1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-68 PL (NGC). A truly superior representative of this popular issue that ranks at the top of the NGC Census. The fields are dramatically reflective and prooflike, courtesy of intense die polishing evident around the devices. Rich, satiny luster cloaks these design elements and imparts an abrupt cameo contrast. Fully untoned and platinum-white, the surfaces remain fully composed under inspection and appear essentially flawless to the naked eye. The 1882-S is certainly one of the most plentiful Morgan dollars in Mint State, a distinction it shares with such other issues as the 1880-S, 1881-S, 1896 and 1921, among others. It is readily available up through Gem condition and even in grades of MS-67 to some extent. However, it becomes a considerable condition and strike rarity any finer and is seldom found with strong prooflike contrast. The present example represents a coalescence of both execution and preservation, making it one of the most desirable survivors known. It is the sole finest certified by NGC under the Prooflike designation and outranks those in second place by a full numeric point. It is astounding to examine in-hand and is the ideal candidate for the finest set of Prooflike Morgan dollars.