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1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:47 am
by Flat-Chested
Recent acquisition, happy to give it a home.
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Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:35 pm
by Flat-Chested
Exceedingly hard to find coin, thought somebody would congratulate me over this. I also managed to obtain an extremely worn, and badly scratched details grade 1878-S VAM 106 this year, shares the same reverse, also difficult to obtain in any condition.

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:01 pm
by Vamsky
Congrats!

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:30 pm
by morganman
UGLY IS AS UGLY COULD BE LOL CONGRADS, GOTTA HATE THE LOWBALL JUNKERS!
Yet another of our beloved Morgan dollar facets, boy collectors must have been
mighty bored LOL LOL

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:24 pm
by boomslang
Nice find! I have been looking for one of those for quite awhile now with no luck so far. I check pretty much all of the low ball ones too. Must've been exciting!

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:22 pm
by Flat-Chested
Heritage Auctions sells a details graded Vam 77 about once every 4 years, have to be patient. They sell cheap.

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:34 pm
by DHalladay
Congratulations on your find.

77 is a very curious VAM to me. It's undeniably a rare: I have just 10 total sales of problem-free examples in all grades in my database... that's it. But what's really strange is the highest grade out of those 10 coins is just VF25:

1878-S 77 25 PCGS Aug-18 H $480
1878-S 77 25 PCGS Oct-15 E $385
1878-S 77 20 PCGS May-20 PP $600
1878-S 77 20 PCGS Jul-18 H $432
1878-S 77 12 NGC Aug-21 E $310
1878-S 77 12 NGC Sep-17 H $180
1878-S 77 10 PCGS Dec-19 PP $500
1878-S 77 10 PCGS May-14 E $407
1878-S 77 8 PCGS Feb-22 E $125
1878-S 77 8 NGC Oct-19 DL $103

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:34 pm
by Flat-Chested
Also...

1878-S 77 8 NGC MAY-17 H $49

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:44 pm
by DHalladay
Flat-Chested wrote:
Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:34 pm
Also...
1878-S 77 8 NGC MAY-17 H $49
Thank you! It has been added.

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:56 pm
by vamsterdam
Hard to believe that one with such a low population has such a low interest. I sold a pcgs25 last year of year before and several others.

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:16 pm
by Flat-Chested
I guess there are close to thirty of these coins rolling around in graded cases, they are not super rare. I have two with clear grades and now this third example with problems.