1878 7/8TF $1 VAM 44 Triple Blossom TOP 100 AU58 Certification #20531537, PCGS #133829

Owner's Comments

Vam 44A "King" Secure Plus

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1878 VAM 44 is one of the most dramatic varieties in the Morgan Dollar series.  It is extremely popular with collectors and the demand far outstrips the supply.  As a result, it has become one of the most sought-after and valuable varieties in the VAM world.  The obverse die shows clear triple striking in the area of the cotton bolls and adjacent leaves.  Mint State examples are exceedingly rare, and most are at the lower end of the scale (MS61 to MS62).  The finest example is a single PCGS MS63.  Prooflike examples are an even smaller subset of the total population and we are unaware of any Deep Mirrror Prooflikes.

PCGS #
133829
Designer
George T. Morgan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
38.10 millimeters
Weight
26.73 grams
Mintage
9759300
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
14
Pop Lower
68
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade

D.T. Miller/Ashmore Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade

Golden State Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:4933, $17,250

2 MS62 PCGS grade
MS63 PCGS grade #1 MS63 PCGS grade

D.T. Miller/Ashmore Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS62 PCGS grade #2 MS62 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #2 MS62 PCGS grade

Golden State Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:4933, $17,250

#2 MS62 PCGS grade