1886 Morgan Dollar Guess The VAM....

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by jtlee321, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I snagged this beauty for $35.00 today from the local shop. I have a feeling the VAMpires are going to be drooling over this lovely lady. Let's officially call them, @Cascade, @SuperDave, @Dave Waterstraat, @heavycam.monstervam, @messydesk if I forgot someone I apologize. I just could not believe I finally found one of these in the wild. I'd grade her AU-50 shot 53. Too bad someone dipped her not too long ago. I don't like the look of dipped low AU coins. But I'll take this one. :)

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  3. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Active Member

    I like how you refer to the coinshop as "the wild", LOL.
     
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  4. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Yeah, I was referring to finding the variety unattributed. LOL The "Wild" would have a different meaning in a roll hunting thread. :)
     
  5. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    VAM 20! Congrats, big time! The dip doesn't look too bad, either.
     
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  6. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Nice score. Now go find a 98o VAM 20 to go with it ;)
     
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  7. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Now I have to go look that one up. ;)

    Edit: Wow! I'm going to have to really start looking over those 1898-O Morgan's. I doubt I have missed one, but I don't really look over the dates to much. But, that would certainly be a nice one to find. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
  8. heavycam.monstervam

    heavycam.monstervam Outlaw Trucker & Coin Hillbilly

    Damn, you might get a nice chunk for this one. Very good find !!!!!! :greedy::greedy:
     
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  9. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    Very, very nice score!!!! oh, and you imbibe.:p
     
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  10. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    This one was on my hunt list for a little while. I was surprised to just stumble upon it with it being the only 1886 available in the case. But now @Cascade has put me on the quest for the Holy Grail of the '98-O VAM-20, of which I had not even heard about until he mentioned it here.

    The hunting is the part I enjoy most. I enjoy finding it more than I do collecting it. Unfortunately it will end up being sold as I just don't have the interest in collecting them. But I do put the money into coins that I do collect. So it's a win win. :)
     
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  11. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    So I guess the question to ask here is... Do I send it in for grading and attribution or sell it as is raw?
     
  12. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Good luck. They're rare and go for hundreds in open bidding in low grade. AU is almost unheard of and BU is unknown, I believe.
     
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  13. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    98-O VAM 20 is peculiar for more than just the repunched date. The populations in the SSDC registry for this are mostly circulated coins, with only one uncirculated. 98-O is one of the most difficult Morgans to find circulated.
     
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  14. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    Did you bid on one of these a while back?
     
  15. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Yes. Didn't win though. Went for around $400 IIRC
     
  16. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    I thought so. I just went back and found it along with the podcast of LVA discussing it. ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  17. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Are you guys referring to the '98-O or the '86?
     
  18. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Which Podcast are you talking about? Sounds like one I should add to my listening list.
     
  19. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    98o
     
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    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

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