1887-S VAMs

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Mintage 1,771,000
Dies Used 8 pairs
Rarity in PL 5/10 (scarce)
Die Study no

1887-S is one of the less common dates in the series, but typically has good luster and a full strike. Prooflike coins are scarce and tend to be a little banged up. One-sided prooflikes occur for this date. VAM 2 and 2A are Top 100 varieties with a strongly repunched S and can be found fairly easily. VAMs 4 and 11 are Hot 50 varieties sharing an obverse die with a strongly repunched 1 and 7 in the date.

Attribution Guides for 1887-S

1887-S Obverses by Date
1887-S Reverses
1887-S VAM Not Assigned varieties

Official VAM Listing

New White Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-1 Normal Date
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-1B Die Gouges Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-2 S/S Left, No Damaged Denticles (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-2A S/S Left, Damaged Denticles (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-3 Slanted Date, Doubled 7 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-4 Near Date, Doubled Date (1--7) (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-5 Near Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-5A Near Date, Die Breaks Lower Hair
New White Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-6 Very Near Date
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-7 High S Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-8 Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-9 Doubled Stars and Profile, Near Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-10 Doubled Reverse Lettering Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-11 Doubled 1-7 & Reverse Lettering (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-12 Doubled 88, Very Near Date, High S Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-12A Doubled 88, Very Near Date, High S, Die Break Cap Top Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-12B Doubled 88, Very Near Date, High S, Die File Lines Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-13 Doubled 18
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-14 Slanted Date, S/S Bottom
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-15 Damaged Denticle Obverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-16 Doubled S
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-17 Doubled Arrow Heads
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-18 Doubled 1, Near Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-19 Doubled 188 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-19A Doubled 188, Die Gouges Star RI & 7 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-20 Doubled 1 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1887-S VAM-21 S Set Right

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg 1887-S VAM-1A Die Gouges Star, RI & 7 (now VAM 19A)


Legend:
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Lfcp-icon.jpg Full-coin photo of VAM.
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.
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