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
Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars" by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis