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1887 Morgan Silver Dollar From the Great Montana Collection NGC MS63 VAM-12 DDO Gator Eye

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Why Buy This MS63 VAM-12 1887 Morgan Dollar from the Great Montana Collection?

The U.S. Mint issued the very first Morgan silver dollars in 1878. They were struck annually through 1904 and then again for a single year in 1921. The Morgan dollar offered here was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1887, it had a mintage of 20,290,000. It displays the VAM-12 die variety. Additionally, it was a part of the Great Montana Collection. This hoard of approximately 17,000 coins was discovered in 1998.

Alligator Eye Morgan Dollar

The VAM-12 die variety 1887 Morgan dollar is also known as the Alligator Eye variety. This name was given because of the vertical bar that is visible on Liberty's eye on the obverse, take a look for yourself.

The reverse features a bald eagle design by George T. Morgan. The eagle is clutching a bundle of arrows and an olive branch with its talons.

NGC Certified MS63

The experts at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation use a grading scale with a maximum of 70. When this Morgan dollar was submitted, it was found to be in Uncirculated condition. It was assigned the grade of Mint State 63.

This NGC MS63 1887 VAM-12 Morgan silver dollar from the Great Montana Collection could be yours, order while it's available.


Year of Issue:1887
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS63
Designation:VAM-12
Variety:From the Great Montana Collection
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:20,290,000
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