1881-CC GSA Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-68 (NGC). CAC. Brilliant snowy-white surfaces are fully struck, with intense mint luster in a blend of satin and frosty qualities. Both sides are exceptionally well preserved and pristine under a glass. Scattered hints of peach patina add to the appeal of this original Ultra Gem. . The 1881-CC boasts the second lowest mintage of all of the Morgan dollar issues struck at the Carson City Mint. Produced to a quantity of just 296,000 pieces, this mintage was considerably scanter than those of the more famous 1889-CC and 1879-CC issues. However, few 1881-CC dollars reached circulation, with most being distributed throughout the 20th century in Treasury Department releases and the GSA sales of the 1970s. While Mint State examples are readily available, most of these are confined to grades of MS-66 and below by bagmarks and other minor blemishes. Upper end Ultra Gems like the present are incredibly rare and heavily desired. The present piece ranks as the sole finest 1881-CC Morgan from the GSA hoard certified by NGC or PCGS. It also remains unsurmounted by a single example across the entire 1881-CC issue, making it an important coin for both Carson City specialists and advanced collectors of the Morgan dollar series.