One of the "big five" toughest dates in the series, the 1889-CC is generally impossible to find with attractive original color. Most uncirculated '89-CC are untoned, and almost half of those are prooflike, which would not fit the "look" of the Sunnywood Collection. We were fortunate to locate a true mint state survivor with legitimate peripheral blue and russet album toning. Earlier sold as "Choice BU" in a Stack's auction during the early 1990's, this coin would seem to merit an MS63 designation. From our friend Ron Karp of New York Gold Mart.
John G. Mills - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904 - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2280 - Jack Lee - Heritage 1/2009:4991, $531,875 - offered by Monaco Rare Coins in the May 21, 2012 issue of COIN WORLD, P.O.R. - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4374, $881,250