Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

The Only Known 1882-CC Specimen Morgan Dollar

1882-CC Specimen MS 64 NGC. This is probably the only known proof striking of the 1882-CC dollar. Its existence was unsuspected until November, 1980 when Bruce Amspacher sold the coin to Wayne Miller. The details of this transaction and a photograph of the coin are included in Miller's book The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook on page 213. We repeat the passage here, as it is an interesting story, and because we can add little substantive to what these experts have already pronounced on the subject.
"In November of 1980 Bruce Amspacher called to offer me a proof 1882-CC silver dollar. Since Bruce is one of the few people capable of distinguishing a proof from a deep-mirror prooflike business strike, I was intrigued. The price was outrageous, and there was nothing to suggest the possibility of the existence of a proof of this date. But after expressing considerable skepticism I told Bruce to ship the coin.
"This coin...is an obvious branch mint proof. Its chocolate brown toning does not obscure the deep-mirror proof surfaces, which are evident both in the field and the devices...There is a full, square rim around much of the circumference of the coin, both obverse and reverse. The coin has no bagmarks, but does exhibit a few hairlines which are largely hidden by the dark toning.
"In summary, this 1882-CC essentially fulfills the requirements for a branch mint proof Morgan dollar."
Ex: Bruce Amspacher; Wayne Miller; Wayne Miller Collection (Superior, 1/86), lot 1374; Anita Maxwell Trust of Silver Dollars. (NGC ID# 27ZD, PCGS# 7346)

Service and Handling Description: (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
August, 1995
19th-22nd
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 1
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 380

Heritage membership

945,308
bidder-members
$891,451,904
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 15 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

The publicity your marketing generated was fabulous, and your internet system is beyond belief.
[ Entire Letter » ]
Bill and Gloria Dominick,
Park Ridge, NJ
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,688,775
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved