Here’s a can’t-miss opportunity for anyone who loves classic silver dollars – the scarce 1900-O/CC Morgan! When the buyers and I came across this outstanding group, we jumped at the chance to get them for you. This marks the first time in over six years that we’ve been able to feature this over mint mark in our catalogs.
When more than $75,000 in gold was found to be missing from the Carson City Mint, the facility was converted to an assay office in 1895 and their unused dies were returned to Philadelphia. Then, by the end of the 1890s, demand for Morgan dollars increased as the country began recovering from a recession. With the Philadelphia Mint busy producing smaller-denomination silver coins and gold pieces, New Orleans went into overtime striking silver dollars. Soon they needed more dies – so a few leftover Carson City dies hastily had their “CC” mint mark overstamped with the “O” mint mark of New Orleans. And now, it’s estimated that only 10% of all 1900-O Morgans were struck with the “O over CC” dies.
Today, this New Orleans over mint mark is one of the most interesting and soughtafter varieties in the series. Its popularity, combined with limited availability, means these pieces command a significant premium over regular “O” mint mark coins.
It’s unusual to find a group of this scarce variety, and we were able to hand select only the nicest for you. Each of these 1900-O/CC Morgans features a bold “CC” at the base of the “O” and is in fully-lustrous Choice Uncirculated, MS-63 Premium condition. Don’t miss this sought-after, seldom-seen Morgan variety – handpicked for you!
- Year: 1900
- Mint Mark: New Orleans
- Product Type: Single Products
- Material: Silver