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|dies=89 obv., 88 rev.<ref>Bowers, Q. D. ''A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars'', 5th ed. Atlanta: Whitman, 2016.</ref>
 
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'''[[Facts about the 1885 P Series]] or [[1885 P Die Study Page]]'''<br />
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1885 is one of the more common Philadelphia issues with one of the highest mintages of the series.  They are usually well-struck with a frosty luster, but care must be taken to avoid inferior pieces.  Prooflikes tend to have a cameo appearance, and are quite available, although not the most common PL dates.  Varieties are mostly unremarkable, save for some pitted reverses (VAMs [[1885-P VAM-1A|1A]], [[1885-P VAM-1B|1B]], [[1885-P VAM-1C|1C]]), a heavy dash under the 8 on [[1885-P VAM-22|VAM 22]], some clashed dies, and a peculiar die wear pattern on the [[1885-P VAM-1D|VAM 1D]] "Banded Wing Tip."
'''''Specialty Categories'''''<br />
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= Attribution Guides for 1885-P =
If you are new to VAMming, there is one thing to learn about 85 P varieties:  With the exception of the [[85 P One and Done|One and Done]] list, the rest of the series is predicated on the date first, so start here: [[1885-P Obverses|Date Position Guide]].<br />
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[[Facts about the 1885 P Series]]<br />
If you are not new and want to quickly eliminate varieties based on which reverse was used, you can quickly eliminate C3b,C3c,C3d and C3e varieties by starting here and whittle down the last C3a: [[Sort by Reverse|Reverse Guide]].<br />
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[[1885 P Die Study Page]]<br />
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[[85 P One and Done|One and Done]]<br />
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[[1885-P Obverses|Group by Date Position]]<br />
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[[Sort by Reverse|Reverse Guide]]<br />
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[[1885-P PROOF|Proofs]]<br />
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[[1885-P VNA varieties|VAM not Assigned]]<br />
  
 
= Official VAM Listings =
 
= Official VAM Listings =
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1]] Normal Die (LDS coins have fairly significant die cracks) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1]] Normal Die (LDS coins have fairly significant die cracks) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1A1]] Pitted Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1A1]] Pitted Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1A2]] Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Reverse M ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1A2]] Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Reverse M ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1B]] Pitted Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1B]] Pitted Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1C]] Pitted Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1C]] Pitted Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1D]] Banded Wing Tip ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1D]] Banded Wing Tip ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1E]] Die Chip ER [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1E]] Die Chip ER [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1O]] Die Break S-U [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1O]] Die Break S-U [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1P]] Threadlike Die Impression Wing [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1P]] Threadlike Die Impression Wing [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1Q]] Die Break AME *New 2017*<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1Q]] Die Break AME<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1R]] Short Die Gouge In T of LIBERTY <span style="color:#d33">*New 2018*</span><br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1R]] Short Die Gouge In T of LIBERTY<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-2]] Doubled 5 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-2]] Doubled 5 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-3]] High Dash Under 8 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-3]] High Dash Under 8 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-20]] Low Dash Set Righ t [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-20]] Low Dash Set Righ t [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-21]] Doubled Arrow Feathers & Reverse Legend [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-21]] Doubled Arrow Feathers & Reverse Legend [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-22]] Thick Dash Under 8, Doubled Arrow Feathers ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-22]] Thick Dash Under 8, Doubled Arrow Feathers ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]]) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-23]] Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-23]] Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-23A]] Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, ust & e (Super CD: [[Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-23A]] Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, ust & e (Super CD: [[Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-28]] Possible 8 in Denticles, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-28]] Possible 8 in Denticles, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-29]] High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-29]] High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-29A]] High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw (Duplicate listing see [[1885-P VAM-29|VAM-29]])<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-29A]] High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw (Duplicate listing of [[1885-P VAM-29|VAM 29]])<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-30]] Doubled Inner Wing Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-30]] Doubled Inner Wing Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-31]] Doubled 85 Bottom, Far Date (Proofs exist) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-31]] Doubled 85 Bottom, Far Date (Proofs exist) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-37A]] Far Date, Dash Under 8,Clashed Obverse G, Clashed Reverse M [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-37A]] Far Date, Dash Under 8,Clashed Obverse G, Clashed Reverse M [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-38]] Doubled 5 Top (Proof) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-38]] Doubled 5 Top (Proof) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-39]] Water Droplets Cap *New 2018* [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-39]] Water Droplets Cap [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-40]] Doubled 5, Water Droplets Cap, Doubled Arrow Feathers <span style="color:#d33">*New 2019*</span><br>
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-40]] Doubled 5, Water Droplets Cap, Doubled Arrow Feathers<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P PROOF]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VNA varieties]]<br />
 
  
 
= List of Past VAM Assignments =
 
= List of Past VAM Assignments =
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1885-P VAM-1A]] Eliminated Split into 1A1 & 1A2<br />
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[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1A]] Eliminated Split into 1A1 & 1A2<br />
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1885-P VAM-1H]] Eliminated Horned one<br />
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[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1H]] Eliminated Horned one<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1885-P VAM-1M]] Clashed Obverse n Eliminated same as 1G<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1M]] Clashed Obverse n Eliminated same as 1G<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1N]] Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M duplicate listing same as VAM 26A<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-1N]] Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M duplicate listing same as VAM 26A<br />
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1885-P VAM-8]] Thick Dash Under 8 ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]])[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] '''Duplicate Listing see''' [[1885-P VAM-22|VAM-22]]<br />
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[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-8]] Thick Dash Under 8 ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]])[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] Duplicate listing of [[1885-P VAM-22|VAM-22]]<br />
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1885-P VAM-9F]] Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Re-Classified, became VAM 33A 3/2014<br />
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[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-9F]] Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Re-Classified, became VAM 33A 3/2014<br />
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-29A]] High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw duplicate listing same as VAM 29<br / >
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1885-P VAM-29A]] High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw duplicate listing same as VAM 29<br / >
[[http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/ngc/CensusDetail.aspx?IDCoins=17158 NGC Population for 1885-P MS]]<br />
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=References=
[[http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/ngc/CensusDetail.aspx?IDCoins=17159 NGC Population for 1885-P PL]]<br />
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<references />
[[http://www.collectors-society.com/registry/ngc/CensusDetail.aspx?IDCoins=29035 NGC Population for 1885-P DMPL]]<br />
 
[[Know your Crack]]<br />
 
 
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[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
 
[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
 
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', '''ICG''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />
 
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', '''ICG''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]]http://www.vamworld.com/1885+P+Date+Comps<br />
 

Latest revision as of 14:38, 13 November 2020

Mintage 17,787,000
Proof Mintage 930
Dies Used 89 obv., 88 rev.[1]
Rarity in PL 3/10 (less common)
Die Study complete

1885 is one of the more common Philadelphia issues with one of the highest mintages of the series. They are usually well-struck with a frosty luster, but care must be taken to avoid inferior pieces. Prooflikes tend to have a cameo appearance, and are quite available, although not the most common PL dates. Varieties are mostly unremarkable, save for some pitted reverses (VAMs 1A, 1B, 1C), a heavy dash under the 8 on VAM 22, some clashed dies, and a peculiar die wear pattern on the VAM 1D "Banded Wing Tip."

Attribution Guides for 1885-P

Facts about the 1885 P Series
1885 P Die Study Page
One and Done
Group by Date Position
Reverse Guide
Proofs
VAM not Assigned

Official VAM Listings

New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1 Normal Die (LDS coins have fairly significant die cracks) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1A1 Pitted Reverse (Hot 50) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1A2 Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Reverse M (Hot 50) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1B Pitted Reverse (Hot 50) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1C Pitted Reverse (Hot 50) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1D Banded Wing Tip (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1E Die Chip ER Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n, Reverse M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1G Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1I Die Gouges PLURIBUS Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1J Die Break U Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1K Weak Clashed n
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1L Die Break E Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1N Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M (Existence Questionable see VAM-26A)
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1O Die Break S-U Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1P Threadlike Die Impression Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1Q Die Break AME
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1R Short Die Gouge In T of LIBERTY
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-2 Doubled 5 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-3 High Dash Under 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-4 Low Dash Under 8
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-4A Low Dash Under 8, Clashed Obverse n & ust, Reverse M (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-4B Low Dash Under 8, Die Scratch Star Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-5 Far Date, Doubled 85 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-5A Far Date, Doubled 85, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-6 Doubled Date, 85 in Denticles Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-7 Low Dash Under 8, Quadrupled Reverse Legend Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9 Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9A Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, st, Reverse M (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9B Far Date, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9C Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9D Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9E Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-9G Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-10 Doubled 5 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-11 Tripled 5 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-12 Doubled 5
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-13 Doubled 5
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-14 Doubled 5 Top Line, Thread Impression Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-14A Doubles 5 Top Line, Thread Impression, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-15 Doubled 18-5 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-16 Doubled First 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-17 Slanted Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-18 High Dash Under 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-19 Doubled First 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-20 Low Dash Set Righ t Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-21 Doubled Arrow Feathers & Reverse Legend Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-22 Thick Dash Under 8, Doubled Arrow Feathers (Hit List 40) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-23 Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-23A Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, ust & e (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-23B Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, ust & e, Die Break 6-7 Left Stars Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-24 Alligator Eye Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-24A Alligator Eye, Clashed Obv n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-25 Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-25A Doubled Ear, Clashed Obv n
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-25B Doubled Ear, Clashed Obv n, Gouged Neck Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-26 Quadrupled Reverse Legend Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-26A Clashed Obverse T, Clashed Reverse M, Quadrupled Reverse Legend Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-27 Tripled Ear Bottom Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-27A Tripled Ear Bottom, Extra Star Point Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-28 Possible 8 in Denticles, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-29 High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-29A High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw (Duplicate listing of VAM 29)
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-30 Doubled Inner Wing Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-31 Doubled 85 Bottom, Far Date (Proofs exist) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-32 885 in Denticles, Thread Impression, Polished Eagle Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-33 Far Date, Faint Dash Below 8, Thread Impression Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-33A Far Date, Faint Dash Below 8, Thread Impression, Clashed n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-34 Faint Low Dash Below 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-35 Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-36 Doubled 1, Slanted Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-37 Far Date, Dash Under 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-37A Far Date, Dash Under 8,Clashed Obverse G, Clashed Reverse M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-38 Doubled 5 Top (Proof) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-39 Water Droplets Cap Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-40 Doubled 5, Water Droplets Cap, Doubled Arrow Feathers

List of Past VAM Assignments

Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg 1885-P VAM-1A Eliminated Split into 1A1 & 1A2
Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg 1885-P VAM-1H Eliminated Horned one
VAM-Delisted.jpg 1885-P VAM-1M Clashed Obverse n Eliminated same as 1G
VAM-Delisted.jpg 1885-P VAM-1N Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M duplicate listing same as VAM 26A
Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg 1885-P VAM-8 Thick Dash Under 8 (Hit List 40)Pcgsvam.jpg Duplicate listing of VAM-22
Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg 1885-P VAM-9F Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Re-Classified, became VAM 33A 3/2014
VAM-Delisted.jpg 1885-P VAM-29A High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw duplicate listing same as VAM 29

References

  1. Bowers, Q. D. A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, 5th ed. Atlanta: Whitman, 2016.



Legend:
New Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
Lfcp-icon.jpg Full-coin photo of VAM.
New White Camera.jpg No photos posted for this VAM.
VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
Pcgsvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
Ngcvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by NGC.
As ANACS, SEGS, ICG, and Variety Slabbing Service (VSS) recognize all VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.