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A 1888 Top 100 $1 Morgan VAM-11a DDO Ear & Clash MS62 is a specific and rare coin that holds several special features:


The Morgan Silver Dollar is a highly popular and collectible coin in the numismatic community. It was minted from 1878 to 1904 and then again in 1921. The 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar is a part of this historic series and holds significant historical value.


VAM-11a Variety: The "VAM" designation stands for Van Allen-Mallis, which refers to the authors of the "Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars" – a reference book used to identify and catalog the many varieties of Morgan Silver Dollars. The VAM-11A variety is a specific die variety that has distinct characteristics, which in this case include a Doubled Die Obverse (DDO) Ear and a clash mark on the coin.


"DDO" stands for "Doubled Die Obverse," which means that there is a noticeable doubling in the design elements on the coin's obverse (front) side. In this case, it's the doubling of the ear on Lady Liberty's portrait.


A "clash" occurs when the dies used to strike the coin come into contact without a planchet (blank coin) between them. This results in the transfer of design elements from one die to the other. The clash marks are visible on the coin and add to its uniqueness and collectible appeal.


The coin has been graded by a reputable third-party grading service and received the grade of MS62. "MS" stands for "Mint State," indicating that the coin is uncirculated, and the "62" is a numerical grade on the Sheldon scale that denotes the condition of the coin. MS62 is a relatively high grade for a vintage coin, indicating that it has only minor imperfections visible to the naked eye.


The "Top 100" designation indicates that the VAM-11a variety is considered one of the top 100 most desirable and sought-after varieties among collectors. These coins are often in high demand due to their rarity and distinct characteristics.

The combination of the specific VAM-11a variety, the DDO Ear, the clash mark, the MS62 grade, and its inclusion in the Top 100 varieties list all contribute to making this 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar a highly special and valuable coin for collectors and numismatists.


Comes with a Beautiful Philadelphia Mint Commemorative $1 Bill

1888 Morgan $1 NGC MS 62 (Top-100 VAM-11A) DDO Ear & Clash White W/FREE $1 Bill

SKU: 1888 VAM
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