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Coins Certified as of 2/9

Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921): Sunnywood's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Toned Morgans

Sunnywood's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Toned Morgans - 24th

Current Statistics
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 65.057
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.057
Retired Statistics (12/8/2009)
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 65.023
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.023
Sunnywood's Sets

About this set: ** Many thanks to PCGS for honoring this set as "Best Exhibited Set" for 2009!! ** Highlighted by the amazing Eliasberg 1893-S and Norweb 1895-O dollars, the finest known 1892-O and 1903-S dollars (both ex Eliasberg), and a number of "monster-toned" MS67 and MS68 coins, the Sunnywood Collection includes this complete Registry set plus many equally beautiful duplicates. The goal of this endeavor was to show the numismatic community that Morgans can be collected with originality and color, and need not be dipped "blast white." Specifically, the owner has sought to collect gem-quality Morgan dollars with colorful natural toning on the obverse. Sunnywood has tried to strike a balance between color and technical grade; thus Registry ranking has sometimes been sacrificed for the sake of eye appeal. Each toned coin has a very distinctive appearance and personality that results from its decades of history. The result is a fascinating collection with great eye appeal that was highly challenging to assemble. Many common dates can be found with dramatic and vibrant multi-colored rainbow Mint bag toning. Among these, there are also coins that can be found with fascinating patterns acquired from contact with the burlap canvas of the Mint bags ("textile toners"), or with roll-paper toning acquired by coins at the ends of bank-wrapped rolls ("end rollers"). For many other dates, however, it becomes a challenge to find any attractive original examples. Some of the rarer dates are virtually unknown in mint state with nice natural color; in those cases original specimens from the great collections such as Eliasberg and Norweb are the Holy Grail. Sunnywood considers the "Basic Set" to be exactly 100 coins: the 97 included here by PCGS, plus the three significant hub varieties (1878 Rev. of '79, 1879-S Rev. of '78, and 1880/79-CC Rev. of '78). Please also be sure to visit our Registry set of duplicates, which offers many additional colorful pieces. It may be found around #138 on the Current Finest list in this category. There are also a few triplicates in a another set down around #276. Thanks for stopping by !!

Sunnywood's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Toned Morgans
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
70721878 8TF$1MS66466497The popular "8TF" (eight tail feathers) variety marks the first adopted rev...
70741878 7TF$1MS65603631130125Very pretty classic rainbow bag toning highlighted by emerald hues graces t...
70781878 7/8TF$1MS653232355342Lovely album toning of orange, rose, pink, blue and teal graces the obverse...
70801878-CC$1MS662913030530The unusual patchwork of green and rose colors on this coin are likely the ...
70821878-S$1MS66693102713105A beautifully and originally toned piece, this coin shows classic concentri...
70841879$1MS661833318733This is the most amazingly toned gem '79-P on the planet - and we have owne...
70861879-CC$1MS65981011813An important date that is rarely found with beautiful toning, this coin fea...
70901879-O$1MS6421155232182533Not only is this the most exceptionally colored 1879-O that we have ever se...
70921879-S$1MS6714371991493205A stellar superb gem classic banded rainbow toner. This type of toning is ...
70961880$1MS661631117311A date that is often found with blue and rose toning, here is an exceptiona...
71001880-CC$1MS668211171065166A beautiful example of crescent rainbow bag toning, which is the result of ...
71141880-O$1MS6413711651557175The first of an exceptional group of toned Morgan dollars purchased from th...
71181880-S$1MS682051822820One of the highlights of Sunnywood's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" toned Mor...
71241881$1MS6511412261162227A very beautiful and colorful album-toned piece from Sanders Trading Co., t...
71261881-CC$1MS6614713381566351A monster bag-toned example of this classic date from the GSA sales of Cqar...
71281881-O$1MS656758370083Truly a monster toned 1881-O, this PQ gem is the best of five colorful exam...
71301881-S$1MS6813141364Considered by some enthusiasts to be the ultimate finest toned Morgan known...
71321882$1MS663243632736It is surprisingly difficult to find an attractively toned '82-P dollar at ...
71341882-CC$1MS6612801911475210Classic rainbow bag toning graces the obverse of this Carson City dollar. ...
71361882-O$1MS658939296696The last of the early New Orleans issues less commonly seen with toning, th...
71401882-S$1MS67881110886111Featured on the front of the color brochure prepared by PCGS for the displa...
71421883$1MS66939259954261Another classic banded rainbow toned dollar, this time from the Philadelphi...
71441883-CC$1MS6620344392340473Another classic rainbow coin from the GSA hoard, this '83-CC features full ...
71461883-O$1MS66785120823122Another monster rainbow bag-toner, this is absolutely the best toned 1883-O...
71481883-S$1MS65144146A rare coin in true gem condition, this absolutely original 1883-S is diffi...
71501884$1MS66496134514137Collectors of toned morgans know that 1884 is a date that is very seldom fo...
71521884-CC$1MS6616892941945308This is a really beautiful rainbow-toned CC dollar, whose rainbow palette i...
71541884-O$1MS65142811831148191941Heavy thick intense rainbow colors make this common date toner a powerful s...
71561884-S$1MS64113113Here is a beautiful original coin that easily reaches the upper end of the ...
71581885$1MS6614222281578247An interesting addition to the Sunnywood Collection, this 1885 is notable f...
71601885-CC$1MS6611051871228212A spectacular '85-CC, this coin features 100% obverse rainbow bag toning wi...
71621885-O$1MS672661426814For the more common dates in the series, Sunnywood has had many coins to ch...
71641885-S$1MS655086452365This visually stunning representative of the '85-S issue must be seen in ha...
71661886$1MS6627745482880563A simply extraordinary 1886 dollar from the famed "Battle Creek" group of o...
71681886-O$1MS642163521936This 1886-O dollar sports a vivid 20% obverse bag-toned rainbow crecent con...
71701886-S$1MS653195435959A beautiful original album-toned piece with an excellent strike, frosted de...
71721887$1MS6615582181695228A gorgeous blast of vibrant reds, yellows and greens; one of the finest ton...
71761887-O$1MS6426664863017526The distinctive and beautiful banded rainbow bag toning found on this coin ...
71801887-S$1MS66263283A subtle and beautiful original toned coin with soft greys, blues and pinks...
71821888$1MS6535859623731991This is a classic example of what is known as a "blueberry" - an album-tone...
71841888-O$1MS662882830930A wildly toned monster end-roller with intense red, orange, green, yellow a...
71861888-S$1MS66266276The 1888-S dollar, like the other "S" mints from 1885 through 1891, becomes...
71881889$1MS663233133431While colorfully toned examples of the 1889-P issue can be located, they ar...
71901889-CC$1MS6296127183231One of the "big five" toughest dates in the series, the 1889-CC is generall...
71921889-O$1MS652092222024This is a date that does not often come with color, nor a full strike, nor ...
71941889-S$1MS65678110688114Wow, where do coins like this come from? An incredible find; with yellows,...
71961890$1MS6441297684314811A really wonderful bag-toned coin; the colors on this piece progress in hue...
71981890-CC$1MS653243336836Along with the Carson City issues of 1889 and 1893, the 1890-CC is quite di...
72001890-O$1MS656385469560Here is an unexpected find, a '90-O with wild neon toning scattered around ...
72021890-S$1MS661793018330This wonderful end-roll toner hails from the same auction consignment as th...
72041891$1MS6515781618The first of four difficult Philadelphia mint issues (1891-1894), this coin...
72061891-CC$1MS656065863862An attractive CC dollar toned with early sunset hues. Careful study reveal...
72081891-O$1MS6510851105A really outstanding 1891-O dollar with a smooth and fully rounded cheek, t...
72101891-S$1MS6693159515A flashy semi-prooflike coin with frosty devices, and peripheral toning tha...
72121892$1MS653013431134The "P" mint business strike Morgan dollars become progressively more diffi...
72141892-CC$1MS66274274This is a simply superb example of this tough late Carson City issue. Alth...
72161892-O$1MS671010The finest known 1892-O dollar; the Eliasberg specimen; the only '92-O grad...
72181892-S$1MS63623923Long respected as the little sister of the 1893-S Morgan, the '92-S is a ve...
72201893$1MS652171721717A very difficult date in full gem, especially with original patination. Th...
72221893-CC$1MS6310996241124628This is not the highest-graded '93-CC that we could find, but the multi-col...
72241893-O$1MS648878810A splendid example of this tough date; were it not for the rarity and the c...
72261893-S$1MS655151This is the beautiful Eliasberg specimen, plated in "The 100 Greatest U.S. ...
72281894$1MS65225225One of our favorites in the set, this gem original 1894 dollar displays a f...
72301894-O$1MS643546035460A beautiful companion piece to the 1893-O in this set, the present piece re...
72321894-S$1MS651522215422Another wonderful coin from Jack Kelly's Toned Dollars Collection. This 18...
72361895-O$1MS654343We are thrilled to include this gem 1895-O dollar from the Norweb Collectio...
72381895-S$1MS644328747191The 1895-S is a very difficult date with or without toning. We consider it...
72401896$1MS672082521225We just love this coin !! While the luster is somewhat subdued under the h...
72421896-O$1MS62626369637370While we would like to include a choice or better example of this issue in ...
72441896-S$1MS64467110471113Here is another wildly colored unusual S-mint. We considered this coin to ...
72461897$1MS663686939571The 1897-P Morgan, while quite collectible as a "white" coin, is a somewhat...
72481897-O$1MS6436213821The last of the very tough dates in the run of "O"-mints from the 1890's, t...
72501897-S$1MS662896632873This is the third of a special trio of San Francisco coins that Sunnywood b...
72521898$1MS6523659552554993These vivid bands of rainbow colors would be a "wow" on any date in this se...
72541898-O$1MS6721742215Long-time toned Morgan dealer Andy Kimmel (Paragon Coin Company) has pronou...
72561898-S$1MS654539546595The 1898-S, like all the "S" mints after 1882, is a tough date with attract...
72581899$1MS662604028140A date that is somewhat difficult to locate with attractive original color....
72601899-O$1MS6713091329The 1899-O is one of several late dates that can be found with beautiful co...
72621899-S$1MS661142012122The 1899-S is another in the run of increasingly difficult late-date "S"-mi...
72641900$1MS66709119724119Here is another date that is common enough without color, but rather diffic...
72661900-O$1MS6610141671169173This pretty 1900-O features Miss Liberty blushing with a rose cheek highlig...
72701900-S$1MS661101511516San Francisco Morgans are an interesting group. The early dates are common...
72721901$1MS631214112341Here is an excellent example of a Sunnywood coin. The 1901 is not only the...
72741901-O$1MS665324254642The "O" mints from 1898 through 1902 are easier to find with nice colorful ...
72761901-S$1MS652694227443For reasons that we can only guess, the 1901-S dollar is an unheralded stop...
72781902$1MS665536156261Another premium gem quality toner acquired from J. Kelly's "Toned Dollars" ...
72801902-O$1MS666039461895An absolutely beautiful coin pedigreed to two previous owners known for the...
72821902-S$1MS673131Like many of the Eliasberg coins, this is quite likely the finest surviving...
72841903$1MS67922922The 1903 dollar only occasionally turns up with nice color, usually in MS64...
72861903-O$1MS66669113678114The fabled 1903-O dollar was once considered the premier rarity of the Morg...
72881903-S$1MS673131The better half of a match-toned pair of original superb gem Eliasberg Morg...
72901904$1MS652793328133This coin was a lucky find during the early days of forming the Sunnywood C...
72921904-O$1MS67450470In the first decade of this series (1878 to 1887), many more silver dollars...
72941904-S$1MS651342313724Yet another tough "S"-mint, the 1904-S dollar is considerably more difficul...
72961921$1MS6548916564937663Most 1921 dollars are either untoned, or have mottled unattractive toning. ...
72981921-D$1MS663846038660While its Philadelphia and San Francisco counterparts are notoriously diffi...
73001921-S$1MS6510071351009135While all of the 1921 issues are difficult to find with attractive color, p...