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1890-S VAMs

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1890-S VAM Stats

1. Mintage: 8,230,373
2. Die Pairs: 80 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: Yes.

Attribution Guides for The 1890-S Morgan Dollar

Official VAM Listing

  1890-S VAM-1 Normal Die  
  1890-S VAM-1A Punctuated Date, Polishing Lines in Hair  
  1890-S VAM-1B Die Breaks O, R, E, Right Wreath Revised 2017
  1890-S VAM-1C Die Breaks on MERIC
  1890-S VAM-1F Die Gouge Above E, Die Chips Right Wreath Top
  1890-S VAM-1G Die Breaks In Wreaths
  1890-S VAM-1I Many Die Breaks Both Wreaths 
  1890-S VAM-1L Threadlike Impression Lower Cap  
  1890-S VAM-1M Die Breaks Right Wreath
  1890-S VAM-1N Die Break T, Over Polished Wing Feathers
  1890-S VAM-2 S/S Left, 89 in Denticles  
  1890-S VAM-2A S/S Left, Doubled Ear Inside  
  1890-S VAM-2B S/S Left, Doubled Ear Inside, Die Break Wings (WOW! Morgan VAM)  ( *Former 26A*)
 1890-S VAM-3 S/S Down
 1890-S VAM-4 S/S Right, Doubled 1-9
 1890-S VAM-5 S/S Right *Revised 2017*
 1890-S VAM-6 S Set High   *Revised 2017*
 1890-S VAM-7 S Tilted and Shifted Left, Die Gouges Cap, Die Break Neck  
 1890-S VAM-7A S Tilted and Shifted Left, Die Gouges Cap, Die Break Neck, Die Breaks Right Wreath *New 2017*  
 1890-S VAM-8 S Tilted Left and Shifted Right
 1890-S VAM-9 Far Date, S Set High
 1890-S VAM-10 Far Date
 1890-S VAM-10A Far Date, Die Breaks Both Wreaths
 1890-S VAM-10C Far Date, Die Break Top Tip Right Wreath   *Revised 2017*
 1890-S VAM-10E Far Date, Over Polished Upper TF  
 1890-S VAM-10F Far Date, Over Polished Eye & Ear
 1890-S VAM-10G Far Date, Die Break ED & TE *New 2017*
 1890-S VAM-11 Near Date
 1890-S VAM-12 Doubled 1-90 (revised 2018 John Higginbotham)
 1890-S VAM-13 Doubled 18
 1890-S VAM-14 Doubled 0, S Set High and Tilted Left
 1890-S VAM-15 Far Date, S Tilted and Shifted Left
 1890-S VAM-16 S/S Down, Far Date 
 1890-S VAM-17 Far Date, S Tilted Left
 1890-S VAM-18 Doubled Reverse
 1890-S VAM-19 Far Date, Doubled Reverse 
 1890-S VAM-19A Far Date, Doubled Reverse, Die Break Top Left Wreath
 1890-S VAM-20 S/S and Doubled Arrows  
 1890-S VAM-21 S Tilted Left
 1890-S VAM-22 Far Date, S Set Right  
 1890-S VAM-22A Far Date, Double Ear, S Set Right
 1890-S VAM-22B Far Date, Double Ear, S Set Right, Die Break Left Wreath  
 1890-S VAM-23 Far Date, S Set High and Tilted Left
 1890-S VAM-24 Doubled Profile
 1890-S VAM-27 Very High S
 1890-S VAM-27A Very High S, Die Gouges Leg  
 1890-S VAM-28 Doubled Profile & Reverse
 1890-S VAM-29 S/S Left, (WOW! Morgan VAM)  
 1890-S VAM-30 Doubled Profile, S/S Lower Loop
 1890-S VAM-31 Tripled S, Far Date
 1890-S VAM-32 Doubled 890
 1890-S VAM-33 Possible 7 Top in Denticles, Possible S/S Lower Loop
 1890-S VAM-34 Doubled Ear, Far Date
 1890-S VAM-35 Doubled 1, Far Date, S Tilted Left & Shifted Right, Die gouge right leg ( former VAM-1H )  
 1890-S VAM-35A Doubled 1, Far Date, S Tilted Left & Shifted Right, Die Break Left Wreath (former 8A)  
 1890-S VAM-36 Doubled 89, Very Far Date, Very High S
 1890-S VAM-37 Doubled 1-9 & Ear, S Set Right and Tilted Right
 1890-S VAM-38 High Date  
 1890-S VAM-38A High Date, Radial Die Break B Obverse (OLD VAM-1K)
 1890-S VAM-40 Doubled 1, S Tilted Left
 1890-S VAM-40A Doubled 1, S Tilted Left, Die Files Reverse *New 2017*
 1890-S VAM-41 Far Date, High S  
 1890-S VAM-41A Far Date, High S, Die Breaks Right Wreath
 1890-S VAM-42 Slanted Date  
 1890-S VAM-43 Doubled Ear  
 1890-S VAM-44 Very Far Date, S Set Right  
 1890-S VAM-45 Doubled Reverse Legend & Right Wreath  
 1890-S VAM-45A Doubled Reverse Legend & Right Wreath,Die Break UN  
 1890-S VAM-46 Slanted Very Far Date,Over Polished Eye, S Set High _Tilted Left
 1890-S VAM-47 S Set Right
 1890-S VAM-48 S/S Left, Die Gouges Cap  
 1890-S VAM-49 Double Inside Ear, Very High S  
 1890-S VAM-50 Slanted Date, Very High S
 1890-S VAM-51 Near Date, S Set High *New 2017*
 1890-S VAM-52 Far Date, Doubled Profile,S Set High *New 2017*
 1890-S VAM-53 Slanted Very Far Date *New 2017*
 1890-S VAM-55 Slanted Date, Polishing Lines Eye, Nose and Mouth

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1890-S VAM-1D Skipped
 1890-S VAM-1E Die File Lines on Reverse (Eliminated 2018, became VAM-40A)
 1890-S VAM-1H Polishing lines Face, Gouge Leg (Reclassified see VAM-35 2016)
 1890-S VAM-1J Die Breaks Right Wreath   *New 2016 (eliminated, became VAM-7A) 2017
 1890-S VAM-1K Radial Die Break B Obverse *New 2016* Eliminated see VAM-38A
 1890-S VAM-8A S Tilted Left & Shifted Right, Die Break Left Wreath (Reclassified see VAM-35A 2016)
 1890-S VAM-10B Far Date, Die Break Top Left Wreath (Reclassified VAM-19A)
 1890-S VAM-10D Far Date, Enlarged Berry Die Break (eliminated 2016- same as VAM-1i die 1)
 1890-S VAM-25 eliminated strike doubling
 1890-S VAM-26 Doubled Ear, S/S Left (Eliminated, became VAM-2A, same as VAM-2 polished die state)
 1890-S VAM-26A Doubled Ear, S/S Left, Die Break Wing (WOW! Morgan VAM)  (Eliminated, became VAM-2B, VAM-2 LDS)
 1890-S VAM-29A S/S Left, Die Break Wing (WOW! Morgan VAM)(same as VAM29 revised)
 1890-S VAM-30A Doubled Profile, S/S Lower Loop, Die Chips Reverse *Eliminated 2016* same as VAM 30 revised
 1890-S VAM-39 Far Date, Doubled Ear, S Set Right (Eliminated, Became 22A)
 1890-S VAM-39A Far Date, Doubled Ear, S Set Right, Die Break Left Wreath   (Eliminated, Became 22B)


Legend:

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