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Sonoran Monsoon - 1st

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Current Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

68.405
GPA Weighted

67.324
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

68.405

About This Set: In 2011 Gabrial Murphy retired his "Murhy's DRG Set". The DRG set was created by Dr. David R. Golan. He searched tens of thousands of coins to create a set with all top pops, including up to now, the unique 1979-P in MS-68. I was able to acquire a few of his coins, including the 1979-P. For decades no one has been able to find a coin that exceeded his top pop finds. It took over 3 decades for a second 1981-S MS-67 to get graded. Mitch Spivack gets credit for that accomplishment. I am still searching for another coin that will exceed one of Dr. Golan's top pops. This is a difficult task, as access to huge quantities of uncirculated specimens at face value is no longer a viable option.

Sonoran Monsoon

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1979-P 9571 1979-P SBA$1 MS68 1 0 10
Pedigree: DRG Collection. This coin was in Dr. David R. Golan's amazing set until 2007. Gabriel Murphy owned the set 2007-2011.
1979-D 9572 1979-D SBA$1 MS67 123 0 1230
Pedigree: DRG Collection. This coin was in Dr. David R. Golan's amazing set until 2007. Gabriel Murphy owned the set 2007-2011.
1979-S 9573 1979-S SBA$1 MS68 3 0 30
Pedigree: DRG Collection. This coin was in Dr. David R. Golan's amazing set until 2007. Gabriel Murphy owned the set 2007-2011.
1980-P 9574 1980-P SBA$1 MS68 3 0 30
Pedigree: DRG Collection. This coin was in Dr. David R. Golan's amazing set until 2007. Gabriel Murphy owned the set 2007-2011.
1980-D 9575 1980-D SBA$1 MS67 129 0 1290
Frosty luster with overall golden-bronze toning. Strong strike. Only a couple of trivial marks.
1980-S 9576 1980-S SBA$1 MS67 77 0 770
Overall bronze toning. Only a few marks. Old green holder.
1981-P 9578 1981-P SBA$1 MS67 18 0 180
Frosty luster. Strong strike. A few light marks, most notable on obverse relief.
1981-D 9579 1981-D SBA$1 MS67 91 0 910
Slightly frosty luster. Strong strike. Only a few extremely light marks.
1981-S 9580 1981-S SBA$1 MS67 3 0 30
Beautiful coin! Mitch Spivack got this one slabbed.
1999-P 9581 1999-P SBA$1 MS68 7 0 70
Pedigree: DRG Collection. This coin was in Dr. David R. Golan's amazing set until 2007. Gabriel Murphy owned the set 2007-2011.
1999-D 9582 1999-D SBA$1 MS68 116 0 1160
Extremely frosty luster. Almost mark free.