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The coins that never were – Carson City Gold Proofs at a price you won’t believe!

1885-CC Gold Half Eagle

Lost in time – the 1885-CC Gold Half Eagle

Struck by the Carson City Mint, this is the “CC” coin that never was!

Legislation for these coins never passed, so the coins were never put into circulation. These “lost designs” have since been re-discovered and painstakingly recreated in the form of gold commemoratives so that collectors like you can add them to their collection and appreciate their historical significance.

1885-CC Gold $5 Commemorative Proof

1885-CC Gold $5 Commemorative Proof

Struck from 8.35 grams of .900 fine gold, this commemorative honors the lost 1885-CC $5 Coronet Half Eagle. No gold Half Eagles were struck from the Carson City Mint during 1885 and the series ended in 1890, making it difficult for collectors around the world to obtain these coins.

In an agreement with the Carson City Mint, ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer the lost Carson City Mint 1885 Half Eagle certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as GEM Deep Prooflike condition.

ModernCoinMart’s “Coins That Never Were” Collection

As a leader in the numismatic industry, ModernCoinMart is currently offering a wide variety of commemorates that honor designs that have been lost to the sands of time. Each design has been carefully reconstructed with modern minting technology and certified by NGC in GEM Proof, PF69, & PF70 condition. Limited quantities of these commemoratives are available with labels that have been hand-signed by the designer, US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti! Why add something to your collection that everyone else already has? Order a lost design from ModernCoinMart today and enjoy fast, free domestic shipping with no minimum!

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Carson City Mint : Coins That Never Were, New Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars!

“The coins that never were.”

Authorized by the Carson City Mint, these coins are the “CC” dates that never existed!

In 1884, a dark cloud hovered over the Carson City Mint after the November presidential election. Grover Cleveland, a strong anti-silver man, had won the presidential post. Cleveland felt that there was no need for a Mint in that area as the San Francisco Mint could easily handle the coinage needs for the region.

On September 11, 1885, the Mint closed. Its bullion was shipped to Philadelphia. By November 10, 1885, only the superintendent and one watchman remained, and 80 people were out of work. For the first time since 1870, the Carson City Mint produced no coins in 1886. No Morgan silver dollars ended up being struck in Carson City in 1887 and 1888 as well.

In an agreement with the Carson City Mint, we have had these special .999 fine silver commemoratives struck to bring life to the “coins that never were.” These commemoratives were struck at the Carson City Mint using the same press that minted the original Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars! Now, you can order these commemorative coins graded by NGC in a set of three or individually. All coins have been certified for authenticity as GEM Deep Prooflike. Each NGC holder is pedigreed with a special label stating that each coin is struck with the approval of the Carson City Mint. Very few coins are deemed worthy enough for a special pedigree by NGC and this label is exclusive to us — it cannot be found anywhere else. For the history buffs or numismatic collectors, these coins will be a special addition to any collection.

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Coins That Never Were, New Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars!

Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars

“The coins that never were.”

Authorized by the Carson City Mint, these coins
are the “CC” dates that never existed!

In 1884, a dark cloud hovered over the Carson City Mint after the November presidential election. Grover Cleveland, a strong anti-silver man, had won the presidential post. Cleveland felt that there was no need for a Mint in that area as the San Francisco Mint could easily handle the coinage needs for the region.

On September 11, 1885, the Mint closed. Its bullion was shipped to Philadelphia. By November 10, 1885, only the superintendent and one watchman remained, and 80 people were out of work. For the first time since 1870, the Carson City Mint produced no coins in 1886. No Morgan silver dollars ended up being struck in Carson City in 1887 and 1888 as well.

In an agreement with the Carson City Mint, we have had these special .999 fine silver commemoratives struck to bring life to the “coins that never were.” These commemoratives were struck at the Carson City Mint using the same press that minted the original Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars! Now, you can order these commemorative coins graded by NGC in a set of three or individually. All coins have been certified for authenticity as GEM Deep Prooflike. Each NGC holder is pedigreed with a special label stating that each coin is struck with the approval of the Carson City Mint. Very few coins are deemed worthy enough for a special pedigree by NGC and this label is exclusive to us — it cannot be found anywhere else. For the history buffs or numismatic collectors, these coins will be a special addition to any collection.

Order Carson City Silver Commemoratives NOW!