Denver Gold and Silver Exchange
5475 Leetsdale Dr Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80246
Carson City Mint was a branch of the
United States Mint in Carson City, Nevada. Built at
the peak of the silver boom, 50 issues of silver
coins and 57 issues of gold coins minted here
between 1870 and 1893 bore the "CC" mint mark. The
mint was established in Carson City to facilitate
minting of silver coins from silver in the Comstock
Lode, somewhat like how the San Francisco Mint was
established to facilitate minting gold coins from
the gold of the California gold rush. From 1895 to
1933, the building served as the U.S. Assay Office
for gold and silver. The Federal Government sold the
building to the state of Nevada in 1939.
The building that housed the mint was the first
designed by Alfred B. Mullett after he became
Supervising Architect of the Department of the
Treasury. The simple Renaissance Revival style stone
facade has pairs of round-headed windows and a
center portico. Today, it is the home of the Nevada
Carson City Morgan Silver Dollar MS 65 ANACS
1884 Carson City GSA, Box and Papers
The GSA Carson City
Silver Dollar is a true symbol of the American West.
The Carson City Mint in Nevada supplied Morgan dollars
to Federal Reserve Banks across the country. It is
also the only mint to use more than one letter on its
coins—the unique “CC” mint mark.
An overabundance of silver dollars and the increased
popularity of the dollar bills caused the Carson City
Mint to close in 1893 after only 23 years of business.
No coins have been minted there since.
Demands for silver in the early 1900s to support the
war effort led to massive coin melts, and the stored
CC dollars were believed to be lost. However, in 1964,
the General Accounting Office discovered nearly three
million uncirculated silver dollars from the Carson