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SERIES: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1879-CC $1 Capped Die, DM (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63DM


PCGS MS63DM
PCGS #:
97089
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
756,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$63,250 • PCGS MS64 • 7-30-2008 • Heritage Auctions
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60
6,000
2
60
61
7,000
2
61
62
8,500
4
62
62+
8,850
62+
63
11,000
6
63
63+
15,000
63+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 30 R-8.9 22 / 117 TIE 22 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 22 / 117 TIE 22 / 117 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 117
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64SDMPL estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64DMPL PCGS grade  
1 MS64SDMPL estimated grade  
6 MS63DMPL PCGS grade  
6 MS63DMPL PCGS grade  
6 MS63DMPL PCGS grade  
6 MS63DMPL PCGS grade  
6 MS63DMPL Estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The "Capped Die" 1879-CC Dollar earned its name from the crusty die rust that shows up as raised dimples around most of both letters of the mintmark.  The Capped Die is also an overmintmark variety, though the rust obscures most of the details.  Many collectors choose to obtain examples of both the normal (or "clear") mintmark and the Capped Die mintmark, so considerable demand exists for a date that is already scarce to begin with. 

 Of the two varieties, the Clear Mintmark is the more common of the two varieties by almost double.  The Capped Die Dollar is very scarce as a Prooflike and downright rare as a Deep Mirror Prooflike.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include 10 MS65s, 25 MS64PLs, and 4 MS64DMPLs.