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Ashmore's Original Hot Lips Grading Set

Description:This is the original Hot Lips Grading Set. I have been working on this set for years. It represents EVERY grade of Hot Lips that PCGS has ever graded a coin with "Hot Lips" on the Label. I use it in teaching the Advanced Morgan Dollar Collecting Class. PCGS has done a fantastic job with this group of coins, and when you see it, you will understand. This is a set that I doubt will be duplicated. There are several coins that are real stoppers. The PO1 with cert ending in 338 is truly basal state, but because it can be ID'ed by the lips, it was given a PO1. I have inserted an additional P01 which is more like a 'real' P01 coin. Also, recently an MS62 coin has been made. Look out!

Image PCGS # Date Denom Variety Grade Pop Pop Higher Comments
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv PO1 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips PO1 4 560 A Coin from John G., my hero. Coin is a true BS0. That is, BASAL STATE 0. It has no date, no mintmark, but is identifyable by the lips. No other coin has "those lips". There is now a true PO1 out there, and guess who has it, Johnny G...
133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips PO1 4 560 A THIS COIN IS A TRUE PO1, UNLIKE THE COIN ABOVE, WHICH IS GENUINELY BASAL STATE
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv FR2 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips FR2 4 556 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv AG3 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips AG3 8 548 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv G4 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips G4 14 534 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv G6 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips G6 20 514 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv VG8 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips VG8 37 477 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv VG10 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips VG10 30 447 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv F12 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips F12 38 409 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv F15 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips F15 28 381 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv VF20 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips VF20 28 353 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv VF25 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips VF25 34 319 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv VF30 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips VF30 39 280 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv VF35 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips VF35 43 237 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv XF40 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips XF40 52 185 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv XF45 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips XF45 56 129 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv AU50 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips AU50 35 94 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv AU53 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips AU53 34 59 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv AU55 133919 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips AU55 45 14 A
1888-O $1 Doubled Die Obv MS60DM 43061 1888-O $1 VAM 4 Hot Lips MS60DM 1 0 A THE KING. Leroy Van Allen pedigree. MS60DMPL