"The PCGS Population report presently indicates that there are 24,862 1881-CC Morgan Dollars in graded holders, including resubmissions. This total is for coins dated 1881-CC only, including PL and DMPL examples. 1881-CC is a decidedly better date in the Morgan Dollar series."

"The PCGS Population report presently indicates that there are 23,786 Seated quarters in graded holders, including resubmissions. This total is for all business strike issues combined, 1838-1891, all mints."

No question that seated quarters are scarce and I have a lot of respect for the series. Check out the population of seated dollars; they're even tougher.

The PCGS Population report presently indicates that there are 10,824 Seated dollars in graded holders, including resubmissions. This total is for all business strike issues combined, 1840-1873, all mints. To be accurate I must note that a complete set of dollars requires only 44 coins, a complete set of quarters requires 109 coins.

What's really amazing is the fact that 5,518 seated dollars, about 51% of the total population is made up of the five most common dates.

How many of the remaining 5,306 seated dollars have original surfaces?

Since they are not divided equally between the remaining dates, how many exist for the better dates?