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jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 24, 2017 5:30PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Business strike only issue. 19th century. Precious metal. This coin had a total mintage of less than 300,000. The survival rate was over 67% with over 95% of survivors in Mint State. What am I?

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have no idea.... I hope I have one though... :D:D Cheers, RickO

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    Got to be a Morgan Dollar of some sort.

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    BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,574 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like a Commem.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1885-CC Morgan Dollar ... Just a guess.

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    OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,939 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 24, 2017 8:32AM

    Or maybe the 1881-CC Morgan dollar?

    The 2011-S Silver Eagle might also technically qualify.

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was going to guess a CC dollar...was going to look up mintage numbers but too lazy frankly.

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From the mintage number, the 1881-CC fits very neatly. But from the "95% of survivors" part, I'm not so certain.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,003 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You guys are too smart. It is the 81-CC dollar based on PCGS Coinfacts information.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,003 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    1885-CC Morgan Dollar ... Just a guess.

    85-CC Morgan would also qualify:

    https://www.pcgs.com/books/silver-dollars/Chapter15Listings-082.aspx

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    ScootersdadScootersdad Posts: 172 ✭✭✭

    81-CC or 85-CC Morgan

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    MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are way too many options for this, almost every commemorative fits this category.

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    RockyMtnProspectorRockyMtnProspector Posts: 754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    85-CC given low circulated remainder.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,003 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MorganMan94 said:
    There are way too many options for this, almost every commemorative fits this category.

    Modern commem, yes. But those are really NCLT. Classic commems, not necessarily.

    Perhaps a flawed question. Needs more limits.

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    MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @MorganMan94 said:
    There are way too many options for this, almost every commemorative fits this category.

    Modern commem, yes. But those are really NCLT. Classic commems, not necessarily.

    Perhaps a flawed question. Needs more limits.

    How would it not be classic commems? Other than Columbians, Stone Mountains, Bookers, and Washington-Carvers (a few dates) all have mintages of under 300,000 and almost all are mint state.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MorganMan94 said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @MorganMan94 said:
    There are way too many options for this, almost every commemorative fits this category.

    Modern commem, yes. But those are really NCLT. Classic commems, not necessarily.

    Perhaps a flawed question. Needs more limits.

    How would it not be classic commems? Other than Columbians, Stone Mountains, Bookers, and Washington-Carvers (a few dates) all have mintages of under 300,000 and almost all are mint state.

    From this list I think that there are more circulated examples of the Colombian and Stone Mountain half Dollars than you might think.

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    MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:

    @MorganMan94 said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @MorganMan94 said:
    There are way too many options for this, almost every commemorative fits this category.

    Modern commem, yes. But those are really NCLT. Classic commems, not necessarily.

    Perhaps a flawed question. Needs more limits.

    How would it not be classic commems? Other than Columbians, Stone Mountains, Bookers, and Washington-Carvers (a few dates) all have mintages of under 300,000 and almost all are mint state.

    From this list I think that there are more circulated examples of the Colombian and Stone Mountain half Dollars than you might think.

    I agree, there is no way Columbians would be in this category but the others potentially could.
    What I was saying is that all commemoratives (or a majority) other than those listed have mintages of under 300k.

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    BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last two posters need to go see the optometrist - when the OP prefaced the comment with the phrase "Other than" it seems to me to cover exceptions for both higher mintages AND lower survival rates. I think the OP said it correctly.

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    dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How many of those commens were minted in the 19th century?

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