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SERIES: Morgan Dollars 1878-1921
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1878 7/8TF $1 VAM 44 Triple Blossom 7/8TF Weak TOP 100 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

VAM 44 OBVERSE DETAIL

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
133829
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$20,700 • PCGS MS62 • 8-9-2007 • Heritage Auctions
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

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

2 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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

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

2 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  
6 MS61 PCGS grade

“CarolinaVAMS” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

6 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2013:6559, $14,100

6 MS61 PCGS grade  
6 MS61 PCGS grade  

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.