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    1889-CC Morgan Dollar
    MS63 Deep Mirror Prooflike
    Key to the Carson City Series

    1889-CC $1 MS63 Deep Mirror Prooflike PCGS. CAC. The 1889-CC and 1893-S Morgan dollars are almost certainly the two business strikes that top the want lists of more series collectors than any others. The 1889-CC is by far the single most desirable Morgan dollar from the Carson City Mint, an emission that was low even by the paltry standards of that facility and one where many specimens wound up being melted later. One estimate from Carson City specialist Rusty Goe suggests upward of 92%, or 325,000 of the 350,000 pieces struck, were destroyed.

    Most surviving 1889-CC dollars can be found in heavily worn condition, with distributed coins having circulated extensively in the Western regions of this country. Uncirculated representatives are scarce in all grades but usually appear in MS61 to MS63. Examples of the 1889-CC dollar in the MS64 and MS65 grade levels are few and far between, although one unbelievable MS68 exists that we have handled. Fortunately, MS63 coins such as the present piece, while still expensive, are a bit more collectible, and many of those pieces are found with delightful, deeply contrasting surfaces.

    This MS63 Deep Mirror Prooflike coin offers surfaces that are primarily brilliant, with splashes of colorful accents on each side. Abrasions are minimal for the grade, and the strike is well impressed. A coin with superior eye appeal, destined to form a centerpiece in a fine collection. Population: 53 in 63 (1 in 63+) Deep Mirror Prooflike, 19 finer. CAC: 11 in 63, 3 finer (3/21).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2010), lot 4576.(Registry values: P9, N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2559, PCGS# 97191)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    The Confident Carson City Coin Collector
    by Rusty Goe

    The Carson City Mint’s celebrated legacy — replete with landmark achievements, setbacks, mysteries and tall tales — is covered in exacting detail in Goe’s three-volume set.

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