421140000
00000054956854556067275883510141251186031346452100261169100
1883 $1 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base320336366395409437445450463477489620653674705811120616833639104011123317220
32534637640041844044745446848153363166068474094313652335589310678132290
0000004474544684815336316606847409431365233558931067800
00000044845947248557664266769577610741524298781471095600
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2376
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 800
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 671
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 517
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 470
US Type Set, 1792-1964 360
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 356
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 323
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 282
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 246
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 167
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 151
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 116
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 105
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 86
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 82
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 74
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 67
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 66
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 63
1883 Mint Set 48
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 46
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 36
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 34
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 28
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 23
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 18
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 14
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 7904
Owner: Aspen RCT, Inc.
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 7027
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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