1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar in PCGS MS65
This 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is highly sought after by collectors, especially in light of the MS65 grade that it received from the Professional Coin Grading Service. While some collectors like Morgans from all Mints, the ones struck in Carson City, like this one, are especially valued. At a purity of .900, this coin falls into the category of constitutional silver, and the design can easily be appreciated thanks to the 38.1 mm diameter.
Design of the 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar
This 1882-CC Morgan Silver Dollar features an image of Lady Liberty facing to the left. George T. Morgan, the designer after whom the coin is named, used Anna Willess Williams as his model. Modeling the design after Williams ensured that the image would be more American than previous coins that depicted Liberty in a Greek style. On her head, Lady Liberty has a ribbon that bears her name, “LIBERTY,” and wears a Phrygian cap. Her curly hair covers the top of her ear and the back of her neck. The truncation of that neck created space for the year of mintage, “1882,” which is inscribed at the bottom. Following up the rims of the coin are thirteen stars, seven on the left and six on the right. They hark back to the first states. Filling the rim space between those stars is the motto from the Great Seal of the United States, “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The reverse features an eagle grasping several arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The eagle’s body faces the holder, but its head turns toward the left side of the coin. Its wings extend nearly to the edge of the coin in the upper left and upper right. A wreath encircles most of the bird, extending from below the wing on the left to below the wing on the right. Between the wings is an inscription of the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” Just under the base of the wreath is the mint mark, “CC,” which indicates that the coin was struck in Carson City. Most of the space on the rim is taken up by the inscription of the name of the country that issued the coin, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” while the bottom portion denotes the coin’s face value, “ONE DOLLAR.”