The Miller/Ashmore Morgan dollars “super set” circulation strikes (1878-1921) is currently being displayed by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) at the Long Beach Expo, which opened yesterday and runs until tomorrow.
The set consists of 331 Morgan silver dollars, including the standard Morgan major variety rarities and the Major VAM set with many scarce VAM rarities. The Miller/Ashmore super set currently tops the PCGS Set Registry at 99.7 per cent complete and an overall set rating of 61.86.
The set can be viewed at Booth 404, the PCGS set registry display area.
AN ENJOYABLE HOBBY
“I’m hoping to enjoy my collection along with friends and grandchildren for a long time,” said David Miller, the collector of this Morgan dollar set.
Miller has been working to assemble this super set with his friend Ash Harrison, an established coin dealer, for nearly two decades.
“The Miller/Ashmore Morgan dollars super set is a testament to a dedicated collector working with a great dealer to achieve an incredible collection of Morgan dollars,” said Don Willis, PCGS president. “I’m so pleased PCGS was able to assist Mr. Miller in achieving a fantastic goal.”
The set contains many coins that are the finest of their variety and six that are the single finest graded. These coins are:
- the 1878 7/8TF Weak VAM 44 Triple Blossoms in Mint State-63;
- the 1878 7TF R78 VAM 86 Doubled Liberty in About Uncirculated-58;
- the 1878 7TF R78 VAM 166 Tripled Eye in About Uncirculated-58;
- the 1881-O VAM 27 Doubled Ear graded Mint State-63;
- the 1888-O VAM 15 Doubled Reverse in Mint State-62; and
- the 1892-S VAM 2 Doubled Date graded Mint State-61DM.
“We’re so excited to showcase this, a single but significant achievement from the PCGS Set Registry,” said BJ Searls, director of set registry and special projects for PCGS. “We love sharing beautiful coins and educating collectors, and David Miller and Ash Harrison have really helped us do that at FUN this year by allowing us to share their set with other collectors.”