1889-CC VAMs


Comments:
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.
Thread http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/78569377
counterfeits http://www.vamworld.com/+Listed+Privately+Made+Varieties

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.
ja89spit.jpg

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 nFull-Coin_CAMERA.jpg
camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-4 Normal date, CC tilted leftFull-Coin_CAMERA.jpg
camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-4A Normal date, CC tilted left, Clashed Reverse Partial E
camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-7 (Privately Made) CC/CC Delisted 2015

Far Date:
camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-3 Far Date, CC tilted leftFull-Coin_CAMERA.jpg
camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-5 Far Date, Dropped CFull-Coin_CAMERA.jpg
camera.jpg1889-CC VAM-5A Far Date, Dropped C, Die Breaks O-EFull-Coin_CAMERA.jpg
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpg1889-CC VAM-6 Far Date, CC Set Right

1889-CC Reverses


Price History:
1889-CC VAM-# PCGS MS61 $18,000 Heritage 2/17/07
1889-CC VAM-# NGC AU50 $4,000 Heritage 2/17/07
1889-CC VAM-# NGC XF45 $2,600 Heritage 2/17/07

Condition Census: 8/2013
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-
MS
5706
96
337
600
855
1604
1071
252
183
209
228
16
53
88
82
30
1
0
0
1
0
0
PCGS
VAM-
MSPL
76
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
11
23
28
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-
MSDM
152
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
26
55
47
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-
MS
5837
97
257
637
871
1608
1490
311
86
116
90
47
24
13
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-
MSDM
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
10
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-
MSPL
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
3
1
5
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MS
3763
84
236
275
472
804
635
192
192
216
232
30
77
104
65
43
5
0
1
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MSPL
136
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
7
28
5
21
24
39
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-
MSDM
83
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
15
21
29
12
0
0
0
0
0
0


TOTAL
15575

Legend:
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.