My Quest: 1880S-1882S Morgans

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Bman33, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    That's right, those three coins are on my wish/target list (I feel the Strike and Luster on these three are outstanding). After much searching at coin shows last year (including the ANA) I just got an 81S in a MS65 PCGS holder. This was at a LCS not a show. I had to pay brick and mortar prices but this was the best coin I could find in the type and grade. So after more thought I want all three in 66! The coin show circuit near me starts in two weeks. If my luck is like last year I am not holding my breath. These are common coins in high grades and I don't know how easy they are to find. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Common or not, there's absolutely nothing wrong with paying up for the best example you can afford or feel comfortable with.

    Without knowing anything about your area or situation, it's tough to say what you should expect, but my guess is that you'll have at least a few opportunities and different examples to choose from. Still, don't settle.
     
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  4. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    @BooksB4Coins
    I live close to Denver and there are 10 local coin shows during the year. That and a monthly coin club where there are dealers too. There are several coin shops around me also.
     
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  5. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Based upon this I'd think you'll be fine. Like I said, just be patient and wait for the right examples.
     
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  6. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    You definitely should be able to find examples easily so much so that I would be pretty picky. I've owned probably 25 79-82S' in 66-67 and some you can't put down and others you tire of quick. Stay patient for the former because they're out there. You may have to pay a bit more for them as well but they're still incredibly affordable relative to the eye appeal you can get compared to similar coins in other series.
     
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  7. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Heritage will have several of these in almost every auction. My current favorite is linked below.

    1880-S $1 MS66 PCGS. CAC

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  8. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    It seems you didn’t buy the first MS65 you came across. So it must be an eye-appealing coin, right? If you upgrade, don’t look at the label/slab, but try to get a better coin. I own at least 2 MS65 Morgans from the 80-82S era which I like much more than my MS66 Morgans.
     
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  9. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    I was looking at that last night. Beautiful Coin. I will be patient. Maybe throw some bids up on HA.
     
  10. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I looked at quite a few 81S's at shows and everywhere last year. The dealer who I bought it from had 7 others that I had to choose from. He actually helped me pick the best one. I brought it to my coin club and showed people I respect a lot and they all agree it is a solid 65.
     
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  12. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  13. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Nice coins! Now I don't know if I want toned or not.
     
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    TypeCoin971793 Why live?...

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  15. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    I assumed you wanted to buy only if in-person. Expanding your horizons certainly changes things. ;)
     
  16. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'll be open minded about online stuff but I prefer in person. I think HA would be a place to get one of these and see if I am happy with it. These particular coins aren't going to cost me an arm and a leg.
     
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  19. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  20. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    Bman33, since you are interested in those 3 specific years, are you going to buy a DMPL? They might be the 3 easiest years to find one and the lowest priced DMPLs.
     
  21. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    I can get the price down to $250 with a coupon. If you are saying $200 that makes sense. I noticed Grey Sheet has it at $185 in a 66. CAC could bump it up to $220 I think (20% bump in price?).

    I am not interested in DMPL's right now. Now that you have me thinking about it I could go DMPL later on if I find some GEMS.
     
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