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1887 Morgan Silver Dollar Coin NGC MS65 VAM-12A, DDO Gator and Clash

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Morgan Dollars are among the most collected coins ever produced by the US Mint. In particular, collectors seek out those rare Morgan dollars that have slight errors or variations in their design. Here, you will find the iconic Gator and Clash Morgan, which contains one of the more unique minting errors in the coins history. Provident Metals now has 1887 Morgan Dollar Silver Coins in certified condition available to purchase online.

Coin Highlights:

  • Delivered in a plastic slab from NGC!
  • Highly desired VAM-12A Morgan Silver Dollar!
  • Limited availability of certified silver coins!
  • Contains .77344 Troy oz of actual silver content.
  • Bears a face value of One Dollar from the United States government.
  • Issued a grade of MS64 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • The obverse features an effigy of Lady Liberty.
  • On the reverse is a rendition of the heraldic eagle.

When you purchase 1887 Morgan Dollar Coins in this Provident Metals online listing, you will receive a genuine silver legal tender specimen struck at the US Mint. These coins were later sent to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, where they received an official grade of Mint State 65. These coins will arrive in the protection of a plastic slab. Above the coin, in the slab, you will find the NGC label that carries both the grade and the VAM details.


The obverse of 1887 Morgan Silver Dollars features a bust of Lady Liberty. Upon the recommendation of artist Thomas Eakins, engraver George T. Morgan sought the help of American teacher Anna Willess Williams in crafting this portrait. Williams sat five times for Morgan, resulting in one of the most recognizable coin effigies of all time. Youll find inscriptions also on the obverse that read E PLURIBUS UNUM, 1887.


On the reverse side of 1887 Morgan Dollar Silver Coins, there is a rendition of the heraldic eagle. Compared to more recent designs, this image by Morgan has a simplified aesthetic drawn with clean, uncomplicated lines. Above the eagles head are the words IN GOD WE TRUST. Extending across the rim are additional inscriptions reading UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST.


In 1996, Dr. Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman compiled the top 100 VAM Morgan Silver Dollars so that collectors had a definitive list to work off of. Making the list was the Gator and Clash, which has some highly unusual errors on both fields. In addition to clash marks brought about by damaged dies, the coin also includes an extra eyelid on the portrait of Lady Liberty. Collectors noticed that it resembled the nictitating membrane found in alligators, hence its VAM nickname.


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Product Details

Year 1887
Condition MS65 VAM-12 DDO Gator and Clash
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 3.1 mm
Diameter 38.1 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $1
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) George T. Morgan
Designer (Reverse) George T. Morgan
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Morgan Silver Dollar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .7734 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3951607