1889 P Doubled Ears

For your convenience, the known 1889-P doubled ear varieties are shown below. This is a work in progress, and we still need Cotton Boll images for all the Varieties listed. When completed, this page should help greatly with attribution, as pinpointing 1889-P doubled ear VAMs is a difficult task indeed.

Although 40 89-P Doubled Ear varieties have been discovered as of 2013, only four are members of the Hot 50 Morgan VAMs: the 1889-P VAM-16, 1889-P VAM-18, 1889-P VAM 18a and 1889-P VAM-20.

1 Near Date Variety

1889-P VAM-27 Near Date
RonH_V27_Double_Ear.jpgRonH_v27_Cotton_Boll.jpg


13 Normal Date

1889-P VAM-15

The PUP to the right of the die scratch above states is a lock for this VAM-15
RonH_VAM-15_EAR.jpgRev PUP Lock on VAM-15.jpg

1889-P VAM-20
1889_vam_20_doubled_ear.jpgRonH_VAM-20 Scratch_ON_Cap.jpg

1889-P VAM-30
1889-P_VAM-30_Dbld_Ear.jpgRonH_VAM-30_Polishing_in_Bolls.jpg


1889-P VAM-36
1889-P-36-jbc-ear.jpg1889-P-36-jbc-rev2.jpg1889-P_VAM-36_feathers.jpg1889-P-36-jbc-obv1.jpg
1889-P VAM-37
1889-P-37-jbc-ear1.jpg

1889-P VAM-46
1889-P_VAM-46_ear.jpg
1889-P VAM-47
1889-P_VAM-47_ear.jpg
1889-P VAM-49
1889_VAM-49_Dbl_Ear.jpg

1889-P VAM-51 Eliminated (duplicate) -LDS 1889-P VAM-30

1889-P VAM-52
1889-P-52-jbc-ear.jpg

P1020023-1889-ab.jpg

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpg1889-P VAM-58 Doubled Ear Possible Conflict (duplication) With VAM-27


1 Normal Slanted Date Variety

1889-P VAM-33

1889-P_VAM-33_ear.jpg

15 Far Date Varieties

1889-P VAM-3

1889-P VAM-3A Doubled 1889 & Ear, Far Date, Sunken Obverse Die
1889-P_VAM-3_Dbld_Ear2.jpg
1889-P_VAM-3_Dbld_Ear1.jpg

1889-P VAM-6
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1889-P VAM-16
1889-P_VAM-16_Dbld_Ear.jpg
1889-P VAM-21
SWH2_1889P_VAMxx_Ear.jpg

1889-P VAM-24 8 in Denticles Note the heavy gouge at the end of hair ribbon.
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1889-P VAM-25
1889-P_VAM-25_ear.jpg
1889-P VAM-28
rej1889_vam28a_obv1.jpg


1889-P+VAM-28A Pitted DO

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1889-P VAM-31
89_v31_ear.jpg89_v31_liberty.jpg


1889-P VAM-38 2 spike gouges from ear toward hair. There is one other VAM that has something similar so be sure you match the position.
1889_RonH_VAM-38_EAR.jpg



1889-P VAM-39
1889-P_VAM-39_ear.jpg1889_RonH_VAM-39_Cotton_Bolls_11082013.jpg

1889-P VAM-40
1889-P_VAM-40_Dbld_Ear.jpg1889-P_VAM-40_Lines_in_Nose.jpg


1889-P VAM-42
1889-P_VAM-42_Dbld_Ear.jpg
camera.jpg1889-P VAM-57 Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9

Diagnostic - Two short die scratches in hair right of jaw-neck junction. .
They are above the two red dots shown here. In this series there are quite a few high 9's. The tip off for spotting this VAM is the date and lower hair all the way to the ear is quite void of polishing, almost pristine surfaces. Unusually clean for this series so a quick glance where the PUP's live placed it as a 57.


1889_RonH_VAM-57_OBV_11142015for_EAR_PAGE.jpg

camera.jpg1889-P VAM-60 Doubled Ear, Far Date *NEW 2014*
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camera.jpg1889-P VAM-61 Doubled Ear, Far Date *NEW 2014*
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6 Very Far Date Varieties

1889-P VAM-32

1889-P_VAM-32_Dbld_Ear.jpg
1889-P VAM-41
1889-P_VAM-41_Dbld_Ear.jpg1889-P_VAM-41_Line_Above_R.jpg

1889-P VAM-44 PUP for this coin is a slightly die scratch across TY
1889_RonH_VAM-44_OBV_EAR.jpg1889_RonH_VAM-44_OBV_LIBERTY.jpg

1889-P VAM-45
1889-P_VAM-45_Dbld_Ear.jpg

1889-P VAM-53
1889_P_VAM53_VP_1.jpg

1889-P VAM-54
TB89V54PLATE566.jpg


1 Very Far Slanted Date Variety

1889-P VAM-18 very far slanted Die chip apparently is on both the VAM-18 and VAM-18A, Nobody has found an 18 without the die chip.

1889-P-18A-jbc-ear.jpg1889-P_VAM-18A_Die_Cip_Cap.jpg