1900-O/CC $1 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 21867069
PCGS#: 7268

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1900-O over CC Silver Dollar is exactly that...it shows a New Orleans mintmark punched over a Carson City Mintmark.  How could this be, when those two mints are so far apart?  Actually, the Philadelphia Mint was responsible for making all of the dies used in all of the mints, including the branch mints. Thus, Philadlphia sent dies with O mintmarks to New Orleans and dies with CC mintmarks to Carson City.  However, the Carson City Mint made no silver dollars after 1893, so there was no need for Philadelphia to send dies there in 1900. 

Curiously, this error was made on more than one die.  Were the 1900-O/CC Dollars made using old leftover dies from years earlier, or did an engraver make a mistake by punching a CC mintmark into some reverse dies in 1900? 

The 1900-O/CC Silver Dollar is a common coin, with thousands certified in average Mint State, and even hundreds in Gem condition.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of January 2012) are a pair of PCGS MS-67s.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 12,590,000 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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60
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240
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15,000
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 50,000 R-2.5 26 / 117 TIE 26 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 25,000 R-2.7 36 / 117 TIE 36 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 67 / 117 TIE 67 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Jack Lee - Sanderson Family Collection - Heritage 1/2009:5057
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade