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

1899-S $1 VAM 7 Doubled Date (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

VAM 7 OBVERSE DETAIL

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
133952
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan
Weight:
26.73 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,562,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,400 • NGC MS67 • 11-8-2017 • Stack's/Bowers
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: This variiety has a slightly repunched date, with the most obvious doubling on the top and base of the final 9 (see the attribution image shown above).  Collectors consider this variety to be so significant that they added it to the pantheon of the Top 100 VAM varieties.  According to VAMWorld (at www.VAMWorld.com), Bill Fivaz discovered this variety in October 1973, so collectors have had decades in which to search for them.  

PCGS has certified over 100 examples of this variety, giving us enough of a sample size to build a meaningful condition census.  The result is a Top Ten that includes all MS65's plus a PCGS MS66 and an NGC MS67 (ex Eliasberg).

We encourage all collectors to look carefully at every high-grade 1899-S Dollar they see...we suspect there are some valuable, unattributed VAM 7's waiting to be discovered.