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AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 5, 2023 9:13AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Yes, worth and value are subjective upon a slew of different factors.

Coin is a 1885 CC GSA NGC 64 Green CAC. PL surfaces but not enough to warrant a designation. Coin is a VAM 4, Hot 50.

In the current market, what could it fetch?
This is an old photo.


  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can see the variety right in the photo. Lol look under the 8

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 7,998 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it were mine I'm not sure I would sell it but if I did I would list it on ebay for $1400. ;)
    It may not be a fast sell at that price but I'm sure it would eventually sell given the current market.

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    check GC archives.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For the great majority of dealers and collectors no premium would be warranted. VAMs are a specialty. You need to find both dealers who pay a premium for such coins (probably not many) or collectors who will pay a premium. The costs involved in finding such buyers may exceed the extra amount realized.

    I have no idea what such a variety would bring if you do find a buyer. I am among those who would pay no premium.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The VAM-4 linked below sold the same month in 2020 as two other MS64 GSA unattributed examples it brought $660 compared to $630 and $600 for the other two. Those results indicate a lack of a significant premium - at least at that time.


    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Based on selling a bunch of VAMs (but not this one) for my brother a couple of years ago, most VAM collectors appear to want to cherrypick them, not pay retail.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have several GSA CC Morgans... in the slab, not graded. I have never checked for VAMs. Got them when assembling a CC series... some duplicates... Guess I should check for details sometime. Not looking to sell, so a good task for a snowy, rainy day... Cheers, RickO

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    I know if I were to try selling it, there would be plenty of dealers that would say...Let me see here, what's 20-50% back of bid?...and how can we REALLY KNOW that it is the variety without it being noted on the holder?...so yeah, 50% back of bid sounds right because of all the risk. ;)

    Sorry, feeling a little snarky today. Hopefully someone can provide a more intelligent answer. Have you checked recent auction history in Coin Facts and Great Collections (assuming the history exists)?

    You get offered 50% back of bid make a note of that dealer and never go back.

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