Despite having one of the higher mintages for a Carson City silver dollar, the 1892-CC Morgan Dollar (Buy on eBay) can be counted amongst the scarcer issues from the famed mint. As seen elsewhere in the series, the ultimate rarity is determined not only by the mintage level, but also the survival rate. As opposed to other Carson City issues, the 1892-CC was less heavily represented within the GSA Hoard distributed in the 1970’s.
From an original mintage of 1,352,000 pieces, only one example was contained in the GSA Hoard. This compares to hundreds of thousands of examples for some other dates. As such the coin commands a premium across all grade levels.
Well circulated examples of the 1892-CC may be purchased for a few hundred dollars. In lower mint state grades, prices surpass the $1,000 level and stretch to as much as $8,000 for premium quality MS65 graded examples. An example graded PCGS MS66+ with CAC verification sold for $43,125 at auction in August 2011. A few pieces have graded numerically higher at MS67.
1892-CC Morgan Dollar Mintage and Specifications
- Mintage: 1,352,000
- Mint Mark: CC (Carson City)
- Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
- Weight: 26.73 grams
- Diameter: 38.1 mm