Friday, May 02, 2008

PCGS Displays Unique "Hot Lips" Morgan Dollar Set at Long Beach

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will display the only complete grading set of "Hot Lips" dollars, one of the most interesting of all the different varieties in the popular Morgan dollar series (1878 – 1921), at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, May 29 - 31, 2008.

“Some Morgan dollars were struck at the New Orleans Mint in 1888 with a doubled die obverse that produced significant doubling of Miss Liberty’s lips, nose and chin. A faint second eyelid is also visible,” explained Ron Guth, PCGS President.

1888-0 VAM-4 photo by Rob Joyce The unusual variety is listed as 1888-O VAM-4 (for the “VAM” reference book created by Morgan dollar researchers, Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis), but many collectors refer to it simply as "Hot Lips." . . .

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