1889-CC VAMs

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1889-CC VAM Stats

1. Mintage: 350,000
2. Die Pairs: 10 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: Yes.


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

1. Listed Privately Made Varieties

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
1889-CC Reverses

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.
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