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The 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar was produced in three mints: Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Carson City. The most valuable 1878 Morgan Silver Dollar carries the "CC" mintmark used by the Carson City Mint. It always carries a premium value because of very low production, making it the rarest 1878 Morgan Dollar. The San Francisco Mint used an "S". The main mint in Philadelphia did not use a mintmark.
The mint mark, which signifies where the coin was minted, also plays a large role in the value of the 1878 Morgan silver dollar. The mint mark is located just below the base of the wreath, right above the “D” and “O” in “ONE DOLLAR.”
absolutely square mint mark- suspect it was a unfinished die. damage to back of coin see photos- all 11 of them 2 rows. It would have been valued at over $300 just as a coin if the damage was not on back. not to mention the error on the mint mark. I got this priced to start at just about silver, so we see if anyone wants to pay a premium for the mint mark
absolutely square mint mark- suspect it was a unfinished die