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Coins Certified as of 6/28

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

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

Current Statistics
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 1.080
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 71.097
Sourdough's Sets

About this set: BOTBOTW: (1878-1921) The "Ultimate" challenge and goal for this set is to find the best "Low Ball" Morgan dollar example or grade 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 eighteen 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" VAM-37 PO01. Not to be out done but now there are two 1878 7/8TF PO01s both different VAM PO01s. 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-P PO01, 1880-O PO01s, 1880-S VAM-9 PO01, 1880-S VAM-11 PO01, 1880-S 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-O PO01, 1886-S VAM-2 PO01, 1887-P PO01s, 1887-S PO01, 1888-O PO01s, 1888-O VAM-4 PO01, 1888-S PO01s, 1889-P PO01, 1889-CC PO01, 1889-O PO01s, 1889-S PO01, 1890-CC PO01, 1890-CC VAM-4 PO01s, 1890-O PO01, 1891-P PO01, 1891-CC PO01, 1891-O PO01s, 1892-P PO01, 1892-CC PO01, 1892-O PO01, 1893-P PO01s, 1893-O PO01, 1894-P FR02, 1894-O PO01s, 1894-S PO01s, 1895-O PO01, 1895-S 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-P PO01, 1900-S PO01, 1901-P PO01, 1901-O PO01s, 1901-S PO01, 1902-P PO01, 1902-O PO01, 1902-S PO01, 1903-P PO01s, 1903-O PO01, 1903-S PO01s, 1903-S Micro s PO01, 1904-O PO01s, 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 (22) 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 with another graded recently. 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. This set became the first Top Pop Morgan Dollar low ball set on 08/20/2013 subject to change. Then this 1889-S PO01 PCGS graded 02/27/2015 marks yet another milestone for this set. The latest addition a PCGS graded 1900-P PO01 02/26/2016 marks the 95th PO01 resting up in this set. No easy feat when this collection was being built up way back when. Thank you for your interest in this truly unique and most challenging Morgan Dollar Basic Low Ball set. Created: 01/11/2011 - Latest Upgrade/Update: 06/08/2016

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"End of the Trail" XI
PCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop LowerOwner's Comments
1337911878 8TF$1PO110*1/1 - 11/04/2015 ~ VAM-8 "Stick Feather" Hot50 - 4th 1878 8TF PO01 exa...
70741878 7TF$1PO1303/3 - 01/29/2014 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1340371878 7/8TF$1PO110*1/1 - 11/03/2015 ~ "Strong" VAM-40 7/5 (2/2) *******
70801878-CC$1PO190*9/4 - 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 *******
1338691879-CC$1PO110*1/1 - 11/03/2015 ~ VAM-3 "Capped Die" Top100 *******
70901879-O$1PO130*3/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded *****
70941879-S$1PO130*3/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ Rev78 - 3rd example graded *******
70961880$1PO1202/2 - 09/10/2008 ~ 1st example graded *****
71001880-CC$1PO130*3/2 - 04/11/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *******
71141880-O$1PO140*4/4 - 09/03/2014 ~ 4th example graded *****
1339881880-S$1PO110*1/1 - 01/13/2016 ~ VAM-11 8/9 Overdate Hot50 - Solo Lowest *******
71241881$1PO140*4/4 - 07/24/2015 ~ 4th example graded *******
71261881-CC$1PO1404/4 - 06/02/2015 ~ 4th example graded *******
71281881-O$1PO130*3/3 - 03/09/2015 ~ 3rd example graded *******
71301881-S$1PO1202/2 - 07/10/2008 ~ 1st example graded *****
71321882$1PO140*4/4 - 02/27/2015 ~ 4th example graded *******
71341882-CC$1PO120 2/2 - 04/11/2013 ~ 2nd example graded *******
71361882-O$1PO130*3/3 - 12/06/2013 ~ 2nd example graded *******
71401882-S$1PO110*1/1 - 05/09/2011 ~ Solo Lowest *****
71421883$1PO180*8/7 - 06/20/2013
71441883-CC$1PO170*7/6 - 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 ~ 2nd example graded *******
71521884-CC$1PO140 4/3 - 12/10/2007 ~ VAM-6 Doubled 18 and Left C *****
71541884-O$1PO150*5/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ 5th example graded *******
71561884-S$1PO150*5/4 - 03/09/2014 ~ 4th example graded *******
71581885$1PO1202/2 - 10/30/2009 ~ 1st example graded *****
71601885-CC$1PO1202/2 - 04/07/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *****
71621885-O$1PO160* 6/5 - 05/23/2016 ~ 6th example graded *******
71641885-S$1PO120*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
71661886$1PO1101/1 - 06/08/2007 ~ Solo Lowest *******
71681886-O$1PO1110*11/9 - 05/23/2016 11th example graded *******
1339061886-S$1PO110* 1/1 - 08/13/2013 VAM-2 S/S Top100 ~ Solo Lowest
71721887$1PO1505/5 - 10/28/2009 *****
71761887-O$1PO1909/8 - 11/14/2008 *****
71801887-S$1PO110*1/1 - 05/12/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *******
71821888$1PO1101/1 - 12/21/2007 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1339191888-O$1PO140*4/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ VAM-4 DDO Top100 - 4th example graded *******
71861888-S$1PO120*2/2 - 01/10/2014 ~ 1st example graded *******
71881889$1PO1303/2 - 04/24/2008 ~ 1st example graded
71901889-CC$1PO130*3/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded *******
71921889-O$1PO110010/8 - 07/06/2011
71941889-S$1PO110*1/1 - 02/27/2015 ~ Solo Lowest*******
71961890$1PO1202/2 - 08/11/2010
871981890-CC$1PO110*1/1 - 05/03/2016 ~ VAM-4 Top100 - Solo Lowest *****
72001890-O$1PO112012/10 - 10/17/2005 ~ 1st example graded *******
72021890-S$1PO130*3/2 - 05/03/2016 ~ 3rd example graded *****
72041891$1PO140*4/4 - 03/05/2014 ~ 4th example graded
72061891-CC$1PO120*2/2 - 01/20/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *****
1339381891-O$1PO1202/2 - VAM-1A Clashed E Top100 ~ 1st example graded *****
72101891-S$1PO1202/2 - 06/19/2009 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72121892$1PO110*1/1 - 10/31/2013 ~ Solo Lowest *******
72141892-CC$1PO150*5/3 - 12/04/2015 ~ 5th example graded *******
72161892-O$1PO1303/2 - 10/21/2009 ~ 1st example graded *****
72181892-S$1PO130* 3/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ 3rd example graded *******
72201893$1PO130*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72221893-CC$1PO1202/2 - 05/07/2009 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72241893-O$1PO110*1/1 - 01/26/2015 ~ Solo Lowest *****
72261893-S$1FR2270*24/4 - 03/27/2003 *****
72281894$1FR220*2/2 - 03/26/2014 ~ 2nd graded example *****
72301894-O$1PO1303/3 - 02/16/2009 ~ 1st example graded *****
72321894-S$1PO1202/1 - 02/08/2010 ~ 1st example graded *****
72361895-O$1PO110*1/1 - 01/13/2015 ~ Solo Lowest *******
72381895-S$1PO1303/3 - 10/29/2003 ~ 1st example graded *****
72401896$1PO1101/1 - 06/15/2010 ~ Solo Lowest *****
72421896-O$1PO1404/4 - 02/08/2012 ~ 3rd example graded *****
72441896-S$1PO150*5/3 - 03/13/2015 ~ 5th example graded *******
72461897$1PO120*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72481897-O$1PO1404/4 - 10/17/2007 ~ 1st example graded *****
72501897-S$1PO120*2/2 - 02/27/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72521898$1PO120*2/2 - 09/17/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72541898-O$1PO120*2/2 - 03/09/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72561898-S$1PO130**3/3 - 3rd example graded *****
72581899$1PO110**1/1 - 01/13/2015 ~ Solo Lowest *******
72601899-O$1PO1707/7 - 10/25/2011 *******
72621899-S$1PO1303/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded*******
72641900$1PO110*1/1 - 02/26/2016 ~ Solo Lowest *******
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 - 10/01/2012 ~ 3rd example graded
72761901-S$1PO1202/2 - 2nd example graded *******
72781902$1PO110*1/1 - 01/11/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *****
72801902-O$1PO130*3/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ 3rd 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$1PO130*3/2 - 07/16/2010 ~ 1st example graded *****
72901904$1PO1202/2 - 02/08/2010 ~ 1st example graded
72921904-O$1PO120*2/2 - 02/26/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *******
72941904-S$1PO110*1/1 - 12/15/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *****
72961921$1PO125025/20 - 04/26/2010
72981921-D$1PO1120*12/12 - 04/30/2015 ~ 12th example graded *******
73001921-S$1PO119019/17 - 08/30/2007
Comments
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