Silver Dollar Blog - No Carson City Morgan Dollars minted from 1894 - 1921?

Apr 02, 2012

Historic American Buildings Survey Entrance - Sutro tunnel Entrance, Comstock Mines vicinity, Dayton, Lyon county, NV

What year did Carson City mint Morgan Dollars?

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 Why are there no Carson City Morgan Dollars minted from 1894 -1921?

President Cleveland enters the picture now... He was not a silver supporter. He was in fact the one that repealed the Sherman Act in 1893. At the same time silver from the Comstock had been falling short. Just not enough silver was coming out of the mine. ow with the repeal of the Sherman Act the Treasury wasn't required to produce large amounts of silver coinage. Therefor on June 1st, 1893 Robert E. Preston decided to suspend the coinage operation in Carson City, but they did keep open the refining department.

Then in 1895 they figured out the ingots were much lighter then they were suppose to be after coming back from the melting rooms. An investigation was launched only to find the $75,549.75 of gold had vanished without a trace. I shouldn't say without a trace because they did find the assistant melter, refiner, silver dissolver and a refinery worker guilty.  By 1899 Carson City was officially an assay office. All the equipment was shipped to Philadelphia.

Photo Source: Library of Congress



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