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=1888-O VAM Stats=
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{{DateMintStats
'''1.''' Mintage: 12,150,000 <br />
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|proofs=None
'''2.''' Die Pairs: 136 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint) <br />
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|mintage=12,150,000
'''3.''' [[Die Study Roll Call|Die Study]] completed: Yes. <br />
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|pl=2/10 (common)
'''4.''' <u>One [[Morgan Dollar Rotated Dies|Rotated Die:]]</u> <br />
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|dies=136 pairs
*        [[1888-O VAM-9]]  CCW & CW <br />
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|study=no}}
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1888-O is a common date in grades up to MS64 with typically mediocre strike and luster, although choice specimens can be found.  Prooflike coin are not rare and are well struckVariety collectors will find a veritable bonanza for this date, starting with the two most mainstream Morgan dollar varieties, the [[1888-O VAM-1B4|VAM 1B "Scarface"]] and the [[1888-O VAM-4|VAM 4]] "Hot Lips."  There are two different mint marks used, with the Oval O being scarce, especially in mint state. A distinct clashed E paired with an obverse die break ([[1888-O VAM-1A3|VAM 1A3]]) can be found in mint state. A heavy obverse die gouge at the rim is featured on [[1888-O VAM-7A|VAM 7A]].  Fans of rotated dies will find the [[1888-O VAM-9|VAM 9]] not only with rotations of up to 175°, but also a doubled reverse and date in the denticles. The [[1888-O VAM-15|VAM 15]] is a rather scarce repunched mint mark.
  
=Attribution Guides for The 1888-O Morgan Dollar=
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=Attribution Guides for 1888-O=
'''1.''' [[Media:Oval-O-guide-v-1-0_no_cover.pdf|1888-O Oval O Attribution Guide]] <br/>
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[[Media:Oval-O-guide-v-1-0_no_cover.pdf|1888-O Oval O Attribution Guide]] <br/>
'''2.''' [[1888-O Reverses|Sort by Reverse Design]] <br />
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[[1888-O Reverses|Sort by Reverse Design]] <br />
'''3.''' [[1888-O Sort by Date|Sort by Date Position]] <br />
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[[1888-O Sort by Date|Sort by Date Position]] <br />
'''4.''' [[1888 - 0 CDLT|Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer]] <br />
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[[1888 - 0 CDLT|Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer]] <br />
'''5.''' [[1888-O Hand Cut|1888-O Hand Cut Counterfeit]] <br />
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[[1888-O Hand Cut|1888-O Hand Cut Counterfeit]] <br />
  
=Oval O Varieties =
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= Official VAM Listing=
All 1888-O Oval O VAMs are [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] VAMs
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== Oval O ==
=Official VAM Listing=
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All 1888-O Oval O are [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAMs<br/>
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-2]] Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-5]] Oval O, Doubled 1 ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-6]] Oval O, Last 8 Doubled ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-17]] Oval O, Near Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-18]] Oval O, Doubled Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-21]] Oval O, Tilted Left [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O||Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-24]] Oval O, High, Tilted Left ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-34]] Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left (Formerly [[1888-O VAM-2|VAM-2 Die 2]])([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
 
  
=Round O Varieties=
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-2]] Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
=Official VAM Listing=
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-5]] Oval O, Doubled 1 ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-6]] Oval O, Last 8 Doubled ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-17]] Oval O, Near Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-18]] Oval O, Doubled Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-21]] Oval O, Tilted Left [[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O||Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-24]] Oval O, High, Tilted Left ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-34]] Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left (Formerly [[1888-O VAM-2|VAM-2 Die 2]])([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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==Round O ==
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1]] Round O<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1]] Round O<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1A1]] Clashed Obverse O, Reverse BER, No Break at R ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1A1]] Clashed Obverse, Reverse BER, High O ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1A2]] Clashed Obverse O, Reverse BER, Displaced Field Break in the "R" ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1A2]] Clashed Obverse, Reverse BER, High O, Displaced Field Break R ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1A3]] Clashed Obverse O, Reverse BER, Die Break R ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1A3]] Clashed Obverse, Reverse BER, High O, Die Breaks R ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B0]] Die Scratch AME ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B0]] Die Scratch AME ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B1]] Die Break Dot, EDS ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B1]] Die Break Dot, EDS ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1B2]] Tilted Field, MDS ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B2]] Tilted Field, MDS ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) <br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B3]] Scarface Die Break Across Face, LDS ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]  <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B3]] Scarface Die Break Across Face, LDS ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]  <br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B4]] Scarface Die Break Across Face & Hair, VLDS ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]  <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1B4]] Scarface Die Break Across Face & Hair, VLDS ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]  <br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1C]] Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse Partial M[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1C]] Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse Partial M [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1D]] Pitted Obverse, Denticle Gouges<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1D]] Pitted Obverse, Denticle Gouges [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1E]] Die Chip Above F<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1E]] Die Chip Above F [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1F]] Clashed Obverse n & st<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1F]] Clashed Obverse n & st [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1H]] Pinned Wing<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1H]] Pinned Wing<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1I]] Bulge Below Tail Feathers (Same as [[1888-O VAM-7B|VAM-7B]] ????)<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1I]] Bulge Below Tail Feathers (Same as [[1888-O VAM-7B|VAM-7B]] ????)<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1J]] Buffed Reverse[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1J]] Buffed Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1K]] Crumbled and polished Reverse<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-1K]] Crumbled and polished Reverse<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-3]] Doubled 18-8<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-3]] Doubled 18-8<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-4]] Hot Lips Doubled Die Obverse ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]][[image:WOW-Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg]] <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-4]] Hot Lips Doubled Die Obverse ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-7]] O Set High<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-7]] O Set High<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-7A]] O Set High, "Shooting Star" Obverse Die Gouge ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-7A]] O Set High, "Shooting Star" Obverse Die Gouge ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-7B]] O Set High, Bulge Below Tail Feathers<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-7B]] O Set High, Bulge Below Tail Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-8]] O Set Very High<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-8]] O Set Very High<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-9]] Doubled Arrows, Doubled Wreath, 18-8 in Denticles ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-9]] Doubled Arrows, Doubled Wreath, 18-8 in Denticles ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-10]] Slanted Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-10]] Slanted Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-11]] Doubled 1 and Wreath<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-11]] Doubled 1 and Wreath<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-12]] Doubled Ear Bottom & Legend, Slanted Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-12]] Doubled Ear Bottom & Legend, Slanted Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-12A]] Doubled Ear Bottom & Legend, Slanted Date, O/O Right, Die Breaks O<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-12A]] Doubled Ear Bottom & Legend, Slanted Date, O/O Right, Die Breaks O [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-13]] Doubled 88[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-13]] Doubled 88 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-14]] High Near Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-14]] High Near Date <br />  
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-15]] O/O Low, Doubled Legend ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-15]] O/O Low, Doubled Legend ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-16]] Doubled Second 8, Far Date, O Set High<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-16]] Doubled Second 8, Far Date, O Set High<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-19]] Doubled Stars<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-19]] Doubled Stars<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-20]] Doubled Eyelid, Ear, Reverse Legend[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-20]] Doubled Eyelid, Ear, Reverse Legend [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-22]] O/O Left<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-22]] O/O Left<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-25]] Near Date, Doubled Ear, O Set Very High[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-25]] Near Date, Doubled Ear, O Set Very High [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-26]] Doubled Arrow Shaft & Wreath Bow<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-26]] Doubled Arrow Shaft & Wreath Bow<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-27]] Doubled Ear[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-27]] Doubled Ear [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-28]] Doubled Ear, 1 in Denticles<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-28]] Doubled Ear, 1 in Denticles<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-29]] Spiked 1, O Set High<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-29]] Spiked 1, O Set High<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-30]] Doubled Profile<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-30]] Doubled Profile<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-31]] Doubled 188, Die Gouge Ear, Crumbled Reverse Letters ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:WOW-Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg]]  *Revised 2017*<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-31]] Doubled 188, Die Gouge Ear, Crumbled Reverse Letters ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]  <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-32]] High Date, O Set Left<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-32]] High Date, O Set Left<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-33]] Long Obverse die gouge, 8 in Denticles [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-33]] Long Obverse die gouge, 8 in Denticles [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-35]] Date Digits in Denticles<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-35]] Date Digits in Denticles<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-36]] Double Ear, Doubled Right Reverse, High O<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-36]] Double Ear, Doubled Right Reverse, High O<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-36A]] Double Ear, Doubled Right Reverse, High O, Bulge below TF ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]] [[image:WOW-Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg]] <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-36A]] Double Ear, Doubled Right Reverse, High O, Bulge below TF ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-37]] Tripled Ear, O Set Very High, Near Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-37]] Tripled Ear, O Set Very High, Near Date<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-38]] Doubled Ear, Near Date<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-38]] Doubled Ear, Near Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-38A]] Clashed G Obverse.<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-38A]] Clashed G Obverse.<br />
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-39]] Doubled 1, Slanted Date<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-39]] Doubled 1, Slanted Date (may be duplicate of VAM 10)<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-40]] Doubled Ear<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-40]] Doubled Ear<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-41]] Near Slanted Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-41]] Near Slanted Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-42]] Doubled Ear, Very High O Mint Mark<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-42]] Doubled Ear, Very High O Mint Mark<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-43]] O Set Right Tilted Left '''*New 2018*'''<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1888-O VAM-43]] O Set Right Tilted Left '''*New 2018*'''<br />
  
 
= List of Past VAM Assignments =
 
= List of Past VAM Assignments =
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1A]] Clashed E Reverse ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1A]] Clashed E Reverse ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1B]] Scarface Obverse Die Break ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)[[image:PCGS_NGCvam-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1B]] Scarface Obverse Die Break ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs#1888-O|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1G]] Crumbled Reverse Letters ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]Delisted 8/22/2017(same as VAM-31)<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1G]] Crumbled Reverse Letters ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]Delisted 8/22/2017(same as VAM-31)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1I]] Bulge Below Tail Feathers (Same as [[1888-O VAM-7B|VAM-7B]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1I]] Bulge Below Tail Feathers (Same as [[1888-O VAM-7B|VAM-7B]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-23]] Doubled Reverse, O/O Right (Obverse Rim Cud, Reverse breaks O DOLLAR & Left Wing)(Eliminated, became [[1888-O VAM-12A|VAM-12A]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-23]] Doubled Reverse, O/O Right (Obverse Rim Cud, Reverse breaks O DOLLAR & Left Wing)(Eliminated, became [[1888-O VAM-12A|VAM-12A]])<br />
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'''Legend:'''<br/>
= Legend:=
 
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
 
[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <br />  
 
[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <br />  
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]] Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.<br />
 
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] No photos posted for this VAM.<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] No photos posted for this VAM.<br />

Revision as of 13:31, 3 September 2020

Mintage 12,150,000
Proof Mintage None
Dies Used 136 pairs
Rarity in PL 2/10 (common)
Die Study no

1888-O is a common date in grades up to MS64 with typically mediocre strike and luster, although choice specimens can be found. Prooflike coin are not rare and are well struck. Variety collectors will find a veritable bonanza for this date, starting with the two most mainstream Morgan dollar varieties, the VAM 1B "Scarface" and the VAM 4 "Hot Lips." There are two different mint marks used, with the Oval O being scarce, especially in mint state. A distinct clashed E paired with an obverse die break (VAM 1A3) can be found in mint state. A heavy obverse die gouge at the rim is featured on VAM 7A. Fans of rotated dies will find the VAM 9 not only with rotations of up to 175°, but also a doubled reverse and date in the denticles. The VAM 15 is a rather scarce repunched mint mark.

Attribution Guides for 1888-O

1888-O Oval O Attribution Guide
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Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer
1888-O Hand Cut Counterfeit

Official VAM Listing

Oval O

All 1888-O Oval O are Top 100 Morgan VAMs

New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-2 Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-5 Oval O, Doubled 1 (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-6 Oval O, Last 8 Doubled (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-17 Oval O, Near Date (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-18 Oval O, Doubled Date (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-21 Oval O, Tilted Left |Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-24 Oval O, High, Tilted Left (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-34 Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left (Formerly VAM-2 Die 2)(Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg

Round O

New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1 Round O
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse, Reverse BER, High O (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse, Reverse BER, High O, Displaced Field Break R (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1A3 Clashed Obverse, Reverse BER, High O, Die Breaks R (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1B0 Die Scratch AME (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1B1 Die Break Dot, EDS (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1B2 Tilted Field, MDS (WOW! Morgan VAM)
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1B3 Scarface Die Break Across Face, LDS (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1B4 Scarface Die Break Across Face & Hair, VLDS (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1C Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse Partial M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1D Pitted Obverse, Denticle Gouges Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1E Die Chip Above F Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n & st Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1H Pinned Wing
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1I Bulge Below Tail Feathers (Same as VAM-7B ????)
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1J Buffed Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-1K Crumbled and polished Reverse
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-3 Doubled 18-8
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-4 Hot Lips Doubled Die Obverse (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-7 O Set High
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-7A O Set High, "Shooting Star" Obverse Die Gouge (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-7B O Set High, Bulge Below Tail Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-8 O Set Very High
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-9 Doubled Arrows, Doubled Wreath, 18-8 in Denticles (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-10 Slanted Date
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-11 Doubled 1 and Wreath
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-12 Doubled Ear Bottom & Legend, Slanted Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-12A Doubled Ear Bottom & Legend, Slanted Date, O/O Right, Die Breaks O Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-13 Doubled 88 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-14 High Near Date
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-15 O/O Low, Doubled Legend (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-16 Doubled Second 8, Far Date, O Set High
New White Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-19 Doubled Stars
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-20 Doubled Eyelid, Ear, Reverse Legend Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-22 O/O Left
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-25 Near Date, Doubled Ear, O Set Very High Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-26 Doubled Arrow Shaft & Wreath Bow
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-27 Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-28 Doubled Ear, 1 in Denticles
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-29 Spiked 1, O Set High
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-30 Doubled Profile
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-31 Doubled 188, Die Gouge Ear, Crumbled Reverse Letters (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-32 High Date, O Set Left
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-33 Long Obverse die gouge, 8 in Denticles Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-35 Date Digits in Denticles
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-36 Double Ear, Doubled Right Reverse, High O
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-36A Double Ear, Doubled Right Reverse, High O, Bulge below TF (WOW! Morgan VAM)Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-37 Tripled Ear, O Set Very High, Near Date
New White Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-38 Doubled Ear, Near Date
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-38A Clashed G Obverse.
New White Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-39 Doubled 1, Slanted Date (may be duplicate of VAM 10)
New White Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-40 Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-41 Near Slanted Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-42 Doubled Ear, Very High O Mint Mark
New Camera.jpg 1888-O VAM-43 O Set Right Tilted Left *New 2018*

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-O VAM-1A Clashed E Reverse (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-O VAM-1B Scarface Obverse Die Break (Top 100 Morgan VAM)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-O VAM-1G Crumbled Reverse Letters (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgDelisted 8/22/2017(same as VAM-31)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-O VAM-1I Bulge Below Tail Feathers (Same as VAM-7B)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-O VAM-23 Doubled Reverse, O/O Right (Obverse Rim Cud, Reverse breaks O DOLLAR & Left Wing)(Eliminated, became VAM-12A)



Legend:
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VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
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