Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1886 0, Morgan,


Found this Morgan, awhile back, 10+ years, has busted die mint mark, coin in good shape only, has Q for mint mark. Saw it in a error, book too , it said there's 7, coins  with error. Does anyone know  what it worth.

Thank you for your time,


I don't believe it to be a major VAM variety. You don't say which book you saw it listed in. Some early error books listed almost any oddity, even some damaged coins. Most don't command a high added premium over the regular coin. Your coin may be worth $10 to $15 more than a "normal" coin to an interested collector.

Here are some of the more notable ones:

1878 7/8TF Strong
1878 7/8TF Triple Blossoms
1878-S Long Nock Varieties
1879-CC Large CC-Small CC
1880 Knobbed 8
1880/ 79 Reverse of 78
1882-O/S Varieties
1883 Sextupled Stars
1887/6 Over Date
1887 Donkey Tail
1887/6-O Over Date
1888-O Scarface
1888-O Hot Lips Picture
1889 IN on obverse
1889-O E on reverse
1890-CC TailBar
1891-O E on reverse
1900-O Die Break through date.
1900-O/CC varieties
1901 Shifted Eagle
1902 Doubled Ear
1921 Chapman Proof
1921 Zerbe Proof
1921 Pitted Reverse
1921-D TRU-T

Also see:

Hope this helps.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


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