1889-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7190)

2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco #1205

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    30172
  • Grade:
    MS62
  • Price:
    $34,075.00
Lot Description
1889-CC $1 MS62 NGC. Rusty Goe estimates in The Mint on Carson Street that only 11,000 to 16,000 examples of the 1889-CC silver dollar issue survive today, of which 4,000 to 7,500 are in Mint State. There are some incredible high-quality survivors among those Mint State coins, even though the average grade of certified Mint State submissions at NGC and PCGS combined (and including Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike coins) is a tad more than MS62. (If we include all certified examples including circulated submissions, the average grade drops slightly below "VF31.") This is a brightly lustrous example that shows just the slightest rose toning in the centers with significantly deeper peripheral color. Only the slightest abrasions are seen on each side, none of which are worthy of individual note. Just the slightest strike softness is seen in the centers. From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.
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