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How Many Morgan’s Do You Need To Finish Your Collection

VegasDanVegasDan Posts: 58 ✭✭✭
edited October 13, 2022 8:12PM in U.S. Coin Forum

As for myself I still need 19.But I really don’t think I’ll ever purchase a 1889-CC 1895-P or a 1893-S.So I guess I’m still hunting for 16 more.I’ll just keep chipping away 1 or 2 every so often and see where that gets me.I just don’t want to settle for a low grade filler that I would sell later after I upgraded it so why bother with that.Recently I acquired a 1903-O so I’m getting there slowly.
All the tough ones now for me!
P.S.I realized something today just thinking,I never was much of a saver when it came to cash but I have accumulated thousands in Morgan dollar values in a few years.Maybe it was the feeling of accomplishment,the hunt or something I really wanted that motivated me I guess.Just saving money for that purpose alone like in a savings account is kinda boring.A hobbie or interest that has value,nothing wrong with that.

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    124Spider124Spider Posts: 847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One, and I don't expect ever to get it. It's the 1893-S; it's too expensive in the minimum grade I would buy for me to be comfortable buying it, so I won't. Unless, of course, I hit the lottery (and I don't play the lottery).

    To be clear, the 1895 is not part of what would be my "complete set," since none were struck for circulation, so I don't even count that coin.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One. I'm looking for a nice MS64 DMPL with a clean cheek for the Box of 20 and I'm done...

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    VegasDanVegasDan Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    @CCDollar said:
    Two...this one is in the bag.

    CC

    That’s a really nice looking coin!Maybe someday I hope to find a 1889-CC that nice if for some reason I ever get that much cash together at one time.Congrats!

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    csdotcsdot Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭

    I am doing a mint state date set, so just need the hard ones (1892, 1893, 1894 and 1895).

    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/album/75188

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If there are 95 coins in the set, I still need 93.

    :)

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:
    If there are 95 coins in the set, I still need 93.

    :)

    Me too, as I have only two Morgan’s in my Type Sets.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,418 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As of a few months ago, none! I have 105 coins in my Morgan set and it took me 20 years. I wouldn’t consider the 1895 part of a complete set either and I’m not sure why Dansco put that hole in the album.

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    humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can always upgrade....so I'll never be finished.

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    HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1892 & 1895

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m down to the 93-s and am unlikely to ever spring for the 95.

    Happy, humble, honored and proud recipient of the “You Suck” award 10/22/2014

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,315 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Except for the 1895, which will never happen, I have had the 97 coin set complete in PCGS slabs for 15 years or more.

    @VegasDan said:

    P.S.I realized something today just thinking,I never was much of a saver when it came to cash but I have accumulated thousands in Morgan dollar values in a few years.Maybe it was the feeling of accomplishment,the hunt or something I really wanted that motivated me I guess.Just saving money for that purpose alone like in a savings account is kinda boring.A hobbie or interest that has value,nothing wrong with that.

    I agree with you here. Something to be said about the feeling of accomplishment lets you "save money" easier this way.

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    IKUIKU Posts: 65 ✭✭✭

    Only collected a date set of 28pcs. Already finished it rarest were in VF/XF-condition most UNC.
    Never ever buying all mint marks of 95pcs.
    I don't have time or money to do that.
    I just want to experience other things in life than plain coin keeping.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have probably had 65% of the 95 at one time or another. They used to be affordable in the low BU's. I had mostly PL's and one or two DMPL's. Had quite a few nice AU's but never any lower grades than that. Never had the super keys. I just never developed the desire for a complete collection. Never even had an album.
    Jim


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    justindanjustindan Posts: 697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Less than 8. But its unrealistic for me to buy those in AU/MS.

    Have many unslabbed and a ton at PCGS currently.

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    pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would need 95 of them I guess. Just sold off 25 common dates a few weeks ago.

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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Technically there are 97 excluding the 95P, however the Greysheet always listed the 4 main 78 P versions (8TF, Rev 78, Rev 79, and 7/8) 79capped CC, 79S rev 78, 82 O/S, 87/86 O, and 1900 O/CC in their price guide since there was interest in these VAMS. Whether you feel these are important for the set, that is up to you.

    Myself, I added the 78P's, 79S rev 78, 82O/S and 00 O/CC to my set. I didn't deem the capped CC and 87/86 that critical to the set since there are hundreds of VAMs and where do you stop.

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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 14, 2022 5:22AM

    I needed 2, a pre 1921 and a 1921 and I have both so completed!!

    Go me!!

    I do have the modern set completed though o:)


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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only Morgan set I have done is the CC set - including the O/CC. Completed that in the early 00's. I have others, but just a few that I picked up because I liked them. Cheers, RickO

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure. For 1878-P I probably need another 30-40, maybe more.

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    MASSU2MASSU2 Posts: 253 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 14, 2022 8:24AM

    I finished my Morgan Dansco date set about 6 years ago. All MS63-ish with the 93-94 keys in AU55 and the 95 in AU53. It was very important to me to not have just the cheapest common coin for each year so I added in a 78 8TF, 2 additional CC's, the low mintage 99 as well as a few others. I'm so glad I finished when I did, the value of it has just about doubled since.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,971 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 14, 2022 7:40AM

    85 LOL If you count my uncertified GSAs, then 83. :D

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    erscoloerscolo Posts: 488 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All of them, I've never collected them.

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    sfs2002usasfs2002usa Posts: 813 ✭✭✭

    I somehow managed to put together a very basic type set 1878-1904,1921 in Rattlers - but excluding the rarities. So I have the three 1978 types (7/8/7over8 TF) a PL, and a DMPL, all mint marks, but I'm missing the expensive dates : 1892,93,94. I doubt I'll ever afford them but a dream is always nice to have. I chose the rattlers specifically for eye appeal, and seem to have some undergraded coins, of which I am proud. Anyone seen or heard of a 1893-S in a rattler ??? I'll try to post a photo of the collection later.

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    VegasDanVegasDan Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    My coin buddy is Scottish, not Finnish, so he doesn’t know how many Morgan’s he needs to finish his set!

    Edit: I’m glad you corrected the spelling in your title from “Finnish” to “Finish”, but now no one else will recognize the humor in the little poke I made. That’s OK.

    Steve

    I don’t know what I was thinking,I guess I rushed making the title but thanks for the correction.If I had done the dishes before I made this post I could have looked on the box and spelled it right.Ha!Ha!

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey, the silly auto spellcheckers always mess me up. Additionally, I always push the "Submit" button before proof reading, and sometimes I never even get the chance to do that. No worries, I was just poking a little fun. With all that's going on around us, we each need a little laugh.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 14, 2022 11:22AM

    @sfs2002usa said:

    Anyone seen or heard of a 1893-S in a rattler ???

    Here you go.
    Talk about buying the holder.. :o
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/195232366110

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a whole bunch of Morgan’s, mainly raw, but over half of them are 1921-D’s. About 12 years ago I was into trying to cherry-pick all the 1921-D Vams in the “Fun with 21” VAM booklet. I have many of the ones in the book, including most of the rare ones, but some are basically unobtainable where only 1 or 2 are known to exist. So I gave up on that pursuit. I was never really interested in trying to complete a date/mintmark set of Morgan’s for some reason.

    Mr_Spud

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    sfs2002usasfs2002usa Posts: 813 ✭✭✭

    Lee Bone - Thanks I'll pass - I may print out the photo and add it to my collection ! ;)

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    VegasDanVegasDan Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    @1946Hamm said:
    None. I put this set together many years ago in the 70's in Capital holders. Here it is. Warning lots of pics. Right click to open in a different window to see bigger pics. Thanks for looking.





    That’s just an amazing Morgan collection.Thanks for letting us see it.

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    uscoinguyuscoinguy Posts: 150 ✭✭✭

    Just the 93 S- I wish I would have pulled the trigger on that one before the prices have gone through the roof. Now it is hard to justify paying what they are selling for these days.

    Always trying to learn more
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    VetterVetter Posts: 789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one Morgan dollar in my collection. This one. I’m hoping to add a 89 cc next and that will do it for me as I only collect key dates.

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    mtnmanmtnman Posts: 566 ✭✭✭

    I don’t have an 1895, but I don’t consider it part of the set. The rest I have.

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    bob48bob48 Posts: 452 ✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2022 1:14PM

    @sfs2002usa said:
    I somehow managed to put together a very basic type set 1878-1904,1921 in Rattlers - but excluding the rarities. So I have the three 1978 types (7/8/7over8 TF) a PL, and a DMPL, all mint marks, but I'm missing the expensive dates : 1892,93,94. I doubt I'll ever afford them but a dream is always nice to have. I chose the rattlers specifically for eye appeal, and seem to have some undergraded coins, of which I am proud. Anyone seen or heard of a 1893-S in a rattler ??? I'll try to post a photo of the collection later.

    I have the 93-S in a Rattler graded VG-8 that I bought a few years ago. This was one con that I did not think I would ever find. And now there is a F-12 available to someone with deeper pockets then myself.
    Here is a link to my rattler collection that I have been working on for about 20 years.

    https://pcgs.com/setregistry/collectors-showcase/first-generation-holders/rjp-rattler-collection/1309

    Now I need to find a 1894 and 1895 Morgan in a rattler to complete the set.
    But I am always looking for a date/MM that I don't own.

    Bob

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    anablepanablep Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only need one, the 1893-S, which I will purchase eventually.

    I've been collecting Morgans for probably 15 years, and as I'm only in my 40's, I have plenty of time to pursue that last one (hopefully). I used to think that having every coin in AU-MS condition to maintain a sense of unity was important, but I've leaned to be more forgiving with some of the key dates and more difficult to attain pieces.

    In the meantime, I'm upgrading a few of my existing Morgans, which will be an ongoing endeavor, along with shifting my focus to a Peace dollar set.

    Always looking for attractive rim toned Morgan and Peace dollars in PCGS or (older) ANA/ANACS holders!

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    sfs2002usasfs2002usa Posts: 813 ✭✭✭

    Bob - very impressive ! Thanks - how about positing a photo ?
    It took me over 10 years of seeking - I also did my best to select
    coins with high appeal, despite the moderate MS grades.
    I found that rattlers do command a premium but my early picks
    were surprisingly affordable.

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    sfs2002usasfs2002usa Posts: 813 ✭✭✭

    Lilolme - Thanks ! Very Impressive !

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    This one is pretty nice but I can't tell the condition, I have a few others but this one is the best.

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    OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2022 8:55PM

    Lemme see: I have 1879-S, 1883-O, 1888-S, and 1921-S. Had 78 7/4 TF, 80-O, and 04-S and sold them.

    Not a big Morgan collector.

    "You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

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    LogPotatoLogPotato Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭✭

    70

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    vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As posted on another thread earlier, barring the 1895 king of morgans, I have the whole set slabbed and most of them (sans the major keys) in the raw inside Danscos.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 20, 2022 9:34PM

    None, my 7070 collection "minus the gold" is complete. 😉

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,211 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am working on an 1878 8TF VAM set... mostly focusing on the key VAM's numbered in the 14's

    Only two examples thus far

    BST: KindaNewish (3/21/21), WQuarterFreddie (3/30/21), Meltdown (4/6/21), DBSTrader2 (5/5/21) AKA- unclemonkey on Blow Out

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