1878 8TF $1 VAM 9 1st Die Pair (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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VAM 9 REVERSE DETAILS

VAM 9 REVERSE DETAILS

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
133792
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
749,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 estimated grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
7 MS61 PCGS grade
7 MS61 estimated grade
9 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 estimated grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 MS61 PCGS grade
#7 MS61 estimated grade
#9 AU58 estimated grade
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.

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