1889-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7190)

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    7322
  • Grade:
    MS61
  • Price:
    $23,000.00
Lot Description
1889-CC $1 MS61 NGC. The Carson City Mint reopened in 1889 after a four-year hiatus, but it was not until the fourth quarter of the year that Morgan dollar strikings resumed. Q. David Bowers notes in A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, "Delivery figures by month: January-September, 0; October, 100,000; November, 100,000; December, 150,000." This totals 350,000 pieces, though the date has experienced severe attrition and the attendant cutbacks on supply. This is one of the few Uncirculated 1889-CC dollars. The surfaces are nearly brilliant overall, and the fields are bright but lack the prooflikeness often seen. The striking details are fully brought up, and only minor abrasions are scattered over each side.
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