1889-CC VAMs

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Mintage 350,000
Proof Mintage None
Dies Used 10 pairs
Rarity in PL 1/10 (common)
Die Study complete

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

1889-CC Reverses

Official VAM Listing

Normal Date

New White Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-1 Normal die; CC centered (Likely Does Not Exist)
New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-2 High 9, Doubled 1; CC set right Large Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-2A High 9, Doubled 1; CC set right, Clashed Observe n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-4 Normal date, CC tilted left Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-4A Normal date, CC tilted left, Clashed Reverse Partial E Lfcp-icon.jpg

Far Date

New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-3 Far Date, CC tilted left Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-5 Far Date, Dropped C Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-5A Far Date, Dropped C, Die Breaks O-E Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1889-CC VAM-6 Far Date, CC Set Right

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg 1889-CC VAM-7 (Privately Made) CC/CC Delisted 2015

New Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
Lfcp-icon.jpg Full-coin photo of VAM.
VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
New White Camera.jpg No photos posted for this VAM.
Pcgsvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
Ngcvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by NGC.
As ANACS, SEGS, and Variety Slabbing Service (VSS) recognize all VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.