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{{DateMintStats
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|proofs=811
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|mintage=21,726,000
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|pl=5/10 (scarce)
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|dies=57 obv., 50 rev.
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|study=no}}
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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=
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[[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide]]:<br />
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[[1889-P Obverse|Sort by Date Position]]<br />
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[[1889 P CDLT|Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer]]<br />
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[[1889 P Sunken or Partially Sunken Die Varieties]]<br />
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[[1889-P-PROOF|1889-P PROOF]]<br />
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[[1889-P VNA varieties|1889-P VAM not assigned varieties]]<br />
  
=1889-P VAMs=  
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=Official VAM Listing=
'''Specialty Categories'''<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1]] Closed 9<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide]]:<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1B]] Clashed Obverse n<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P Obverse|Sort by Date Position]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1C1]] (Same as VAM 52) <br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889 P CDLT|Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1C2]] Die Scratches TF [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889 P Sunken or Partially Sunken Die Varieties]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1D1]] Die Scratch Cotton Leaf [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
===Official Listing===
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1D2]] Clashed Die "n" and "t" [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1]] Closed 9<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1E]] Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1B]] Clashed Obverse n<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-1F]] Denticle Impressions Below Wreath Bow<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1C1]] Die Scratches TF, Denticle Impressions Below TF<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-2]] Open 9<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1C2]] Die Scratches TF [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-3]] Doubled 18-9 and Right Stars, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1D1]] Die Scratch Cotton Leaf [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-3A]] Doubled Date & Ear, Far Date, Sunken Obverse Die [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1D2]] Clashed Die "n" and "t" [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-4]] Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1E]] Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5]] Far Date<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-1F]] Denticle Impressions Below Wreath Bow<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:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-2]] Open 9<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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-3]] Doubled 18-9 and Right Stars, Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5C|1889-P VAM-5C]] Far Date, Die Gouges Below 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-3A]] Doubled 18-9 and Right, Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5D]] Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-4]] Very Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5E]] Far Date, Denticle Impressions at Wreath Bow<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5]] Far Date<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-5G]] Far Date, Pitted Obverse, Reverse of VAMs 23, 7A, 7B [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <span style="color:#d33">*New 2021*</span><br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5A]] Far Date, Pitted Reverse, Gouge Olive Branch ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5B]] Far Date, Pitted Rev., Gouge Olive Branch, Clashed Obverse n ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7]] High 9  <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2020*</span><br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5C|1889-P VAM-5C]] Far Date, Die Gouges Below 9 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-7A]] High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear,  Reverse of VAMs 5G, 23  <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2021*</span><br/>
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5D]] Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers<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]] <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2021*</span><br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5E]] Far Date, Denticle Impressions at Wreath Bow<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-8]] Very Far Date, High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-5F]] Far Date, Die Chip First Left Star<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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-6]] Doubled 9, Tripled 1 & Ear Bottom, Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-10]] Far Date, Doubled First 8 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-7]] High 9 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-11]] Doubled 18 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-7A]] High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-12]] Doubled 1 <br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-7B]] High 9, Clashed Obverse n<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-12A]] Doubled 1, Die Breaks 1-2 Left Star [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-8]] Very Far Date, High 9 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-13]] Very Far Slanted Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image: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-14]] Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-10]] Far Date, Doubled First 8 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-14A]] Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose, Denticle Impressions TF and Leaf [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-11]] Doubled 18 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-15]] Doubled 889, Ear & Arrow Feathers [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-12]] Far Date, Doubled 1, High 9<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-16]] Doubled Ear & Rt. Stars, Far Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-12A]] Doubled 1, Die Chip First Left Star[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-17]] Far Date, Doubled 18 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-13]] Very Far Slanted Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-14]] Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<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) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-14A]] Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose, Denticle Impressions TF and Leaf[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19]] Doubled Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-15]] Doubled 889, Ear & Arrow Feathers[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-16]] Doubled Ear & Rt. Stars, Far Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-19B1]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-17]] Far Date, Doubled 18 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-18]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]])[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-18A]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Die Chip Cap Rear ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam) [[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-21]] Doubled Ear & Lower Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19]] Doubled Reverse[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19A]] (formerly [[1889-P VAM-5A|VAM-5A]]) Doubled Reverse, Bar Wing ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23]] Slanted Date, Reverse of VAM 5G <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2021*</span><br />
[[image:camera.jpg |link=1889-P VAM-19B1]][[1889-P VAM-19B1]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23A]] Slanted Date, Strong Clashed Obverse In & st ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2020*</span><br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-19B2]] Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Clashed Reverse M ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23B]] Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2020*</span><br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-20]] Doubled Ear and Forehead, Normal Date ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-21]] Doubled Ear & Lower Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-25]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-22]] Bar Wing, Far Date ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-26]] Doubled Arrow Shafts<br />
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-23]] Slanted Date<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-27]] Doubled Ear, Near Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-23A]] Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam)[[image:PCGS_NGCvam-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-28]] Doubled Ear, Far Date<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-24]] 8 in Denticles, Doubled Ear, Polishing Lines in Cotton Bolls, Normal Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-25]] Doubled Ear, Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-29]] Doubled Right Wreath, Thread-like Impression Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-26]] Doubled Arrow Shafts<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-30]] Doubled Ear [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-27]] Doubled Ear, Near Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-31]] Doubled Ear Inside, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-28]] Doubled Ear, Far Date<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-32]] Doubled Ear, High 9, Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-28A]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Pitted DO ([[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] Morgan Vam)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-33]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Date, Normal Date placement [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-29]] Doubled Right Wreath, Thread-like Impression Reverse [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-34]] Doubled Right Wreath<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-30]] Doubled Ear[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-36]] Doubled Ear Right Inside, Normal Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-31]] Doubled Ear Inside, Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-37]] Doubled Ear, Normal Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-32]] Doubled Ear, High 9, Very Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-38]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-33]] Doubled Ear, Slanted Date, Normal Date placement<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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-34]] Doubled Right Wreath<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-39]] Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-36]] Doubled Ear Right Inside, Normal Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-37]] Doubled Ear, Normal Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-38]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40A1]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-38A]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Die Breaks Stars [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-40A2]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Double Clashed Obverse n, clashed st [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-39]] Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-41]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-40]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-42]] Doubled Ear, Cotton Leaves, Right Stars, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-40A1]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-43]] Split Hair Ends, Far Date<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-40A2]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, Double Clashed Obverse n, clashed st [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-43A]] Split Hair Ends, Far Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-41]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-44]] Doubled Ear & URIBUS UNU, Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-42]] Doubled Ear, Cotton Leaves, Right Stars, Far Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-45]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-43]] Split Hair Ends, Far Date<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-46]] Doubled 1 Top and Ear, Normal Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-43A]] Split Hair Ends, Far Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-47]] Doubled Ear, Normal Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-44]] Doubled Ear & URIBUS UNU, Very Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-48]] Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-45]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-49]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-46]] Doubled 1 Top and Ear, Normal Date<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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-47]] Doubled Ear, Normal Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-53]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-48]] Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-54]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled America & Wreaths<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-49]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-55]] Doubled Eyelid<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-52]] Doubled Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star, Normal Date[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-57]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9 [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-53]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<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:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-54]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled America & Wreaths<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-61]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-55]] Doubled Eyelid<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-62]] Denticle Impressions [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-57]] Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9 [[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-63]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Slanted Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg |link=1889-P VAM-58]][[1889-P VAM-58]] Doubled Ear ('''Possible '''''' (duplication) '''[[1889-P VAM-27|VAM-27]])<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-65]] Doubled Ear, High 9 <span style="color:#d33">*New 2021*</span> <br />
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-60]] Doubled Ear, Far Date<br />
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[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-61]] Doubled Ear, Far Date<br />
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= List of Past VAM Assignments =
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-62]] Denticle Impressions[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VAM-63]] Doubled Ear, Very Far Slanted Date *New 2017*<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P-PROOF|1889-P PROOF]]<br />
 
[[image:camera.jpg]][[1889-P VNA varieties|1889-P VAM not assigned varieties]]<br />
 
'''Past Assignments'''<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-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 />
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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 />
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[[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)[[image:ngcvam.jpg]]<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 />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23C]] Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse n  [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-23D]] High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] <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 />
'''Legend:'''<br />
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1889-P VAM-60]] Doubled Ear, Far Date [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
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[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA.jpg]] Photos of full coin shown on page.<br />
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'''Legend:'''<br/>
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]] Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
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[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <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:white_camera_Black_Border04112011.jpg]] Used as a spacer to keep the VAM listings in alignment.<br />
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[[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 15:07, 4 April 2021

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

Official VAM Listing

  1889-P VAM-1 Closed 9
  1889-P VAM-1B Clashed Obverse n
  1889-P VAM-1C1 (Same as VAM 52)
  1889-P VAM-1C2 Die Scratches TF  
  1889-P VAM-1D1 Die Scratch Cotton Leaf  
  1889-P VAM-1D2 Clashed Die "n" and "t"  
  1889-P VAM-1E Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers  
  1889-P VAM-1F Denticle Impressions Below Wreath Bow
  1889-P VAM-2 Open 9
  1889-P VAM-3 Doubled 18-9 and Right Stars, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-3A Doubled Date & Ear, Far Date, Sunken Obverse Die  
  1889-P VAM-4 Very Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-5 Far Date
  1889-P VAM-5A Far Date, Pitted Reverse, Gouge Olive Branch (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM) 
  1889-P VAM-5B Far Date, Pitted Rev., Gouge Olive Branch, Clashed Obverse n (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM)  
  1889-P VAM-5C Far Date, Die Gouges Below 9  
  1889-P VAM-5D Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers  
  1889-P VAM-5E Far Date, Denticle Impressions at Wreath Bow
  1889-P VAM-5G Far Date, Pitted Obverse, Reverse of VAMs 23, 7A, 7B   *New 2021*
  1889-P VAM-6 Doubled 9, Tripled 1 & Ear Bottom, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-7 High 9 *Revised 2020*
  1889-P VAM-7A High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear, Reverse of VAMs 5G, 23 *Revised 2021*
  1889-P VAM-7B High 9, Slightly Doubled Ear, Clashed Obverse n   *Revised 2021*
  1889-P VAM-8 Very Far Date, High 9  
  1889-P VAM-9 Far & Slanted Date (Confusion with this listing and VAM-38)
  1889-P VAM-10 Far Date, Doubled First 8  
  1889-P VAM-11 Doubled 18  
  1889-P VAM-12 Doubled 1
  1889-P VAM-12A Doubled 1, Die Breaks 1-2 Left Star  
  1889-P VAM-13 Very Far Slanted Date  
  1889-P VAM-14 Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose  
  1889-P VAM-14A Doubled 18, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose, Denticle Impressions TF and Leaf  
  1889-P VAM-15 Doubled 889, Ear & Arrow Feathers  
  1889-P VAM-16 Doubled Ear & Rt. Stars, Far Date (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)  
  1889-P VAM-17 Far Date, Doubled 18  
  1889-P VAM-18 Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Denticle Impressions Below Arrow Feathers (Hot 50)  
  1889-P VAM-18A Doubled Ear, Slanted Very Far Date, Die Chip Cap Rear (Hot 50 Morgan VAM)  
  1889-P VAM-19 Doubled Reverse  
  1889-P VAM-19A (formerly VAM-5A) Doubled Reverse, Bar Wing, Doubled 89(Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)  
  1889-P VAM-19B1 Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t  
  1889-P VAM-19B2 Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Clashed Reverse M (WOW! Morgan VAM)  
  1889-P VAM-20 Doubled Ear and Forehead, Normal Date (Hot 50 Morgan Vam) 
  1889-P VAM-21 Doubled Ear & Lower Cotton Leaves, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-22 Bar Wing, Far Date (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) 
  1889-P VAM-23 Slanted Date, Reverse of VAM 5G *Revised 2021*
  1889-P VAM-23A Slanted Date, Strong Clashed Obverse In & st (Hot 50 Morgan VAM)   *Revised 2020*
  1889-P VAM-23B Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die   *Revised 2020*
  1889-P VAM-24 8 in Denticles, Doubled Ear, Polishing Lines in Cotton Bolls, Normal Date  
  1889-P VAM-25 Doubled Ear, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-26 Doubled Arrow Shafts
  1889-P VAM-27 Doubled Ear, Near Date  
  1889-P VAM-28 Doubled Ear, Far Date
  1889-P VAM-28A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Pitted DO (Hit List 40 Morgan VAM)  
  1889-P VAM-29 Doubled Right Wreath, Thread-like Impression Reverse  
  1889-P VAM-30 Doubled Ear  
  1889-P VAM-31 Doubled Ear Inside, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-32 Doubled Ear, High 9, Very Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-33 Doubled Ear, Slanted Date, Normal Date placement  
  1889-P VAM-34 Doubled Right Wreath
  1889-P VAM-36 Doubled Ear Right Inside, Normal Date  
  1889-P VAM-37 Doubled Ear, Normal Date  
  1889-P VAM-38 Doubled Ear, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-38A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Die Breaks Stars  
  1889-P VAM-39 Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-39A Doubled Ear & Cotton Leaves, Far Date, Sunken Reverse Die *New 2020*
  1889-P VAM-40 Doubled Ear, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-40A1 Doubled Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse n  
  1889-P VAM-40A2 Doubled Ear, Far Date, Double Clashed Obverse n, clashed st  
  1889-P VAM-41 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-42 Doubled Ear, Cotton Leaves, Right Stars, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-43 Split Hair Ends, Far Date
  1889-P VAM-43A Split Hair Ends, Far Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head  
  1889-P VAM-44 Doubled Ear & URIBUS UNU, Very Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-45 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves
  1889-P VAM-46 Doubled 1 Top and Ear, Normal Date  
  1889-P VAM-47 Doubled Ear, Normal Date  
  1889-P VAM-48 Very Far Date, Doubled Wreath Leaves
  1889-P VAM-49 Doubled Ear, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-52 Dbl Ear, Die Gouges Neck Front & Star, Normal WNP. (Dup. listing of V1C1)  
  1889-P VAM-53 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-54 Doubled Ear, Very Far Date, Doubled America & Wreaths
  1889-P VAM-55 Doubled Eyelid
  1889-P VAM-57 Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9  
  1889-P VAM-58 Doubled Ear (Possible duplication of VAM-27)
  1889-P VAM-61 Doubled Ear, Far Date  
  1889-P VAM-62 Denticle Impressions  
  1889-P VAM-63 Doubled Ear, Very Far Slanted Date  
  1889-P VAM-65 Doubled Ear, High 9 *New 2021*

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1889-P VAM-1A Die Gouge Neck Front (Eliminated, became VAM-52)
 1889-P VAM-1C Die Scratches Below Tail Feathers (Became VAM-1C1 & VAM-1C2)
 1889-P VAM-1G Die Scratch Cap Top *New 2019* (Eliminated, same as VAM-1D)
 Former 5B filled r in Trust is striking error Former VAM-5B
 1889-P VAM-5F Far Date, Die Chip First Left Star (Same as VAM 12A)
 1889-P VAM-8A Very Far Date, High 9, Polishing Lines Liberty Head (Eliminated, duplicate of VAM-53 with die 1 reverse)
 1889-P VAM-9A Far Slanted Date, Polishing Lines Liberty Head became VAM-43A
 1889-P VAM-19B Doubled Reverse, Clashed Obverse n (Top 100 Morgan VAM)
  1889-P VAM-23C Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse n  
  1889-P VAM-23D High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck  
 1889-P VAM-35 Incorporated in VAM-24
 1889-P VAM-40A Became 1889-P VAM-40A2 upon 1889-P VAM-40A1 discovery
 1889-P VAM-50 Doubled 1, Tripled 9, Scribbling on Nose Became VAM-14
 1889-P VAM-51 Doubled Ear, Normal Date, Sunken die [DOUBLED EAR] LDS duplicate of VAM-30
 1889-P VAM-56 (Eliminated, duplicate of VAM-7A, now VAM 23D)
 1889-P VAM-59 Same as 19
 1889-P VAM-59A Same as 19B1
  1889-P VAM-60 Doubled Ear, Far Date  


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