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=Top 100 Morgan VAMs=  
 
=Top 100 Morgan VAMs=  
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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 />
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Sort by Rarity Scale - [[TOP100 Morgan VAMs by Rarity Scale|Click Here]]<br />
 
Sort by Rarity Scale - [[TOP100 Morgan VAMs by Rarity Scale|Click Here]]<br />
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|| '''Slot''' || '''Year''' || '''VAM''' || '''Description''' ||<br />
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|| 1. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-5|VAM-5]] || 8TF DDO, particularly R-I-B in PLURIBUS. ||<br />
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|| 2. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-9|VAM-9]] || 8TF First Morgan Dollar. Comma Feather Reverse ||<br />
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||  || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-9A|VAM-9A]] || 8TF First Morgan Dollar. Clashed Obverse n & t ||<br />
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|| 3. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-14.11|VAM-14.11]] || 8TF Wild Eye Spikes ||<br />
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|| 4. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-15|VAM-15]] || 8TF Doubled Liberty, concave reverse ||<br />
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|| 5. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-23|VAM-23]] || 8TF Doubled profile (nose, lips, & chin) ||<br />
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|| 6. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-32|VAM-32]] || 7/3 TF Variety ||<br />
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|| 7. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-41|VAM-41]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1878-P VAM-41B]][[1878-P VAM-41B|VAM-41B]] || 7/7 TF Variety<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1878-P VAM-41B]][[1878-P VAM-41B|VAM-41B]] || 7/7 TF Variety<br />
 
7/7 TF Variety Gouge in Cap, clashed obverse n ||<br />
 
7/7 TF Variety Gouge in Cap, clashed obverse n ||<br />
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|| 8. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-44|VAM-44]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1878-P VAM-44A]][[1878-P VAM-44A|VAM-44A]] || 7/5 TF Variety. Tripled Obverse blossoms, doubled eagle's legs. "The King of VAMs"<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1878-P VAM-44A]][[1878-P VAM-44A|VAM-44A]] || 7/5 TF Variety. Tripled Obverse blossoms, doubled eagle's legs. "The King of VAMs"<br />
 
3 TF, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M ||<br />
 
3 TF, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M ||<br />
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|| 9. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-45|VAM-45]] || 7/0 TF Variety. Eagle's legs are doubled to left ||<br />
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|| 10. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-70|VAM-70]] || Doubled R-I-B variety. ||<br />
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|| 11. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-100-1|VAM-100-1]] || Incuse M, Short Nock ||<br />
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||  ||  || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-100-2|VAM-100-2]] || Incuse M, Short Nock ||<br />
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|| 12. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-115|VAM-115]] || Tripled Leaves & Cotton Bolls ||<br />
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||  || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-198|VAM-198]] || Tripled Leaves & Cotton Bolls, over-polished reverse ||<br />
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||  || 1878-P || VAM-199.1 || Same as [[1878-P VAM-198|VAM-198]] ||<br />
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|| 13. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-117|VAM-117]] || Tripled Star, closed O in God ||<br />
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||  || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-141|VAM-141]] || Tripled Star, open O in God ||<br />
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|| 14. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-171|VAM-171]] || Tripled R ||<br />
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|| 15. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-203|VAM-203]] || Short Leaf ||<br />
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||  || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-203A|VAM-203A]] || Short Leaf, Clashed Obv. n, W, st, Rev. M ||<br />
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|| 16. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-220|VAM-220]] || Tripled R in PLURIBUS ||<br />
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|| 17. || 1878-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-P VAM-223|VAM-223]] || Over-polished 'L' in LIBERTY ||<br />
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|| 18. || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-26|VAM-26]] || Long Nock, s tilted left ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-27|VAM-27]] || Long Nock, broken N and D ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-56|VAM-56]] || Long Nock, s mint mark set high ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-57|VAM-57]] || Long Nock, s mint mark set left ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-58|VAM-58]] || Long Nock, thick eye spike ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-59|VAM-59]] || Long Nock, s mint mark slightly left ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-60|VAM-60]] || Long Nock, s mint mark high and left ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-62|VAM-62]] || Long Nock, s mint mark set far left ||<br />
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||  || 1878-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-S VAM-72|VAM-72]] || Long Nock, die chips under eye ||<br />
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|| 19. || 1878-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-CC VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Doubled Leaves & ear, CC almost touches wreath ||<br />
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||  || 1878-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-CC VAM-18|VAM-18]] || Doubled Leaves & ear, CC normal ||<br />
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|| 20. || 1878-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-CC VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Lines in Eagle's Wing. ||<br />
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|| 21. || 1878-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1878-CC VAM-24|VAM-24]] / [[1878-CC VAM-24A|24A]] || Doubled Leaves. Ear not doubled. Nice die break on late die state. ||<br />
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|| 22. || 1879-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Triple O/Horizontal O with doubled 9 obverse ||<br />
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||  || 1879-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-O VAM-28|VAM-28]] || Triple O/Horizontal O with doubled 87 obverse ||<br />
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|| 23. || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Reverse of 1878, Die Rust Dots on wing next to leg ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Reverse of 1878, TIUST, Engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-9|VAM-9]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 9, Engraved wing feather from 1878-S ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-23|VAM-23]] || Reverse of 1878, Die Rust Dots on wing next to leg ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-25|VAM-25]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 7, Die Rust Dots on wing next to leg ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-34|VAM-34]] || Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-34A|VAM-34A]] || Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather, polished-down reverse ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-34B|VAM-34B]] || Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather, polished initial ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-35|VAM-35]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 9, Engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-39|VAM-39]] || Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-42|VAM-42]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 79, engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-43|VAM-43]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled Date, engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-46|VAM-46]] || Reverse of 1878, TIUST, Doubled 79, engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-50|VAM-50]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 7 Top, engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-51|VAM-51]] || Reverse of 1878, Tripled Stars, Doubled 9 & motto, engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-52|VAM-52]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 7, Engraved wing feather ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-56|VAM-56]] || Reverse of 1878, Tripled Stars, Die rust spots on wing Next to Leg ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1879-S VAM-66]][[1879-S VAM-66|VAM-66]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 187, Die rust on wing next to leg ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-67|VAM-67]] || Reverse of 1878, Doubled 18-9 & tripled/quadrupled stars ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-77|VAM-77]] || Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather from 1878-S, 9 upper tail feathers ||<br />
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||  || 1879-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-S VAM-77A|VAM-77A]] || Reverse of 1878, Engraved wing feather from 1878-S, 8 Upper tail feathers ||<br />
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|| 24. || 1879-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1879-CC VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Capped Die Large over small CC ||<br />
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|| 26. || 1880-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-P VAM-1A|VAM-1A]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1880-P VAM-1A1]][[1880-P VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1880-P VAM-1A1]][[1880-P VAM-1A1|VAM-1A1]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1880-P VAM-1A2]][[1880-P VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Die Break Knobbed 8<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1880-P VAM-1A2]][[1880-P VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]] || Die Break Knobbed 8<br />
 
Die Break Wreath Bow<br />
 
Die Break Wreath Bow<br />
 
Broken Knob 8, Die Break Wreath Bow ||<br />
 
Broken Knob 8, Die Break Wreath Bow ||<br />
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|| 26. || 1880-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-P VAM-6|VAM-6]] || 8/7 spikes above, and a crossbar inside, 2nd 8 ||<br />
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|| 27. || 1880-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-P VAM-7|VAM-7]] || 8/7 crossbar at the top inside of the second 8 ||<br />
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|| 28. || 1880-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-P VAM-8|VAM-8]] || 8/7 Ears top left & right 2nd 8 ||<br />
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|| 29. || 1880-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-P VAM-9|VAM-9]] || 8/7 Stem. Faint diagonal marks in both loops of the 2nd 8 ||<br />
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|| 30. || 1880-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-P VAM-23|VAM-23]] || 80/79. Remains of 7 on the surface of the 0 ||<br />
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|| 31. || 1880-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-CC VAM-4|VAM-4]] || 80/79. overdate markings in 8 & 0 ||<br />
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|| 32. || 1880-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-CC VAM-5|VAM-5]] || 8/7 High 7 in 2nd 8 ||<br />
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||  || 1880-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-CC VAM-6|VAM-6]] || 8/7 Low 7 in 2nd 8 ||<br />
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|| 33. || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-48|VAM-1A]] || Hangnail reverse. Reclassified [[1880-O VAM-48|VAM-48]] ||<br />
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|| 34. || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Crossbar with Micro O ||<br />
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||  || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Crossbar with Medium O ||<br />
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|| 35. || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8 ||<br />
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||  || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-6A|VAM-6A]] || 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8, die gouge left wreath ||<br />
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||  || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-6C|VAM-6C]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1880-O VAM-6D]][[1880-O VAM-6D|VAM-6D]] || 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8, die gouge left wreath<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1880-O VAM-6D]][[1880-O VAM-6D|VAM-6D]] || 8/7 Ear top outside left of 8, die gouge left wreath<br />
 
8/7 Spike, Clashed Obverse st ||<br />
 
8/7 Spike, Clashed Obverse st ||<br />
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|| 36. || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-49|VAM-6B]] || 8/7 Ear with Hangnail reverse. Reclassified [[1880-O VAM-49|VAM-49]] ||<br />
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|| 37. || 1880-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-O VAM-43|VAM-43]] || Doubled Ear ||<br />
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|| 38. || 1880-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-S VAM-8|VAM-8]] || 8/7 Diagonal, gunk top loop 2nd 8, Medium S ||<br />
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||  || 1880-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-S VAM-9|VAM-9]] || 8/7 Diagonal, gunk top loop 2nd 8, Large S ||<br />
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|| 39. || 1880-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1880-S VAM-10|VAM-10]] || 8/7 Crossbar. Markings in top of 2nd 8 ||<br />
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|| 40. || 1882-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1882-O VAM-3|VAM-3]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1882-O VAM-3A]][[1882-O VAM-3A|VAM-3A]] || O/S Flush. Look for the rare early die state<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg |link=vamworld/1882-O VAM-3A]][[1882-O VAM-3A|VAM-3A]] || O/S Flush. Look for the rare early die state<br />
 
Doubled 82, Open 2, O/S "Flush", Clashed Obverse us ||<br />
 
Doubled 82, Open 2, O/S "Flush", Clashed Obverse us ||<br />
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|| 41. || 1882-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1882-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || O/S Recessed. An Ultra-rare early die state is known. ||<br />
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|| 42. || 1882-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1882-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || O/S Broken. Look for the rare early die state. ||<br />
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|| 43. || 1882-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1882-O VAM-7|VAM-7]] || O/O repunched mint mark ||<br />
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|| 44. || 1883-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1883-P VAM-10|VAM-10]] || Sextupled Stars ||<br />
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|| 45. || 1883-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1883-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Strong O/O ||<br />
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|| 46. || 1884-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1884-P VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Large Dot near designer's initial: M ||<br />
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||  || 1884-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1884-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Small Dot near designer's initial: M ||<br />
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|| 47. || 1884-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1884-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || O/O. Underlying remains at bottom left outside ||<br />
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|| 48. || 1885-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1885-S VAM-6|VAM-6]] || S/S extra serif at bottom of S mint mark ||<br />
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||  || 1885-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1885-S VAM-9|VAM-9]] || S/S, digit in denticles below date ||<br />
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|| 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In & st ||<br />
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|| 50. || 1886-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-17|VAM-17]] || Doubled Arrows ||<br />
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|| 51. || 1886-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-21|VAM-21]] || Old VAM-1B, Line through M caused by a misplaced 8 ||<br />
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|| 52. || 1886-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E with 1, 2 or 7 clashes ||<br />
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|| 53. || 1886-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1886-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || S/S. on both top & bottom serifs ||<br />
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|| 54. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Donkey Tail. Die Break bottom right of D in DOLLAR ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
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|| 55. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-2|VAM-2]] || 7/6 curved line through bottom stem of 7 ||<br />
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|| 56. || 1887-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-P VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Doubling is most prominent on last 87 ||<br />
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|| 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Doubled LIBERTY, Alligator Eye, Clashed Obverse Die st ||<br />
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|| 58. || 1887-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Doubled 1, Tripled 7 in date ||<br />
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|| 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 />
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|| 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-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 />
 
[[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<br />
 
Doubled Stars & Motto, Die Break Below 18_ at B ||<br />
 
Doubled Stars & Motto, Die Break Below 18_ at B ||<br />
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|| 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Doubled Eyelid & Stars, Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse G & t ||<br />
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|| 62. || 1887-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop ||<br />
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||  || 1887-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1887-S VAM-2A|VAM-2A]] || S/S. remains of original S visible inside top loop, Damaged Denticles ||<br />
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|| 63. || 1888-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-P VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear ||<br />
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||  || 1888-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-P VAM-11A|VAM-11A]] || Strong doubling at back and left inside of ear with die clashes ||<br />
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|| 64. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1A|VAM-1A]] || Clashed E on Reverse, most have die break through R ||<br />
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|| 65. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-1B|VAM-1B]] || Scar Face. Die Break from the rim across Liberty's cheek ||<br />
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|| 66. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Hot Lips. Doubling of Liberty's nose, lips and chin ||<br />
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|| 67. || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-9|VAM-9]] || Doubled Arrows Reverse ||<br />
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|| 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 />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Oval O, Doubled 1. Very tough to find ||<br />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Oval O, Last 8 Doubled ||<br />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-17|VAM-17]] || Oval O, Near Date ||<br />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-18|VAM-18]] || Oval O, Doubled Date ||<br />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-21|VAM-21]] || Oval O tilted left ||<br />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-24|VAM-24]] || Oval O high and tilted left ||<br />
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||  || 1888-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1888-O VAM-34|VAM-34]] || New listing! ||<br />
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|| 69. || 1889-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19A|VAM-19A]] || Bar Wing normal date. Former VAM-5A. ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
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||  || 1889-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-22|VAM-22]] || Bar Wing far date ||<br />
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|| 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-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 />
 
[[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 t, Reverse Partial E & M<br />
 
Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D & O, Reverse BER, M ||<br />
 
Clashed Obverse G, T, R, D & O, Reverse BER, M ||<br />
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|| 71. || 1889-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-O VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Oval O ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
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|| 72. || 1889-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Doubled 18-9 at bottoms ||<br />
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|| 73. || 1890-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1890-CC VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Tail Bar Die Gouge ||<br />
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|| 74. || 1891-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-P VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Doubled Ear ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n ||<br />
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|| 75. || 1891-CC || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-CC VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Spitting Eagle. Die Gouge in front of eagle's mouth ||<br />
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|| 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-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-1A2]][[1891-O VAM-1A2|VAM-1A2]]<br />
Line 40: Line 171:
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink<br />
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink<br />
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath ||<br />
 
Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath ||<br />
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|| 77. || 1891-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1891-S VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Stars to the left of the date doubled ||<br />
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|| 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 />
 
(VAM-7 Incorporated into VAM-5) ||<br />
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|| 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 />
 
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1892-S VAM-7|VAM-7]] || All numerals of date doubled ||<br />
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|| 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 />
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|| 81. || 1895-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1895-S VAM-4|VAM-4]] || S/Horizontal S ||<br />
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|| 82. || 1896-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled ||<br />
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||  || 1896-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-P VAM-4A|VAM-4A]] || Stars to the left and right of dated doubled, Gouges Cap & UN ||<br />
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|| 83. || 1896-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-P VAM-19|VAM-19]] || Top of an '8' visible in the denticles ||<br />
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|| 84. || 1896-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1896-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Micro O mint mark '''(Privately Made)''' ||<br />
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|| 85. || 1897-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1897-P VAM-6A|VAM-6A]] || Pitted Reverse w/ Near Date ||<br />
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|| 86. || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position ||<br />
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||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Micro O mint mark. Lines in Eagle's Wing ||<br />
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||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-6|VAM-6]] || Micro O mint mark. Date set to left. ||<br />
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||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-31|VAM-31]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position ||<br />
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||  || 1899-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-O VAM-32|VAM-32]] || Micro O mint mark. Normal Date position ||<br />
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|| 87. || 1899-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1899-S VAM-7|VAM-7]] || Doubled Date. Both 9's doubled above the numerals ||<br />
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|| 88. || 1900-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-P VAM-11|VAM-11]] || Doubled Eagle Reverse ||<br />
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||  || 1900-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-P VAM-24|VAM-24]] || Doubled Eagle Reverse, Quintupled Obverse Stars ||<br />
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|| 89. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-5|VAM-5]] || Micro O mint mark '''(Privately Made)''' ||<br />
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|| 90. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-7|VAM-7]] || O/CC Low with Doubled 0 ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-7A|VAM-7A]] || O/CC Low, die chip over the 9 ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8|VAM-8]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8A|VAM-8A]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots. ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-8B|VAM-8B]] || O/CC Centered Shifted Left with Rust Spots, clashed. ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
O/CC Centered, Low, Clashed n, M ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-11|VAM-11]] || O/CC High, Shifted Right ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-12|VAM-12]] || O/CC High, Shifted Right ||<br />
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|| 91. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-9|VAM-9]] || O/CC Centered, Shifted Right, Doubled Date ||<br />
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|| 92. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-15|VAM-15]] || Doubled Stars to the right of the date ||<br />
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||  || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-15A|VAM-15A]] || Doubled Stars to the right of the date, clashed ||<br />
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|| 93. || 1900-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1900-O VAM-29A|VAM-29A]] || Heavy Die Break up from rim through 19 of the date ||<br />
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|| 94. || 1901-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1901-P VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Shifted Eagle. DDR ||<br />
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|| 95. || 1902-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1902-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Back of Liberty's ear doubled ||<br />
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|| 96. || 1902-O || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1902-O VAM-3|VAM-3]] || Micro O mint mark '''(Privately Made)''' ||<br />
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|| 97. || 1903-S || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1903-S VAM-2|VAM-2]] || Small S mint mark ||<br />
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|| 98. || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-41A|VAM-41A]] || Pitted Reverse. Formerly VAM-41/1A ||<br />
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||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-41B|VAM-41B]] || Pitted Reverse, Die File Lines Lower Reverse ||<br />
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|| 99. || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]]VAM-2 || Infrequently Reeded, revised into VAMs 13, 25 ,26, 27, 28 ||<br />
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||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-2A]] || Infrequently Reeded, revised to [[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-27A]] ||<br />
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||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-4|VAM-4]] || Infrequently Reeded, Doubled N of IN ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Stars and Date, Die Gouges ST, Scribbling Die Scratches ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw & Left Stars, Die Gouge S, Scribbling Die Scratches ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Chin/Nose, Beveled Denticles, Scribbling Die Scratches ||<br />
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||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-27|VAM-27]] || Infrequently Reeded, Tripled Neck ||<br />
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||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-27A|VAM-27A]] || Infrequently Reeded, old 2A, die flakes above ST in STATES ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Doubled Jaw Front, Scribbling Die Scratches, Beveled Denticles ||<br />
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||  || 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
Infrequently Reeded, Tripled 9 & Stars, Beveled Denticles ||<br />
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||  || 1921-P || [[image:camera.jpg]][[1921-P VAM-44|VAM-44]] || Infrequently Reeded, D2A rev, Horiz polishing line thru right wing ||<br />
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|| 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 />
 
[[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 />
 
TRU_T Filled Die, Former VAM-1A ||<br />
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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 />
 
*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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Revision as of 15:59, 13 August 2018

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

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