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    1889-CC Dollar, MS64 Deep Mirror Prooflike
    Keystone Issue in Exceptional Condition
    Endorsed by CAC

    1889-CC $1 MS64 Deep Mirror Prooflike PCGS. CAC. Morgan dollars rank among the most widely collected coins in American numismatics. Struck from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921, many issues were produced by the millions or even tens of millions, while others claim totals as small as 100,000 pieces. Certain issues saw heavy circulation and are conditionally rare, while others saw little. Some were melted or held back in storage. Those that avoided the melting pot were released at various points through the 20th century, explaining the prevalence of certain issues in the highest states of Uncirculated preservation.

    The Carson City Mint engaged in Morgan dollar production from 1878 to 1885, then again from 1889 to 1893, when the facility was shuttered. Carson City issues are highly regarded for their Western heritage and low mintages. None are more sought-after than the 1889-CC. This issue claims a small mintage of 350,000 coins and is considered one of the major keys to the series along with the 1893-S. A small number of 1889-CC dollars entered into the local economy, while the rest were kept in government vaults and converted into silver bullion in 1918. It is estimated that as many as 325,000 1889-CC dollars were destroyed.

    Examples in the numismatic market are usually circulated, often extensively so, and many display various problems like cleaning or other forms of damage. Mint State survivors are scarce, particularly in MS64 and especially with Deep Mirror Prooflike contrast. The fact that this near-Gem example is endorsed by CAC for quality within the grade places it among the finest 1889-CC Morgan dollars available to collectors. Both sides are brilliant and starkly contrasted with watery fields and frosty, fully struck devices. The only spot of color occurs on Liberty's neck and identifies this particular example. Population: 19 in 64 (1 in 64+) Deep Mirror Prooflike, 0 finer. CAC: 4 in 64, 0 finer (3/21).(Registry values: P9, N7079)

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

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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