1881-CC $1, DM MS (PCGS# 97127)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4287
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Not a rare issue in an absolute sense despite a paltry mintage of just 296,000 pieces, yet an impressive strike and condition rarity in the finest DMPL grades. Both sides exhibit the razor sharp striking that that Morgan dollar specialists have come to expect in the '81-CC. Also very much in evidence is a richly frosted texture to the devices. The fields, however, are deeply mirrored to provide a lovely cameo "look" to the finish. Bright and brilliant, with no significant abrasions.