Monday, February 20, 2017

Binion Collection – 1879-O/O Morgan Silver Dollar


Binion Collection – 1879-O/O Morgan Silver Dollar

Binion Collection Population - 7 Silver Dollars.
 
Binion Collection - Extremely Rare – There were only 7, 1879-O/O Binion's graded and they were all VAM-4, Top-100 coin, and the O/O variety. NGC only graded 1 Binion 1879-O/O higher that this AU58 grade. Both the 2014 and 2009 NGC census statistics were consistent with this count.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Binion Collection – 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar



Binion Collection – 1879 Morgan Silver Dollar

Binion Collection Population - 2 Silver Dollars.
 
Binion Collection - Extremely Rare – Both the 2014 and 2009 NGC census statistics show that only 2 Philadelphia minted 1879 Morgan silver dollars reside in the Binion Collection and both of them were graded as MS62. In appearance, this coin is a typical MS62 silver dollar; however, in rarity it is highly desired by the Binion collector regardless of the grade.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Binion Collection – 1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar



Binion Collection – 1878-S Morgan Silver Dollar
 
Binion Collection Population - 1,477 Silver Dollars.

Binion Collection – NGC has authenticated and graded 1,477 Morgan silver dollars for the 1878-S date/mintmark in the Binion hoard which makes this coin a bit more difficult to find, but not rare. My example is a typical/solid MS63 coin with no toning.  Source:  The 2014 NGC population statistics.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Binion Collection - 1878 7/8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-37


Binion Collection - 1878 7/8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-37
 
Binion Collection Population - 3 Silver Dollars.

Binion Collection - Extremely Rare – There were only 3 Binion 1878 7/8TF Morgan silver dollars authenticated and graded in the VAM-37 variety.  Without saying this coin is another of the very rare 1878 varieties in the Binion hoard. Source: Both the 2014 and 2009 NGC reports are consistent with this population figure.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Binion Collection - 1878 7/8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-33



Binion Collection - 1878 7/8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-33
 
Binion Collection Population - 2 Silver Dollars,

Binion Collection – Extremely Rare – There were only 9 Binion 1878 7/8TF Morgan dollars authenticated and graded by NGC. Of the 9 graded, only 2 were VAM-33; an AU50 and AU55 – and this is the AU55. Source: Both the 2009 and 2014 Census Reports are consistent on this count.



Saturday, February 4, 2017

Binion Collection - 1878 7/8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-32



Binion Collection - 1878 7/8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-32
 
Binion Collection Population - 1 Silver Dollar.

Binion Collection – Extremely Rare (Unique) – This is another rarest of the rare Morgan silver dollars in two ways. First, this is the only VAM-32 variety graded and authenticated in the Binion Hoard. You will find no other; this is it. Second, NGC has only graded 16 Morgan VAM-32 silver dollars in the entire population of 1878. It is a Top-100 VAM variety silver dollar. Binion Source: NGC Census Report 2009 and NGC 2014 Binion Census Report. VAM-32 Source: NGC Census January 25, 2016.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Binion Collection - 1878 8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-7


Binion Collection - 1878 8TF Morgan Silver Dollar VAM-7
Binion Collection Population - 32 Silver Dollars.

Binion Collection – Rare – There were only 32 Binion 1878 VAM-7 Morgan silver dollars authenticated and graded by NGC. While this coin has what appears to be a grease spot on the face, it is still a sought after item for the Binion collector due to the rarity of the VAM variety. The reverse has excellent white/silver eye appeal.
 
The population statistics for this coin are similar to the preceding VAM-6 variety.  The 2014 NGC Statistics show there are now 32 Morgan silver dollars authenticated and “hard” graded as the VMA-7 variety while the NGC 2009 Census Report identified 34 coins.  Directionally, both population reports support the rare classification.