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Morgan Dollars Top 100 plus Hot 50 VAM set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921)

Number of Required Items

147
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.839
Along with early Large Cents (Sheldon) and Bust Half Dollars (Overton), Morgan Dollars are among the most popular coins to collect by die Variety. The "bible" for Morgan varieties is the Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis, also known as the VAM book. Because there have been so many varieties identified (around 2,000), authors Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman selected the 100 most important, rarest, and/or most readily discernible varieties. Several years later, Oxman published a supplemental list of the next most important 50 varieties. The keys to this set will likely only be known to those interested this fascinating field, but they include such rarities as the 1878 8TF VAM 14.11 Wild Eye and the 1878 7/8TF Weak VAM 44 Trpl Blossoms.

Notes: Due to their scarcity, the following coins receive bonus points in this set:
1879-O VAM 28 - 1 point
1882-O/S EDS VAM 3,4, & 5 - 1 point
1891-P VAM 2A - 3 points
1900-O/CC VAM 7 & 7A - 1 point


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 California 1 HOF 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 10 100.00% 62.27 R 62.61 62.61
2 VAMQuest 2016 100.00% 62.19 62.49 62.49
3 Larry Eakins 100.00% 61.19 61.29 61.29
4 Ashmore 99.32% 61.59 61.74 61.10
5 Sonoma 99.32% 60.76 60.83 60.20

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 VAMQuest 2016 100.00% 62.19 62.49 62.49
2 Larry Eakins 100.00% 61.19 61.29 61.29
3 Ashmore 99.32% 61.59 61.74 61.10
4 Sonoma 99.32% 60.76 60.83 60.20
5 Roger's Top 100 + Hot 50 VAM' Set UPDATED 97.96% 59.18 59.20 57.12
6 AU_Hobby-Morgan Dollars Top 100 plus Hot 50 VAM set, Circulation Strikes (1878-1921) UPDATED 99.32% 55.67 55.67 55.09
7 CCM Collection 97.28% 56.16 56.19 54.29
8 dunnellm 95.92% 56.82 56.82 53.56
9 Rob Joyce VAM Set 96.60% 54.80 54.83 51.90
10 Weatherman Morgan Top 100 + Hot 50 VAM Set 91.16% 53.86 53.86 46.41
11 Delaware Top 100 + Hot 50 VAM Set UPDATED 83.67% 52.21 52.21 41.25
12 Coxe Top-100 and Hot-50 Morgan VAMs UPDATED 69.39% 54.17 54.23 35.28
13 Morgan-Nut Top 100 & Hot 50 41.50% 56.33 56.46 27.38
14 McDonald's Top 100 plus Hot 50 VAM Set 52.38% 43.26 43.26 19.86
15 ibyte4u 40.14% 59.68 59.68 18.52
16 brauny's T-100&H-50 set YN 31.97% 56.92 56.94 18.11
17 ttsd 27.89% 56.54 56.55 13.71
18 Kar 26.53% 58.35 58.35 09.89
19 Wineman 12.24% 59.71 59.71 08.02
20 K-Vams 15.65% 54.70 54.70 07.70

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