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1886-P VAMs

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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

Official VAM Listing

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

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1886-P VAM-1B (Eliminated, became VAM-21)
 1886-P VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n (Eliminated, became VAM-6A)
 1886-P VAM-1G Clashed Obverse n (Eliminated, became VAM-6B)
 1886-P VAM-1J Thread-Like Impression Wing (Eliminated, became VAMs 30 and 30A )
 1886-P VAM-1L Dot 6 (Eliminated, dot was small lamination)
 1886-P VAM-11 Doubled 188 (Eliminated, same as VAM 4)


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