Question about the 1900-O/CC

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  1. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Active Member

    Does "the hobby" consider this one a Carson City dollar, since it was one originally, or just an overdate? Thanks
     
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  3. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy Supporter

    It was never a Carson City dollar. In 1900, mint marks were still punched into dies by hand. Clearly, someone either grabbed the mint mark wrong punch or punched the "O" mint mark over old dies with the "CC" mint mark. Either way, it is an odd variety considering the last time Morgan dollars were struck in Carson City was in 1893. Multiple dies were created with this variety, and it is quite common in circulated grades. It is also relatively available all the way up to gem and even higher. Provided by NGC Coin Explorer.
     
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Active Member

    In the NGC registry it is listed under the New Orleans set.
     
  5. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the New Orleans Mint needed additional dies and the CC dies were still available even though Morgan dollars were no longer made in Carson City. The CC mintmark was polished out as much as possible, and the O mintmark was punched over it. It is considered an O mintmark variety.

    Chris
     
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  6. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Minted in New Orleans with dies that happened to have been destined for Carson City years earlier, it is considered a New Orleans coin.
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The mintmark that is on top is considered the producing Mint.
     
  8. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Actually, which ever mint that produced them is the producing Mint.
    The 1925 Vancouver commem halves don't have a mint mark, but they were struck in San Francisco. No mm, but not a Philly issue.
     
  9. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    My favorite Morgan Dollar
    1900-O morgan Vam 9.jpg
     
  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    This.

    The 1900 O/CC Morgan is pretty much the only variety in the series that I find interesting. It is odd and has an interesting story.
     
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The question is had the CC reverse dies been on hand at Philadelphia since 1893? I suspect they were not. Carson City, although no longer striking coins, was still officially a mint after 1893. In 1899 the mint status was taken away and they were reduced to just being an Assay Office. I suspect it is possible that they had kelp the reverse dies on hand just in case they ever received instructions to start striking coins again. With the loss of Mint status they shipped the reverse dies back to Philadelphia where they were repurposed for New Orleans. If they had been at Philadelphia since 1893 I suspect they would have been reworked and sent out to New Orleans or San Francisco years earlier.
     
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