1878 8TF $1 VAM 9 1st Die Pair AG3 Certification #35678975, PCGS #133792

Owner's Comments

Vam 9 Lowest known

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 Prooflike examples have appeared on the market and they are sometimes called Presentation pieces.  PCGS has certified two PL examples.

PCGS #
133792
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
749500
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
299
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #3 MS62 PCGS grade