Morgan Questions & Slabs Possible Missed Error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by NewCollectorRick, Aug 12, 2018 at 10:34 AM.

  1. NewCollectorRick

    NewCollectorRick Active Member

    These may be dumb questions but I have yet to send anything off to be graded or slabbed but say I send a Morgan to be graded. If you do not say there is this error or that error will it not be attributed for that?

    Reason I'm asking is because I have a NGC MS64 1880 S Morgan that I've had for 2 years and finally looked at it closely and almost missed it but there are major clashes on it.
    Are clashes something they would have listed on the grade at top of the slab?
    Any replies are appreciated.
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  3. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    Clashes are not considered errors but if there is letter transfer from the clash event it will be a listed variety known as a VAM. I suggest you cruise through VAMworld in the 101 section for starters. Welcome to VAMming!

    Edit to add - NGC and PCGS will only recognize specific VAMs, typically the top100, hot50 and hit list40 along with a few others but (NGC) leave the VAM weenie stuff to ANACS, SEGS and ICG.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    If you do have an error coin, I beleive you have to pay extra to have it shown on the label.
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  5. NewCollectorRick

    NewCollectorRick Active Member

    • I discovered VAMS prior to posting and could not find any record of it at all and I can see a row of stars but they are spread a lot further apart than that of the obverse. I can also see a date possibly, letters maybe. I definitely see an arch of stars though. I may be calling it wrong or maybe its just not important.
    • I can't remember seeing this 1880s on any of the lists or by Google search at all. I will post pictures shortly. I took a ton so have to go through and pull out the good ones. I will edit some and make dark or light just to show the clash. Fingers crossed on this one. I need a good find
  6. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    It would be very helpful if you could post photos of the coins. There’s some people on this site who are very good at attributing VAMs that I’m sure could help.
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  7. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan Dollar Collector

  8. NewCollectorRick

    NewCollectorRick Active Member

    I will list photos now but I'm going to create new thread since its been so long since I have been able to get back on. Not sure if that's how I should do this or if you all would get notified that I posted photos.
  9. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan Dollar Collector

    No need to create a new thread. Just post the pics in this thread.
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