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|dies=161 pairs
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1886 is the first of four years wherein the Philadelphia mint produced over 19 million Morgan dollars, averaging over 320,000 coins per die pair.  With dies being used so long, many coins show coarse, but strong luster from die erosion along with soft detail.  Prooflike coins are a relatively small percentage of the large uncirculated population and not very contrasty.  There are a few interesting varieties for 1886, including one of the only misplaced dates in the hair ([[1886-P VAM-21|VAM 21]]), and a series of clashes showing major die rotation ([[1886-P VAM-1C|VAM 1C]]). [[1886-P VAM-20|VAM 20]] is a very desirable, strong repunched date.
 
= Attribution Guides for 1886-P =
 
= Attribution Guides for 1886-P =
 
[[1886-P Obverses|Sort by Date Position]] <br />
 
[[1886-P Obverses|Sort by Date Position]] <br />
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[[1886-P VNA varieties|1886-P VAM Not Assigned varieties]]  <br />
 
[[1886-P VNA varieties|1886-P VAM Not Assigned varieties]]  <br />
 
[[1886-P VNA-1|1886-P VAM 1 VNA Die Progression Project]] <br />
 
[[1886-P VNA-1|1886-P VAM 1 VNA Die Progression Project]] <br />
[[Die study completed NO ]]
 
 
 
= Official VAM Listing =
 
= Official VAM Listing =
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1]] Closed 6<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1]] Closed 6<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1A]] Line in 6, Slightly Doubled Ear ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan Vam) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1A]] Line in 6, Slightly Doubled Ear ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1A1]] Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In & st ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan Vam) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1A1]] Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In & st ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1C]] 3 + 2 Clashed Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]  <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1C]] 3 + 2 Clashed Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]  <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1D]] Pitted OL [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-1D]] Pitted OL [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-9]] Doubled 18-6, Far Date Re-instated 2017 [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-9]] Doubled 18-6, Far Date Re-instated 2017 [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-10]] Doubled 18 [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-10]] Doubled 18 [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-12]] Doubled Date [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]] [[(may be same as vam 25)]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-12]] Doubled Date [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]] [[may be same as VAM 25]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-13]] Near Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-13]] Near Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-14]] Dash Under 8, Doubled Ear Right Inside [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-14]] Dash Under 8, Doubled Ear Right Inside [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-15]] Doubled 18-6 (Proof) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-15]] Doubled 18-6 (Proof) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-16]] Doubled 1<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-16]] Doubled 1<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-17]] Doubled Arrows ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan Vam) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-17]] Doubled Arrows ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-18]] Doubled 6 and Ear<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-18]] Doubled 6 and Ear<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-19]] Doubled 86 and Stars [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-19]] Doubled 86 and Stars [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-20]] Double Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-20]] Double Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-21]] 8 Below Designer's Initial, Doubled Reverse (Former 1886-P VAM-1B) ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan Vam) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-21]] 8 Below Designer's Initial, Doubled Reverse (Former 1886-P VAM-1B) ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM) [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-22]] Near Date [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-22]] Near Date [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-23]] Doubled Ear, Die Gouge Star [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[(may be same as vam 28)]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-23]] Doubled Ear, Die Gouge Star [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]][[may be same as VAM 28]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-24]] Doubled Ear Lower Right Inside [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-24]] Doubled Ear Lower Right Inside [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-24A]] Doubled Ear Lower Right Inside, Die Break 1-2 Right Stars<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-24A]] Doubled Ear Lower Right Inside, Die Break 1-2 Right Stars<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-26]] Doubled Ear [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-26]] Doubled Ear [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]]  [[1886-P VAM-27]] Doubled Ear<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]]  [[1886-P VAM-27]] Doubled Ear<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-27A]] Doubled Ear, Die Break Wing Tip <span style="color:#d33">*New 2020*</span>
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-27A]] Doubled Ear, Die Break Wing Tip <span style="color:#d33">*New 2020*</span>[[may be duplicate of vam 19LDS]] <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-28]] Doubled 86<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-28]] Doubled 86<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-29]] Doubled Ear<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-29]] Doubled Ear<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-30]] Doubled 1-6, Thread-Like Impression Wing<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-30]] Doubled 1-6, Thread-Like Impression Wing [[may be same as vam 18]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-30A]] Doubled 1-6, Thread-Like Impression Wing, Doubled Ear <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-30A]] Doubled 1-6, Thread-Like Impression Wing, Doubled Ear <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-31]] High Date, Doubled Ear [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1886-P VAM-31]] High Date, Doubled Ear [[image:lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1G]] Clashed Obverse n (Eliminated, became [[1886-P VAM-6B|VAM-6B]])<br />
 
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1G]] Clashed Obverse n (Eliminated, became [[1886-P VAM-6B|VAM-6B]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1J]] Thread-Like Impression Wing (Eliminated, became VAMs 30 and 30A )<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1J]] Thread-Like Impression Wing (Eliminated, became VAMs 30 and 30A )<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1L|1886-P VAM-1L]] Dot 6 '''Debunked 2018'''<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-1L|1886-P VAM-1L]] Dot 6 (Eliminated, dot was small lamination)<br />
 
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-11]] Doubled 188 (Eliminated, same as [[1886-P VAM-4|VAM 4]])<br />
 
[[image:Kill-The-VAM_JBx2222.jpg]][[1886-P VAM-11]] Doubled 188 (Eliminated, same as [[1886-P VAM-4|VAM 4]])<br />
 
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Latest revision as of 13:54, 27 October 2020

Mintage 19,963,000
Proof Mintage 886
Dies Used 63 obv., 60 rev.
Rarity in PL 5/10 (scarce)
Die Study none

1886 is the first of four years wherein the Philadelphia mint produced over 19 million Morgan dollars, averaging over 320,000 coins per die pair. With dies being used so long, many coins show coarse, but strong luster from die erosion along with soft detail. Prooflike coins are a relatively small percentage of the large uncirculated population and not very contrasty. There are a few interesting varieties for 1886, including one of the only misplaced dates in the hair (VAM 21), and a series of clashes showing major die rotation (VAM 1C). VAM 20 is a very desirable, strong repunched date.

Attribution Guides for 1886-P

Sort by Date Position
Clashed Die Letter Transfer
1886-P VAM Not Assigned varieties
1886-P VAM 1 VNA Die Progression Project

Official VAM Listing

New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1 Closed 6
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1A Line in 6, Slightly Doubled Ear (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgPcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1A1 Line in 6,Clashed Obverse In & st (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgPcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1C 3 + 2 Clashed Reverse (Hot 50 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgPcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1D Pitted OL Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1E Curved Spiked 6 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1E1 Curved Spiked 6, S Die Impression Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1E2 Curved Spiked 6, Die Break S Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1H Die Scratch Eagle’s Right Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1i Banded Wing Tip Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1K Die Scratch Eagle's Left Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1M Bar 6 Upper Loop, Slightly Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1N1 Dot Ear, Spike at Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1N2 Dot Ear, Die Break ERICA Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-1O Die Impression Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-2 Open 6
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-3 Doubled 1 Weak Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-3A Doubled 1 Weak, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-3B Doubled 1 Weak, Clashed Obverse n & s Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-4 Doubled 18 Strong Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-4A Doubled 188 Strong, Die Rust Pitting Liberty Head
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-5 Doubled 18 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-6 High 6 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-6A High 6, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-6B High 6, Multiple Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-6C High 6, Die Chip Back of Cap Ribbon
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-7 High Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-8 Far Date, High 6 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-9 Doubled 18-6, Far Date Re-instated 2017 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-10 Doubled 18 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-12 Doubled Date Lfcp-icon.jpg may be same as VAM 25
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-13 Near Date
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-14 Dash Under 8, Doubled Ear Right Inside Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-15 Doubled 18-6 (Proof) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-16 Doubled 1
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-17 Doubled Arrows (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgPcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-18 Doubled 6 and Ear
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-19 Doubled 86 and Stars Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-20 Double Date (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgPcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-21 8 Below Designer's Initial, Doubled Reverse (Former 1886-P VAM-1B) (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpgPcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-22 Near Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-23 Doubled Ear, Die Gouge Star Lfcp-icon.jpgmay be same as VAM 28
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-24 Doubled Ear Lower Right Inside Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-24A Doubled Ear Lower Right Inside, Die Break 1-2 Right Stars
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-25 Doubled 6 Top Loop
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-26 Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-27 Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-27A Doubled Ear, Die Break Wing Tip *New 2020*may be duplicate of vam 19LDS
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-28 Doubled 86
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-29 Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-30 Doubled 1-6, Thread-Like Impression Wing may be same as vam 18
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-30A Doubled 1-6, Thread-Like Impression Wing, Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-31 High Date, Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1886-P VAM-32 Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg

List of Past VAM Assignments

Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg1886-P VAM-1B (Eliminated, became VAM-21)
Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg1886-P VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n (Eliminated, became VAM-6A)
Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg1886-P VAM-1G Clashed Obverse n (Eliminated, became VAM-6B)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1886-P VAM-1J Thread-Like Impression Wing (Eliminated, became VAMs 30 and 30A )
VAM-Delisted.jpg1886-P VAM-1L Dot 6 (Eliminated, dot was small lamination)
Kill-The-VAM JBx2222.jpg1886-P VAM-11 Doubled 188 (Eliminated, same as VAM 4)


Legend:
New Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
Lfcp-icon.jpg Full coin picture of VAM shown.
VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
New White Camera.jpg No photos posted for this VAM.
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.