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1891-CC VAMs

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Mintage 1,618,000
Dies Used 24 obv., 23 rev.
Rarity in PL 2/10 (common)
Die Study no

1891-CC is the most common of the late CC Morgan dollars in mint state. They are typically sharply struck with nice, frosty luster, but plenty of bag marks. Coins with below average strikes exist, but are easily avoided when making a purchase. Prooflike coins exist and are common relative to the mint state population, but tend not to have a lot of contrast. The Top 100 VAM 3 "Spitting Eagle" variety is the most popular, but also the most common of all 1891-CC varieties. More recently, the VAM 7, which has the same Spitting Eagle reverse but a far date, was discovered and is quite scarce, estimated to have a population of approximately 1% of that of the VAM 3. While 24 die pairs were shipped to Carson City, it is believed that far fewer were used to produce the mintage and that bags melted in 1918 account for the small number of known varieties.

Attribution Guides for The 1891-CC Morgan Dollar

Official VAM Listing

  1891-CC VAM-1 Normal Die
  1891-CC VAM-2 High CC  
  1891-CC VAM-3 Spitting Eagle. Die Gouge in front of eagle's mouth (Top 100 Morgan VAM)     
  1891-CC VAM-4 Near Date, C/C Right  
  1891-CC VAM-5 Near Date
  1891-CC VAM-6 Doubled Lettering, Near Slanted Date  
  1891-CC VAM-7 Spitting Eagle. Far Date (Top 100 Morgan VAM)     
  1891-CC VAM-8 Normal Date, C/C Right  

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