1887-P VAM-2

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1887-P VAM-2 7/6 Overdate

Discovered by Ted Clark, November 1971.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
2 III2 2 C3a (7/6) (189)
Obverse III2 2 - 7 repunched over 6 in date. The bottom loop of the 6 shows as a long curved line starting up slightly from the lower right bottom of the 7 and extending upwards one-third the digit height. On the left side of the stem, a short spike slants upwards at a point one-third the way up on the stem height. A short vertical spike shows at the very top of the 7 crossbar in the middle. A short spike also slants upwards from the middle right side of the crossbar.

Emission Sequence


  1. 1887-P VAM-2 7/6 overdate. This variety is one of the Morgan VAMs recognized and priced in the Red Book, crossing over into many mainstream collections. If you examine the last digit of the date, a 7, the remnants of a 6 can be seen to the lower right.
  2. Horizontal scratch in front of the eye as a pickup point from Vampicker. See additional photos below.


LVA Plate Photos

1887 P VAM2MHIDBUOBV2.jpg 1887 over 6 Photo Superposition.jpg

Additional Photos


Full Coin Photos

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