The famous Mint at Carson City produced coins for only 24 years from 1870 to 1893. The location of Carson City was convenient for the thousands of fortune seekers who converged on the area mining the Comstock Lode and other rich veins of silver and gold. However, the mintage figures of the Carson City Mint were generally much smaller than other Mints. Gold and silver coins were minted here and all are highly prized by collectors and investors. There are only 13 dates of Morgan dollars that bear the "CC" mint mark.