1889-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7190)

August 2011 Chicago ANA - Rarities Night

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-62 (PCGS). The rarest issue among CC-mint Morgans, the low mintage (350,000 pieces) 1889-CC represents a particularly desirable find in Mint State. Indeed, few of the coins that have managed to survive from this issue are free of wear, which fact confirms the conditionally rare status of this sharp looking BU. Well struck and also suitably lustrous for the grade, a softly frosted finish is readily evident as the coin rotates under a light. Otherwise brilliant, we note only a few splashes of champagne-rose iridescence here and there at the denticles. There are no sizeable or otherwise individually distracting abrasions.<br /> <br /> <strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br /> </strong>A lovely example at the MS-62 level of the Carson City dollar that everyone wants. Not only is it the rarest issue, but by a long stretch, as very few of this date and mint remained in the Treasury Hoard into the early 1960s. In contrast, the other Carson City issues, such as the rare 1879-CC were found by the thousands. The present coin will inspire a lot of bidding, I am sure! <br /> <br /> <iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gQlvIvLDFic" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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