"Lost my Luster" VIII

2012 2013 2014 2015 2011 2016
Current
Rank
1
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
70.000
GPA with
Top Bonuses
1.000
GPA
Weighted
70.000

Retired Statistics 7/9/2016

Rank
1
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
70.000
GPA
Weighted
70.000
About This Set: *BOTBOTW: (1878-1921) The "Ultimate Challenge" for this Low Ball "Date" set is finding a PO01 from each date or "One of a Kind" examples. With that goal in mind each every coin within this set has a very interesting story to tell. From the newly discovered 1882-S PO01 PCGS graded 05/09/2011 it was destined for the melt buckets. The mysterious 1886-P PO01 in an OGH is one of the older graded PO01s. Making it one of the most worn coins ever seen and more than likely the first PO01 to be graded. Starting out this date set you have what I would consider a major "Discovery" coin. This 1878 7/8TF "Strong" PO01 Morgan dollar gives this set a real "Jump Start". A very difficult and most challenging coin to accurately confirm since all VAM type coins in grades this low takes a lot of time and work to correctly identify which VAM type coin it is. The graders had it on four different occasions before confirming it a 1878 7/8TF "Strong" PO01. ANACS had previously graded it a 1878 7/8TF VAM-37 PO01. Not to be out done is the 1879-S Rev78 PO01 recently discovered and PCGS graded (05/10/2012). At first glance it was thought to be just a 1879-S or a possible 1879-O. Under closer examination it was noted that the "Arrow" feathers were that of the 1878 dies thus making this "The first of a Kind" VAM variety coin extra special. This next coin is one of the first Carson City PO01s making its debut in this "Date" set. This 1880-CC PO01 coin was also one of the first Morgan dollars to be CAC'd as well. From the 1881-P PO01 which certainly has logged on countless travel miles to end up here you have yet another new "Discovery" coin in the 1884-S PO01. There was rumors that a RAW 1884-S PO01 was out there several months ago. Could this have been the coin in question? Maybe, but one thing is certain. This 1884-S PO01 really has no "Rival" thats for sure as far as wear goes. The next major addition in this set is from the Carson City mint. This elusive 1890-CC PO01 became the first "CC" PO01 to start out the 1890s in "Style". Not to be outdone but this turn of the century 1900-S PO01 was overlooked for some time and is now part of this set. This next Morgan dollar the 1892-P PO01 PCGS graded 10/31/2013 is a unique oddity in a sense that just under two years ago a single 1892-P FR02 was graded for the first time. So in essence this was a major discovery coin. Overall through out this set you will see coins with vast arrangements of colors, different wear patterns with some having a bit more details left than those that are near a "Basal" State 0 grade coin. Within this low ball "Date" set you will see (19) "One of a KInd" PO01 Morgan dollars being represented. A ridiculously incredible challenge in such a short set. The latest major change for this set was to include (2) more Top Pop "One of a Kind" examples 1888-S PO01 PCGS graded 01/10/2014 and the 1902-P PO01 graded 01/11/2014 making this back-to-back addition something very special. The 1902-P PO01 coin had to be seen several times by countless experts to be confirmed the coin that it is. The 1888-P PO01 was added to this set giving it another Pop 1 example included in this set. Thus far it has been an educational journey all the way. The latest Morgan dollar to be included in this set is the 1904-O PO01 PCGS graded on 02/27/2014. Another example of a scarce & tough "O" mint twentieth century Morgan dollar in an exceptionally rare PO01 grade. This coin has a smaller circulated population than the 1885-CC PO01 has as far as condition rarity goes. Not to be outdone but this 1897-P PO01 was also added to this set making it a pivital coin in more ways than one. WOW, this newly discovered 1903-O PO01 PCGS graded on 03/24/2014 has added some real weight to this short low ball date set. For such a long time only a handful of FR02s (4) were known to exist until recently. A very scarce grade for the 1903-O considering everything else associated with the 1903-O and of course the GSA sales in the mid to late 1960s. Another of the latest Morgan dollars to be added is the 1898-P PO01 PCGS graded on 08/22/2014. For the last 6+ years only the 1898-P FR02 stood lone as the best graded low ball example ever seen and confirmed. Both this PO01 and the FR02 are "One of a Kind" examples. PCGS graded (2) more very elusive Morgan dollars today. The 1895-O PO01 & the 1899-P PO01 PCGS grade 01/13/2015 long thought to be extremely difficult to find. It has taken well over five years of searching for a RAW 1895-O that could grade and the 1899-P were a couple of ANACS cross over coins. Fun-yes, frustrating at times - you bet, but most enjoyable when any new "Discovery" is made. The 1887-S PCGS graded on 05/12/2014 is another major discovery coin that is now resting up in this set. The 1893-O PO01 PCGS graded on 01/26/2015 is yet another tough "One of a Kind" difficult date-mint-PO01 grade Morgan dollar to find. Today makes yet another milestone with the addition of the 1889-S PO01 being added here. It supersedes the 1889-CC PO01 which for almost seven years stood alone until it was matched this year from a 1889-CC PO01 NGC cross over coin and now a third example graded. Nearly five years of searching has turned up a few of the latest elusive dollars long thought gone. So this statement is true that this set may be up-dated from time to time depending on what new discoveries are made. Can this set be improved upon? Maybe, GPA wise "NO" but only time can be the judge of that with any new findings yet to be discovered. Today 05/03/2016 marks yet another milestone for this set as a 1890-CC "Tailbar" PO01 was graded. Thank you for your interest in this truly unique Morgan dollar low ball "Date" set. Created: 04/19/2011 - Latest Upgrade/Revisions: 05/07/2016
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Comments


Still like looking at these PO01's.

Posted at 6/28/2019 6:41 PM by bobvvv1

Impossible to duplicate. Absolutely COSMIC ! ! ! 22 Solo TOP POPs and 4 Dual Tied TOP POPs. Finding some of those is like finding bird dookey in a Cookoo Clock ! ! !

Posted at 4/17/2015 3:06 PM by mhassler

A Full House of PO01's!!! You can't beat that hand.

Posted at 1/6/2015 9:08 PM by bobvvv1

$implythebe$t - Glad to see your set is finally complete!! PCGS should recognize you as an ALL TIME GREAT!!

Posted at 11/23/2013 1:46 PM by thafishguy

Game Over..................................

Posted at 12/7/2012 2:58 PM by BobbyJenkins

What can you say? A perfect set is a perfect set, virtually impossible to come by, and extreme pleasure and satisfaction should ensue.

Posted at 7/23/2012 8:43 AM by Burt7753

Fantastic set! Unbelievable number of 1/0 top pops.....um......bottom pops.

Posted at 7/16/2012 4:38 AM by SonoranMonsoon

One can only imagine the countless hours spent (and money) to accomplish this seemingly unreachable goal of such remarkable complete set! -Petrus.

Posted at 6/29/2012 12:34 PM by frenchtulip42

The diffidulty of assemblying this set is off the scale and it needs to be judged on that rarity. Perhaps one of the greatest sets of all time regardless of grade.

Posted at 6/24/2012 12:44 PM by HawkeEye

Your sets are just unreal. :) There is no comparison. Now put these side by side with the MS coin.

Posted at 6/23/2012 8:50 PM by bobvvv1

Great Set.

Posted at 6/23/2012 7:19 PM by Nickcap

An outstanding set of PO1's -- plus they're CAC'd as well!! What a fantastic set!

Posted at 7/24/2011 4:28 PM by ampowelljr

Wow, ALL P01's? Amazing, and look at all the CAC's! Awesome!

Posted at 6/25/2011 9:25 PM by Burt7753

Job well done. Congrats!

Posted at 6/23/2011 5:13 AM by hopeto

Great Job!! Phenominal Accomplishment!!

Posted at 6/6/2011 9:10 AM by Ultra-Carbon

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