1891-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7206)

August 2011 Chicago ANA - Rarities Night

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1891-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. VAM-3. Top 100 Variety. Spitting Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC. An outstanding example of this date with extraordinary eye appeal. Boldly lustrous, satiny surfaces with mottled deep reddish gold toning over much of the obverse and near the reverse rims in addition. While not technically among a small enough number to be considered "Condition Census," if one considers that PCGS has graded nearly 13,000 examples of this date and that there are merely 31 pieces graded at this level or finer, it certainly puts the rarity of this gem in proper perspective.<br /> <br /> <strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br /> </strong>Morgan dollar specialists dearly love their varieties and the &ldquo;Spitting Eagle&rdquo; is popular among them. Often in numismatics an interesting nickname will project a coin into greater importance than a die variety notation. That said, the present example is desirable for the interesting variety and also as an especially high grade representative of this Carson City variety.
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