There was still a strong demand for double eagles in commerce during the late 1880's as evidenced by the fact that most 1889-CC's are seen with a good deal of wear. The 1889-CC is a scarce issue in Uncirculated and nearly all examples that are "new" grade MS60 to MS61. This example is notable for being among the more original 1889-CC double eagles known and it shows lovely deep, rich rose and orange-gold color on the obverse and reverse. Both sides lack the spots typically seen on this issue and the luster is excellent. There are some light abrasions on the obverse that limit the grade while the reverse is very choice and it grades at least MS62 on its own. This is one of just two 1889-CC double eagles in MS61 to have been given CAC approval and only two finer examples currently exist with CAC stickers.