1887-S VAM-4 Near Date, Doubled Date (1---7)

Discovered by Bill Fivaz, September 1974.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

4 III2 3 C3a (Doubled 1--7, Near Date) I-3 R-3
Obverse III2 3 - Date set further left than normal. The 1 is doubled at top left as two curved lines well away from 1. The 7 has a dot and short vertical line to left of top left serif. Liberty head profile slightly doubled.
This obverse shared with VAM-4 and VAM-11

Comments:
1- The 1887-S VAM-4 shows the strong remains of an underlying 1 and 7 punched above and to the left of the true digits.
Threads: Ref: Diagonal lines under left two stars. http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/15050926

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1887s_vam4_a.jpg1887s_vam4_i.jpg
1887-S_RonH_Shrike_Set_Heritage_DATE_10182011.jpg
1887-S_RonH_Shrike_Set_Heritage_MM_10182011.jpg
The two photos above come from the LFCP below which belongs in the The Shrike Set - The Karschner Collection of Morgan Dollars.
If you have time, visit all of the 100 coins in this collection by using the link above. For just this coin, the link is in the Heritage Auctions below,

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-4 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1887-S_RonH_VAM-4_OBV_04022017.jpg
1887-S_RonH_VAM-4_REV_04022017.jpg


From Heritage's auction archives another page of VAM-4's here Be aware that numbering these coins from left to right, #6 and #9 are VAM-11's.


Price History:

1887-S VAM-4 PCGS 63 eBay "Buy It Now" $315.00 06/28/08
1887-S VAM-4 PCGS MS65 eBay $1800.00 11/20/2011

Additional prices from the VAMview archives (as of Sept. 2008):
1887-S 4 65 PCGS Mar-05 PP $4,000
1887-S 4 65 PCGS Sep-05 PP $3,750
1887-S 4 65 PCGS Aug-07 PP $3,400
1887-S 4 65 PCGS Apr-06 H $3,220
1887-S 4 65 PCGS May-07 PP $2,900
1887-S 4 65 PCGS Mar-08 E $2,202
1887-S 4 64 PCGS Jan-07 TT $1,064
1887-S 4 64 PCGS May-07 PP $900
1887-S 4 64 PCGS May-07 PP $900
1887-S 4 64 PCGS Oct-07 PP $775
1887-S 4 64 PCGS Dec-06 H $517
1887-S 4 64 ANACS Jan-07 H $385
1887-S 4 63 PCGS Sep-07 PP $400
1887-S 4 63 PCGS Aug-07 E $295
1887-S 4 62 PCGS Sep-07 PP $300
1887-S 4 62 PCGS Jan-08 VQ $197
1887-S 4 62 PCGS Sep-06 E $174
1887-S 4 62 PCGS Jul-06 E $128
1887-S 4 60 ANACS Aug-07 E $80
1887-S 4 60 raw Mar-07 E $71
1887-S 4 58 PCGS Apr-07 E $147
1887-S 4 58 PCGS Oct-06 E $88
1887-S 4 58 PCGS Apr-08 E $69
1887-S 4 55 raw Nov-05 E $108
1887-S 4 55 PCGS Oct-06 TT $101



Condition Census:


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-4
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-4
MS
38
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
1
3
2
7
1
10
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-4
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
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