1883 Silver Carson City MS63 NGC Morgan Dollar Coin w/ Display Box
You will receive one 1883 Carson City GSA Morgan Silver Dollar grade by NGC as a MS63. Each comes encapsulated in the original government package with a certificate of authenticity. On May 12, 1969, the Joint Commission on Coinage held a meeting in order to determine how best to dispose of the Carson City-minted dollars earlier held back by Treasury officials. They recommended a mail bid sale. Legislation was passed on December 31, 1970 stating that the approximately three million silver dollars were to be transferred to Administrator of General Services in order for the coins to be marketed.

The legislation also stated that all proceeds from the sale were to be "covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts." Congress supplied the General Services Administration with ten million dollars to market the dollar coins. Advertising consisted of posters and brochures distributed to post offices, banks and various financial institutions, as well as television documentaries. The coins were sorted and put into small plastic display cases.The Administration conducted a total of seven mail bid sales between 1972 and 1980. In total, the sales generated $107 million.


  • Coin Type: Morgan Dollar
  • Certified: NGC
  • Grade: MS63
  • Diameter: 38.1 mm.
  • Denomination: One Dollar
  • Mint Mark: Carson City, NV
  • Mintage Year: 1883
  • Obverse: Lady Liberty
  • Reverse: Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch
  • Measurements: 3.50"W x 5.5"H (1.0 lbs).

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    Die: An engraved piece of metal used to stamp a design on a coin.

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