Produced by the then-new San Francisco Mint, the 1880-S Morgan dollar is the closest rival to the 1881-S issue regarded by most numismatists as generally the best-struck in the lengthy series. Some experts now lean toward the 1880-S, which is less available in this spectacularly dazzling "near-gem" MS-64 super quality. Only a tiny proportion of surviving Brilliant Uncirculated coins qualifies for MS-64 grading, with super luster and only slight surface flaws. And this issue is relatively affordable compared to other MS-64 Morgans. Certified grading by Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.