1883-CC $1, PL MS63PL Certification #22000020, PCGS #7145

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1883-CC $1 is one of the most common dates issued by the Carson City Mint.  Large quantities of full bags of $1,000 face value appeared in the 1960s in U.S. Treasury vaults, accounting for most of the known population.  These were distribued in the late 1970s and early 1980s by the General Services Administration, which sold individual coins to dealers and collectors.  Today, they are extremely common and can be found with ease in all Mint State grades up to MS67+.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS64, where PCGS alone has certified over 15,000 examples (as of July 2015).  In general, coins of this date show strong strikes and deep, frosty luster. 

Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflikes are scarce and represent about one-seventh of the total population.  Both appear to be of similar rarity.  Gems are readily available in these formats, too, but they are usually more expensive because of their distinctive appearance.

PCGS #
7145
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
1204000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2447
Pop Lower
439
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 12000 R-2.9 105 / 117 TIE 105 / 117 TIE
All Grades 12000 R-2.9 105 / 117 TIE 105 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 2000 R-4.6 80 / 117 TIE 80 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 12000
All Grades 12000
60 or Better 2000
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better 105 / 117 TIE
All Grades 105 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 80 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 105 / 117 TIE
All Grades 105 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 80 / 117 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67PL PCGS grade MS67PL PCGS grade
1 MS67PL PCGS grade
1 MS67PL PCGS grade
1 MS67PL PCGS grade
1 MS67PL PCGS grade
MS67PL PCGS grade #1 MS67PL PCGS grade
#1 MS67PL PCGS grade
#1 MS67PL PCGS grade
#1 MS67PL PCGS grade
#1 MS67PL PCGS grade