1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

The 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most highly sought after Morgan Dollars in the entire series, which means that it can bring in a pretty penny. The 1881-CC Morgan Dollar was minted in Carson City with just under 300,000 total mintage. The Carson City Mint typically produced a lower quantity of Morgan Dollars than the rest of the mints, and for that reason, they have proved more valuable to collectors and can bring in more money. 


History of the 1881-CC Morgan Dollar

With such a low mintage, it might be expected that the 1881-CC might be harder to find. This hasn’t been the case though. Although they are more expensive, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your hands on one. Large quantities of the 1881-CC were stored by the Treasury with a release some 80 years later. During 1881, coinage was suspended at the Carson City Mint between April and October, which could be why this year was such a low mintage. 



1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Value

Worn grades of the 1881-CC Morgan Dollar are a rarity, which is always interesting when the lower the grade is the harder they are to find, as is usually the opposite. A Mint State 1881-C Morgan Silver Dollar value can bring in tens of thousands of dollars, and typically has a good strike with a deep luster. Due to the low mintage of the 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar, and combined with the Carson City mint mark, these coins are a highly valued possession for any collector of the Morgan Dollar series.


Type of coin: Silver Dollar

Year: 1881-CC Morgan Silver Dollar 

Morgan Silver Dollar Mint Mark: Carson City

Total mintage: 296,000

Metal content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Face value: One dollar

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters