GTG: 1886 Morgan Dollar Guess The Grade and VAM

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  1. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Here is another one of my new Morgan Dollar pickups. We seem to have some very astute members in here now. This makes this really fun. Let's see if you can guess the grade and the VAM on this one. It shouldn't be too challenging, the die markers are visible, if you know what to look for. ;)

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Ms-62 Vam 1 closed 6
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    MS-63 and I don't do vam's
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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    MS 63
    Vam 1c clashes of eye socket and clashed V's on reverse, and date slightly left of normal
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  6. CommemHalfScrub

    CommemHalfScrub Active Member

    63 not sure of the vam
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  7. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    65, looks like a real blazer. I think VAMs are really cool, but trying to determine them gives me a headache.

    Since you collect old holders I could see 64 but looks to have great eye appeal.
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  8. jgrinz

    jgrinz Senior Member

    Slamming of the breast feathering makes me think 64
    Gotta lean towards a Vam-13 from these pictures
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Im at a 65 and could be in a 66 holder nice coin
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  10. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Going with 64. The shaves on the cheek are not heavy, but keep it from gem, IMO.
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  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am just gonna throw out my MS64, I can't nail down the VAM.
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  12. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    MS-64 in my book
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I was so wrapped up in the VAM, I just wanted to say the smooth surfaces on that coin are absolutely gorgeous. I don't see a whole lot of distracting marks, and I put out my answer of 64 from a technical point of view. Market grading gives these coins a bump depending on the eye appeal, And I would say that this one is amazing in hand, the scrapes on her cheek, that we see in the photo are actually light grazes, if I am reading the photos right.
    Very pretty coin @jtlee321
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Okay, you can throw it out but since I don't do VAM's just send it my way. Lol
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  15. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Looks like a really nice VAM 4. Very clean fields, scuffs on the cheek, but not many and nothing deep. No large expanse of undisturbed luster on the cheek that I would want for a 65, so I'll say 64.
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  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    MS 64 ....nice Morgan...and I keep planning to get into Vams but still haven't come around to it :oops:
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  17. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Incredible obverse. I’ll go with 65.
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  18. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Some great guesses coming in! I know VAM's are not everyone's cup of tea, which is fine. If all you want to do is guess the grade, please feel free to do so. Guessing the VAM is not a requisite to guessing the grade. There are some on here such as @messydesk who are really into VAM's.

    Anyway, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, at least as good as you can have considering this is 2020. I will do the reveal later this evening. Thank you all for your participation so far.
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  19. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I am literally always one grade high on your GTGs so my gut says MS65, but I will say it is in an MS64 holder. Maybe those hits on the eagle's breast held it back like the coin you posted last week.
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