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1881 S vam 54 B

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:00 am
by morganman
A pretty darn cool vam that has alluded me for yrs not pickin Darn

Also 2015 VV valued a ms65 $1800 & now SSDC has it $800
64 900 500

Real tough in 65 low pop and 64 around 9 SSDC

54B showing R7 & 54A R6

Guess i neglected to look hard enough !!!

Re: 1881 S vam 54 B

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:24 pm
by lioncutter
I could never find one in the wild either, so I traded my 78-S VAM 17C MS64 PL for a 81-S VAM 54B MS61 PL from a VAM buddy awhile back. Thought it was a fair trade and I liked the VAM 54B better. I don't have to search that VAM any more. :D

Re: 1881 S vam 54 B

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:39 pm
by VamHelsing
One my personal favorites! Yes, 65 is VERY hard to find, 64 ain't easy either.
Still looking for 54A.

Re: 1881 S vam 54 B

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:54 pm
by keilg1
Curious - you selling one or looking to get one?

I've been looking for one - had one almost in the bag but someone out bid me recently at the last moment.


Re: 1881 S vam 54 B

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:43 am
by impairedsquirrel
I've found three. The first two were raw (one for $50, one for $30) and both ended up MS63s. The third was listed on eBay as "MS65 1881 Morgan dollar", but the holder clearly said 1881-S... not sure why I even took a closer look, but that one cost me $150...
FTR, I've sold an MS63 for $500 and the MS65 for $1000 and both went REALLY quickly.
Of course, the covergirl on the WOW! guide still resides in my set. That was the first I found and even it has a story. It was lost in the mail for multiple months and it finally showed up ONE DAY after I got a refund from the seller... I, naturally, more than happily sent him back his money.

If memory serves, the breast break starts out being paired with a different obverse and I found one of them once, but our old buddy Chuck ended up buying that one when I passed the listing on.