It's a dream of many collectors to own at least one near-gem MS-64 Morgan silver dollar, but only a small fraction of Morgans qualify for this superior grade. An extremely limited number of specimens are available in this connoisseur grade for this historic issue. Just 33,500 of the 1882 Philadelphia Morgan may survive today in this top quality. That's less than half of one percent of the original mintage! Each certified MS-64 near-gem Morgan comes in a protective transparent slab with grading certification by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) or PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service). These certifications are readily accepted throughout the country as assurance of a coin's high grade.