1889-CC $1 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 13695346
PCGS#: 7190

Owner's Comments

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.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 350,000 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
700
1
50+
6,700
53+
9,000
55+
13,500
58+
21,500
3
62+
42,000
2
63+
54,500
4
64+
115,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,250 R-2.7 18 / 117 TIE 18 / 117 TIE
60 or Better 4,250 R-4.1 14 / 117 14 / 117
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 4 / 117 TIE 4 / 117 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

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

2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade Gold River Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
4 MS64 PCGS grade Heritage 8/2012:5206, $117,500