|Dies Used||10 pairs|
|Rarity in PL||1/10 (common)|
Only a few varieties are known for 1889-CC and can be distinguished by date placement (normal lateral position, far date, and date with the 9 set higher than the rest of the numerals) coupled with the placement of the mint marks. The reverse mint marks are the larger more elliptical ‘CC’ used 1879-1893. A great article written by John Roberts showing all the coins in the 1889-CC series can be found here.
The 1889-CC is the rarest of the Carson City dollars and is frequently counterfeited. Refer to this page on 1889-CC counterfeits for more information.
Attribution Guides for 1889-CC
Official VAM Listing
1889-CC VAM-1 Normal die; CC centered (Likely Does Not Exist)
1889-CC VAM-2 High 9, Doubled 1; CC set right Large
1889-CC VAM-2A High 9, Doubled 1; CC set right, Clashed Observe n
1889-CC VAM-4 Normal date, CC tilted left
1889-CC VAM-4A Normal date, CC tilted left, Clashed Reverse Partial E
List of Past VAM Assignments
1889-CC VAM-7 (Privately Made) CC/CC Delisted 2015
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