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The letters are called mintmarks. They are located on the back of the Morgan dollar, beneath the eagle's tailfeathers, and refer to the mint at which the coin was produced: "O" for New Orleans, Louisiana; "S" for San Francisco, California, and "CC" for Carson City, Nevada. Coins without a mintmark were produced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since different mints produced different numbers of coins each year, the mintmark can affect the rarity, and thus the value, of the coin in question (although value does depend on more than just rarity).

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