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Check this out!

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:28 am
by PacificWR
Stopped by the local coin gallery about 1 week and ½ ago and picked-up a couple of very nice CC Morgan Dollars. The first one was an attributed GSA 1880 CC VAM 4 in MS64 (this checks off one of my goals for the year. I wanted to find one in the wild…not at a coin show, auction house or e-bay). The second pick was a very nice 1892 CC that may become a new VAM (LVA has it now). While I was looking at the 1892 CC the coin gallery owner ask me to look at another Morgan Dollar and let him know what I thought about it. I ask him if I could take it home and look at it under my scope and he agreed. Check out the photo’s below and let me know what you think.

1893
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1893 Date. 1893 1st Right Star.
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1893 2nd Right Star.


A few more photos.

1893
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1893 Doubled P on Obverse. 1893 Doubled L on Obverse.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:04 am
by keydates
Looks like vam 4. Should have first 2 stars right of date doubled toward rim.
larry

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:42 pm
by colwillys
Pick it UP .. Nice find .. Photos are good and keep having FUN .

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:36 am
by PacificWR
Larry, you are half right. Checkout the reverse photo's.

1893-S
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1893 S Reverse. 1893 S M/M.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:54 am
by keydates
Did not know it was mint ---S

larry

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:59 am
by PacificWR
Looks like someone (probably long ago) took a genuine 1893-P VAM-4 and added an S mint Mark to the reverse. Not a bad job at that.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:59 am
by ORGirl1!
Wow, you had me there for a bit. :o That S looks off - as it should. What does this do to a true lover of the Lady Morgan's? Thank you for sharing.... Newbies are fortunate to get an education on VAM2.O

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:03 am
by ChiefRet.
Thumb up; on knowledge.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:59 am
by messydesk
Wow. Genuine 93 VAM 4 with added S. If you can get it cheap it would make a good novelty coin. If the S is easily popped off the coin by dissolving an adhesive, then you have a coin to fill a Top 100 hole, although I doubt it would slab given it's probably been cleaned, both to make the S match the rest of the coin and to make the S stick.

If the gallery owner is feeling generous and it's not a consignment, he could donate it to the ANA's Morgan dollar educational set.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:29 pm
by keydates
Several years back I did see a fake 93-s, it also looked good.

Know there is a die marker on genuine 93-s.

Cool larry

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:46 pm
by PacificWR
Think I'll see if the coin gallery will sell it. John, I like your idea. I may very well donate to the ANA Morgan Dollar educational set.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:06 pm
by ljs123
Wayne,
I'll chip in $25 to get it so that it can be donated to the ANA.

Maybe others will follow. :roll:

Thanks Wayne

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:33 am
by PacificWR
I'll stop by the coin gallery on Friday and see if he will sell the Morgan Dollar and let everyone know.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:54 pm
by ashmore86
I have a very similar coin. Mine is just a normal 1893-P with an added S. I also have an 1898-S with an altered date.

These are very neat coins...the only problem with this one is the base 1893 coin is also scarce, so you might need to pay $100+ for the coin.

Ash

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:54 pm
by fogie
Many years ago I got a 93-P VAM4 with an added S just like you have there! I was able to get mine for bullion so was delighted to add it to my "pile of stuff". I still have it and think it is pretty cool.

Re: Check this out!

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:33 pm
by PacificWR
One has to wonder if the same guy worked on the other three coins. Cool stuff.