1884-O & 1885-O $1 Morgan Silver Dollar Great Montana Collection NGC MS65 2-pc Set

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The Great Montana Collection – Zollie’s Hoard Is Your Opportunity!

When Great Falls, Montana businessman Zollie Kelman was a boy during the Great Depression, he watched while city bill collectors threatened to shut off his family’s water unless they paid the $1.81 bill immediately! His brother paid with 181 Indian Head Pennies from his collection. This experience stayed with Kelman, and during the 1950s and 1960s, he turned himself into quite the businessman. He owned a bank, the American Music Co., Zollie’s Jewelry Exchange, World Wide Press and more. He’s said to have had a hand in helping more businesses in Great Falls, Montana than any other individual. But Kelman never forgot those coins, and a hobby soon turned into an obsession.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Kelman knew that on a regular basis, an armored car company transported 1,000-coin bags of silver dollars from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Montana. So, he hatched a plan: He made a deal with the armored car company to drop off the bags at his home on the company’s regular route. Once he had the bags home, he carefully spread the coins out on his kitchen table where the entire family searched through the pile cherry picking coins for their luster, eye appeal, dates and quality. Then he’d pay for the selected coins in cash, bag the rest back up and send them on their way. He later stored the coins he kept in a concrete bomb shelter on his property. Soon, he amassed such an impressive collection it’s been given its own name: The Great Montana Collection!

In the 1970s, thanks to Kelman’s gift of gab, the word got out about his valuable hoard. One day, Kelman answered a knock on his door only to find three men in masks barge into his home! They held his family hostage and prepared to tear the home apart in search of the prized coins. Luckily, one family member managed to stay hidden and was able to phone the police. Within minutes, the house was surrounded by law enforcement officers. They freed the family and arrested the robbers. Had the attempted robbery been successful, there may never have been a Great Montana Collection!

This two-piece set from Kelman’s Great Montana Collection includes 1884-O and 1885-O Morgans. Each comes authenticated, graded, encapsulated and pedigreed by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in Gem Uncirculated Mint State-65 (MS65) condition. As you can see, Zollie Kelman loved quality, and these 90% silver New Orleans Mint Morgans are among the finest silver dollars in the entire collection! In addition, they will also come sonically sealed in acrylic holders with exclusive Great Montana Collection (GMC) pedigree labels.

Don't miss your chance to add these coins to your own personal Morgan Silver Dollar “Hoard.” Look elsewhere and coins in these dates and conditions could cost you as much as $540 – and that’s without the special Great Montana Collection pedigree. Secure these storied coins now and save!

Year of Issue 1885, 1884
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade MS65
Pedigree Great Montana Collection
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name New Orleans - O
Coin Weight 26.73 Grams - g
Dimensions 38.1mm