1889 $1 VAM 19A Bar Wing (Regular Strike)

Series: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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VAM 19A REVERSE DETAIL

VAM 19A REVERSE DETAIL

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
133928
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
21,726,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Die Varieties

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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:4417, $2,350

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:4417, $2,350

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The "Bar Wing" 1889 Silver Dollar is one of the Top 100 Morgan varieties, which places it near the pinnacle of the myriad VAM varieties. The "Bar" is a raised blob of metal that sits atop the eagle's wing just below the N of "IN GOD WE TRUST." The blob is the result of a small piece of the die that broke off. When subsequent coins were struck, metal flowed into the hole in the die, creating the "bar."

Fortunately, the Bar Wing is a relativly common variety, with ample supplies in Mint State from MS62 to MS64. The best example of which we are ware is the colorful PCGS MS66 illustrated above.