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Obverse of 1890-CC Morgan Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1890-CC Morgan Silver Dollar


1890-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7178, 7199, 97199, 87198, 987199

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,309,041
Proofs: 0

Designer: George T. Morgan

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City) beneath the bow on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3050, sold for $5,175.00

PCGS MS-65 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6517, not illustrated, sold for $1,552.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6336, illustrated, not sold

ANACS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8372, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6515, plated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6516, plated, sold for $4,485.00  From the Gary Wolkwitz Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 340, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1109, illustrated, sold for $4,025.00

ANACS MS-64 DMPL.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6518, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6335, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6334, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8371, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8370, not illustrated sold for $632.50

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 380, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1110, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2118, not illustrated, sold for $632.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 506, sold for $437.00

PCGS MS-63 Lightly toned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3665, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3666, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6333, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6936, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 547, not plated, sold for $322.00

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5793, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 733, sold for $230.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 734, sold for $184.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3667, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

ANACS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8368, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 548, not plated, sold for $253.00

MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2119, not illustrated, sold for $264.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1388, not plated, sold for $414.00

MS-60 plus semi-prooflike.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1822, sold for $264.00

MS-60 plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2120, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2121, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 2122, not illustrated, sold for $172.00

Notes:
The 1890-CC Morgan Silver Dollar is common in Uncirculated condition but scarce as a Gem.  Prooflike examples are scarce but Deep Mirror Prooflikes appear quite frequently (Gems in either format are very rare).  The typical Uncirculated grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64, in that order.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-66's, 7 MS-65 Prooflikes, and 16 MS-65 Deep Mirror Prooflikes.

The 1890-CC "Tail Bar" variety (VAM 4) has a raised ridge that connects the middle of the lower edge of the arrow fletches with the leaves in the wreath just below.  Although rare, this variety is available in Uncirculated condition. The finest examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-64's and a single MS-64 Deep Mirror Prooflike. 

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service