PCGS Generation 2.1: I FINALLY found the Quintessential Perfect example!
For the last couple of years, I have been looking for the next-to-perfect example of the 2.1 PCGS generation slab. I am not a slab collector per se, yet I find this example challenging to locate without the price of a Doily. PCGS minted these holders for a couple of months toward the end of 1989, and that was it.
These examples are out there, yet the problem of locating one is three-fold. First, many are a bit damaged/scratched as they are somewhat delicate and susceptible to picking up flaws such as cracked shells or wear on the reverse PCGS logo. Second, the coins are often sub-par only because the true beauties may have been cracked out and resubmitted for higher grades. Third, the ones that are flawless and the coins beautiful are tucked away in collections.
I did finally locate this one. The auction didn't list the slab and sold it generically as an MS64 Morgan. Needless to say, I was more than pleasantly surprised when it arrived. It appears never to have had a dealer decal/sticker on it, and the plastic ring is perfect. Perhaps after grading it was placed in a safety deposit box and forgotten until today. There are no scratches or marring on the plastic, and the Morgan appears undergraded!
The planets aligned, and now this one is mine.