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1893-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Obverse     1893-CC Morgan Silver Dollar Reverse


1893-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7222, 7223, 97233, 7347

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 677,000
Proofs: estimated 12

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) below the center of the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6560, plated, sold for $34,500.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

MS-64.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1815 at $4,370.00 "to the book"

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 387, unsold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 359, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1130, illustrated, sold for $4,945.00

MS-63, Prooflike.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3699, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1816, sold for $3,220.00 "to the book"

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3696, illustrated, sold for $2,702.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3697, illustrated, sold for $2,587.50

SEGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3698, illustrated, not sold

MS-63 Lightly Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6960, not illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8405, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1826 at $3,047.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 526, unsold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6559, plated, unsold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 360, illustrated, not sold

ANACS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1131, illustrated, sold for $2,702.50

MS-62 DMPL.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 527, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8404, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6959, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 3656, not illustrated, sold for $1,782.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3700, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 528, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1132, not illustrated, sold for $1,782.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8403, illustrated, sold for $1,322.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 529, sold for $1,380.00

MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5812, not illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6558, not illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1574, sold for $1,265.00

MS-60 Cheek Tooled.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6958, not illustrated, sold for $1,063.75

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 530, sold for $747.50

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2144, illustrated, sold for $1,092.00

AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6957, not illustrated, sold for $948.75

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5811, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5810, not illustrated, sold for $667.00

EF-40 Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5640, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

ANACS EF-40.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8402, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

EF-40.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 388, sold for $437.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1009, illustrated, sold for $425.00

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Rim Filed .  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6355, not illustrated, sold for $419.75

VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2145, not illustrated, sold for $264.00

VF-20.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 389, sold for $230.00

VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2146, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 748, sold for 201.25

Very Fine Cleaned. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 749, sold for $138.00

Notes:
The 1893-CC Silver Dollar is often found scuffy or heavily bagmarked, thus accounting for a low average Mint State grade.  MS-62's are the most common grade, followed by MS-63's, then MS-61's.  Prooflikes are scarce and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are super rare; again, the average Mint State grade of both is lower than usual.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65's, 2 MS-65 Prooflikes, and 2 MS-64 Prooflikes.

The finest Branch Mint Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRBM-67.  PCGS lists eight Branch Mint Proofs in it's Population Report, raising two possibilities:
1) the estimated mintage of 12 Proofs is too low, or
2) the Population Report contains some duplicate submissions

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