1893-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7222)
The June 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2159
View the Original Auction
This is one of the most challenging dates to find with rich and abundant eye appeal and seldom offered at this level in the marketplace. There is a hint of golden-rose on Liberty's cheek in the frost which contrasts with the slightly reflective fields. Minor die clashing as commonly seen on this date and mint, noted in the reverse fields. As history tells us, the Carson City Mint ceased coinage production in 1893, so these were the final appearance of Morgan dollars struck here. The recorded mintage came in at 677,000 pieces with a handful of branch mint Proofs also coined to commemorate the closing of this historic institution. While obtainable with patience at this grade level, any 1893-CC Morgan in higher grade is prohibitive in both price and rarity for most collectors. Thus, this delightful and elegant MS-64 should offer a compelling option for any serious student of these popular coins.