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The Top 100 Morgan dollar varieties were published by Dr. Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman in 1996*. It was intended to re-focus collectors and dealers onto only the most significant VAMs known to overcome the problem of "micro-vamming" - aka the search for and collection of insignificant varieties. And what a success it has been. Many of these VAMs have entered the mainstream collecting of Morgan dollars; it has become unheard of to claim a complete Morgan dollar collection without including the 1882-O/S, Scarface, Hot Lips, and an 1900-O over CC example among several other varieties.<br />
 
The Top 100 Morgan dollar varieties were published by Dr. Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman in 1996*. It was intended to re-focus collectors and dealers onto only the most significant VAMs known to overcome the problem of "micro-vamming" - aka the search for and collection of insignificant varieties. And what a success it has been. Many of these VAMs have entered the mainstream collecting of Morgan dollars; it has become unheard of to claim a complete Morgan dollar collection without including the 1882-O/S, Scarface, Hot Lips, and an 1900-O over CC example among several other varieties.<br />
  
Sort by Rarity Scale - [[TOP100 Morgan VAMs by Rarity Scale|Click Here]]<br />
 
| '''Slot''' || '''Year''' || '''VAM''' || '''Description''' ||<br />
 
|| 48. || 1885-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1885-S VAM-6|VAM-6]] || S/S extra serif at bottom of S mint mark ||<br />
 
||  || 1885-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1885-S VAM-9|VAM-9]] || S/S, digit in denticles below date ||<br />
 
|| 49. || 1886-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1A|VAM-1A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1886-P VAM-1A1]][[1886-P VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]] || Line in 6. Two die pairs known.<br />
 
Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In & st ||<br />
 
|| 50. || 1886-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-17|VAM-17]] || Doubled Arrows ||<br />
 
|| 51. || 1886-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-21|VAM-21]] || Old VAM-1B, Line through M caused by a misplaced 8 ||<br />
 
|| 52. || 1886-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E with 1, 2 or 7 clashes ||<br />
 
|| 53. || 1886-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || S/S. on both top & bottom serifs ||<br />
 
|| 54. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR ||<br />
 
||  || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-25A|VAM-25A]] || 1A is LDS of 25; Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR ||<br />
 
|| 55. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-2|VAM-2]] || 7/6 curved line through bottom stem of 7 ||<br />
 
|| 56. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Doubling is most prominent on last 87 ||<br />
 
|| 57. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-12|VAM-12]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1887-P VAM-12A]][[1887-P VAM-12A|VAM-12A]] || Alligator Eye. Doubled vertical line at front of Liberty's eye.<br />
 
Doubled LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st ||<br />
 
|| 58. || 1887-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Doubled 1, Tripled 7 in date ||<br />
 
|| 59. || 1887-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-O VAM-3|VAM-3]] || 7/6. Remains of an underlying 6 at the base of the 7 ||<br />
 
|| 60. || 1887-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-O VAM-5|VAM-5]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1887-O VAM-5A]][[1887-O VAM-5A|VAM-5A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1887-O VAM-5B]][[1887-O VAM-5B|VAM-5B]] || Doubled Stars<br />
 
Doubled Stars & Motto, Die Break Below 18<br />
 
Doubled Stars & Motto, Die Break Below 18_ at B ||<br />
 
|| 61. || 1887-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-O VAM-22A|VAM-22A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1887-O VAM-22B]][[1887-O VAM-22B|VAM-22B]] || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-22<br />
 
Doubled Eyelid & Stars, Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse G & t ||<br />
 
|| 62. || 1887-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop ||<br />
 
||  || 1887-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-S VAM-2A|VAM-2A]] || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop, Damaged Denticles ||<br />
 
|| 63. || 1888-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-P VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-P VAM-11A|VAM-11A]] || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear with die clashes ||<br />
 
|| 64. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E on Reverse, most have die break through R ||<br />
 
|| 65. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1B|VAM-1B]] || Scar Face. Die Break from the rim across Liberty's cheek ||<br />
 
|| 66. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Hot Lips. Doubling of Liberty's nose, lips and chin ||<br />
 
|| 67. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-9|VAM-9]] || Doubled Arrows Reverse ||<br />
 
|| 68. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Oval O mint mark set high. Die Pair #2 is now [[1888-O VAM-34|VAM-34]] ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Oval O, Doubled 1. Very tough to find ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Oval O, Last 8 Doubled ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-17|VAM-17]] || Oval O, Near Date ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-18|VAM-18]] || Oval O, Doubled Date ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-21|VAM-21]] || Oval O tilted left ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-24|VAM-24]] || Oval O high and tilted left ||<br />
 
||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-34|VAM-34]] || New listing! ||<br />
 
|| 69. || 1889-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19A|VAM-19A]] || Bar Wing normal date. Former VAM-5A. ||<br />
 
||  || 1889-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19B|VAM-19B]] || Bar Wing normal date. Clashed N obverse. (Must have the wing die break to be a Top 100) ||<br />
 
||  || 1889-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-22|VAM-22]] || Bar Wing far date ||<br />
 
|| 70. || 1889-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1889-O VAM-1A1]][[1889-O VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1889-O VAM-1A2]][[1889-O VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Clashed E Reverse. A monster double clash E stage is known<br />
 
Clashed Obverse t, Reverse Partial E & M<br />
 
Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D & O, Reverse BER, M ||<br />
 
|| 71. || 1889-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Oval O ||<br />
 
||  || 1889-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-O VAM-2A|VAM-2A]] || Oval O with large die chip on right side of 1st 8 ( VAM-17 eliminated and became VAM-2A) ||<br />
 
|| 72. || 1889-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Doubled 18-9 at bottoms ||<br />
 
|| 73. || 1890-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1890-CC VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Tail Bar Die Gouge ||<br />
 
|| 74. || 1891-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-P VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Doubled Ear ||<br />
 
||  || 1891-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-P VAM-2A|VAM-2A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1891-P VAM-2B]][[1891-P VAM-2B|VAM-2B]] || Doubled Ear Late Die State Mustache Die Break<br />
 
Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n ||<br />
 
|| 75. || 1891-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-CC VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Spitting Eagle. Die Gouge in front of eagle's mouth ||<br />
 
|| 76. || 1891-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1891-O VAM-1A1]][[1891-O VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1891-O VAM-1A2]][[1891-O VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1891-O VAM-1A3]][[1891-O VAM-1A3|VAM-1A3]] || Clashed E on Reverse, Late Die stage has eyeball die break<br />
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT<br />
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink<br />
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath ||<br />
 
|| 77. || 1891-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-S VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Stars to the left of the date doubled ||<br />
 
|| 78. || 1892-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1892-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Doubled 2, Ear, O/O Top, Very Near Date, Overlapping Reeding<br />
 
(VAM-7 Incorporated into VAM-5) ||<br />
 
|| 79. || 1892-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1892-S VAM-2|VAM-2]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1892-S VAM-7|VAM-7]] || All numerals of date doubled ||<br />
 
|| 80. || 1893-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1893-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Bottom edges of stars to the left and right of date doubled ||<br />
 
|| 81. || 1895-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1895-S VAM-4|VAM-4]] || S/Horizontal S ||<br />
 
|| 82. || 1896-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled ||<br />
 
||  || 1896-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-P VAM-4A|VAM-4A]] || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled, Gouges Cap & UN ||<br />
 
|| 83. || 1896-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-P VAM-19|VAM-19]] || Top of an '8' visible in the denticles ||<br />
 
|| 84. || 1896-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Micro O mint mark '''(Privately Made)''' ||<br />
 
|| 85. || 1897-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1897-P VAM-6A|VAM-6A]] || Pitted Reverse w/ Near Date ||<br />
 
|| 86. || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position ||<br />
 
||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Micro O mint mark. Lines in Eagle's Wing ||<br />
 
||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Micro O mint mark. Date set to left. ||<br />
 
||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-31|VAM-31]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position ||<br />
 
||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-32|VAM-32]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position ||<br />
 
|| 87. || 1899-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-S VAM-7|VAM-7]] || Doubled Date. Both 9's doubled above the numerals ||<br />
 
|| 88. || 1900-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-P VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Doubled Eagle Reverse ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-P VAM-24|VAM-24]] || Doubled Eagle Reverse, Quintupled Obverse Stars ||<br />
 
|| 89. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Micro O mint mark '''(Privately Made)''' ||<br />
 
|| 90. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-7|VAM-7]] || O/CC Low with Doubled 0 ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-7A|VAM-7A]] || O/CC Low, die chip over the 9 ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8|VAM-8]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8A|VAM-8A]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots. ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8B|VAM-8B]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots, clashed. ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8C|VAM-8C]] || O/O/CC Centered,Shifted Left Rust Spots, Near Date, Clashed Obv.n,st., Polished Rev. ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-10|VAM-10]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1900-O VAM-10A]][[1900-O VAM-10A|VAM-10A]] || O/CC Centered, Low<br />
 
O/CC Centered, Low, Clashed n, M ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-11|VAM-11]] || O/CC High, Shifted Right ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-12|VAM-12]] || O/CC High, Shifted Right ||<br />
 
|| 91. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-9|VAM-9]] || O/CC Centered, Shifted Right, Doubled Date ||<br />
 
|| 92. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-15|VAM-15]] || Doubled Stars to the right of the date ||<br />
 
||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-15A|VAM-15A]] || Doubled Stars to the right of the date, clashed ||<br />
 
|| 93. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-29A|VAM-29A]] || Heavy Die Break up from rim through 19 of the date ||<br />
 
|| 94. || 1901-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1901-P VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Shifted Eagle. DDR ||<br />
 
|| 95. || 1902-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1902-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Back of Liberty's ear doubled ||<br />
 
|| 96. || 1902-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1902-O VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Micro O mint mark '''(Privately Made)''' ||<br />
 
|| 97. || 1903-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1903-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Small S mint mark ||<br />
 
|| 98. || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-41A|VAM-41A]] || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-41/1A ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-41B|VAM-41B]] || Pitted Reverse, Die File Lines Lower Reverse ||<br />
 
|| 99. || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]]VAM-2 || Infrequently Reeded, revised into VAMs 13, 25 ,26, 27, 28 ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-2A]] || Infrequently Reeded, revised to [[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-27A]] ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled N of IN ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-13|VAM-13]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1921-P VAM-13A]][[1921-P VAM-13A|VAM-13A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars & Date<br />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars and Date, Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die Scratches ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-25|VAM-25]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1921-P VAM-25A]][[1921-P VAM-25A|VAM-25A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars<br />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars, Die Gouge S, Scribbling Die Scratches ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-26|VAM-26]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1921-P VAM-26A]][[1921-P VAM-26A|VAM-26A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin & Nose Tip<br />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Beveled Denticles, Scribbling Die Scratches ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-27|VAM-27]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Neck ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-27A]] || Infrequently Reeded, old 2A, die flakes above ST in STATES ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-28|VAM-28]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1921-P VAM-28A]][[1921-P VAM-28A|VAM-28A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front<br />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches, Beveled Denticles ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-29|VAM-29]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1921-P VAM-29A]][[1921-P VAM-29A|VAM-29A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & Stars<br />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & Stars, Beveled Denticles ||<br />
 
||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-44|VAM-44]] || Infrequently Reeded, D2A rev, Horiz polishing line thru right wing ||<br />
 
|| 100. || 1921-D || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-D VAM-1A2|VAM-1A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1921-D VAM-1A2]][[1921-D VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Filled Die: S in Trust missing. Reclassified [[1921-D VAM-1A2|1921-D VAM-1A2]]<br />
 
TRU_T Filled Die, Former VAM-1A ||<br />
 
|}
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
| Slot || Year || VAM || Description
 
| Slot || Year || VAM || Description
Line 333: Line 198:
 
| 48 || 1885-S || [[1885-S VAM-6|VAM-6]] || S/S extra serif at bottom of S mint mark
 
| 48 || 1885-S || [[1885-S VAM-6|VAM-6]] || S/S extra serif at bottom of S mint mark
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1885-S || VAM-9 || S/S, digit in denticles below date
+
|  || 1885-S || [[1885-S VAM-9|VAM-9]] || S/S, digit in denticles below date
 
|-
 
|-
| 49 || 1886-P || VAM-1A || Line in 6. Two die pairs known.
+
| 49 || 1886-P || [[1886-P VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Line in 6. Two die pairs known.
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A1 || Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In &amp; st
+
|  ||  || [[1886-P VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]] || Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In &amp; st
 
|-
 
|-
| 50 || 1886-P || VAM-17 || Doubled Arrows
+
| 50 || 1886-P || [[1886-P VAM-17|VAM-17]] || Doubled Arrows
 
|-
 
|-
| 51 || 1886-P || VAM-21 || Old VAM-1B, Line through M caused by a misplaced 8
+
| 51 || 1886-P || [[1886-P VAM-21|VAM-21]] || Old VAM-1B, Line through M caused by a misplaced 8
 
|-
 
|-
| 52 || 1886-O || VAM-1A || Clashed E with 1, 2 or 7 clashes
+
| 52 || 1886-O || [[1886-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E with 1, 2 or 7 clashes
 
|-
 
|-
| 53 || 1886-S || VAM-2 || S/S. on both top &amp; bottom serifs
+
| 53 || 1886-S || [[1886-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || S/S. on both top &amp; bottom serifs
 
|-
 
|-
| 54 || 1887-P || VAM-1A || Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR
+
| 54 || 1887-P || [[1887-P VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1887-P || VAM-25A || 1A is LDS of 25; Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR
+
|  || 1887-P ||[[1887-P VAM-25A|VAM-25A]] || 1A is LDS of 25; Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR
 
|-
 
|-
| 55 || 1887-P || VAM-2 || 7/6 curved line through bottom stem of 7
+
| 55 || 1887-P || [[1887-P VAM-2|VAM-2]] || 7/6 curved line through bottom stem of 7
 
|-
 
|-
| 56 || 1887-P || VAM-5 || Doubling is most prominent on last 87
+
| 56 || 1887-P || [[1887-P VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Doubling is most prominent on last 87
 
|-
 
|-
| 57 || 1887-P || VAM-12 || Alligator Eye. Doubled vertical line at front of Liberty's eye.
+
| 57 || 1887-P || [[1887-P VAM-12|VAM-12]] || Alligator Eye. Doubled vertical line at front of Liberty's eye.
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-12A || Doubled LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st
+
|  ||  || [[1887-P VAM-12A|VAM-12A]] || Doubled LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st
 
|-
 
|-
| 58 || 1887-O || VAM-2 || Doubled 1, Tripled 7 in date
+
| 58 || 1887-O || [[1887-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Doubled 1, Tripled 7 in date
 
|-
 
|-
| 59 || 1887-O || VAM-3 || 7/6. Remains of an underlying 6 at the base of the 7
+
| 59 || 1887-O || [[1887-O VAM-3|VAM-3]] || 7/6. Remains of an underlying 6 at the base of the 7
 
|-
 
|-
| 60 || 1887-O || VAM-5 || Doubled Stars
+
| 60 || 1887-O || [[1887-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Doubled Stars
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-5A || Doubled Stars &amp; Motto, Die Break Below 18
+
|  ||  || [[1887-O VAM-5A|VAM-5A]] || Doubled Stars &amp; Motto, Die Break Below 18
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-5B || Doubled Stars &amp; Motto, Die Break Below 18&amp; at B
+
|  ||  || [[1887-O VAM-5B|VAM-5B]] || Doubled Stars &amp; Motto, Die Break Below 18&amp; at B
 
|-
 
|-
| 61 || 1887-O || VAM-22A || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-22
+
| 61 || 1887-O || [[1887-O VAM-22A|VAM-22A]] || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-22
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-22B || Doubled Eyelid &amp; Stars, Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse G &amp; t
+
|  ||  || [[1887-O VAM-22B|VAM-22B]] || Doubled Eyelid &amp; Stars, Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse G &amp; t
 
|-
 
|-
| 62 || 1887-S || VAM-2 || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop
+
| 62 || 1887-S || [[1887-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1887-S || VAM-2A || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop, Damaged Denticles
+
|  || 1887-S || [[1887-S VAM-2A|VAM-2A]] || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop, Damaged Denticles
 
|-
 
|-
| 63 || 1888-P || VAM-11 || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear
+
| 63 || 1888-P || [[1888-P VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-P || VAM-11A || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear with die clashes
+
|  || 1888-P || [[1888-P VAM-11A|VAM-11A]] || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear with die clashes
 
|-
 
|-
| 64 || 1888-O || VAM-1A || Clashed E on Reverse, most have die break through R
+
| 64 || <div id="1888-O">1888-O</div> || [[1888-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E on Reverse, most have die break through R
 
|-
 
|-
| 65 || 1888-O || VAM-1B || Scar Face. Die Break from the rim across Liberty's cheek
+
| 65 || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-1B|VAM-1B]] || Scar Face. Die Break from the rim across Liberty's cheek
 
|-
 
|-
| 66 || 1888-O || VAM-4 || Hot Lips. Doubling of Liberty's nose, lips and chin
+
| 66 || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Hot Lips. Doubling of Liberty's nose, lips and chin
 
|-
 
|-
| 67 || 1888-O || VAM-9 || Doubled Arrows Reverse
+
| 67 || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-9|VAM-9]] || Doubled Arrows Reverse
 
|-
 
|-
| 68 || 1888-O || VAM-2 || Oval O mint mark set high. Die Pair #2 is now VAM-34
+
| 68 || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Oval O mint mark set high. Die Pair #2 is now VAM-34
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-5 || Oval O, Doubled 1. Very tough to find
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Oval O, Doubled 1. Very tough to find
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-6 || Oval O, Last 8 Doubled
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Oval O, Last 8 Doubled
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-17 || Oval O, Near Date
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-17|VAM-17]] || Oval O, Near Date
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-18 || Oval O, Doubled Date
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-18|VAM-18]] || Oval O, Doubled Date
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-21 || Oval O tilted left
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-21|VAM-21]] || Oval O tilted left
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-24 || Oval O high and tilted left
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-24|VAM-24]] || Oval O high and tilted left
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1888-O || VAM-34 || New listing!
+
|  || 1888-O || [[1888-O VAM-34|VAM-34]] || Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left (Formerly VAM-2 Die 2)
 
|-
 
|-
| 69 || 1889-P || VAM-19A || Bar Wing normal date. Former VAM-5A.
+
| 69 || 1889-P || [[1889-P VAM-19A|VAM-19A]] || Bar Wing normal date. Former VAM-5A.
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1889-P || VAM-19B || Bar Wing normal date. Clashed N obverse. (Must have the wing die break to be a Top 100)
+
|  || 1889-P || [[1889-P VAM-19B|VAM-19B]] || Bar Wing normal date. Clashed N obverse. (Must have the wing die break to be a Top 100)
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1889-P || VAM-22 || Bar Wing far date
+
|  || 1889-P || [[1889-P VAM-22|VAM-22]] || Bar Wing far date
 
|-
 
|-
| 70 || 1889-O || VAM-1A || Clashed E Reverse. A monster double clash E stage is known
+
| 70 || 1889-O || [[1889-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E Reverse. A monster double clash E stage is known
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A1 || Clashed Obverse t, Reverse Partial E &amp; M
+
|  ||  || [[1889-O VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]] || Clashed Obverse t, Reverse Partial E &amp; M
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A2 || Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D &amp; O, Reverse BER, M
+
|  ||  || [[1889-O VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D &amp; O, Reverse BER, M
 
|-
 
|-
| 71 || 1889-O || VAM-2 || Oval O
+
| 71 || 1889-O || [[1889-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Oval O
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1889-O || VAM-2A || Oval O with large die chip on right side of 1st 8 ( VAM-17 eliminated and became VAM-2A)
+
|  || 1889-O || [[1889-O VAM-2A|VAM-2A]] || Oval O with large die chip on right side of 1st 8 ( VAM-17 eliminated and became VAM-2A)
 
|-
 
|-
| 72 || 1889-O || VAM-6 || Doubled 18-9 at bottoms
+
| 72 || 1889-O || [[1889-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Doubled 18-9 at bottoms
 
|-
 
|-
| 73 || 1890-CC || VAM-4 || Tail Bar Die Gouge
+
| 73 || 1890-CC || [[1890-CC VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Tail Bar Die Gouge
 
|-
 
|-
| 74 || 1891-P || VAM-2 || Doubled Ear
+
| 74 || 1891-P || [[1891-P VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Doubled Ear
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1891-P || VAM-2A || Doubled Ear Late Die State Mustache Die Break
+
|  || 1891-P || [[1891-P VAM-2A|VAM-2A]] || Doubled Ear Late Die State Mustache Die Break
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-2B || Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n
+
|  ||  || [[1891-P VAM-2B|VAM-2B]] || Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n
 
|-
 
|-
| 75 || 1891-CC || VAM-3 || Spitting Eagle. Die Gouge in front of eagle's mouth
+
| 75 || 1891-CC || [[1891-CC VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Spitting Eagle. Die Gouge in front of eagle's mouth
 
|-
 
|-
| 76 || 1891-O || VAM-1A || Clashed E on Reverse, Late Die stage has eyeball die break
+
| 76 || 1891-O || [[1891-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E on Reverse, Late Die stage has eyeball die break
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A1 || Clashed Obverse D &amp; O, Reverse BERT
+
|  ||  || [[1891-O VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]] || Clashed Obverse D &amp; O, Reverse BERT
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A2 || Clashed Obverse D &amp; O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink
+
|  ||  || [[1891-O VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Clashed Obverse D &amp; O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A3 || Clashed Obverse D &amp; O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath
+
|  ||  || [[1891-O VAM-1A3|VAM-1A3]] || Clashed Obverse D &amp; O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath
 
|-
 
|-
| 77 || 1891-S || VAM-3 || Stars to the left of the date doubled
+
| 77 || 1891-S || [[1891-S VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Stars to the left of the date doubled
 
|-
 
|-
| 78 || 1892-O || VAM-5 || Doubled 2, Ear, O/O Top, Very Near Date, Overlapping Reeding
+
| 78 || 1892-O || [[1892-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Doubled 2, Ear, O/O Top, Very Near Date, Overlapping Reeding (VAM-7 Incorporated into VAM-5)
 
|-
 
|-
| || || || (VAM-7 Incorporated into VAM-5)
+
| 79 || 1892-S || [[1892-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || All numerals of date doubled
 
|-
 
|-
| 79 || 1892-S || VAM-2 || All numerals of date doubled
+
| || || [[1892-S VAM-7|VAM-7]] || Doubled 892, S Tilted Right
 
|-
 
|-
| || || VAM-7 ||  
+
| 80 || 1893-P || [[1893-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Bottom edges of stars to the left and right of date doubled
 
|-
 
|-
| 80 || 1893-P || VAM-4 || Bottom edges of stars to the left and right of date doubled
+
| 81 || 1895-S || [[1895-S VAM-4|VAM-4]] || S/Horizontal S
 
|-
 
|-
| 81 || 1895-S || VAM-4 || S/Horizontal S
+
| 82 || 1896-P || [[1896-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled
 
|-
 
|-
| 82 || 1896-P || VAM-4 || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled
+
| || 1896-P || [[1896-P VAM-4A|VAM-4A]] || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled, Gouges Cap &amp; UN
 
|-
 
|-
| || 1896-P || VAM-4A || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled, Gouges Cap &amp; UN
+
| 83 || 1896-P || [[1896-P VAM-19|VAM-19]] || Top of an '8' visible in the denticles
 
|-
 
|-
| 83 || 1896-P || VAM-19 || Top of an '8' visible in the denticles
+
| 84 || 1896-O || [[1896-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
 
|-
 
|-
| 84 || 1896-O || VAM-4 || Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
+
| 85 || 1897-P || [[1897-P VAM-6A|VAM-6A]] || Pitted Reverse w/ Near Date
 
|-
 
|-
| 85 || 1897-P || VAM-6A || Pitted Reverse w/ Near Date
+
| 86 || 1899-O || [[1899-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
 
|-
 
|-
| 86 || 1899-O || VAM-4 || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
+
| || 1899-O || [[1899-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Micro O mint mark. Lines in Eagle's Wing
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1899-O || VAM-5 || Micro O mint mark. Lines in Eagle's Wing
+
|  || 1899-O || [[1899-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Micro O mint mark. Date set to left.
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1899-O || VAM-6 || Micro O mint mark. Date set to left.
+
|  || 1899-O || [[1899-O VAM-31|VAM-31]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1899-O || VAM-31 || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
+
|  || 1899-O || [[1899-O VAM-32|VAM-32]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
 
|-
 
|-
| || 1899-O || VAM-32 || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
+
| 87 || 1899-S || [[1899-S VAM-7|VAM-7]]  || Doubled Date. Both 9's doubled above the numerals
 
|-
 
|-
| 87 || 1899-S || VAM-7 || Doubled Date. Both 9's doubled above the numerals
+
| 88 || 1900-P || [[1900-P VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Doubled Eagle Reverse
 
|-
 
|-
| 88 || 1900-P || VAM-11 || Doubled Eagle Reverse
+
| || 1900-P || [[1900-P VAM-24|VAM-24]] || Doubled Eagle Reverse, Quintupled Obverse Stars
 
|-
 
|-
| || 1900-P || VAM-24 || Doubled Eagle Reverse, Quintupled Obverse Stars
+
| 89 || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
 
|-
 
|-
| 89 || 1900-O || VAM-5 || Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
+
| 90 || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-7|VAM-7]] || O/CC Low with Doubled 0
 
|-
 
|-
| 90 || 1900-O || VAM-7 || O/CC Low with Doubled 0
+
| || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-7A|VAM-7A]] || O/CC Low, die chip over the 9
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-7A || O/CC Low, die chip over the 9
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-8|VAM-8]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-8 || O/CC Centered Shifted Left
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-8A|VAM-8A]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots.
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-8A || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots.
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-8B|VAM-8B]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots, clashed.
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-8B || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots, clashed.
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-8C|VAM-8C]] || O/O/CC Centered,Shifted Left Rust Spots, Near Date, Clashed Obv.n,st., Polished Rev.
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-8C || O/O/CC Centered,Shifted Left Rust Spots, Near Date, Clashed Obv.n,st., Polished Rev.
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-10|VAM-10]] || O/CC Centered, Low
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-10 || O/CC Centered, Low
+
|  || || [[1900-O VAM-10A|VAM-10A]] || O/CC Centered, Low, Clashed n, M
 
|-
 
|-
|  || || VAM-10A || O/CC Centered, Low, Clashed n, M
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-11|VAM-11]] || O/CC High, Shifted Right
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1900-O || VAM-11 || O/CC High, Shifted Right
+
|  || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-12|VAM-12]] || O/CC High, Shifted Right
 
|-
 
|-
| || 1900-O || VAM-12 || O/CC High, Shifted Right
+
| 91 || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-9|VAM-9]] || O/CC Centered, Shifted Right, Doubled Date
 
|-
 
|-
| 91 || 1900-O || VAM-9 || O/CC Centered, Shifted Right, Doubled Date
+
| 92 || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-15|VAM-15]] || Doubled Stars to the right of the date
 
|-
 
|-
| 92 || 1900-O || VAM-15 || Doubled Stars to the right of the date
+
| || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-15A|VAM-15A]] || Doubled Stars to the right of the date, clashed
 
|-
 
|-
| || 1900-O || VAM-15A || Doubled Stars to the right of the date, clashed
+
| 93 || 1900-O || [[1900-O VAM-29A|VAM-29A]] || Heavy Die Break up from rim through 19 of the date
 
|-
 
|-
| 93 || 1900-O || VAM-29A || Heavy Die Break up from rim through 19 of the date
+
| 94 || 1901-P || [[1901-P VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Shifted Eagle. DDR
 
|-
 
|-
| 94 || 1901-P || VAM-3 || Shifted Eagle. DDR
+
| 95 || 1902-P || [[1902-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Back of Liberty's ear doubled
 
|-
 
|-
| 95 || 1902-P || VAM-4 || Back of Liberty's ear doubled
+
| 96 || 1902-O || [[1902-O VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
 
|-
 
|-
| 96 || 1902-O || VAM-3 || Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
+
| 97 || 1903-S || [[1903-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Small S mint mark
 
|-
 
|-
| 97 || 1903-S || VAM-2 || Small S mint mark
+
| 98 || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-41A|VAM-41A]] || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-41/1A
 
|-
 
|-
| 98 || 1921-P || VAM-41A || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-41/1A
+
| || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-41B|VAM-41B]] || Pitted Reverse, Die File Lines Lower Reverse
|-
 
|  || 1921-P || VAM-41B || Pitted Reverse, Die File Lines Lower Reverse
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 99 || 1921-P || VAM-2 || Infrequently Reeded, revised into VAMs 13, 25 ,26, 27, 28
 
| 99 || 1921-P || VAM-2 || Infrequently Reeded, revised into VAMs 13, 25 ,26, 27, 28
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-2A || Infrequently Reeded, revised to VAM-27A
+
|  || || VAM-2A || Infrequently Reeded, revised to VAM-27A
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-4 || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled N of IN
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled N of IN
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-13 || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars &amp; Date
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-13|VAM-13]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars &amp; Date
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-13A || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars and Date, Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die Scratches
+
|  ||  || [[1921-P VAM-13A|VAM-13A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars and Date, Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die Scratches
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-25 || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw &amp; Left Stars
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-25|VAM-25]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw &amp; Left Stars
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-25A || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw &amp; Left Stars, Die Gouge S, Scribbling Die Scratches
+
|  ||  || [[1921-P VAM-25A|VAM-25A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw &amp; Left Stars, Die Gouge S, Scribbling Die Scratches
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-26 || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin &amp; Nose Tip
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-26|VAM-26]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin &amp; Nose Tip
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-26A || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Beveled Denticles, Scribbling Die Scratches
+
|  ||  || [[1921-P VAM-26A|VAM-26A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Beveled Denticles, Scribbling Die Scratches
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-27 || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Neck
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-27|VAM-27]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Neck
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-27A || Infrequently Reeded, old 2A, die flakes above ST in STATES
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-27A]] || Infrequently Reeded, old 2A, die flakes above ST in STATES
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-28 || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-28|VAM-28]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-28A || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches, Beveled Denticles
+
|  ||  || [[1921-P VAM-28A|VAM-28A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches, Beveled Denticles
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-29 || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 &amp; Stars
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-29|VAM-29]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 &amp; Stars
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-29A || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 &amp; Stars, Beveled Denticles
+
|  ||  || [[1921-P VAM-29A|VAM-29A]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 &amp; Stars, Beveled Denticles
 
|-
 
|-
|  || 1921-P || VAM-44 || Infrequently Reeded, D2A rev, Horiz polishing line thru right wing
+
|  || 1921-P || [[1921-P VAM-44|VAM-44]] || Infrequently Reeded, D2A rev, Horiz polishing line thru right wing
 
|-
 
|-
| 100 || 1921-D || VAM-1A || Filled Die: S in Trust missing. Reclassified 1921-D VAM-1A2
+
| 100 || 1921-D || [[1921-D VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Filled Die: S in Trust missing. Former VAM-1A
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  || VAM-1A2 || TRU_T Filled Die, Former VAM-1A
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [[http://www.rcicoins.com/ http://www.rcicoins.com]], and Jeff Oxman, [[http://www.vamlink.com/ http://www.vamlink.com]]<br />
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[[Definitions|Please click here for the full VAMworld.com definitions page.]]
  
 
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*The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys Copyright 2009 RCI. With permission from the authors Michael S. Fey, Ph.D., [[http://www.rcicoins.com/ http://www.rcicoins.com]], and Jeff Oxman, [[http://www.vamlink.com/ http://www.vamlink.com]]<br />
 
[[Definitions|Please click this link for the full VAMworld.com definitions page.]]<br />
 

Latest revision as of 14:58, 13 October 2019

Top 100 Morgan VAMs

The Top 100 Morgan dollar varieties were published by Dr. Michael Fey and Jeff Oxman in 1996*. It was intended to re-focus collectors and dealers onto only the most significant VAMs known to overcome the problem of "micro-vamming" - aka the search for and collection of insignificant varieties. And what a success it has been. Many of these VAMs have entered the mainstream collecting of Morgan dollars; it has become unheard of to claim a complete Morgan dollar collection without including the 1882-O/S, Scarface, Hot Lips, and an 1900-O over CC example among several other varieties.

Slot Year VAM Description
1 1878-P VAM-5 8TF DDO, particularly R-I-B in PLURIBUS.
2 1878-P VAM-9 8TF First Morgan Dollar. Comma Feather Reverse
1878-P VAM-9A 8TF First Morgan Dollar. Clashed Obverse n & t
3 1878-P VAM-14.11 8TF Wild Eye Spikes
4 1878-P VAM-15 8TF Doubled Liberty, concave reverse
5 1878-P VAM-23 8TF Doubled profile (nose, lips, & chin)
6 1878-P VAM-32 7/3 TF Variety
7 1878-P VAM-41 7/7 TF Variety
VAM-41B 7/7 TF Variety Gouge in Cap, clashed obverse n
8 1878-P VAM-44 7/5 TF Variety. Tripled Obverse blossoms, doubled eagle's legs. "The King of VAMs"
VAM-44A 3 TF, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M
9 1878-P VAM-45 7/0 TF Variety. Eagle's legs are doubled to left
10 1878-P VAM-70 Doubled R-I-B variety.
11 1878-P VAM-100-1 Incuse M, Short Nock
VAM-100-2 Incuse M, Short Nock
12 1878-P VAM-115 Tripled Leaves & Cotton Bolls
1878-P VAM-198 Tripled Leaves & Cotton Bolls, over-polished reverse
1878-P VAM-199.1 Same as VAM-198
13 1878-P VAM-117 Tripled Star, closed O in God
1878-P VAM-141 Tripled Star, open O in God
14 1878-P VAM-171 Tripled R
15 1878-P VAM-203 Short Leaf
1878-P VAM-203A Short Leaf, Clashed Obv. n, W, st, Rev. M
16 1878-P VAM-220 Tripled R in PLURIBUS
17 1878-P VAM-223 Over-polished 'L' in LIBERTY
18 1878-S VAM-26 Long Nock, s tilted left
1878-S VAM-27 Long Nock, broken N and D
1878-S VAM-56 Long Nock, s mint mark set high
1878-S VAM-57 Long Nock, s mint mark set left
1878-S VAM-58 Long Nock, thick eye spike
1878-S VAM-59 Long Nock, s mint mark slightly left
1878-S VAM-60 Long Nock, s mint mark high and left
1878-S VAM-62 Long Nock, s mint mark set far left
1878-S VAM-72 Long Nock, die chips under eye
19 1878-CC VAM-6 Doubled Leaves & ear, CC almost touches wreath
1878-CC VAM-18 Doubled Leaves & ear, CC normal
20 1878-CC VAM-11 Lines in Eagle's Wing.
21 1878-CC VAM-24 / 24A Doubled Leaves. Ear not doubled. Nice die break on late die state.
22 1879-O VAM-4 Triple O/Horizontal O with doubled 9 obverse
1879-O VAM-28 Triple O/Horizontal O with doubled 87 obverse
23 1879-S VAM-4 Reverse of 1878, Die Rust Dots on wing next to leg
1879-S VAM-6 Reverse of 1878, TIUST, Engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-9 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 9, Engraved wing feather from 1878-S
1879-S VAM-23 Reverse of 1878, Die Rust Dots on wing next to leg
1879-S VAM-25 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 7, Die Rust Dots on wing next to leg
1879-S VAM-34 Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-34A Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather, polished-down reverse
1879-S VAM-34B Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather, polished initial
1879-S VAM-35 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 9, Engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-39 Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-42 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 79, engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-43 Reverse of 1878, Doubled Date, engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-46 Reverse of 1878, TIUST, Doubled 79, engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-50 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 7 Top, engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-51 Reverse of 1878, Tripled Stars, Doubled 9 & motto, engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-52 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 7, Engraved wing feather
1879-S VAM-56 Reverse of 1878, Tripled Stars, Die rust spots on wing Next to Leg
1879-S VAM-66 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 187, Die rust on wing next to leg
1879-S VAM-67 Reverse of 1878, Doubled 18-9 & tripled/quadrupled stars
1879-S VAM-77 Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather from 1878-S, 9 upper tail feathers
1879-S VAM-77A Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather from 1878-S, 8 Upper tail feathers
24 1879-CC VAM-3 Capped Die Large over small CC
26 1880-P VAM-1A Die Break Knobbed 8
VAM-1A1 Die Break Wreath Bow
VAM-1A2 Broken Knob 8, Die Break Wreath Bow
26 1880-P VAM-6 8/7 spikes above, and a crossbar inside, 2nd 8
27 1880-P VAM-7 8/7 crossbar at the top inside of the second 8
28 1880-P VAM-8 8/7 Ears top left & right 2nd 8
29 1880-P VAM-9 8/7 Stem. Faint diagonal marks in both loops of the 2nd 8
30 1880-P VAM-23 80/79. Remains of 7 on the surface of the 0
31 1880-CC VAM-4 80/79. overdate markings in 8 & 0
32 1880-CC VAM-5 8/7 High 7 in 2nd 8
1880-CC VAM-6 8/7 Low 7 in 2nd 8
33 1880-O VAM-1A Hangnail reverse. Reclassified VAM-48
34 1880-O VAM-4 Crossbar with Micro O
1880-O VAM-5 Crossbar with Medium O
35 1880-O VAM-6 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8
1880-O VAM-6A 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8, die gouge left wreath
1880-O VAM-6C 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8, die gouge left wreath
VAM-6D 8/7 Spike, Clashed Obverse st
36 1880-O VAM-6B 8/7 Ear with Hangnail reverse. Reclassified VAM-49
37 1880-O VAM-43 Doubled Ear
38 1880-S VAM-8 8/7 Diagonal, gunk top loop 2nd 8, Medium S
1880-S VAM-9 8/7 Diagonal, gunk top loop 2nd 8, Large S
39 1880-S VAM-10 8/7 Crossbar. Markings in top of 2nd 8
40 1882-O VAM-3 O/S Flush. Look for the rare early die state
VAM-3A Doubled 82, Open 2, O/S "Flush", Clashed Obverse us
41 1882-O VAM-4 O/S Recessed. An Ultra-rare early die state is known.
42 1882-O VAM-5 O/S Broken. Look for the rare early die state.
43 1882-O VAM-7 O/O repunched mint mark
44 1883-P VAM-10 Sextupled Stars
45 1883-O VAM-4 Strong O/O
46 1884-P VAM-3 Large Dot near designer's initial: M
1884-P VAM-4 Small Dot near designer's initial: M
47 1884-O VAM-6 O/O. Underlying remains at bottom left outside
48 1885-S VAM-6 S/S extra serif at bottom of S mint mark
1885-S VAM-9 S/S, digit in denticles below date
49 1886-P VAM-1A Line in 6. Two die pairs known.
VAM-1A1 Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In & st
50 1886-P VAM-17 Doubled Arrows
51 1886-P VAM-21 Old VAM-1B, Line through M caused by a misplaced 8
52 1886-O VAM-1A Clashed E with 1, 2 or 7 clashes
53 1886-S VAM-2 S/S. on both top & bottom serifs
54 1887-P VAM-1A Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR
1887-P VAM-25A 1A is LDS of 25; Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR
55 1887-P VAM-2 7/6 curved line through bottom stem of 7
56 1887-P VAM-5 Doubling is most prominent on last 87
57 1887-P VAM-12 Alligator Eye. Doubled vertical line at front of Liberty's eye.
VAM-12A Doubled LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st
58 1887-O VAM-2 Doubled 1, Tripled 7 in date
59 1887-O VAM-3 7/6. Remains of an underlying 6 at the base of the 7
60 1887-O VAM-5 Doubled Stars
VAM-5A Doubled Stars & Motto, Die Break Below 18
VAM-5B Doubled Stars & Motto, Die Break Below 18& at B
61 1887-O VAM-22A Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-22
VAM-22B Doubled Eyelid & Stars, Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse G & t
62 1887-S VAM-2 S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop
1887-S VAM-2A S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop, Damaged Denticles
63 1888-P VAM-11 Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear
1888-P VAM-11A Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear with die clashes
64
1888-O
VAM-1A Clashed E on Reverse, most have die break through R
65 1888-O VAM-1B Scar Face. Die Break from the rim across Liberty's cheek
66 1888-O VAM-4 Hot Lips. Doubling of Liberty's nose, lips and chin
67 1888-O VAM-9 Doubled Arrows Reverse
68 1888-O VAM-2 Oval O mint mark set high. Die Pair #2 is now VAM-34
1888-O VAM-5 Oval O, Doubled 1. Very tough to find
1888-O VAM-6 Oval O, Last 8 Doubled
1888-O VAM-17 Oval O, Near Date
1888-O VAM-18 Oval O, Doubled Date
1888-O VAM-21 Oval O tilted left
1888-O VAM-24 Oval O high and tilted left
1888-O VAM-34 Oval O, Normal Date, Oval O set high and tilted slightly left (Formerly VAM-2 Die 2)
69 1889-P VAM-19A Bar Wing normal date. Former VAM-5A.
1889-P VAM-19B Bar Wing normal date. Clashed N obverse. (Must have the wing die break to be a Top 100)
1889-P VAM-22 Bar Wing far date
70 1889-O VAM-1A Clashed E Reverse. A monster double clash E stage is known
VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse t, Reverse Partial E & M
VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D & O, Reverse BER, M
71 1889-O VAM-2 Oval O
1889-O VAM-2A Oval O with large die chip on right side of 1st 8 ( VAM-17 eliminated and became VAM-2A)
72 1889-O VAM-6 Doubled 18-9 at bottoms
73 1890-CC VAM-4 Tail Bar Die Gouge
74 1891-P VAM-2 Doubled Ear
1891-P VAM-2A Doubled Ear Late Die State Mustache Die Break
VAM-2B Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n
75 1891-CC VAM-3 Spitting Eagle. Die Gouge in front of eagle's mouth
76 1891-O VAM-1A Clashed E on Reverse, Late Die stage has eyeball die break
VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT
VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink
VAM-1A3 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath
77 1891-S VAM-3 Stars to the left of the date doubled
78 1892-O VAM-5 Doubled 2, Ear, O/O Top, Very Near Date, Overlapping Reeding (VAM-7 Incorporated into VAM-5)
79 1892-S VAM-2 All numerals of date doubled
VAM-7 Doubled 892, S Tilted Right
80 1893-P VAM-4 Bottom edges of stars to the left and right of date doubled
81 1895-S VAM-4 S/Horizontal S
82 1896-P VAM-4 Stars to the left and right of dated doubled
1896-P VAM-4A Stars to the left and right of dated doubled, Gouges Cap & UN
83 1896-P VAM-19 Top of an '8' visible in the denticles
84 1896-O VAM-4 Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
85 1897-P VAM-6A Pitted Reverse w/ Near Date
86 1899-O VAM-4 Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
1899-O VAM-5 Micro O mint mark. Lines in Eagle's Wing
1899-O VAM-6 Micro O mint mark. Date set to left.
1899-O VAM-31 Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
1899-O VAM-32 Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position
87 1899-S VAM-7 Doubled Date. Both 9's doubled above the numerals
88 1900-P VAM-11 Doubled Eagle Reverse
1900-P VAM-24 Doubled Eagle Reverse, Quintupled Obverse Stars
89 1900-O VAM-5 Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
90 1900-O VAM-7 O/CC Low with Doubled 0
1900-O VAM-7A O/CC Low, die chip over the 9
1900-O VAM-8 O/CC Centered Shifted Left
1900-O VAM-8A O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots.
1900-O VAM-8B O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots, clashed.
1900-O VAM-8C O/O/CC Centered,Shifted Left Rust Spots, Near Date, Clashed Obv.n,st., Polished Rev.
1900-O VAM-10 O/CC Centered, Low
VAM-10A O/CC Centered, Low, Clashed n, M
1900-O VAM-11 O/CC High, Shifted Right
1900-O VAM-12 O/CC High, Shifted Right
91 1900-O VAM-9 O/CC Centered, Shifted Right, Doubled Date
92 1900-O VAM-15 Doubled Stars to the right of the date
1900-O VAM-15A Doubled Stars to the right of the date, clashed
93 1900-O VAM-29A Heavy Die Break up from rim through 19 of the date
94 1901-P VAM-3 Shifted Eagle. DDR
95 1902-P VAM-4 Back of Liberty's ear doubled
96 1902-O VAM-3 Micro O mint mark (Privately Made)
97 1903-S VAM-2 Small S mint mark
98 1921-P VAM-41A Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-41/1A
1921-P VAM-41B Pitted Reverse, Die File Lines Lower Reverse
99 1921-P VAM-2 Infrequently Reeded, revised into VAMs 13, 25 ,26, 27, 28
VAM-2A Infrequently Reeded, revised to VAM-27A
1921-P VAM-4 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled N of IN
1921-P VAM-13 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars & Date
VAM-13A Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars and Date, Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die Scratches
1921-P VAM-25 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars
VAM-25A Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars, Die Gouge S, Scribbling Die Scratches
1921-P VAM-26 Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin & Nose Tip
VAM-26A Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Beveled Denticles, Scribbling Die Scratches
1921-P VAM-27 Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Neck
1921-P VAM-27A Infrequently Reeded, old 2A, die flakes above ST in STATES
1921-P VAM-28 Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front
VAM-28A Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches, Beveled Denticles
1921-P VAM-29 Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & Stars
VAM-29A Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & Stars, Beveled Denticles
1921-P VAM-44 Infrequently Reeded, D2A rev, Horiz polishing line thru right wing
100 1921-D VAM-1A2 Filled Die: S in Trust missing. Former VAM-1A

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