1878-S Vam 77

General discussion board about VAMs, but no buy/sell offers
Post Reply
Flat-Chested
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

1878-S Vam 77

Post by Flat-Chested » Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:47 am

Recent acquisition, happy to give it a home.
1878s VAM-77 Obv.jpg
1878s VAM-77 Obv.jpg (178.4 KiB) Viewed 754 times
1878s VAM-77 Rev.jpg
1878s VAM-77 Rev.jpg (200.29 KiB) Viewed 754 times

Flat-Chested
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by Flat-Chested » Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:35 pm

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.

Vamsky
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by Vamsky » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:01 pm

Congrats!

morganman
Posts: 948
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:02 am

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by morganman » Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:30 pm

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
:|

boomslang
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:55 am

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by boomslang » Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:24 pm

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!

Flat-Chested
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by Flat-Chested » Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:22 pm

Heritage Auctions sells a details graded Vam 77 about once every 4 years, have to be patient. They sell cheap.

DHalladay
Posts: 2902
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Location: Boise, ID area

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by DHalladay » Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:34 pm

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
When in doubt... don't.

Flat-Chested
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by Flat-Chested » Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:34 pm

Also...

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

DHalladay
Posts: 2902
Joined: Wed May 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Location: Boise, ID area

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by DHalladay » Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:44 pm

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.
When in doubt... don't.

vamsterdam
Posts: 1257
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:48 am

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by vamsterdam » Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:56 pm

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.

Flat-Chested
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Location: Saskatchewan Canada

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Post by Flat-Chested » Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:16 pm

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.

Post Reply