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What is a VAM? (start here!)
Morgan VAM Attribution 101 - Learn your way around the Morgan Dollar.
Peace VAM Attribution 101 - Learn your way around the Peace Dollar.
Video Tutorial: Posting Pictures In Messages + more
Text reference on posting pictures in messages
Guidelines for Coin Submittal and Die Varieties - Guidelines from Leroy Van Allen on listing new die varieties.

2016 SSDC ANA Summer Seminar Scholarship application here.



VAM of the Week: 1880-P VAM-25B Vs. 1880-P VAM-25C

When the 1880-P VAM-25B was discovered in 2010 there was a collective "OMG!!" that echoed through the VAM community and the hunt started

for more examples. Six years later none have been found! However, while searching for a 25B (to fill a hole in my WOW! VAMs set) I was lucky enough to
come across what became VAM-25C. The 25C clashing, while impressive, appeared to not be as strong as the 25B's. I thought there was something a bit "off" about
that discovery coin, like the clashing was worn off more than it should have been for a slider. Then earlier this year the BEAUTY on the right below showed up!
What's most incredible about this story is that one pair of dies could go through TWO VERY IMPRESSIVE clash episodes and live to tell the story
(and this isn't even the whole story of these dies!!). Needless to say, both the 25B (left) and the 25C (right) are now included in the WOW! set.
The question that begs to be asked, though, is: Which is TRULY the more impressive clash?!? Regardless, any 1880-P found with this level of
clashing should be scooped up IMMEDIATELY... lots of time to figure out which prize you recieved when you get it home!!

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8-07 Mhomei
8-14 thetinman
8-21 tmanhg

Past **VAM of the Week** varieties.
VAM of the Week By Date

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Top 100 Morgan VAM List
Hot 50 Morgan VAM List
Hit List 40 VAMs
Top 50 Peace Dollar List
Elite 30 Peace List
Kimpton 12 List
Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars
John Roberts' Annual Lists
The WOW! VAMs

Clashed E Varieties
Pitted Varieties
Scribbling Scratches Varieties
Thread-Like Impression Varieties
Denticle Impressions Varieties
Misplaced Digit or MPD Varieties
Listed Privately Made Varieties
VAM Not Assigned Varieties
Broken Branch Mint Set
Buffed Reverses
Collar Clash
Morgan Dollar Rotated Dies
Discovery History
Die Study Roll Call

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Attribution Tips
Attributing 1878-P VAMs
Attributing 1878-S Long Nock VAMs
Attributing 1879-S Reverse of 78
1882-O O/S Attribution Guide - differentiate VAMs 3,4 and 5 EDS and LDS.
1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide
Attributing 1899-O Micro O VAMs
Attributing 1921-D VAMs
1922-P Clashed Die Attribution
1922-S Clashed Die Attribution
1888-O Oval O Attribution Guide (PDF)
1921 Wide Reeding Varieties Attribution Guide (PDF)
Die Progressions

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Definitions Page
Leroy Van Allen Yearly Supplements
A. George Mallis Library
VAM Books
VAM CDs
VAM Videos
Counterfeit Page
Other VAM Resources
Society of Silver Dollar Collectors
Top 100 Insights & Value Guide
A Brief History of the Morgan Dollar
Anatomy of the Morgan Dollar
Peace Dollar VAM facts
PCGS VAM Numbers for submissions
Large Full coin Photo's uploaded
Coin Photography
Fantasy Sets


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VAMquest - Monthly auctions organized by Jeff Oxman. Auctions open on the 1st of the month and close on the 15th.

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What do I do if I think I have a new variety?
Where can I get a VAM attributed?
Grading services that certify VAMs
VAM Articles Sometimes serious, sometimes ludicrous!
VAM Quizzes Test your knowledge!

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