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NO LONGER AVAILABLE (Rare and Top Census Silver Dollars and more)

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Although I have not been active on message boards in quite some time, many collectors and dealers may know me. I have set up at major shows as Select Rarities ( website ) and have handled some of the finest and rarest Morgan silver dollars, particularly the rarest prooflikes and premium VAMs, I have many still inventoried and like to see them make their way into the finest sets as well as those trying to build quality coin collections.


Below is a list of some of the many outstanding silver dollars I have for sale. You can find them on my website and I can add images here or in private correspondence if that is useful. I can negotiate on coins, individually or as package deals. I specified the VAM for each. If it is in brackets, then the variety adds no particular premium in my judgment. AOH means it is attributed on the holder.


1878 [VAM-2] 8TF NGC MS65DMPL AOH - outstanding gem DMPL, finest graded

1878 VAM-9 8TF NGC MS60PL AOH - undoubtedly among the first struck the initial day

1878 VAM-11 8TF ANACS MS63 AOH - actually VAM-17, but the important relic of the original Top 100

1878 [VAM-14.1A] 8TF PCGS MS65 AOH - nicely tone obverse, attributed as VAM-14.1

1878 VAM-14.16 8TF PCGS XF40 Details AOH - cleaned but rare Hot 50 variety

1878 VAM-15 8TF NGC MS62PL AOH - Top 100 variety in near Ch BU PL

1878 VAM-17 8TF NGC MS65 AOH - two of these, one marvelously toned and one white

1878 VAM-19 8TF PCGS 65PL/CAC AOH - finest 8TF prooflike graded by PCGS

1878 VAM-23 8TF NGC MS63DMPL AOH - outstanding Top 100 coin, usually found prooflike

1878 VAM-31 7/8TF NGC MS64DMPL AOH - relatively high grade specimen

1878 VAM-33A 7/8TF Weak NGC MS66 - also have one in NGC MS65, high grades but common weak 7/8TF variety

1878 VAM-36 7/8TF PCGS MS65 AOH - finest graded by PCGS

1878 VAM-40 7/8TF PCGS MS64PL/CAC AOH - finest PL graded by PCGS

1878 VAM-41A 7/8TF Weak PCGS MS65DMPL/CAC AOH - finest graded and cameo

1878 VAM-44 7/8TF PCGS AU50 Details AOH - prooflike EDS (unclashed) state of this King of VAMs Top 100 variety

1878 VAM-84 Rev 1878 PCGS MS64DMPL AOH - nice DMPL B1 variety

1878 VAM-84A Rev 1878 PCGS MS65PL AOH - finest prooflike B1 variety

1878 VAM-141 Rev 1878 NGC MS66 AOH - Superb gem Top 100, won't find a nicer one

1878 VAM-203 Rev 1879 PCGS MS65 AOH - two of these Top 100

1878 VAM-203A Rev 1879 PCGS MS62 AOH - attributed as VAM-203, rare UNC clashed late die state

1878-S VAM-22 PCGS MS64 AOH - finest Hot 50 specimen, very early rare die state with PL reverse

1878-S VAM-27 Long Nock ANACS AU55 AOH - in old small white holder, obviously market graded due to obverse staple scratch, I grade it as MS63PL details and it is possibly he finest example of this variety of the highly coveted B1-reverse long nocks

1879 [VAM-32] NGC MS65DMPL - rare gem DMPL with peripheral toning and medium deep cameo mirrors

1879-O VAM-28 PCGS AU58 AOH - rare Top 100 variety as close to mint state as possible

1879-S [VAM-36] PCGS MS67 - outstanding date or type set piece

1879-S VAM-46 Rev 1878 PCGS MS64 AOH - finest graded, arguably prooflike

1879-S VAM-51 Rev 1878 PCGS MS62PL - looks DMPL, but designated PL due to reverse die polish

1879-S VAM-52 Rev 1878 NGC MS64PL AOH - another rare PAF prooflike for the date

1880 VAM-6 PCGS MS62 AOH - tough Top 100 in mint state

1880 VAM-7 PCGS AU53 AOH - high-graded Top 100 overdate rarity

1880 VAM-11 PCGS MS66 AOH - finest of the more difficult to locate unclashed early state

1880 VAM-11A PCGS MS65 AOH - attributed as VAM-11, clashed later state in gem BU

1880 VAM-25A PCGS MS65DMPL AOH Discovery - attributed as VAM-25, this is the discovery piece (originally designated as VAM-1E) and is the finest Hit List 40 specimen as well

1880 VAM-32A PCGS MS64/CAC AOH - Hit List 40 example for the finest of sets

1880 [VAM-50] PCGS MS65DMPL - outstanding date or type set piece, also have a PCGS MS64DMPL

1880 VAM-53A NGC MS65 AOH - finest specimen of this elusive checkmark overdate variety, also have a PCGS MS64

1880-O VAM-6A PCGS MS64 AOH - more common overdate variety is uncommonly high grade

1880-O VAM-49 PCGS AU53 AOH - higher grade difficult Top 100 variety

1881-O [VAM-1E] PCGS MS65

1881-O VAM-27 PCGS MS61 AOH - rare variety in mint state

1881-S VAM-1B NGC MS66* - insanely gorgeous rainbow toned and sought die chip reverse variety, probably the finest you'll ever see

1882-O/S VAM-4 PCGS MS63 AOH


1882-O/S VAM-5 EDS NGC MS60DMPL AOH - rare in this state

1882-O VAM-7 PCGS MS65 AOH

1882-O [VAM-15] PCGS MS64DMPL

1882-O [VAM-24] NGC MS65

1882-O VAM-29A PCGS MS64/CAC - probably the finest known of this rare and sough clashed variety

1882-O [VAM-45] NGC MS65DMPL Discovery - gem DMPL and the variety's discovery piece

1882-S [VAM-18] NGC MS65DMPL - unlike previous S dates, this is rare in gem DMPL

1883 VAM-10 PCGS MS62 AOH - Top 100 sextupled stars in mint state

1883-O [VAM-1D] PCGS MS65DMPL/CAC - outstanding date or type specimen + cool variety

1883-O VAM-22A PCGS MS62+ AOH - difficult Hot 50 variety in relatively high grade

1884 VAM-4 PCGS MS64DMPL AOH - extreme grade rarity for the date plus this is an important Top 100 variety

1884 [VAM-17] PCGS MS66 Discovery - discovery piece

1885 VAM-1B PCGS MS65 AOH - finest Top 100 example and outstanding rainbow specimen of superb envelope toning

1885 VAM-1C PCGS MS67 AOH - finest of this rare pitted reverse Top 100 variety

1885-S [VAM-2A] PCGS 65

1885-S VAM-6 PCGS MS65 AOH - finest Top-100 sepcimen

1886 VAM-1A Die 2 PCGS MS66/CAC AOH - gorgeous premium rainbow toner


1886 [VAM-6 VLDS] NGC MS67

1886 VAM-17 NGC MS65DMPL AOH - finest Top 100 example

1886 VAM-20 PCGS MS62 AOH - very sought after Hit List variety in mint state

1886-O VAM-1A 2-Clash PCGS MS62/CAC - finest specimen

1886-O VAM-8A PCGS AU58 - extemely rare variety

1887 VAM-1B PCGS AU53/CAC - one of the most sought after Hot 50 varieties in higher grade

1887 [VAM-10] NGC MS66DMPL - also have one in PCGS MS66PL

1887 VAM-12 PCGS MS64PL AOH - the early prooflike (unclashed) alligator eye is actually quite tough to locate

1887 VAM-25A PCGS AU53 AOH - higher grade Top 100 donkey tail

1887/6-O VAM-3 ANACS MS62PL AOH - the most prooflike specimen you will likely ever see

1887-O [VAM-25] PCGS MS64DMPL - extemely rare cameo in that it is fully struck on the centers

1887-S VAM-2A PCGS MS65 AOH - attributed as VAM-2, nice gem example

1887-S [VAM-5] NGC MS65

1888 [VAM-1] NGC MS65DMPL

1888 VAM-16A NGC MS66 AOH - attributed as VAM-16

1888 [VAM-21] NGC MS66/CAC

1888 [VAM-36] NGC MS66/CAC

1888-O VAM-1A2 PCGS MS64 AOH

1888-O VAM-1B EDS H1 PCGS MS64 - rare early die state in finest grade

1888-O VAM-1B EDS H5 PCGS MS64 - another rare stage in the finest grade

1888-O VAM-7A PCGS XF40 AOH - rare Hit List 40 variety, also have a PCGS XF45 details that may grade

1888-O VAM-9 NGC MS66DMPL AOH - hard to beat for this Top 100 variety

1888-O VAM-15 PCGS AU53 AOH - high grade for this tough Hot 50 variety, also have a PCGS XF45 AOH

1888-S [VAM-2] NGC MS64DMPL

1888-S VAM-6C NGC MS64

1888-S VAM-13 NGC MS65 AOH - full brilliant gem gouged eagle Hit List variety, also have a PCGS MS64 AOH

1889 VAM-19A PCGS MS65 AOH - full gem Top 100 specimen

1889 [VAM-19B1] PCGS MS66

1889 [VAM-53.2] PCGS MS65DMPL - rare gem DMPL for the date

1889-CC [VAM-4] PCGS F12

1889-O [VAM-14] PCGS MS64 - also have a PCGS MS63

1889-O VAM-20A PCGS AU55 AOH - nice higher grade example of this variety

1890 [VAM-23] PCGS MS64DMPL

1890-O VAM-10A PCGS MS64/CAC AOH - Top 100

1890-O [VAM-14] NGC MS64DMPL - high grade DMPL for the right date set

1891 VAM-2 PCGS MS65 AOH - finest graded Top 100 variety, also have a PCGS MS64 AOH

1891 VAM-2 PCGS MS64DMPL/CAC AOH - outstanding grade rarity for the date and finest PCGS-graded DMPL

1891 VAM-2A PCGS AU50 AOH - high grade mustache state of this Top 100, also have its EDS in NGC VF35 AOH

1891-O [VAM-8C] NGC MS64DMPL Discovery - grade rarity but also the variety's discovery piece

1892 [VAM-3A] PCGS MS64

1892-O [VAM-1] PCGS MS64/CAC - magnificent obverse toning and decently struck centers

1892-O [VAM-2] NGC AU58PL - nice mirrors and an affordable example of this prooflike rarity, great registry PL date filler

1892-O VAM-2 PCGS XF45 AOH - Top 100

1892-O VAM-8 PCGS AU58 AOH - finest attributed and graded PCGS specimen of this rarity

1892-S [VAM-11] NGC AU55PL Discovery - Extreme prooflike rarity, needed for those prooflike sets, also the variety's discovery piece

1893 [VAM-3] AU55DMPL - opportunity to get a rare date DMPL anywhere near an affordable price to fill that PL set space

1893 [VAM-6] AU58PL - another rare opportunity, nicer in grade but shallower in mirrors than the previous specimen

1895-O [VAM-5] PCGS AU58 Discovery - this is prooflike and I may resubmit to get it in the MS61PL holder I believe it deserves, also the variety's discovery piece

1896-O VAM-19 PCGS MS62/CAC - originally graded MS63, this lustrous and fully white brilliant specimen is an outstanding Hit List 40 example

1897 [VAM-1] PCGS MS66


1898 [VAM-9] NGC MS66PL

1898-S [VAM-15] PCGS MS64DMPL Discovery - rare DMPL in this grade, also the variety's discovery piece

1898-S VAM-15A NGC MS62DMPL Discovery - discovery piece for this extremely rare clashed variety and in DMPL state at that, outstanding rarity

1899 [VAM-6A] PCGS MS65 - finest known, pitted reverse

1899-O VAM-4 PCGS AU55 AOH - attributed micro o

1899-O [VAM-15] ANACS MS64DMPL

1899-O [VAM-37] PCGS MS66

1899-S [VAM-9] NGC MS65PL

1900 [VAM-15] NGC MS65DMPL - extremely rare gem DMPL, as described in Wayne Miller's book, outstanding buying opportunity

1900-O [VAM-21F] PCGS MS65DMPL

1900-O [VAM-51A] PCGS MS66

1901 VAM-3 PCGS VF30 AOH - shifted eagle Top 100

1901 VAM-5 PCGS AU55 AOH

1901 VAM-7 PCGS MS63/CAC AOH - by far the finest known of this rare Hit List variety

1901-O [VAM-47] NGC MS65PL

1901-S [VAM-9] NGC MS62DMPL - extremely rare DMPL date, weakly struck, toned

1901-S [VAM-11] ANACS MS61PL Discovery - variety's discovery piece and rare in prooflike


1902 VAM-4 PCGS MS63 AOH - Top 100

1902-O VAM-3 PCGS F12 AOH - micro o attributed on graded holder

1902-O VAM-26A PCGS MS65 - finest known of this extremely popular and rare clashed variety

1902-O VAM-43.2 PCGS MS63 AOH - tough Hit List 40 doubled ear in mint state

1902-O [VAM-44B] NGC MS65DMPL Discovery - excellent gem DMPL for the date, but also the variety's discovery piece

1902-S [VAM-3] PCGS MS65

1903 [VAM-6] PCGS MS66PL - the finest prooflike specimen I have ever seen for this date

1903 VAM-6A NGC MS65 - finest known for this variety

1904-O [VAM-22A2] PCGS MS66/CAC

1904-S [VAM-8] NGC MS65PL Discovery - Extreme prooflike rarity and variety discovery coin, outstanding attractive specimen with idet=ntifying planchet flaks on the denticle stars at 9:00

1921 VAM-24A3 PCGS MS62 - might be the finest known of this rare variety


1921-D VAM-3A PCGS MS66/CAC AOH - finest known of this coveted variety

1921-S VAM-1B6 PCGS MS64 AOH - high grade Hit List 40 thornhead, the most common state of the 1B dies

1921-S VAM-1AB2 PCGS MS65 - by far the finest of few known for this variety

1921-S VAM-31 PCGS MS64+ Discovery - discovery piece for the variety, only one known thus far, has claims to being prooflike, and close to looking like a Zerbe

1922-D [VAM-1T1] PCGS MS65 Discovery

1924 [VAM-8C] NGC MS66

1925-S [VAM-1A2] NGC MS64

1926 VAM-1A PCGS MS63 AOH - finest grade Elite 30 coin at PCGS

1934-D [VAM-5B] PCGS MS65

1935-S [VAM-3] PCGS MS65

1935-S VAM-6 PCGS MS64 Discovery


I have thousands more, many on my website.


Outside the silver dollars, I have an extremely rare Fugio cent. It is the KN-4E variety in NGC AU58BN. These have very few rare appearances and generally in low grades with problems.


Any interest in these or other coins I have or might have, you can contact me through my website form, here, at VAMworld, at the SSDC Registry (which I built and run), or my email if you have it.

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I am John Coxe, owner of Select Rarities in San Diego (business since 2004 - no brick and mortar, online and coin shows instead - and not as a licensed business since the early '90s). I was in the NGC Registry when it started and got the first Best Presented Set Award for the PL/DMPL set. Lifetime member and on the Board for the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC), Associate Life Member of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable. ANA member. Never joined PNG though. Didn't do the About Us page at our website yet, same with taking the gazillion photos. Mainly photographed the bigger coins and others on demand. Many people int he silver dollar community, particularly VAM and DMPL collectors, know me at some level or another. I have many, many variety discoveries with Leroy Van Allen. So not a new guy on the block. I used to do the message boards but just got too busy to stay engaged in that. I can get references who will vouch for me as a seller and for my Morgan dollar variety understanding, in particular. The rest of "us" is my wife, Gail, who has been diligently accompanying me to set up at major shows for the past couple years.

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Hi, John.


Incredible breakdown on all those varieties!


I'm going to get in touch with you regarding some of those Peace Dollars...



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I am sure it is not MS64. Thanks! Will check the grade typo. I am certain it is circulated. Probably an XF.

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I have done business with John Coxe and can vouch for him, a good guy from whom I bought a couple of really rare coins. Good transactions all the way around.


Best Regards,



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Thanks, George! I ended up consigning my big coins to Goldberg's for their September Per-Long Beach Sale. Still have thousands of nice certified coins. I'll open a new post for those, since man or all of the ones in this one are not available presently (in auction or sold now).

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