1889-CC VAMs

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1. The 1889-CC is the rarest of the Carson City dollars and frequently counterfeited. Only a few varieties are known and can be distinguished by date placement (in the normal, further right than normal, 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.
2. In addition to the varities assigned VAMs, John Roberts of ANACS reports in VAMview September 2007 two unassiged far date varieties. Note: VAM-1 was not included among the six die pairs reported and is not believed to exist. A great article written by John Roberts showing all the coins in the 1889-CC series can be found[here].
3. Below is the fake 89-CC known as "Spitting Liberty", because of the dit pit in the field near Liberty's mouth. It is one of a whole series of fake date/mint mark combinations that are all linked by the round "China 9" or 6 in the date. That sloppy font was never used by the US mint.

1. http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/share/view/78569377
2. Counterfeit 1889-CC Data

Listed Privately Made Varieties

Normal Date:
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1889-CC VAM-1 Normal die; CC centered (Likely Does Not Exist)
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-2 High 9, Doubled 1; CC set right LargeFull-Coin CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-2A High 9, Doubled 1; CC set right, Clashed Observe n Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-4 Normal date, CC tilted left Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-4A Normal date, CC tilted left, Clashed Reverse Partial E Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-7 (Privately Made) CC/CC Delisted 2015

Far Date:
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-3 Far Date, CC tilted left Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-5 Far Date, Dropped C Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
Camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-5A Far Date, Dropped C, Die Breaks O-E Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg1889-CC VAM-6 Far Date, CC Set Right
1889-CC Reverses
Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg Photos of full coin shown on page.
Full-Coin CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.
VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Used as a spacer to keep the VAM listings in alignment.
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.