Hit List 40 VAMs


It's been over 8 years since the publication of the last "VAMs to collect" list. Since that time, many new discoveries have been made and much additional information, especially about 1878 rarities, has come to light. Thus, the need for a new list of VAMs to collect from Jeff Oxman and the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors. The new Hit List 40 book from Jeff was published in early 2009.

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Slot
Year
VAM
Description
1.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-14.7
Ultra-rare Variety
2.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-14.20
Last 8TF Discovery
3.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-39
7/8 TF - Dramatic Strong TFs

1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-39A
5 TF, Clashed Obverse n & t
4.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-116
Doubled P

1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-116A
Doubled P, Die Gouge Stage 1

1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-116B
Doubled P, Die Gouge Stage 2

1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-116C
Doubled P, Die Gouge Stage 3
5.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-123
Spike in eye, Rarest 7TF
6.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-166
3 spikes in eye, Ultra-rare in all grade
7.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-188
Polished L obverse
8.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-189
Only re-engraved 7TF know
9.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-222A
Reverse of 1879, 4th star broken with die chips around mouth
10.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-224
Reverse of 1879, wide reeding. 1878 analog of 1921
11.
1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-227-1
Reverse of 1879, very scarce. Line through O

1878-P
camera.jpgVAM-228B
Broken star, Reverse of 1879 with Line through O
12.
1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-17A
Doubled D with Denticle Impressions on Reverse

1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-17B
Doubled D, Denticle Impressions Obverse & Reverse

1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-17C
Doubled D, Denticle Impressions Obverse Neck & Reverse
13.
1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-19
Large Die Gouge through Cap

1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-19A
Over Polished Reverse
14.
1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-50
Tripled Eye with Funky Feather Reverse

1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-76
Triple Eye Obverse

1878-S
camera.jpgVAM-81
Funky Feather Reverse. This coin is not on Jeff Oxman's Hit List yet. Said to be
on the next edition fall 2014
15.
1880-P
camera.jpgVAM-25
0/9 Overdate

1880-P
camera.jpgVAM-25A
0/9 Overdate (polished clashed)

1880-P
camera.jpgVAM-25B
0/9 Overdate (fully clashed)
16.
1880-P
camera.jpgVAM-32A
Clashed "In" Obverse, ultra-strong clas
17.
1880-O
camera.jpgVAM-7
Pitted Obverse
18.
1880-CC
camera.jpgVAM-7
Reverse of 1878. VAM-4 Top 100 Reverse.

1880-CC
camera.jpgVAM-7A
Reverse of 1878. VAM-4 Top 100 Reverse. Clashed.
19.
1880-S
camera.jpgVAM-12
Checkmark/Ear Overdate. Overdate not already listed
20.
1881-O
camera.jpgVAM-1D
Pummeled (Flaky) Eye
21.
1881-O
camera.jpgVAM-5
Dramatic O/O. So-called O/S
22.
1881-S
camera.jpgVAM-54B
Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim
23.
1882-CC
camera.jpgVAM-2
Progressive counter-clash. Extra 1 under date

1882-CC
camera.jpgVAM-2A
Doubled 882, 1 Top Below Left 8, Clashed Obverse n

1882-CC
camera.jpgVAM-2B
Doubled 882

1882-CC
camera.jpgVAM-2C
Doubled 882, Break Cap Back, Doubled Lip Counter Clash

1882-CC
camera.jpgVAM-2D
Doubled 882, Cap Break, Lip Counter Clash, Wing Die Gouges, Rev gouges OL

1882-CC
camera.jpgVAM-2E
Doubled 882, Cap Break, Lip Counter Clash, Winged L Die Gouge, Clashed Obv. I & us
24.
1885-P
camera.jpgVAM-22
Super Dash under 2nd 8. Analog to 1885-CC VAM-4
25.
1886-O
camera.jpgVAM-11A
2+2 Rotated clashed die. Analog to 1886-P VAM-1C
26.
1887-O
camera.jpgVAM-30A
"TY" Clashed Die. Unique clashing
27.
1888-O
camera.jpgVAM-7A
Huge obverse die gouge.
28.
1888-S
camera.jpgVAM-13 (old VAM-1A)
Monster Gouges Reverse. SSDC Coin of the Year
29.
1889-P
camera.jpgVAM-5A
Pitted reverse through D

1889-P
camera.jpgVAM-5B
Pitted reverse through D, Clashed partial n

1889-P
camera.jpgVAM-28A
Pitted reverse with doubled ear
30.
1890-O
camera.jpgVAM-20
Strong Doubled Ear. Analog to1891-P VAM-2
31.
1892-S
camera.jpgVAM-8
Tripled Die Obverse. Tripling in Liberty's hair
32.
1896-O
camera.jpgVAM-19 (old VAM-1A)
Analog to 1896-P VAM-20
33.
1901-P
camera.jpgVAM-7
Doubled Arrowheads, Wing. Spectacular DDR
34.
1902-O
camera.jpgVAM-25
Doubled Ear, 2 olive reverse

1902-O
camera.jpgVAM-43-1
Die 1, Doubled Ear, doubled reverse

1902-O
camera.jpgVAM-43-2
Die 2, Doubled Ear, doubled reverse

1902-O
camera.jpgVAM-54
Largest Doubled Ear known in the Morgan dollar series
35.
1904-O
camera.jpgVAM-4B
Pitted Reverse, clashed Obverse. Pitting in OL, Clashed Obverse I & u
36.
1921-P
camera.jpgVAM-40A
Unusual Reverse clash marks. Super CD
37.
1921-D
camera.jpgVAM-1N
Unicorn "D" in UNITED. LDS shows retained cud
38.
1921-D
camera.jpgVAM-1X
Spectacular double Cud. On everyone's hit list
39.
1921-S
camera.jpgVAM-1B "Thornheads" Series
VAMs-1B1 thru 1B7. 1B3 and 1B7 are the rarest
40.
1921-S
camera.jpgVAM-6A /
Obverse Die scratch between B & U

1921-S
camera.jpgVAM-6B
BU Die Scratch & Missing mintmark

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