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This historic coin is a valuable memento of an era in American history when pioneers were challenging the West. The silver in this dollar was mined from the rich Comstock Lode, discovered in the mountains near Carson City, Nevada. The Carson City Mint was established there in 1870, and although it was in existence for a mere 24 years, it produced many coins which have endured as collectors’ items, among them the 13 piece Morgan dollar series of 1878-1893. Their link with a historic period in our nation’s history gives these dollars an added appeal.
This coin is a specimen of the Morgan dollar, containing 90% silver, which somehow survived the massive coin melts of the early 1900s. They were discovered by a Treasury audit in 1964, after nearly a century of obscurity in the vaults.
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