1885-S VAM-9 885 in Denticles, S/S

Discovered by Herb Zepke, February, 1999.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

9 III2 7 · C3b (885 in Denticles, S/S) (185) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 7– Tops of 885 showing in denticles as raised curved bars in single denticle space below first 8 and in single denticle space below second 8, and as raised straight top bar in single denticle space below 5.
Reverse C3b- S mint mark strongly doubled with original showing as vertical spike to left, a thin diagonal line to left of upper loop, a curved line on right inside of lower loop, and a thin line on right inside of upper loop.

Comments:
1- This obverse shared with VAM-8 and VAM-9.
2- This reverse shared with VAM-6 and VAM-9.
3- This VAM is the same reverse as the Top 100 VAM-6 with a repunched S over S mint mark. The 1885-S/S is under appreciated for its rarity, but the VAM-9 with a repunched date in the denticles is almost unknown. It is a truly rare coin and seldom encountered.

Threads:

LVA Plate Photo:
1885-S_VAM_9_-S_over_S.jpg

Additional photos:
The tops of repunched dates can be seen in the space between the denticles.
1885ssvam9dt.jpg
1885ssvam6mm.jpg
Date and MPD:
grw1885_S_VAM9_MPD.jpg

S/S Mint Mark:
grw1885_S_VAM9_MM.jpg

PCGS MS64
1885spcgsms64vam9mb2sml.jpg
1885spcgsms64vam9mb3sml.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-9 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1885-S_RonH_VAM-9_REV_11212012.jpg
1885-S_RonH_VAM-9_OBV_11212012.jpg


Price History:

Attributed PCGS MS63 sold on ebay 8/22/10 $3999.99
PCGS MS64 sold on eBay in July 2011 for $3000

Condition Census:

PCI 40 Discovery
RAW VF35
ANACS & NGC have none attributed (8/2017)

8/2017
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
0
1
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-9
MS
7
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-9
MS
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-9
MS details
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-9
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
VSS
VAM-9
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-9
MS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-9
MS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Total
14


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