History, Information, and Value of 1878 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1878-CC Morgan Silver Dollar
The Reverse of 1878 (PAF) with 7 tail feathers was used to produce 1878 Morgan dollars at the Carson City (CC) Mint. There are enough 1878-CC dollars around to satisfy the needs of the numismatic community, and most are in Mint State, with circulated examples proving more elusive. In all instances, the demand for Carson City Morgan dollars today is greater than for those of any other single mint. The CC mintmark holds a special appeal for collectors and a Carson City Morgan dollar of equal rarity to a Philadelphia, New Orleans, or San Francisco dollar will command a higher price. Striking quality varies. The eagle on the reverse is flat-breasted, with most showing sharply defined feathers. The luster is usually satiny. And since this is a branch mint, no Proofs were issued.
Mid-Grade 1878-CC $1 Morgans Can Be Tough: Though available in circulated condition, the 1878-CC can prove to be elusive if you’re working on a mid-grade circulated Morgan dollar set. Much attention is paid to AU examples of the date. Most examples you encounter will be heavily circulated or in perfect condition. There isn’t a lot of middle ground.
The GSA Hoard Produced Many High Grade Coins: The date is readily available in Mint State up to and including gem-quality specimens. Indeed, many tens of thousands of examples are extant, largely from Treasury and later GSA holdings. Look for a bold strike and strong eye appeal when you select this date. MS-64 is a grade often chosen by Morgan dollar fanciers.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1878.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar; CC.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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