Morgan Hit List 40 VAMs

1881-O "Doubled Ear" - VAM 27 (a "Hit List 40" variety)

HIT LIST 40 MORGAN VAMS

The "Hit List 40" are the third installment in VAM (Van Allen-Maris) varieties for Morgan Silver Dollars. After the "Top 100 VAMS" came the "Hot 50", which included some interesting rarities but which were not quite the "arms-length" varieties that populated the "Top 100."

The "Hit List 40", developed by Jeff Oxman in cooperation with the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors, includes subsequent discoveries and other rare and unusual varieties. This group includes some Pitted Reverse Dies, several clashmarked dies, lots of doubled dies, and great nicknames such as "Wild Lips", "Stick Feather" and "Comet Variety."

This is a very advanced set. Of the 15 participants on the PCGS Set Registry (as of July 20110), only one person has completed a set of Hit List 40 VAMs. Three others have achieved 97.5% completion, but only five others have collected more than 50% of the required varieties.

The list to the right includes more than 40 different varieties because some of them qualify for the same listing. For a complete listing of coins required for the Hit List 40 PCGS Registry Set, click here.

Sources and/or recommended reading:

"Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars" by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis

www.vamworld.com

Spec#Description
133802 1878 8TF VAM 14.7 Flakey Ear
133815 1878 8TF VAM 14.20 Boll Lines
134036 1878 7/8TF Strong VAM 39 7/5
40267 1878 7TF R78 VAM 116 Doubled P
412571 1878 7TF R78 VAM 123 Spiked Eye
134045 1878 7TF R78 VAM 166 Tripled Eye
134047 1878 7TF R78 VAM 188 Washed Out L
412574 1878 7TF R78 VAM 189 Re-engraved Wing
412577 1878 7TF R79 VAM 222A Face Chips
412580 1878 7TF R79 VAM 224 168 Reeds
412583 1878 7TF R79 VAM 227-1
412586 1878 7TF R79 VAM 228B Slashed O
412589 1878-S $1 VAM 17A Denticle Clash
40535 1878-S $1 VAM 19 Torn Bonnet
134048 1878-S VAM 50
412592 1878-S VAM 76 Lava Wing
41056 1880 VAM 25 0/9 Overdate
412598 "1880 VAM 32A Clashed ""In"""
41166 1880-O VAM 7 Rusted Date
134049 1880-CC VAM 7 8/7 Rev of 78
41324 1880-S VAM 12 Checkmark
412601 1881-O VAM 1D Pummeled Eye
134050 1881-O VAM 5 So-Called O/S
412604 1881-S VAM 54 Wounded Eagle
41897 1882-CC VAM 2
413025 1882-CC VAM 2A
413028 1882-CC VAM 2B
413031 1882-CC VAM 2C Counter Clash Series
46000 1885 VAM 22 Dash
412607 1886-O VAM 11A 2+2 Clash
134052 1887-O VAM 30A TY Clash
412610 1888-O VAM 7A Shooting Star
412613 1888-S VAM 13 Gouged Eagle
43109 1889 VAM 5A
412616 1889 VAM 28A Pitted Reverse
134053 1890-O VAM 20 Doubled Ear
412619 1892-S VAM 8 Tripled Hair
134054 1896-O VAM 19 Shifted Date
44584 1901 VAM 7 Doubled Arrows
44825 1902-O VAM 25
412622 1902-O VAM 43
412626 1902-O VAM 54 Doubled Ear
412629 1904-O VAM 4B Fishhook
412632 1921 Morgan VAM 40A Denticle Clash
134055 1921-D VAM 1N Unicorn
134056 1921-D VAM 1X Doubled Cud
134060 1921-S VAM 1B
413034 1921-S VAM 1B-3
413037 1921-S VAM 1B-4
413040 1921-S VAM 1B-5
413043 1921-S VAM 1B-6
134059 1921-S VAM 6A (formerly VAM 1A)
412698 1921-S VAM 6B Gouged B-U Series