GreatCollections issued the following news July 7, regarding its
July 26 auction of Morgan dollar varieties:
Calif. – GreatCollections is pleased to announce the
auction date of the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, which will be sold on
July 26, 2015. The collection is over 90 percent complete for the
Top-100 and Hot-50 sets, with many coins rarely being offered on the
market. All coins are being sold unreserved, with bidding to start at $1.
collection was put together over the past 25 years by a private
collector based in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.
The sets are registered with The Society of Silver Dollar Collectors VAM
Registry and are currently ranked #9 for the Top-100 set and #8 for
the Hot-50 set.
both sets, there are a total of 16 coins that are either the finest
known for the variety or tied for finest known.
40 years ago, extensive research was published by Leroy C. Van Allen
and A. George Mallis detailing the variations in dies used to strike
Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars. These variations are known
as VAMs and numbers have been assigned to the
different major types for each issue.
Dollars continue to be one of our most popular categories and there is
strong demand for varieties. I cannot recall the last time two
comprehensive collections like this have been sold unreserved – it is
sure to create spirited bidding interest,” said Ian Russell,
President/founder of GreatCollections.
register to bid, view highlights or find out more information about
the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, please visit www.greatcollections.com or telephone
Editor's Notes: Among the 140 Morgan dollar VAM varieties to be
offered are the following:
Morgan, Doubled Dash dollar, VAM-4, Numismatic Guaranty Corp. Mint State 65.
Morgan, Doubled Die Reverse Lines, VAM-7, NGC MS-64, stickered with Certified Acceptance
Corp. green label, as being premium within the grade.
Morgan, Pitted Reverse dollar, VAM-6A (1B), Professional Coin Grading
Morgan, TRU_T dollar, VAM-1A, NGC MS-64.