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1885-P VAMs

Facts about the 1885 P Series or 1885 P Die Study Page
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If you are new to VAMming, there is one thing to learn about 85 P varieties: With the exception of the One and Done list, the rest of the series is predicated on the date first,so start here: Date Position Guide.
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 widdle down the last C3a: Reverse Guide.

1885-P VAM Stats

1. Mintage: 17,787,000 (930 Proofs)
2. Die Pairs: 131 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: Yes

72 Official VAM Listings

  1885-P VAM-1 Normal Die (LDS coins have fairly significant die cracks)  
  1885-P VAM-1A1 Pitted Reverse (Hot 50)  
  1885-P VAM-1A2 Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Reverse M (Hot 50)  
  1885-P VAM-1B Pitted Reverse (Hot 50)  
  1885-P VAM-1C Pitted Reverse (Hot 50)  
  1885-P VAM-1D Banded Wing Tip (WOW! Morgan VAM)  
  1885-P VAM-1E Die Chip ER  
  1885-P VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n, Reverse M  
  1885-P VAM-1G Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-1I Die Gouges PLURIBUS  
  1885-P VAM-1J Die Break U  
  1885-P VAM-1K Weak Clashed n
  1885-P VAM-1L Die Break E  
  1885-P VAM-1N Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M (Existence Questionable see VAM-26A)
  1885-P VAM-1O Die Break S-U  
  1885-P VAM-1P Threadlike Die Impression Wing  
  1885-P VAM-1Q Die Break AME *New 2017*
  1885-P VAM-1R Short Die Gouge In T of LIBERTY *New 2018*
  1885-P VAM-2 Doubled 5  
  1885-P VAM-3 High Dash Under 8  
  1885-P VAM-4 Low Dash Under 8
  1885-P VAM-4A Low Dash Under 8, Clashed Obverse n & ust, Reverse M (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars)  
  1885-P VAM-4B Low Dash Under 8, Die Scratch Star  
  1885-P VAM-5 Far Date, Doubled 85  
  1885-P VAM-5A Far Date, Doubled 85, Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-6 Doubled Date, 85 in Denticles  
  1885-P VAM-7 Low Dash Under 8, Quadrupled Reverse Legend  
  1885-P VAM-9 Far Date  
  1885-P VAM-9A Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, st, Reverse M (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars)  
  1885-P VAM-9B Far Date, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M  
  1885-P VAM-9C Far Date, Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-9D Far Date, Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-9E Far Date, Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-9G Far Date, Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-10 Doubled 5  
  1885-P VAM-11 Tripled 5  
  1885-P VAM-12 Doubled 5
  1885-P VAM-13 Doubled 5
  1885-P VAM-14 Doubled 5 Top Line, Thread Impression  
  1885-P VAM-14A Doubles 5 Top Line, Thread Impression, Clashed Obverse n  
  1885-P VAM-15 Doubled 18-5  
  1885-P VAM-16 Doubled First 8  
  1885-P VAM-17 Slanted Date  
  1885-P VAM-18 High Dash Under 8  
  1885-P VAM-19 Doubled First 8  
  1885-P VAM-20 Low Dash Set Righ t  
  1885-P VAM-21 Doubled Arrow Feathers & Reverse Legend  
  1885-P VAM-22 Thick Dash Under 8, Doubled Arrow Feathers (Hit List 40)  
  1885-P VAM-23 Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date  
  1885-P VAM-23A Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, ust & e (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars)  
  1885-P VAM-23B Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, ust & e, Die Break 6-7 Left Stars  
  1885-P VAM-24 Alligator Eye  
  1885-P VAM-24A Alligator Eye, Clashed Obv n  
  1885-P VAM-25 Doubled Ear
  1885-P VAM-25A Doubled Ear, Clashed Obv n
  1885-P VAM-25B Doubled Ear, Clashed Obv n, Gouged Neck  
  1885-P VAM-26 Quadrupled Reverse Legend  
  1885-P VAM-26A Clashed Obverse T, Clashed Reverse M, Quadrupled Reverse Legend  
  1885-P VAM-27 Tripled Ear Bottom  
  1885-P VAM-27A Tripled Ear Bottom, Extra Star Point  
  1885-P VAM-28 Possible 8 in Denticles, Far Date  
  1885-P VAM-29 High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date  
  1885-P VAM-29A High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw (Duplicate listing see VAM-29)
  1885-P VAM-30 Doubled Inner Wing Feathers  
  1885-P VAM-31 Doubled 85 Bottom, Far Date (Proofs exist)  
  1885-P VAM-32 885 in Denticles, Thread Impression, Polished Eagle  
  1885-P VAM-33 Far Date, Faint Dash Below 8, Thread Impression  
  1885-P VAM-33A Far Date, Faint Dash Below 8, Thread Impression, Clashed n  
  1885-P VAM-34 Faint Low Dash Below 8  
  1885-P VAM-35 Doubled Ear  
  1885-P VAM-36 Doubled 1, Slanted Date  
  1885-P VAM-37 Far Date, Dash Under 8  
  1885-P VAM-37A Far Date, Dash Under 8,Clashed Obverse G, Clashed Reverse M  
  1885-P VAM-38 Doubled 5 Top (Proof)  
  1885-P VAM-39 Water Droplets Cap *New 2018*  
  1885-P VAM-40 Doubled 5, Water Droplets Cap, Doubled Arrow Feathers *New 2019*
  1885-P PROOF
  1885-P VNA varieties

Duplicate Listings and Un-Supported Discoveries 2014

  1885-P VAM-1N Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M duplicate listing same as VAM 26A
  1885-P VAM-29A High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date, Die Chip Jaw duplicate listing same as VAM 29

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1885-P VAM-1A Eliminated Split into 1A1 & 1A2
 1885-P VAM-1H Eliminated Horned one
 1885-P VAM-1M Clashed Obverse n Eliminated same as 1G
 1885-P VAM-8 Thick Dash Under 8 (Hit List 40)  Duplicate Listing see VAM-22
 1885-P VAM-9F Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Re-Classified, became VAM 33A 3/2014
[NGC Population for 1885-P MS]
[NGC Population for 1885-P PL]
[NGC Population for 1885-P DMPL]
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Legend:

  Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
  Full-coin photo of VAM.
  No photos posted for this VAM.
  VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
  This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
  This VAM is recognized by NGC.

NP This VAM has No Plate on page

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