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Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Low Ball (1878-1921): "End of the Trail" X

"End of the Trail" X - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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About this set: BOTBOTW: (1878-1921) The "Ultimate" challenge and goal for this set is to find the best "Low Ball" Morgan dollar from each date and mint. Every coin within this set has an interesting & incredible story to tell if we will take the time to listen to them. Like one such Morgan dollar that was in one family for several generations and passed down over seventeen years ago with this 1879-O PO01 which was graded on (07/16/2010). Then there was an internet posting as late as 01/21/2008 asking for information on locating a 1878 7/8TF PO01. This is one of those crowning pieces and also considered a "Ultra Rare" and extremely scarce 1878 7/8TF "Strong" PO01. Not to be out done but now there are two 1878 7/8TF PO01s both different VAMs. Another recent discovery was the 1879-S Rev78 PO01. At first it looked like a regular "S" or "O" mint until closer examination of the arrow feathers confirmed it to be the first 1879-S Rev78 VAM. This next addition was a 1890-S PO01. Pulled from a dealer's junk bucket in early January 2012 and PCGS confirmed it to be the very first "S" PO01 from the 1890s. Yet another of the latest major discoveries was a 1884-S PO01 confirmed on (05/01/2012) by PCGS to be the first example graded. There was rumors of a RAW 1884-S PO01 out there for years and maybe this is what all the talk was about. Some of the other biggest surprises discovered in recent past include the very first elusive 1878-S PO01s non VAM Top100s, 1878 8TF PO01s, 1878 8TF VAM-8 PO01, 1878 7/8TF "Strong" VAM-40 PO01, 1878 7TF Rev 78 PO01s, 1878-CC PO01s, 1879-P PO01s, 1879-CC PO01s, 1879-CC VAM-3 PO01, 1879-O PO01s, 1879-S Rev 78 PO01s, 1880-O PO01s, 1881-P PO01s, 1881-O PO01s, 1882-P PO01s, 1882-CC PO01, 1882-O PO01s, 1882-S PO01, 1883-P PO01s, 1883-CC PO01s, 1883-O PO01s, 1884-P PO01s, 1884-O PO01s, 1884-S PO01s, 1885-P PO01, 1885-O PO01s, 1885-S PO01, 1886-S VAM-2 PO01, 1887-P PO01s, 1887-S PO01, 1888-O PO01s, 1888-S PO01s, 1889-P PO01, 1889-CC PO01, 1889-O PO01s, 1889-S PO01, 1890-O PO01, 1891-P PO01, 1891-O PO01s, 1892-P PO01, 1892-O PO01, 1893-P PO01s, 1893-O PO01, 1894-P FR02, 1894-O PO01s, 1894-S PO01s, 1895-O PO01, 1896-O PO01s, 1896-S PO01s, 1897-P PO01, 1897-S PO01, 1898-P PO01s, 1898-O PO01, 1898-S PO01s, 1899-P PO01, 1899-O PO01s, 1899-O VAM-4 micro o PO01, 1899-S PO01s, 1900-S PO01, 1901-P PO01, 1901-O PO01s, 1902-P PO01, 1902-O PO01, 1902-S PO01, 1903-P PO01s, 1903-O PO01, 1903-S PO01s, 1904-O PO01, 1904-S PO01, 1921-P PO01s, 1921-D PO01s and the 1921-S PO01s. To begin the twentieth century in style this 1900-S PO01 saved for many years was PCGS graded 06/12/2011 making it a remarkable Morgan dollar to be sure. This next Morgan dollar the 1892-P PO01 which is a coin hard to come by was ultimately confirmed and PCGS graded on 10/31/2013. The newly graded 1888-S PO01 (01/10/2014) resting up within this set has definitely seen some serious travel time. The next latest coin to grace this set is the 1902-P PO01 PCGS graded 01/11/2014. This coin ranks #1 among the most challenging and researched graded PO01 coins thus far. Well worth all the effort that went into it. Then this 1904-O PO01 PCGS graded on 02/27/2014 was discovered. The most recent addition is the 1903-O PO01 PCGS graded on 03/24/2014. This coin in low ball grades such as FR02s is extremely difficult to find since the vast majority were never circulated as much as other coins. Just in a freshly PCGS graded on 03/26/2014 is the 1894-P FR02. The latest Morgan to be PCGS graded on 05/12/2014 is the 1887-S PO01. This example was discovered hiding in a junk box. A near cull but the "S" mint mark stood out enough to be confirmed. Then this 1898-P PO01 PCGS graded on 08/22/2014 was found. A Morgan dollar so scarce in this grade that for almost six years the lone 1898-P FR02 stood tall as the best example ever seen and graded that low till now and now a second PO01 has been found. This scarce & very elusive 1904-S PO01 PCGS graded on 12/15/2014 was a great discovery coin and completes all the 1904s in PO01 grades and marks the last PO01 graded for the year (2014). The first two discovery coins of 2015 in this set are the 1895-O PO01 & 1899-P PO01 both PCGS graded on 01/13/2015. The 1895-O PO01 has eluded every low ball collection since its inception. The 1899-P PO01 follows close behind the 1898-P PO01. This particular 1899-P PO01 is said to be a very elusive coin by several experts. Within this set you will see several coins (25) that hold the distinction of being a "One of a Kind" coins. The new 1893-O PO01 PCGS graded 01/26/2015 marks yet another milestone for this set. With the (2) 1893-CC PO01s that have stood tall as the only PO01s ever graded for this year from any mint prior to this day. Now this 1893-P PO01 graded 07/24/2015 is another tough example resting up in this set. Still it's a "Tribute" to collecting some of the finest low ball coins currently graded and assembled into one set. "Its still a work in progress for now" and will change from time to time with any new discoveries. Fun - yes, frustrating & challenging at times - you bet. But often times very rewarding when you discover something new for a low ball coin never before seen or graded this low. It is with great respect, appreciation, pains taking time, effort, and extensive research that this set is where it is at today. Then this 1889-S PO01 PCGS graded 02/27/2015 marks yet another milestone for this set. Thank you for your interest in this truly unique and most challenging Morgan Dollar Basic Low Ball set. As of this date 08/21/2013 this set was the "First" 100% Perfect PCGS graded low ball Morgan Dollar Basic set ever ~ subject to change of course. It changed again on 07/24/2015 by adding the latest graded PO01 "One of a Kind" Morgan dollar(s). Created: 01/11/2011 - Latest Upgrade/Update: 11/04/2015

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"End of the Trail" X
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop LowerOwner's Comments
70721878 8TF$1PO140*4/4 - 11/04/2015 ~ VAM-8 "Stick Feather" Hot50 - 4th 1878 8TF PO01 exa...
70741878 7TF$1PO1303/3 - 01/29/2014
70781878 7/8TF$1PO120*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ VAM-40 7/5
70801878-CC$1PO180*8/3 - 06/19/2013 ~ 6th example graded
70821878-S$1PO1505/4 - 10/24/2011 ~ 1st example graded
70841879$1PO1303/2 - 01/17/2012 ~ 2nd example graded
70881879-CC$1PO120*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ VAM-3 "Capped Die" Top100 - 2nd example graded
70901879-O$1PO130*3/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded
70941879-S$1PO120*2/2 - 05/11/2012 ~ 1st example graded
70961880$1PO1101/1 - 09/10/2008 ~ Solo Lowest
71001880-CC$1PO1101/1 - 11/25/2008 ~ Solo Lowest
71141880-O$1PO140*4/4 - 09/03/2014 ~ 4th example graded
71181880-S$1PO1202/2 - 03/12/2008 ~ 2nd example graded
71241881$1PO140*4/4 - 07/24/2015 ~ 4th example graded
71261881-CC$1PO1404/4 - 09/10/2008
71281881-O$1PO130*3/3 - 03/09/2015 ~ 3rd example graded
71301881-S$1PO1202/2 - 07/10/2008
71321882$1PO140*4/4 - 02/27/2015 ~ 4th example graded
71341882-CC$1PO1202/2 - 11/25/2008 ~ 1st example graded
71361882-O$1PO120*2/2 - 12/06/2013
71401882-S$1PO110*1/1 - 05/09/2011 ~ Solo Lowest
71421883$1PO170*7/6 - 06/20/2013
71441883-CC$1PO160*6/6 - 07/30/2014
71461883-O$1PO150*5/5 - 02/17/2014 ~ 3rd example graded
71481883-S$1PO1101/1 - 10/21/2009 ~ Solo Lowest
71501884$1PO130*3/3 - 04/21/2011
71521884-CC$1PO1404/2 - 09/10/2008
71541884-O$1PO140*4/2 - 07/06/2011 ` 2nd example graded
71561884-S$1PO150*5/4 - 03/09/2014
71581885$1PO1202/2 - 10/30/2009
71601885-CC$1PO1101/1 - 10/15/2008 ~ Solo Lowest
71621885-O$1PO1505/5 - 10/12/2011
71641885-S$1PO120*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 2nd example graded
71661886$1PO1101/1 - 06/08/2007 ~ Solo Lowest
71681886-O$1PO1909/7 - 02/02/2009
71701886-S$1PO1101/1 - 01/17/2008 ~ 1st example graded
71721887$1PO1505/5 - 10/28/2009
71761887-O$1PO1808/8 - 11/14/2008
71801887-S$1PO110*1/1 - 05/12/2014 ~ Solo Lowest
71821888$1PO1101/1 - 12/21/2007 ~ Solo Lowest
71841888-O$1PO1808/8 - 11/29/2007
71861888-S$1PO120*2/2 - 01/10/2014 ~ 1st example graded
71881889$1PO1303/2 - 04/24/2008 ~ 1st example graded
71901889-CC$1PO130*3/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded
71921889-O$1PO1909/8 - 08/11/1010
71941889-S$1PO110*1/1 - 02/27/2015 ~ Solo Lowest
71961890$1PO1202/2 - 08/11/2010
71981890-CC$1PO1101/1 - 03/27/2008 ~ Solo Lowest
72001890-O$1PO112012/10 - 10/17/2005
72021890-S$1PO1202/1 - 02/08/2012
72041891$1PO140*4/4 - 03/05/2014
72061891-CC$1PO1101/1 - 02/19/2007 ~ Solo Lowest
72081891-O$1PO11009/8 - 05/21/2008
72101891-S$1PO1202/2 - 06/19/2009
72121892$1PO110*1/1 - 10/31/2013 ~ Solo Lowest
72141892-CC$1PO1404/2 - 02/23/2009
72161892-O$1PO1303/2 - 10/21/2009 ~ 1st example graded
72181892-S$1PO1202/2 - 02/04/2005
72201893$1PO120*2/2 - 07/24/2015 ~ 1st example graded
72221893-CC$1PO1202/2 - 05/07/2009
72241893-O$1PO110*1/1 - 01/26/2015 ~ Solo Lowest
72261893-S$1FR2240*24/5 - 10/12/2010
72281894$1FR220*2/2 - 03/26/2014 ~ 2nd graded example
72301894-O$1PO1303/3 - 02/16/2009
72321894-S$1PO1202/1 - 02/08/2010
72361895-O$1PO110*1/1 - 01/13/2015 ~ Solo Lowest
72381895-S$1PO1202/2 - 10/29/2003 ~ 1st example graded
72401896$1PO1101/1 - 06/15/2010 ~ Solo Lowest
72421896-O$1PO1404/4 - 02/08/2012
72441896-S$1PO150*5/3 - 03/13/2015
72461897$1PO120*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 2nd example graded
72481897-O$1PO1404/4 - 10/17/2007
72501897-S$1PO120*2/2 - 02/27/2015 ~ 2nd example graded
72521898$1PO1202/2 - 08/22/2014 ~ 1st graded example
72541898-O$1PO120*2/2 - 03/09/2015 ~ 2nd example graded
72561898-S$1PO130*3/3 - 05/11/2012
72581899$1PO110*1/1 - 01/13/2015 ~ Solo Lowest
1339471899-O$1PO110*1/1 - 06/19/2013 ~ VAM-4 - Solo Lowest
72621899-S$1PO130*3/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded
72641900$1FR2707/4 - 05/16/2008
72661900-O$1PO111011/10 - 02/08/2012
72701900-S$1PO1101/1 - 06/30/2011 ~ Solo Lowest
72721901$1PO110*1/1 - 08/09/2011 ~ Solo Lowest
72741901-O$1PO1404/4 - 01/21/2011
72761901-S$1PO1101/1 - 04/30/2010 ~ Solo Lowest
72781902$1PO110*1/1 - 01/11/2014 ~ Solo Lowest
72801902-O$1PO1202/2 - 01/09/2009 ~ 1st example graded
72821902-S$1PO1202/2 - 10/21/2009 ~ 1st example graded
72841903$1PO1303/3 - 02/21/2006 ~ 1st example graded
72861903-O$1PO110*1/1 - 03/24/2014 ~ Solo Lowest
72881903-S$1PO120*2/2 - 07/16/2010 ~ 1st example graded
72901904$1PO1202/2 - 02/08/2010 ~ 1st example graded
72921904-O$1PO110*1/1 - 02/27/2014 ~ Solo Lowest
72941904-S$1PO110*1/1 - 12/15/2014 ~ Solo Lowest
72961921$1PO124024/19 - 01/03/2013
72981921-D$1PO112012/12 - 01/17/2012 ~ 10th example graded
73001921-S$1PO119019/17 - 08/30/2007
Incredible, fantastic PO01 Morgan dollar set! I am impressed beyond belief!
Posted @ 6/22/2015 10:47 AM By Darth Morgan
I thought I was "OBSESSED" about my collection. "WOW" ! ! ! Mike. What a Numismatic Legacy. I'd love to read every story behind each coin. I'm sure I would be captivated to the end and still wanting more. This is a GREAT WORK you have assembled. I wish you well in your quest for PERFECTION. Thank you for ths wondeful contrubution for our viewing/reading enjoyment. MiĀ¢hael Hassler
Posted @ 4/9/2015 8:36 PM By mhassler
This just a great looking set. Only 7 FR02's in the whole set and the rest PO01's. It's only a matter of time until they are all PO01. Excellent work on this set.
Posted @ 1/6/2015 9:13 PM By bobvvv1
Absolutely a stunning collecting achievement ... congratulations fro a fellow lw-ball collector. Very well done indeed!
Posted @ 5/22/2014 3:04 PM By Chesapeake
A tribute to focus and perseverence! The perfect set is there, keep at it.
Posted @ 1/18/2014 12:23 PM By HawkeEye
I love this set. I had so much fun reading it!!!!!!
Posted @ 5/5/2013 10:04 AM By jasonodegard
This is a great accomplishment. It is so difficult to find gradable PO1 and FR2 coins. You have done a awesome job here Mike, From Friends in Low Places
Posted @ 1/14/2013 6:05 AM By RT
Awesome LowBall Set. People just do not know how hard it is to find gradable coins in this condition because most coins this worn have damage or other issues that keep them from being graded.
Posted @ 11/3/2012 1:15 PM By RT
You have put together an "unreal" set of Morgans. How many were "saved" from the melting pot.
Posted @ 10/24/2012 8:20 PM By bobvvv1
You have a magnificent set. I hope you can find the last Coins to complete this set perfectly. Nick
Posted @ 10/24/2012 2:14 AM By Nickcap