1878 8TF $1 VAM 9 1st Die Pair MS62

PCGS#: 133792

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Experts consider the 1878 VAM 9 to be the very first die pair used to strike Morgan Dollars, based on identification of a presentation piece once owned by President Rutherford B. Hayes.  The reverse is distinctive due to an odd-shaped, diagnostic feather on the right side (viewer's side) of the eagle (see image above).  A few Deep Mirror Prooflike examples have appeared on the market and they are sometimes called Presentation pieces.  PCGS has not yet certified any PL or DMPL examples.

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: George T. Morgan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: N/A Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade