Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fitzgerald Collection - 1902-S Morgan Silver Dollar, NGC AU58


Fitzgerald Collection Population - 1 Silver Dollar.

Only 1, 1902-S Morgan silver dollar was graded and authenticated by NGC in the Fitzgerald Nevada Club Reno Hoard and shown here is that coin.  NGC graded the coin as AU58.  This coin, with a population of 1, is the ultimate rarity in the Fitzgerald Collection and one of the kings for the collector to add to the set.






 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Binion Collection – 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar, MS63 PL (Proof Like)



Binion Collection – 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar, MS63 PL (Proof Like)

Binion Collection Population - 136 Silver Dollars

Binion Collection – The 1887 Binion Morgan silver dollar in PL (Proof Like) condition is a popular variety with 136 coins graded and authenticated as PL. Both the NGC January 2014 Statistics and the NGC October 2009 Census Report are consistent with this population. Both the obverse and reverse display a mirror like reflection much better that the photo’s show.




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Binion Collection – 1886-O Morgan Silver Dollar, VAM-1A


Binion Collection – 1886-O Morgan Silver Dollar, VAM-1A
 
Binion Collection Population - 4 Silver Dollars

Binion Collection – Extremely Rare – Only 4, 1886-O Binion Morgan silver dollars were authenticated and graded by NGC. All 4 were of the VAM-1A variety and graded as VF.  Shown here are 2 of the 4 – or again, 50% of the 1886-O Binion VAM-1A population. Source: The NGC Census Report (January 2014 and October 2009).






Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Binion Collection – 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar, VAM-1C


Binion Collection – 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar, VAM-1C

Binion Collection Population - 4 Silver Dollars

Binion Collection – Very rare – This is another very rare variety with only 4, Binion 1886 VAM-1C, "3+2" Clash Morgan dollars authenticated and graded by NGC according to the 2014 Population Report. The NGC 2009 statistics do not show any 1886 of this type variety and again support the theory of the decrease in non-variety coins being offset by the increase in VAM populations.
 
Three of the silver dollars were graded as MS64 and the remaining one received the highest grade of the group with an MS66 designation. Shown here are 2 of the 4 known/identified coins to date or 50% of the total population.  The MS66 1886 VAM-1C, "3+2" Clash shown is the highest grade known to date.






Monday, April 10, 2017

Binion Collection – 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar, VAM-1A


Binion Collection – 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar, VAM-1A
 
Binion Collection Population - 15 Silver Dollars

Binion Collection – Very rare – The NGC 2014 census statistics show a population of only 15 Binion 1886 VAM-1A Morgan dollars authenticated and graded by NGC (the 2009 report shows a population of 12 coins).  This supports the theory on the decrease in non-variety coins and increase in VAM populations.



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Binion Collection – 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar


Binion Collection – 1886 Morgan Silver Dollar

Binion Collection Population - 2,538 Silver Dollars

Binion Collection – Population statistics for this date/mintmark are interesting in that the 2009 census statistics report 2,548 coins while the 2014 census statistics report 2,538 coins (excluding VAM varieties).  Generally, one would not expect a decrease in the population; however, in this case the decrease may be the reflection of the increase in the number of 1886 VAM coins that have been identified Year 2014 over Year 2009.  VAM coins will be covered in subsequent listings.
 
While this date/mintmark is not rare, it is also not common and generally brings a slight premium price in auction. The 1886 Binion displayed here has been graded as MS65 by NGC with partial toning on the obverse of the coin while the reverse has an attractive silver brilliance.



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Binion Collection – 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar


Binion Collection – 1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar
 

 

 
Binion Collection Population - 4,496 Silver Dollars

Binion Collection - This date/mintmark coin is one of the more common coins found in the Binion Hoard with the 2014 NGC Population statistics listing 4,496 silver dollars receiving hard grades. This 1885-O Binion Morgan silver dollar has been graded as MS63 and displays above average eye appeal for a coin from this Hoard.