Silver Dollar Blog - Carson City Morgan Dollars

Jul 11, 2012


 

In September of 2011 Authors Adam Crum, Selby Ungar and Jeff Oxman released their revised version of  Carson City Morgan Dollars: Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard (Official Whitman Guide Which features the coins of the GSA Hoard. 

The book is about how Numismatic experts chronicle the amazing history of the California Gold Rush, its effects on silver mining and the development of Nevada, and the birth of the Carson City Mint. They give the collector and investor a detailed insider's view of today's market for Carson City Morgan dollars, including VAM varieties and focusing especially on GSA-slabbed coins. Whether you collect by date/mintmark or by variety, this in-depth book will make you a more savvy buyer. Includes condition census, market notes, enlarged photographs, valuations, mintages, certification data, prooflike and DMPL coins, and more.

Today you can buy "Carson City Morgan Dollars" at Amazon on sale. Carson City is an intriguing mint indeed. All the way from the birth of the city to the trouble it faced in 1893 when President Cleveland repealed the Sherman Act.  Followed by the final blow for the Carson City mint in 1895 when ingots were discovered to be much lighter when coming back from the melting room. This investigation came up with $75,549.75 of gold missing at the Carson City Mint. The employees were laid off the doors closed. 

By July 1st, 1899 the official title of the building had been changed to assay office. All remaining mint equipment was boxed up and shipped to Philadelphia. 



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