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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=104 pairs
'''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.
 
 
 
=Attribution Guides for 1889-P=
 
=Attribution Guides for 1889-P=
 
[[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide]]:<br />
 
[[1889-P doubled ear VAMs|1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide]]:<br />

Revision as of 08:21, 1 September 2020

Mintage 21,726,000
Proof Mintage 811
Dies Used 104 pairs
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-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 High 9 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-23C High 9, Clashed Obverse n
New Camera.jpg 1889-P VAM-23D High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck 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-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 V1C1Lfcp-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-7 Became VAM 23B
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-7A Became VAM 23D
VAM-Delisted.jpg1889-P VAM-7B Became VAM 23C
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.