This silver Morgan dollar carries a grade from the PCGS of MS65 and is from the year 1889. The CC mink mark designates it was minted in Carson City, Nevada. However, not every Morgan coin from this era had the same story attached. For instance, the Carson City Mint wasn't the only place these coins were being minted. They were also struck in San Francisco, Denver, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. It is worth mentioning though that the only Morgan coins struck in Denver will be from the year 1921. Originally the Morgan dollar was in production from 1878 to 1904, but it was brought back for a brief period in 1921. This was just before the Peace dollar replaced the Morgan dollar as America's main circulating silver dollar coin.
This 1889 Carson City minted coin should have an average or above average strike with only minor marks or hairlines. You can tell this due to the condition it has been graded in by the PCGS, MS65. This stands for Mint State 65. It has a diameter of 38.1 millimeters and weighs 26.73 grams. All in all, it should be a bit bigger than the normal types of coins you carry around. Remember, the face value for this silver piece was a dollar, and in 1889 a dollar went a lot farther than it does today. The coin is also worth more than a dollar. This is in large part due to the silver content of the piece. After all it is mostly silver with a composition of 10 percent copper as well. The design, done by the George Morgan while in his mere early 30s, has become popular among American coin enthusiasts. The reverse shows an eagle with wings out. It holds both an olive branch and a clutch of arrows, two competing symbols of war and peace. The obverse has a classic profile of Liberty, modeled after a real school teacher Morgan had the pleasure of meeting.
While this exact piece may be hard to find, you don't have to look any further for it. The U.S. Gold Bureau has got just what you're looking for in terms of rare American coinage. In fact, if you're a coin collector trying to make their collection more complete, keep looking around on the site; you never know what you may find. And if you're an investor just looking for pure precious metals to invest in and store away, coins like the Morgan silver dollar may be just what you're looking for. After all, this much silver is definitely worth more than a dollar today.
• Metal: 90 percent silver, 10 percent copper • Year struck: 1889 • Mint State: MS65 • Weight: 26.73 grams • Diameter: 38.1 mm • Mint: Carson City, Nevada • Designer: George T. Morgan • Years of minting: 1878 - 1904 and 1921