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1879-1880-S Top 100 Silver Morgan Dollar From the Great Montana Collectio0n NGC MS65 VAM-8 Medium S

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Why purchase this Top 100 VAM-8 1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar?

This 1880-S Morgan Dollar has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as a VAM-8 strike. VAM numbers refer to the die varieties categorized by authors Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis in their 1976 book classifying Morgan and Peace Dollars. The VAM-8 is characterized by the date "1879" overstruck with "1880," so that the diagonal slash of the "7" is still visible in the upper loop of the second "8." The variety also features a medium sized "S" Mint mark, which is the only element to differentiate it from the VAM-9, which bears a larger "S." The VAM-8 is included on a list compiled by Dr. Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman in 1996 naming the Top 100 most significant VAM varieties of the Morgan Dollar.

Artistry of George T. Morgan

The obverse features the image of Lady Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap and a headband inscribed "LIBERTY." The reverse depicts an eagle with outstretched wings holding an olive branch and three arrows, partially encircled by a wreath, with the San Francisco Mint's "S" below.

Mint State 65

This 1880/79-S Morgan Silver Dollar is a certified Vam-8 Medium "S" variety, and is graded Mint State 65 by NGC for its sharp strike with above average luster and magnificent eye appeal. The coin has been additionally authenticated as part of the Great Montana Collection, the secret hoard of 17,000 coins belonging to George Bouvier, which were discovered after his passing in 1998.

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this superbly graded Top 100, VAM-8 1880/79-S Morgan Silver Dollar!


Year of Issue:1879-1880
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS65
Designation:VAM-8 Medium S
Variety:From the Great Montana Collection
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.900
Weight in Grams:24.055 g
Weight in Ounces:0.7734 oz
Diameter:38.1 mm
Thickness:2.4 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:Eagle clasping arrows and olive branch within half wreath
Reverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan
Obverse Designer/Engraver:George T. Morgan