Finas Joyce - Plus '+' Set Coin Album
1879 CC Mintage 756,000 GSA 4,123 Observations: Strike average with high point weakness. Luster varies from subdued to adequate to bright. Therefore the look varies. Difficult MS65 and up. Variety CC/CC. Prooflike - more PL and die polish than DMPL but with cameo. DMPL tough.
1880 CC Mintage 591,000 GSA 131,529. Observations: Strike varies average to strong with some weaker centers and eagle. Luster mostly bright and frosty. Can have a varied look and with the reverse of 78. Multiple overdates. Prooflike - often hazy mirrors. Clear PL cameos are desirable.
1884 CC Mintage 1,136,000 GSA 962,638 Observations: Strike mostly strong and bold but some average. The rusty die reverse also. Luster again mostly bright, intense and frosty but a few more just adequate. The typical nice CC look but some do vary. Prooflike - very deep mirrors with good cameo can be found.
1889 CC Mintage 350,000 GSA 1 Observations: Strike strong and bold. Luster varies but is muted compared to earlier CC's. The rarest of the CC Morgan's. Less eye appealing than in earlier 80's. Prooflike - A high percentage of pop. are PL. Generally good mirrors but less cameo than earlier CC's.
1890 CC Mintage 2,309,041 GSA 3949. Observations: Strike mostly strong but some with light high point weakness. Luster varies bright to adequate. The highest mintage CC Morgan but is less common than the earlier 80's which might be due to GSA population. Has a tail bar variety. Prooflike - some deep mirrors with cameo available but many are weaker. Scare in 65 grade.
1893 CC Mintage 677,000 GSA 1. Observations: Strike has extreme variance from strong to average to flat to full pancake. Luster seems to vary from bright and frosty to a white sheen look. The overall quality is down. A good strike can be found. Scarcest of the 1890's CC. Prooflike - scarce and mostly a flat strike with average mirrors and cameo.