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1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Top 100 PCGS MS61 VAM-22 Dash

1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Top 100 PCGS MS61 VAM-22 Dash
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Why Order This MS61 1885 VAM-22 Morgan Silver Dollar?

The Morgan silver dollar was in circulation for quite a while. They were originally issued from 1878 through 1904 and then again for a single year in 1921. The Philadelphia Mint struck this Morgan dollar in 1885. However, this isn't the standard version. This coin displays die variety VAM-22. Many collectors have taken an interest in these specimens as more information has become available about them.

Morgan's Designs with a Dash

The 1885 VAM-22 die variety has characteristics that can be seen on both the obverse and reverse. The obverse shows a detailed portrait of Liberty by George T. Morgan. The date is below Liberty, look closely below the the second "8" to find the dash.

A bald eagle can be seen on the reverse. The words "IN GOD WE TRUST" are inscribed between the tips of its wings. The eagle is holding arrows and an olive branch with its talons. Look closely at the feathers on the arrows to find the doubling that is part of the VAM-22 variety.

MS61 from PCGS

This Morgan silver dollar is still in uncirculated condition. When it was submitted to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) it was assigned the grade of Mint State 61 (MS61).

Add this PCGS VAM-22 1885 Morgan silver dollar to your collection today.


Year of Issue:1885
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS61
Designation:VAM-22 Dash
Variety:Top 100
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
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
Mintage:17,787,000
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