Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ( www.NGCcoin.com) will host numismatic exhibits at its booth during the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The largest NGC exhibit is the M L Moser Collection of Morgan Silver Dollars, the #1 ranked set of Morgan Silver Dollars in the NGC Registry. A preview of the exhibit can now be seen online in the NGC Registry.
Comprising 105 pieces in all, the ML Moser Collection is complete by date and mint. Each coin is a high-grade example of its issue, and all are certified by NGC with the Moser Pedigree. Mr. Moser, a lifelong collector from the Midwest, believes that one way the challenge of building this set can be understood is to look at figures in the NGC Census. Of the 105 coins, 13 pieces are singularly the finest certified; they are population one with none higher. Looking deeper, 61 coins are either the single finest known or tied with other coins for the highest grade certified. Perhaps this last statistic is most telling: of the 105 coins in the set, 96 coins (91%) are either finest known, tied for finest known, or bettered by only 10 or fewer coins.
Although there are many remarkable coins in the collection, one rarity is the 1879-CC dollar certified NGC MS 65. This variety, with a normal mintmark, is actually more rare than the popular “Capped CC” variety. Another special mention is a San Francisco Mint silver dollar dated 1881-S. Although abundant, this coin is the single finest certified piece, graded MS 68 .
A couple of the highlights from this important set are also pedigreed to a famous collection of the past. Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. assembled the only complete set of United States coins ever formed, and his name still commands respect among numismatists. Former Eliasberg coins in the Moser Collection include 1887-S (MS 67) and 1888-O (MS 67), both singularly the finest pieces certified.
Among the highlights of the display will be these coins:
1879-CC Morgan dollar, MS 65 NGC
1880 8/7-CC VAM-5 overdate, MS 67 NGC
1881-S Morgan dollar, MS 68 NGC
1881-CC Morgan dollar, MS 68 NGC
1884-S Morgan dollar, MS 63 NGC
1885-S Morgan dollar, MS 66 NGC
1892-S Morgan dollar, AU 55 NGC
1893-S Morgan dollar, AU 53 NGC
1895-S Morgan dollar, MS 66 NGC
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