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    1889-CC Silver Dollar, AU58
    Most Elusive Carson City Morgan

    1889-CC $1 AU58 PCGS. The Carson City Mint was used as an assay and storage facility during the 1886-1888 time period. The Mint was scheduled to resume coinage operations in 1889, but extensive repairs were needed and key personnel had to be hired before the re-opening could be accomplished. As a result, no coins were struck until October, and only 350,000 Morgan dollars were produced before year's end. In addition to the low mintage, Rusty Goe notes many examples of the 1889-CC that were held in government storage were later melted, further reducing the supply of collectible specimens. Only one single example of the 1889-CC was offered in the famous GSA sales of the 1970's. Today, the 1889-CC is the rarest Morgan dollar from the Carson City Mint and an important key to the series.

    This impressive near-Mint specimen offers sharply detailed design elements, with just a trace of wear on the devices. The surfaces are lightly abraded and show a few hints of greenish-gold toning. Vibrant mint luster adds to the considerable eye appeal.
    From The R. Thayer Sheets Yorktown Collection.(Registry values: P9, N2998) (NGC ID# 2559, PCGS# 7190)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2017
    4th-6th Tuesday-Thursday
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