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=1889-P VAM Stats=
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{{DateMintStats
'''1.''' Mintage: 21,726,000 <br />
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|proofs=811
'''2.''' Die Pairs: 104  (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint) <br />
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|mintage=21,726,000
'''3.''' [[Die Study Roll Call|Die Study]] completed: No. <br />
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|pl=5/10 (scarce)
'''4.''' [[1889-P VAM-23A|Deepest clashed "IN" known in the Morgan Dollar Series''' ]] <br />
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|dies=57 obv., 50 rev.
'''5.''' <u>One [[Morgan Dollar Rotated Dies|Rotated Dies:]]</u> <br />
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|study=no}}
*        [[1889-P VAM-18A]] CW <br />
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1889 is one of the common dates, with the second highest mintage of all Morgan dollars, 1921 being the highest.  The typical 1889 has mushy or eroded details from overused dies, and rather murky luster.  For a common date, prooflike specimens are rare. 1889 has many [[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|doubled ear]] varieties, often as a result of die fatigue. The most spectacular obverse clashed die of all Morgan dollars is the rare [[1889-P VAM-23A|VAM 23A]], truly a sight to behold and coveted by all Morgan VAM collectors.  Other notable VAMs have die breaks, pitting, or other deterioration. [[1889-P VAM-18A|VAM 18A]] can be found with a rotated reverse.
 
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=Attribution Guides for 1889-P=
=Attribution Guides for The 1889-P Morgan Dollar=
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[[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide]]:<br />
'''1.'''  [[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide]]:<br />
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[[1889-P Obverse|Sort by Date Position]]<br />
'''2.'''  [[1889-P Obverse|Sort by Date Position]]<br />
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[[1889 P CDLT|Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer]]<br />
'''3.'''  [[1889 P CDLT|Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer]]<br />
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[[1889 P Sunken or Partially Sunken Die Varieties]]<br />
'''4.'''  [[1889 P Sunken or Partially Sunken Die Varieties]]<br />
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[[1889-P-PROOF|1889-P PROOF]]<br />
'''5.'''  [[1889-P-PROOF|1889-P PROOF]]<br />
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[[1889-P VNA varieties|1889-P VAM not assigned varieties]]<br />
'''6.'''  [[1889-P VNA varieties|1889-P VAM not assigned varieties]]<br />
 
  
 
=Official VAM Listing=
 
=Official VAM Listing=
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1]] Closed 9<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1]] Closed 9<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1B]] Clashed Obverse n<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1B]] Clashed Obverse n<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1C1]] '''SAME AS VAM 52''' <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1C1]] (Same as VAM 52) <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1C2]] Die Scratches TF [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1C2]] Die Scratches TF [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1D1]] Die Scratch Cotton Leaf [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1D1]] Die Scratch Cotton Leaf [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-4]] Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-4]] Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5]] Far Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5]] Far Date<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5A]] Far Date, Pitted Reverse, Gouge Olive Branch ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5A]] Far Date, Pitted Reverse, Gouge Olive Branch ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5B]] Far Date, Pitted Rev., Gouge Olive Branch, Clashed Obverse n ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5B]] Far Date, Pitted Rev., Gouge Olive Branch, Clashed Obverse n ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5C|1889-P VAM-5C]] Far Date, Die Gouges Below 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5C|1889-P VAM-5C]] Far Date, Die Gouges Below 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5D]] Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5D]] Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-6]] Doubled 9, Tripled 1 & Ear Bottom, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-6]] Doubled 9, Tripled 1 & Ear Bottom, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7]] High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7]] High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7A]] High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7A]] High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear <br/>
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7B]] High 9, Clashed Obverse n<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7B]] High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-8]] Very Far Date, High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-8]] Very Far Date, High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-9]] Far & Slanted Date ('''Confusion with this listing and VAM-38)'''<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-9]] Far & Slanted Date (Confusion with this listing and VAM-38)<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-10]] Far Date, Doubled First 8 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-10]] Far Date, Doubled First 8 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-11]] Doubled 18 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-11]] Doubled 18 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-17]] Far Date, Doubled 18 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-17]] Far Date, Doubled 18 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-18]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-18]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]]) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-18A]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Die Chip Cap Rear ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam) <br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-18A]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Die Chip Cap Rear ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19]] Doubled Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19]] Doubled Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19A]] (formerly [[1889-P VAM-5A|VAM-5A]]) Doubled Reverse, Bar Wing, Doubled 89([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan Vam) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19A]] (formerly [[1889-P VAM-5A|VAM-5A]]) Doubled Reverse, Bar Wing, Doubled 89([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19B1]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19B1]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19B2]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Clashed Reverse M ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19B2]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Clashed Reverse M ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-20]] Doubled Ear and Forehead, Normal Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-20]] Doubled Ear and Forehead, Normal Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-21]] Doubled Ear & Lower Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-21]] Doubled Ear & Lower Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-22]] Bar Wing, Far Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-22]] Bar Wing, Far Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23]] Slanted Date<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23]] Slanted Date<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23A]] Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23A]] Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23B]] Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-24]] 8 in Denticles, Doubled Ear, Polishing Lines in Cotton Bolls, Normal Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-24]] 8 in Denticles, Doubled Ear, Polishing Lines in Cotton Bolls, Normal Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-25]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-25]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-27]] Doubled Ear, Near Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-27]] Doubled Ear, Near Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-28]] Doubled Ear, Far Date<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-28]] Doubled Ear, Far Date<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-28A]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Pitted DO ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-28A]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Pitted DO ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-29]] Doubled Right Wreath, Thread-like Impression Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-29]] Doubled Right Wreath, Thread-like Impression Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-30]] Doubled Ear [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-30]] Doubled Ear [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-38A]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Die Breaks Stars [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-38A]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Die Breaks Stars [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-39]] Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-39]] Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-39A]] Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date, Sunken Reverse Die <span style="color:#d33">*New 2020*</span> <br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40A1]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40A1]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-48]] Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-48]] Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-49]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-49]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-52]] Dbl Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star, Normal WNP. '''Dup listing of V1C1'''[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-52]] Dbl Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star, Normal WNP. (Dup. listing of V1C1) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-53]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-53]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-54]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled America & Wreaths<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-54]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled America & Wreaths<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-55]] Doubled Eyelid<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-55]] Doubled Eyelid<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-57]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-57]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-58]] Doubled Ear ('''Possible '''''' (duplication) '''[[1889-P VAM-27|VAM-27]])<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-58]] Doubled Ear (Possible duplication of [[1889-P VAM-27|VAM-27]])<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-60]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-60]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-61]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-61]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1A]] Die Gouge Neck Front (Eliminated, became [[1889-P VAM-52|VAM-52]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1A]] Die Gouge Neck Front (Eliminated, became [[1889-P VAM-52|VAM-52]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1C]] Die Scratches Below Tail Feathers (Became [[1889-P VAM-1C1|VAM-1C1]] & [[1889-P VAM-1C2|VAM-1C2]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1C]] Die Scratches Below Tail Feathers (Became [[1889-P VAM-1C1|VAM-1C1]] & [[1889-P VAM-1C2|VAM-1C2]])<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1G]] Die Scratch Cap Top *New 2019* (Eliminated, same as VAM-1D)<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1G]] Die Scratch Cap Top *New 2019* (Eliminated, same as VAM-1D)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]Former 5B filled r in Trust is striking error Former [[1889-P VAM-5B-old|VAM-5B]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]Former 5B filled r in Trust is striking error Former [[1889-P VAM-5B-old|VAM-5B]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5F]] Far Date, Die Chip First Left Star (Same as VAM 12A)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5F]] Far Date, Die Chip First Left Star (Same as VAM 12A)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-8A]] Very Far Date, High 9, Polishing Lines Liberty Head (Eliminated, duplicate of [[1889-P VAM-53|VAM-53]] with die 1 reverse)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-8A]] Very Far Date, High 9, Polishing Lines Liberty Head (Eliminated, duplicate of [[1889-P VAM-53|VAM-53]] with die 1 reverse)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-9A Far Slanted Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head became [[1889-P VAM-43A|VAM-43A]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-9A Far Slanted Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head became [[1889-P VAM-43A|VAM-43A]]<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19B]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan Vam)<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19B]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] Morgan VAM)<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-35 Incorporated in [[1889-P VAM-24|VAM-24]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-35 Incorporated in [[1889-P VAM-24|VAM-24]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-40A Became [[1889-P VAM-40A2]] upon [[1889-P VAM-40A1]] discovery<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-40A Became [[1889-P VAM-40A2]] upon [[1889-P VAM-40A1]] discovery<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-50 Doubled 1, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose Became [[1889-P VAM-14|VAM-14]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-50 Doubled 1, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose Became [[1889-P VAM-14|VAM-14]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-51 Doubled Ear, Normal Date, Sunken die [DOUBLED EAR] LDS duplicate of [[1889-P VAM-30|VAM-30]]<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-51 Doubled Ear, Normal Date, Sunken die [DOUBLED EAR] LDS duplicate of [[1889-P VAM-30|VAM-30]]<br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-56]] (Eliminated, duplicate of [[1889-P VAM-7A|VAM-7A]])<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-56]] (Eliminated, duplicate of VAM-7A, now [[1889-P VAM-23D|VAM 23D]])<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-59 Same as 19<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-59 Same as 19<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-59A Same as 19B1<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1889-P VAM-59A Same as 19B1<br />
 
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= Legend: =
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'''Legend:'''<br/>
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <br />
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[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <br />
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]] Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.<br />
 
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] No photos posted for this VAM.<br />
 
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] No photos posted for this VAM.<br />
 
[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by PCGS.<br />
 
[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by PCGS.<br />
 
[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
 
[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />
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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 />

Latest revision as of 20:56, 27 October 2020

Mintage 21,726,000
Proof Mintage 811
Dies Used 57 obv., 50 rev.
Rarity in PL 5/10 (scarce)
Die Study no

1889 is one of the common dates, with the second highest mintage of all Morgan dollars, 1921 being the highest. The typical 1889 has mushy or eroded details from overused dies, and rather murky luster. For a common date, prooflike specimens are rare. 1889 has many doubled ear varieties, often as a result of die fatigue. The most spectacular obverse clashed die of all Morgan dollars is the rare VAM 23A, truly a sight to behold and coveted by all Morgan VAM collectors. Other notable VAMs have die breaks, pitting, or other deterioration. VAM 18A can be found with a rotated reverse.

Attribution Guides for 1889-P

1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide:
Sort by Date Position
Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer
1889 P Sunken or Partially Sunken Die Varieties
1889-P PROOF
1889-P VAM not assigned varieties

Official VAM Listing

New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1 Closed 9
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1B Clashed Obverse n
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1C1 (Same as VAM 52)
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1C2 Die Scratches TF Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1D1 Die Scratch Cotton Leaf Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1D2 Clashed Die "n" and "t" Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1E Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-1F Denticle Impressions Below Wreath Bow
New White Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-2 Open 9
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-3 Doubled 18-9 and Right Stars, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-3A Doubled Date & Ear, Far Date, Sunken Obverse Die Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-4 Very Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-5 Far Date
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-5A Far Date, Pitted Reverse, Gouge Olive Branch (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM)Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-5B Far Date, Pitted Rev., Gouge Olive Branch, Clashed Obverse n (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-5C Far Date, Die Gouges Below 9 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-5D Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-5E Far Date, Denticle Impressions at Wreath Bow
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-6 Doubled 9, Tripled 1 & Ear Bottom, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-7 High 9 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-7A High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-7B High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-8 Very Far Date, High 9 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-9 Far & Slanted Date (Confusion with this listing and VAM-38)
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-10 Far Date, Doubled First 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-11 Doubled 18 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-12 Doubled 1
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-12A Doubled 1, Die Breaks 1-2 Left Star Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-13 Very Far Slanted Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-14 Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-14A Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose, Denticle Impressions TF and Leaf Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-15 Doubled 889, Ear & Arrow Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-16 Doubled Ear & Rt. Stars, Far Date (Hot 50 Morgan Vam) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-17 Far Date, Doubled 18 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-18 Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers (Hot 50) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-18A Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Die Chip Cap Rear (Hot 50 Morgan VAM)
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-19 Doubled Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-19A (formerly VAM-5A) Doubled Reverse, Bar Wing, Doubled 89(Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-19B1 Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-19B2 Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Clashed Reverse M (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-20 Doubled Ear and Forehead, Normal Date (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-21 Doubled Ear & Lower Cotton Leaves, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-22 Bar Wing, Far Date (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-23 Slanted Date
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-23A Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-23B Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-24 8 in Denticles, Doubled Ear, Polishing Lines in Cotton Bolls, Normal Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-25 Doubled Ear, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-26 Doubled Arrow Shafts
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-27 Doubled Ear, Near Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-28 Doubled Ear, Far Date
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-28A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Pitted DO (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-29 Doubled Right Wreath, Thread-like Impression Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-30 Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-31 Doubled Ear Inside, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-32 Doubled Ear, High 9, Very Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-33 Doubled Ear, Slanted Date, Normal Date placement
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-34 Doubled Right Wreath
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-36 Doubled Ear Right Inside, Normal Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-37 Doubled Ear, Normal Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-38 Doubled Ear, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-38A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Die Breaks Stars Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-39 Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-39A Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date, Sunken Reverse Die *New 2020*
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-40 Doubled Ear, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-40A1 Doubled Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-40A2 Doubled Ear, Far Date, Double Clashed Obverse n, clashed st Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-41 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-42 Doubled Ear, Cotton Leaves, Right Stars, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-43 Split Hair Ends, Far Date
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-43A Split Hair Ends, Far Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-44 Doubled Ear & URIBUS UNU, Very Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-45 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-46 Doubled 1 Top and Ear, Normal Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-47 Doubled Ear, Normal Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-48 Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-49 Doubled Ear, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-52 Dbl Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star, Normal WNP. (Dup. listing of V1C1) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-53 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-54 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled America & Wreaths
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-55 Doubled Eyelid
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-57 Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-58 Doubled Ear (Possible duplication of VAM-27)
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-60 Doubled Ear, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-61 Doubled Ear, Far Date Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-62 Denticle Impressions Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-63 Doubled Ear, Very Far Slanted Date Lfcp-icon.jpg

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-1A Die Gouge Neck Front (Eliminated, became VAM-52)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-1C Die Scratches Below Tail Feathers (Became VAM-1C1 & VAM-1C2)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-1G Die Scratch Cap Top *New 2019* (Eliminated, same as VAM-1D)
VAM-Delisted.jpgFormer 5B filled r in Trust is striking error Former VAM-5B
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-5F Far Date, Die Chip First Left Star (Same as VAM 12A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-8A Very Far Date, High 9, Polishing Lines Liberty Head (Eliminated, duplicate of VAM-53 with die 1 reverse)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-9A Far Slanted Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head became VAM-43A
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-19B Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n (Top 100 Morgan VAM)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-35 Incorporated in VAM-24
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-40A Became 1889-P VAM-40A2 upon 1889-P VAM-40A1 discovery
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-50 Doubled 1, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose Became VAM-14
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-51 Doubled Ear, Normal Date, Sunken die [DOUBLED EAR] LDS duplicate of VAM-30
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-56 (Eliminated, duplicate of VAM-7A, now VAM 23D)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-59 Same as 19
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-59A Same as 19B1


Legend:
New Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
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.
As ANACS, SEGS, ICG, and Variety Slabbing Service (VSS) recognize all VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.