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SERIES: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1883-CC $1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68
PCGS #:
7144
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,204,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$80,500 • PCGS MS68 • 8-4-2012 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 700,000 R-1.4 76 / 117 TIE 76 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 500,000 R-1.6 104 / 117 TIE 104 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 34,000 R-2.6 102 / 117 TIE 102 / 117 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3289 - PCGS #3 Mile High Registry Set of Carson City Morgan Dollars - Heritage 9/2007:2303 - Rusty Goe, 9/2007 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11063, $80,500 - Coronet Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:26, $79,312.50

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4961, $29,900


1 MS68 PCGS grade

Gold River Collection

1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2013:5754, $47,000

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3289 - PCGS #3 Mile High Registry Set of Carson City Morgan Dollars - Heritage 9/2007:2303 - Rusty Goe, 9/2007 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11063, $80,500 - Coronet Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:26, $79,312.50

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:4961, $29,900


1 MS68 PCGS grade

Gold River Collection

1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2013:5754, $47,000

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade  
6 MS67+ PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1883-CC $1 is one of the most common dates issued by the Carson City Mint.  Large quantities of full bags of $1,000 face value appeared in the 1960s in U.S. Treasury vaults, accounting for most of the known population.  These were distribued in the late 1970s and early 1980s by the General Services Administration, which sold individual coins to dealers and collectors.  Today, they are extremely common and can be found with ease in all Mint State grades up to MS67+.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS64, where PCGS alone has certified over 15,000 examples (as of July 2015).  In general, coins of this date show strong strikes and deep, frosty luster. 

Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are scarce and represent about one-seventh of the total population.  Both appear to be of similar rarity.  Gems are readily available in these formats, too, but they are usually more expensive because of their distinctive appearance.