“Pony Express”

2019
Current
Rank
1
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
70.000
GPA with
Top Bonuses
1.000
GPA
Weighted
70.000

Retired Statistics 11/14/2019

Rank
1
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
70.000
GPA
Weighted
70.000
About This Set: BOTBOTW: (1878 ~ 1921) This Mint Mark low ball set was and is one of the most difficult & challenging endeavors ever attempted. Finding a Morgan Dollar VAM that can be attributed is one thing but in a PO01 example is something all together different. The 1921-D VAM-1A PO01 Top100 in this set has eluded collectors until this example was crossed over. Just to show comparisons the next closest graded example is a VF20. The date is barely visible and there is no "D" mint mark but the missing "S" in "TRU_T" was all it took. Then this 1878 7/8TF VAM-41B Clash PO01 is another prime example that is scarce in a grade such as this. The clash markings help with identifying the VAM as well. The 1882-O/S VAM-3 PO01 was first thought to be a VAM-4 PO01. This Morgan dollar was well researched and confirmed three different times by VAM experts in the know. The 1880-CC VAM example is a VAM-4 Rev78 PO01 a scarce grade for this coin due to the fact that as a 78Rev it could either be the VAM-4 or the VAM-7. The major PUPs help'd settle the question(s). The last Morgan dollar is the 1880-S VAM-10 PO01. A very unusual VAM in which the PUP is in the second "8" as a crossbar. At times its very clear to see depending on the angle the coin is being held at. The multi-color on this coin is very eye catching. This set of having only VAM coins was first being considered back in 2015/2016 with the first VAM coin graded. Every example within this set is a VAM and more note worthy a PO01 Pop 1 coin. All five of these graded PO01s are Top100’s which in retrospect is a tribute to perseverance in searching, researching VAMs, and patience. This lowball Mint Mark set can not be improved upon coin for coin and becomes the first ever of its kind. Again in retrospect this set was completed when the last of the VAMs in this set the 1921-D VAM-1A PO01 was graded on 11/06/2018. Thank you for your interest in this truly unique set. Created: 11/06/2018 ~ Revised/Updated: 06/24/2019
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Comments


This set fascinates me every time I look at it. Your dedication to completing this is nothing short of amazing. Every one of these coins is incredible and stand alone as a significant trophy. The 5 of them together creates a masterpiece of a set. Congratulations on your accomplishments here and thank you for sharing it's story and showing the images of these awesome one of a kind Morgans.

Posted at 6/26/2019 5:45 PM by Morganhunter

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