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

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Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

1.079
GPA Weighted

69.921
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

71.053
Retired Statistics
Rank

1
GPA Weighted

1.080
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

71.097

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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 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: 07/08/2016

"End of the Trail" XI

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Lower Comments
1878 8TF 133791 1878 8TF $1 PO1 1 112 40
*1/1 - 11/04/2015 ~ VAM-8 "Stick Feather" Hot50 Solo Lowest *******
1878 7TF 7074 1878 7TF $1 PO1 4 13383 80
3/3 - 01/29/2014 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1878 7/8TF 134037 1878 7/8TF $1 PO1 1 84 20
*1/1 - 11/03/2015 ~ "Strong" VAM-40 7/5 (2/2) Solo Lowest *******
1878-CC 7080 1878-CC $1 PO1 9 28609 90
*9/4 - 06/19/2013 ~ 6th example graded *******
1878-S 7082 1878-S $1 PO1 4 46662 50
5/4 - 10/24/2011 ~ 1st example graded *******
1879 7084 1879 $1 PO1 4 13862 40
3/2 - 01/17/2012 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1879-CC 133869 1879-CC $1 PO1 1 81 60
*1/1 - 11/03/2015 ~ VAM-3 "Capped Die" Top100 Solo Lowest *******
1879-O 7090 1879-O $1 PO1 3 12484 30
*3/3 - 07/16/2010 ~ 2nd example graded
1879-S 7094 1879-S $1 PO1 3 3693 80
*3/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ Rev78 - 3rd example graded *******
1880 7096 1880 $1 PO1 2 14081 20
2/2 - 09/10/2008 ~ 1st example graded *****
1880-CC 7100 1880-CC $1 PO1 3 14510 50
*3/2 - 04/11/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1880-O 7114 1880-O $1 PO1 5 12722 50
*4/4 - 09/03/2014 ~ 4th example graded *****
1880-S 7118 1880-S $1 PO1 3 151069 50
3/3 - 03/12/2008 ~ 2nd example graded
1881 7124 1881 $1 PO1 4 13748 40
*4/4 - 07/24/2015 ~ 4th example graded *******
1881-CC 7126 1881-CC $1 PO1 4 22000 40
4/4 - 06/02/2015 ~ 4th example graded *******
1881-O 7128 1881-O $1 PO1 5 18775 50
*3/3 - 03/09/2015 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1881-S 7130 1881-S $1 PO1 3 255697 30
2/2 - 07/10/2008 ~ 1st example graded *******
1882 7132 1882 $1 PO1 5 18456 50
4/4 - 02/21/2006 ~ 1st example graded
1882-CC 7134 1882-CC $1 PO1 2 33593 20
2/2 - 04/11/2013 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1882-O 7136 1882-O $1 PO1 4 21253 60
3/3 - 01/12/2009 ~ 1st example graded
1882-S 7140 1882-S $1 PO1 1 81750 10
*1/1 - 05/09/2011 ~ Solo Lowest *****
1883 7142 1883 $1 PO1 8 24812 80
*8/7 - 06/20/2013
1883-CC 7144 1883-CC $1 PO1 7 44159 70
7/6 - 11/25/2008 *******
1883-O 7146 1883-O $1 PO1 5 118653 50
*5/5 - 02/17/2014 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1883-S 7148 1883-S $1 PO1 1 7150 10
1/1 - 10/21/2009 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1884 7150 1884 $1 PO1 3 17530 30
*3/3 - 04/21/2011 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1884-CC 7152 1884-CC $1 PO1 4 48456 40
4/3 - 12/10/2007 ~ VAM-6 Doubled 18 and Left C *******
1884-O 7154 1884-O $1 PO1 5 194161 50
*5/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ 5th example graded *******
1884-S 7156 1884-S $1 PO1 5 8568 50
5/4 - 04/30/2012 ~ 1st example graded
1885 7158 1885 $1 PO1 2 68746 20
2/2 - 10/30/2009 ~ 1st example graded *******
1885-CC 7160 1885-CC $1 PO1 2 21989 20
2/2 - 04/07/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1885-O 7162 1885-O $1 PO1 6 182144 60
* 6/5 - 05/23/2016 ~ 6th example graded *******
1885-S 7164 1885-S $1 PO1 2 10464 20
2/2 - 10/27/2008 ~ 1st example graded
1886 7166 1886 $1 PO1 1 118275 10
1/1 - 06/08/2007 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1886-O 7168 1886-O $1 PO1 11 6587 110
*11/9 - 05/23/2016 11th example graded *******
1886-S 133906 1886-S $1 PO1 1 151 20
* 1/1 - 08/13/2013 VAM-2 S/S Top100 ~ Solo Lowest
1887 7172 1887 $1 PO1 5 147775 50
5/5 - 10/28/2009 *****
1887-O 7176 1887-O $1 PO1 9 11383 90
9/8 - 11/14/2008 *****
1887-S 7180 1887-S $1 PO1 1 10095 10
*1/1 - 05/12/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1888 7182 1888 $1 PO1 1 41427 10
1/1 - 12/21/2007 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1888-O 7184 1888-O $1 PO1 8 23239 140
*8/8 - 08/21/2013 ~ 6th example graded
1888-S 7186 1888-S $1 PO1 2 8408 20
*2/2 - 01/10/2014 ~ 1st example graded *******
1889 7188 1889 $1 PO1 3 40704 30
3/2 - 04/24/2008 ~ 1st example graded
1889-CC 7190 1889-CC $1 PO1 3 7766 30
*3/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1889-O 7192 1889-O $1 PO1 10 7331 100
10/8 - 07/06/2011
1889-S 7194 1889-S $1 PO1 1 10312 10
*1/1 - 02/27/2015 ~ Solo Lowest*******
1890 7196 1890 $1 PO1 2 18457 20
2/2 - 08/11/2010
1890-CC 7198 1890-CC $1 PO1 3 13161 50
* 3/2 - 06/22/2016 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1890-O 7200 1890-O $1 PO1 13 12702 130
12/10 - 10/17/2005 ~ 1st example graded *******
1890-S 7202 1890-S $1 PO1 3 12983 30
3/2 - 02/08/2012 ~ 1st example graded
1891 7204 1891 $1 PO1 4 10342 40
*4/4 - 03/05/2014 ~ 4th example graded
1891-CC 7206 1891-CC $1 PO1 2 17083 20
*2/2 - 01/20/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *****
1891-O 7208 1891-O $1 PO1 12 6866 140
9/8 - 9th example graded
1891-S 7210 1891-S $1 PO1 2 9090 20
2/2 - 06/19/2009 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1892 7212 1892 $1 PO1 1 6750 10
*1/1 - 10/31/2013 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1892-CC 7214 1892-CC $1 PO1 5 10099 50
*5/3 - 12/04/2015 ~ 5th example graded *******
1892-O 7216 1892-O $1 PO1 3 7964 30
3/2 - 10/21/2009 ~ 1st example graded *****
1892-S 7218 1892-S $1 PO1 3 5246 30
* 3/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1893 7220 1893 $1 PO1 3 7623 30
*2/2 - 11/03/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1893-CC 7222 1893-CC $1 PO1 2 7658 20
2/2 - 05/07/2009 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1893-O 7224 1893-O $1 PO1 1 4741 10
*1/1 - 01/26/2015 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1893-S 7226 1893-S $1 FR2 28 6052 281
*24/5 - 10/12/2010 ~ 13th example graded *******
1894 7228 1894 $1 FR2 2 5441 20
*2/2 - 03/26/2014 ~ 2nd graded example *****
1894-O 7230 1894-O $1 PO1 3 6370 30
3/3 - 02/16/2009 ~ 1st example graded *******
1894-S 7232 1894-S $1 PO1 2 5526 20
2/1 - 02/08/2010 ~ 1st example graded *****
1895-O 7236 1895-O $1 PO1 1 7260 10
*1/1 - 01/13/2015 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1895-S 7238 1895-S $1 PO1 3 4743 30
3/3 - 10/29/2003 ~ 1st example graded *****
1896 7240 1896 $1 PO1 1 46231 10
1/1 - 06/15/2010 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1896-O 7242 1896-O $1 PO1 5 6892 50
4/4 - 02/08/2012 ~ 3rd example graded *****
1896-S 7244 1896-S $1 PO1 6 3397 60
*5/3 - 03/13/2015 ~ 5th example graded *******
1897 7246 1897 $1 PO1 2 17673 20
2/2 - 08/25/2009 ~ 1st graded example
1897-O 7248 1897-O $1 PO1 4 6620 40
4/4 - 10/17/2007 ~ 1st example graded *****
1897-S 7250 1897-S $1 PO1 2 10883 20
*2/2 - 02/27/2015 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1898 7252 1898 $1 PO1 2 19822 20
2/2 - 08/22/2014 ~ 1st graded example
1898-O 7254 1898-O $1 PO1 2 69024 20
2/2 - 10/21/2009 ~ 1st example graded
1898-S 7256 1898-S $1 PO1 3 5467 30
*3/3 - 05/11/2012 ~ 2nd example graded
1899 7258 1899 $1 PO1 1 14285 10
**1/1 - 01/13/2015 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1899-O 7260 1899-O $1 PO1 7 59095 80
7/7 - 10/25/2011 *******
1899-S 7262 1899-S $1 PO1 3 5027 30
3/3 - 11/03/2015 ~ 3rd example graded*******
1900 7264 1900 $1 PO1 1 35507 10
*1/1 - 02/26/2016 ~ Solo Lowest *******
1900-O 7266 1900-O $1 PO1 11 44266 110
11/10 - 02/08/2012 *****
1900-S 7270 1900-S $1 PO1 1 6419 10
1/1 - 06/30/2011 ~ Solo Lowest *****
1901 7272 1901 $1 PO1 1 5572 10
*1/1 - 08/09/2011 ~ Solo Lowest *****
1901-O 7274 1901-O $1 PO1 4 31240 40
4/4 - 10/01/2012 ~ 3rd example graded
1901-S 7276 1901-S $1 PO1 2 4226 20
2/2 - 01/18/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1902 7278 1902 $1 PO1 1 8428 10
*1/1 - 01/11/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *****
1902-O 7280 1902-O $1 PO1 3 56530 30
*3/3 - 04/11/2016 ~ 3rd example graded *******
1902-S 7282 1902-S $1 PO1 2 5862 20
2/2 - 10/21/2009 ~ 1st example graded *****
1903 7284 1903 $1 PO1 3 15814 30
3/3 - 12/21/2010 ~ 2nd example graded
1903-O 7286 1903-O $1 PO1 1 13090 10
*1/1 - 03/24/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *****
1903-S 7288 1903-S $1 PO1 3 3979 50
*2/2 - 01/26/2015 ~ 2nd graded example
1904 7290 1904 $1 PO1 2 6189 20
2/2 - 02/08/2010 ~ 1st example graded
1904-O 7292 1904-O $1 PO1 2 121527 20
*2/2 - 02/26/2016 ~ 2nd example graded *******
1904-S 7294 1904-S $1 PO1 1 3726 10
*1/1 - 12/15/2014 ~ Solo Lowest *****
1921 7296 1921 $1 PO1 26 93510 260
25/20 - 04/26/2010
1921-D 7298 1921-D $1 PO1 12 18681 120
12/12 - 06/07/2010 ~ 6th example graded
1921-S 7300 1921-S $1 PO1 19 13961 190
19/17 - 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. Mi¢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

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