1889-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7190)
The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1021
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Although other issues in this series have lower mintages (1881-CC and 1885-CC), the 1889-CC (350,000 pieces produced) is the rarest Carson City Mint Morgan Dollar. The majority of examples were placed into circulation, and worn coins predominate among the survivors.<br /> A conditionally rare Mint State representative, this impressive BU is overall smooth on the reverse with only small, wispy abrasions to the obverse. Both sides are highly lustrous, the finish a blend of frosty and semi-prooflike qualities. Overall brilliant, a tiny obverse toning spot before the date is hardly worth mentioning. A definite highlight of the extensive Morgan Dollar offerings in this sale.