1882 CC Morgan Dollar (Carson City) Silver Dollar: Uncirculated
The 1882 CC mintmark is a desirable piece. The Carson City silver dollar is highly sought after due to the rarity. Of course, varying years and conditions will effect the price and either way, having an uncirculated 1882 CC Morgan dollar will always increase the value.
One thing I look for when adding to my Morgan silver collection, especially with the CC mark is certification. You certainly don't have to do this but it is one way I can make sure a, 1882 CC Morgan dollar is definitely in uncirculated condition. I have two favorite certification services:
PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service (where you can actually visit and verify authenticity of PCGS coins for sale).
From the PCGS site:
“When you see a listing of a PCGS coin for sale, you can verify the grade and authenticity of the coin by simply entering the certification number below. That holds true for any certification including the 1882 CC Morgan dollar. The unique certification number is sonically sealed inside each coin capsule. With the PCGS certification number, you can verify the authenticity and quality of the certified coins you see for sale online as coins evaluated by PCGS experts. After you receive the coin, it should have the same PCGS certification number, grade, and description.”
Taking it a step further, PCGS now has Secure Plus which matches your 1882 CC Morgan dollar (or any silver coin) which can verify the coin – with certainty including natural or artificial toning and coloring.
Here is a fascinating video from PCGS showing this new Secure Plus service in action:
NGC: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation – Another world renowned coin grading service. Another way to make sure your 1882 CC Morgan dollar is indeed Uncirculated.
Both PCGS and NGC, in my humble opinion, are the best at professional coin grading by experts and certification. They can grade your 1882 CC Morgan dollar.
Here is a short video from a Coin Broker Discussing the Value NGC and PCGS
Additionally, I wouldn't rule out a non-certified 1882 silver dollar with the CC mint mark. Especially it it comes in the original slab (box) with a COA or certificate of authenticity. Once I've located that, it's only a matter of sifting through the Sellers and finding the most reputable and trusted sellers! Sweet and easy.
Hope this has helped a bit and please feel free to leave me a comment anytime.
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PS: Read more about the History of the Carson City Silver Dollar