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camera.jpg16 Berry Reverse
camera.jpg17 Berry Reverse (Extra Berry)
camera.jpg7 over 8 Tail Feathers 7/8TF
camera.jpg8TF (Eight Tail Feathers)

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A

camera.jpgAlligator Eye
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgAltered Surfaces
camera.jpgAnnealing
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgArtificially Toned (AT)
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgAttribution
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgAuction BST board SSDC Funds
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgAuthentication

B

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBasining
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBB (Body Bag)
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgB&M (Brick and Mortar)
camera.jpgBean Bottom S
camera.jpgBearded Eagle Clash
camera.jpgBearded Lady
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBerries
camera.jpgBeveling
camera.jpgBifurcation
camera.jpgBlanking or Blank
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBody Bag
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBourse
camera.jpgBreak
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBreen
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBrilliant Uncirculated
camera.jpgBroadstruck
camera.jpgBroken Branch Mint Set
Buffed Reverse
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgBusiness Strike

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C

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCameo
camera.jpgCDLT - Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCheck Mark
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCherry-picking (aka Picking)
camera.jpgCherry-picker's Guide
camera.jpgClash or Clashed Dies
camera.jpgClashed E
camera.jpgClashed BERT
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCleaning
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCoin Press
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCollar
camera.jpgCollar Clash
camera.jpgComprehensive Encyclopedia
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCondition Census
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgContributors and Contributions
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCorrosion
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgConcave
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgConvex
camera.jpgCotton boll
camera.jpgCounter-clash
Counterfeit by Year
camera.jpgCrack
camera.jpgCud
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgCull

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D

camera.jpgDDO (Doubled Die Obverse)
camera.jpgDDR (Doubled Die Reverse)
camera.jpgDenticle Impressions
camera.jpgDenticles
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDevice
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDiagnostic
camera.jpgDie
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Making Process

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDies, Working
camera.jpgDie Break
camera.jpgDie Crack
camera.jpgDie Chip
camera.jpgDie Clash
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Erosion
camera.jpgDie Gouge
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie is the Die, The

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white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Marker
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Polishing
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Poop
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Scratch
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Sinking
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDie Study Roll Call
camera.jpg Die Trails

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDipping
camera.jpgDiscovery Coin
camera.jpgDMPL (Deep Mirror Proof-like)
camera.jpgDonkey Tail
camera.jpgDots
camera.jpgDouble Struck
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDoubling, Die Deterioration
camera.jpgDoubling, Ejection - same as Doubling, Strike
camera.jpgDoubling, Longacre
camera.jpgDoubling, Machine - same as Doubling, Strike
camera.jpgDoubling, Machine Damage - same as Doubling Strike
camera.jpgDoubling, Shelf - same as Doubling, Strike
camera.jpgDoubling, Strike
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgDrive-bys

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E

camera.jpgE Clash
camera.jpgEngraved Feathers
camera.jpgEDS (Early Die State)
camera.jpgExtra Berry Reverse

F

camera.jpgFeed Finger Gouges
camera.jpgField
camera.jpgField Displacement
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgFiled Rim
camera.jpgFilled Die
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G

camera.jpgGenuine
camera.jpgGouge
camera.jpgGrading


H

camera.jpgHair Vee
camera.jpgHL40 = Hit List 40
camera.jpgHoard
camera.jpgHot 50 Morgan VAMs
camera.jpgHot Lips
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgHub
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgHub Doubling

I

camera.jpgICONS
camera.jpgIncomplete Punch
camera.jpgInfrequent Reeding
camera.jpgIncuse M
INPS Insitute for Numismatic and Philatelic Studies


J

camera.jpgJanvier Reducing Machine

K

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L

camera.jpgLamination
camera.jpgLDS (Late Die State)
camera.jpgList Coins
camera.jpgLong nock
camera.jpgLTF (Lower Tail Feathers)
camera.jpgLVA Plate Photo

M

camera.jpgMachine Doubling
camera.jpgMint Error
camera.jpgMills or Milling
camera.jpgMint Facilties for Morgan Dollars
camera.jpgMPD (Mis-placed Digit)
camera.jpgMorgan, George T
camera.jpgMorgan Dime Pattern
camera.jpgMorgan Half Dollar Pattern
camera.jpg Morgan, 1878 Dollar Pattern
camera.jpgMorgan 1879 Dollar Pattern
camera.jpgMorgan Mintage
camera.jpgMorgan Various Patterns
camera.jpgMorgan 1885 Edge Lettering Pattern
camera.jpgMorgan 1964 hub
camera.jpgMotto
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N


white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgNumismatic Crime Information Center
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgNoob (Noob VAMer)

O

camera.jpgObverse
camera.jpgOccluded Gas
camera.jpgOff Center Strike
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgOlives
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgOrange-peel
camera.jpgOverdate
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgOverlapping Reeding
camera.jpgOverlay
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P

camera.jpgPAF (Parallel Arrow Feather)
camera.jpgPantograph
camera.jpgPartial Collar
camera.jpg Phantom E
camera.jpgPhrygian cap
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgPIWATP
camera.jpgPitted (Pitting)
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgPL (Proof-like)
camera.jpgPlanchet
camera.jpgPlanchet Flaw
camera.jpgPlanchet, Clipped
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgPlate or Plated a coin that has been printed in a catalog, book or research.
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgPMD (Post-mint Damage)
camera.jpgPolishing
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgPolishing Line
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgProof
PUP = Pick Up Points
camera.jpgPVC
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Q

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgQDR (Quadrupling)

R

camera.jpgRadial Die Crack
camera.jpgRadial Die Break
camera.jpgReed or Reeding
camera.jpgRetained Cud
camera.jpgReverse
camera.jpgReverse of '78/'79
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgReverses, Differentiating a C4, C4/C3, and C3 reverse
camera.jpgRim
camera.jpgRim Clip
camera.jpgRim Cud
camera.jpgRoller Marks
camera.jpgRotated Dies
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgRPD = Repunched Date
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgRPM = Repunched Mintmark

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S

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgSSDC (Society of Silver Dollar Collectors)
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgScar Cheek
camera.jpgScarface
camera.jpgScribbling Scratches Varieties
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgSR - Super rare
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgSDR - Super Duper Rare
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgSDDR - Super Duper Duper Rare
camera.jpgSerif
camera.jpgShifted Eagle
camera.jpgSlab
camera.jpgSAF (Slanted Arrow Feather)
camera.jpgStrike or Striking
camera.jpgStrike Doubling
camera.jpgStruck On Striated Blank
camera.jpgStruck-Thru


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Symbols:
camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page
Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg Photos of full coin shown on page
Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg Photos of full coin shown on page--Needs a better photo.
pcgsvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by PCGS
ngcvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by NGC
As ANACS, SEGS, and Variety Slabbing Service (VSS) recognize all VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.

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T

camera.jpgTalons
camera.jpgThe Die is the Die (TDITD)
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgTools
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgTooling
camera.jpgToning
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgTop 100 Morgan VAMs
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgTPG = Third Party Grader or Third Party Grading Company
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgTwo-Olive Reverse

U

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgUpsetting

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V

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgVAM
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgVAM-1
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgVAMtwit=twit. to taunt
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgVAMview Quarterly
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgVariety
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpg VEFB (VAM Education for Beginners)
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgVNA Varieties (VAM Not Assigned Varieties)
camera.jpg VOTW (VAM of the Week)

W

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgWhizzing
camera.jpgWide Reeding
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgWire Rim
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgWiki http://helpcenter.wikispaces.com/
white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpghttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/ipad-wiki-apps.html

X

Y

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Z

white_camera&Black_Border04112011.jpgZerbe Dies

How to Video's
Modern minting process
U.S. Mint Photo tour of Modern Coins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-vvTKVjPdM&feature=related
http://www.coinnews.net/2013/09/13/how-the-philadelphia-mint-makes-hubs-and-dies-to-produce-coins/
http://www.usmint.gov/faqs/circulating_coins/index.cfm?action=coins

Money on Modern Marvels
a 2 part series, the second part addresses the hand making of coins in the late 1700's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48P7yOBZczQ

Canadian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkHFNnOK3Bg

Historical Links
http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/historianscorner/?action=history

ANACS link to old style slabs
http://samplecoinslabs.com/ANACS%20Photo%20Certs%20Type%201%20thru%2010%20article%20with%20TD%20quotes1.pdf

VAMWorld Thread Archive
http://www.vamworld.com/Discussion+Thread+Archive+Page