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Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:42 am
by hallco
And why?

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:01 am
by twohawks
1878 S VAM-18 and VAM-18a

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 am
by CascadeChris
1879s v107A (LDS) ;)

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:11 am
by PacificWR
The 1894-S VAM-1A (Worm Eye) . With over 45 scratches/gouges (most on a Morgan dollar obverse die)it is the die gouge king of Morgans.

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:27 am
by DHalladay
Do J.R.'s annual lists count as lists?

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:29 am
by messydesk
98-O VAM 20.

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:54 am
by mark
Speaking of 94-s VAM-1A.. Recently picked up this beauty.

Here's a couple favorites:

1880 VAM-48 huge gouge, have only seen 1 in 10+ years
1889 VAM-19B2 - awesome clashes letters pop off the coin

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 pm
by hallco
DHalladay wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:27 am
Do J.R.'s annual lists count as lists?
I was more thinking 100,50,40, WoW,etc... but whatever is acceptable! :) I just wanted to see some others that are not normally discussed. Good ones so far everyone!

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:23 pm
by 4sdair
1878p V140 Die 1 and V140A. Very under rated because of the V116/A/B/C being on the Hit List 40 even though they all have the same obverse.

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:46 pm
by vampicker
I'll throw Pollock-1723 into the mix. It doesn't even have a VAM number, but is in the book. One of my favorite memories was watching Leroy look at my example.

Here's the auction listing
https://coins.ha.com/itm/patterns/1878- ... ail-071515

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:00 pm
by DHalladay
My favorite is my first ever discovery: 1895-S VAM 1A back in 2004.

Total SSDC population is still just 12, which includes details coins, and XF45 is still the highest grade.

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:11 pm
by 78-sLongnock
The 1878 S Vam 1i. Very first use of the B-2 Rev

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:28 pm
by Mhomei
85 P V38 Proof

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:29 pm
by CascadeChris
vampicker wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:46 pm
I'll throw Pollock-1723 into the mix. It doesn't even have a VAM number, but is in the book. One of my favorite memories was watching Leroy look at my example.

Here's the auction listing
https://coins.ha.com/itm/patterns/1878- ... ail-071515
Wow. Talk about a Long Nock!

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:32 pm
by bjsilverfox
I'm with JR on this one . Any VAM collector would love having a Morgan Pattern Dollar. It should be right at the top of the list for anyone interested in the Morgan silver dollars.

vampicker wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:46 pm
I'll throw Pollock-1723 into the mix. It doesn't even have a VAM number, but is in the book. One of my favorite memories was watching Leroy look at my example.

Here's the auction listing
https://coins.ha.com/itm/patterns/1878- ... ail-071515

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:44 pm
by alefzero
1900-S VAM-3A - Find one. Or perhaps I should say, find the one imaged in the VAM phonebook to get it delisted.

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:02 am
by crabscrape
1927S Vam 1A try finding one!

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:18 am
by impairedsquirrel
Ummm, hey Russ, the Squirrel and the WOW! VAMs would like a word with you about the Sketti wing...

I'm fully on board with the 1898-O VAM-20. Also agree that the 78-S v1i deserves more recognition for what it represents.

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:44 am
by UncleGildy
1898-O VAM-13A. (The double "t" and triple L+R Rev version.)

[edit] I want to change my vote (or cheat and vote twice): 1878 VAM-40A :D

Re: Your favorite Vam that is not on a "list" or is considered excessively rare?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:28 am
by VernP
26S VAM 1AF1. My one and only discovery coin. Vern