Saturday, February 25, 2017

Binion Collection – 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar; VAM-1A


Binion Collection – 1880-O Morgan Silver Dollar; VAM-1A
 
Binion Collection Population - 12 Silver Dollars (VAM-1A Variety).

Binion Collection - Very Rare – The VAM-1A population statistics reflect an inconsistency between the 2009 and 2014 NGC population reports.  Overall, for all the 1880-O Binion Morgan silver dollars the reports are equal with 31 coins being graded/authenticated.  However the problem develops with the 2009 report showing a population of 12, VAM-1A varieties while the 2014 report shows no coins authenticated or graded.  In contrast, the 2014 report shows a population of 12, VAM-48 varieties while the 2009 report shows no coins of that variety.  What further complicates this problem is that the NGC certification registry shows this coin as a VAM-48 variety even though the NGC labeled coin shown here is designated as a VAM-1A.  This leads me to believe that the VAM-1A and VAM-48 are the same VAM variety as far as Binion population statistics are concerned.



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