Billowy mint frost and uncommon sharpness of strike in a '79-CC Morgan confirm this coin as a lovely Mint State example of a scarce and eagerly sought issue. A blush of pale golden iridescence is present along the left obverse border, but the outward appearance on both sides is one of silver white brilliance. Remarkably well preserved by the standards of the issue, as well, we note only a few stray obverse abrasions that do little more than define the Select Mint State grade from NGC.
The 1879-CC has long been recognized as a semi-key date Morgan dollar in all grades, the original mintage limited to 756,000 pieces. It is a particularly rare find in an original GSA holder, as here, since the total GSA holdings for this issue amounted to only 4,123 pieces, or a scant 0.5% of the original mintage. Worthy of a strong bid.
The original box is included, but not the card.