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What does it mean if an 1879 CC Morgan dollar is listed as capped?

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2005-09-06 08:31:53
2005-09-06 08:31:53

"Capped die" Morgan dollars occurred only in 1879 and only on CC mintmark coins. The term has nothing to do with grading or with certified coins. The mintmark is repunched - two different sizes of CC mintmark were punched into the die. For 1879CC, this repunched mintmark acquired the popular name "capped die".

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