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Obverse of 1878-CC Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1878-CC Morgan Silver Dollar


1878-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7080, 7081, 97081

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,212,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The 1878-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is common in Uncirculated condition and readily available in Gem.  The most common Uncirculated grades are MS-63 and MS-64. The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's, 12 MS-66 Prooflikes, and 3 MS-66 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2814, sold for $28,750.00

PCGS MS-66 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1671, sold for $3,450.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6346, plated, sold for $2,185.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6347, plated, sold for $2,645.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 913, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 914, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1026, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1998, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

ANACS MS-65, Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3581, illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

PCGS MS-65 Prooflike.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 915, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

ANACS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3582, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3583, not illustrated, not sold 

ANACS MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflike.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8179, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8178, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8177, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8176, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8175, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1498, sold for $747.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 280, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

ICG MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 51, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6348, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 468, not plated, sold for $230.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, perhaps finer.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1314, not plated, sold for $138.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated and quite desirable.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1315, not plated, sold for $172.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 469, not plated, sold for $299.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1316, not plated, sold for $138.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service