The Hot 50 Morgan dollar book was published by Jeff Oxman back in 2000. The "Hot 50" are varieties that were identified in addition to the Top 100 Morgan dollars that collectors like. The list is extremely comprehensive. Many of the 50 varieties are super scarce and sell for insane premiums. Out of print for years, the Hot 50 book has recently been re-published in 2008. All of these VAMs are recognized by the major grading services, but sometimes they get lumped together.
NGC has identified this 1880-S Morgan Dollar to have the VAM-11 Medium S error. This error was first discovered by James Cornish in 1967. The errors are slight but distinct, especially on the S mint mark. This Morgan Dollar also has an MS65 grade, which is impeccable for a 100+ year old coin! Add this to your stack, we only have 4 available!
- VAM-11 Medium S Error
- One of the Hot 50 Morgans
- MS65 graded by NGC