1886-S VAM-2 S/S Repunched Mint Mark

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, July 1972. Revised 2015.

This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.

2 (revised) III2 1 C3b (S/S) (187) I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 1 - EDS shows die chips across inside of 6 top loop. Die later polished removing die chips in 6.
Die marker - Faint vertical polishing lines and tiny die chips at left end of cap ribbon.
Reverse C3b - Doubled IV S mint mark tilted left with thin vertical line to right of top serif and short vertical bar at top left of lower serif.
Die marker - Some faint diagonal polishing lines and roughness in eagle's wing-neck gap.

Comments:
1- 1886-S VAM-2 has a repunched mintmark. A small portion of the S can be seen in front of the upper right serif as well as through the notched lower serif on the S.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:

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Price History:
1886-S VAM-2 NGC MS63 $316.60 eBay Jan-20-07
1886-S VAM-2 PCGS MS63 Teletrade $475 July 10, 2006 Auction 2230, Lot 1902
1886-S VAM-2 NGC MS65 $2104.00 eBay Jan.-18-09
1886-S VAM 2 PCGS MS 63 $ 456.00 Private Sale April 2009

Condition Census: 11/2015
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40
45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-2
MS
141
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
4
3
4
9
0
4
25
41
35
15
1
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-2
MS
406
0
0
0
0
2
11
18
30
19
65
67
27
32
70
48
12
3
0
0
0
0
0
SEGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ICG
VAM-
MS

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

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PCI
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-2
MS
155
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
2
13
24
1
12
31
48
16
4
1
0
0
0
0


Total
702
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