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DMPL/PL Morgan Dollar Selection...
Ian Russell on Sun, May 26, 2013 06:15:06 AM
A very popular area of collecting Morgan Dollars is DMPL and PL examples.  DMPL stands for Deep Mirror Proof Like, while PL is Proof Like.  These terms relate to reflective the fields are on the coin.  DMPL will be strong mirror fields, while PL is slightly less - these coins often give the impression of being a Proof coin, however, they were struck for circulation.  We regularly have DMPL and PL coins in our auctions, however, on Friday, a special group arrived that warrants mentioning here.  These are high grade examples - that rarely come on the market.  The 1880-S in NGC MS-68 PL for example - only 7 of these coins have been graded by NGC at this grade with none finer (although a lone PCGS example graded 69!).

1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-67 DMPL

1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-67 * PL CAC

1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-68 PL (Toned)

1881 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-64 DMPL

1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-66 DMPL OH (Toned)

1898 Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-65 DMPL

1903-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-65 DMPL