1879-CC $1, DM MS (PCGS# 97087)


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1879-CC $1 MS65 Deep Mirror Prooflike NGC. The 1879-CC Morgan dollar issue was little-represented in Treasury or GSA releases, and with an original mintage of just over three-quarters of a million pieces, few examples have survived in anything approaching pristine condition. To compound the challenge for the collector of Deep Prooflikes, Q. David Bowers writes in his Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars that reflective depth is at a premium for the issue, with even coins designated as Prooflike having hazy surfaces. This Gem is a delightful exception to the rule, reflective in the even at arm's length. Decisively detailed, richly frosted devices supply ample contrast. A single abrasion in Liberty's upper hair defines but does not jeopardize the grade. Peripheral golden-brown and ocean-blue toning confirms the originality. The lone Deep Prooflike at this level known to NGC, with none finer (6/09). From The Bay State Collection, Part Two.
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