Difference between revisions of "1891-O VAMs"
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|Dies Used||30 obv., 29 rev.|
|Rarity in PL||6/10 (scarce)|
1891-O is famous for its typically poor strike, like the 90-O And 92-O. Luster is often satiny or dull, due to die wear from close to 270,000 coins being struck per die pair. Well-struck coins do exist, but are the exception to the rule. Prooflike coins are rather scarce, and tend to have good strikes. Fans of die clashes have much to love for 1891-O, with the strong E reverse on the VAM 1A, first noticed at the mint in 1891 during a Special Assay another clashed E on the VAM 3A, and a clashed partial "In God We Trust" from offset dies on VAM 14A. There are also two rare cuds known for 1891-O, VAMs 9B and 15B. A rotated die exists on VAM 8.
Attribution Guides for 1891-O
Official VAM Listing
1891-O VAM-1 Closed 9
1891-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-1A3 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-1A4 Clashed Obverse D & O Reverse BERT, Post Polished Die State (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-1B Pitted reverse (Hot 50 Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-1C Clashed Obverse G
1891-O VAM-1D Over Buffed Reverse
1891-O VAM-2 Open 9
1891-O VAM-3 O Tilted Right
1891-O VAM-3A1 O Tilted Right, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak ER (Hot 50 Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-3A2 O Tilted Right, Clashed Obv. O, Reverse Weak ER, Die Breaks (Hot 50 Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-4 O Tilted Right
1891-O VAM-4A O Tilted Right, Die Break Below ONE
1891-O VAM-5 O/O Top
1891-O VAM-5A O/O Top, Denticle Impressions Reverse
1891-O VAM-6 O/O Down
1891-O VAM-7 Doubled 9
1891-O VAM-8 O Set High
1891-O VAM-8A O Set High, Die Break Above ME
1891-O VAM-8C O Set High, Die Gouge IB
1891-O VAM-9 Far Date, High O
1891-O VAM-9A Far Date, High O, Die Break E
1891-O VAM-9B Far Date, High O, Cud at NITE (WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-10 Slanted Date, O Set High
1891-O VAM-10A Slanted Date, O Set High, Die Breaks E, ER, T-TE
1891-O VAM-11 Near Date, Gouge Cotton Leaves, O Set Right
1891-O VAM-11A Near Date, Gouge Cotton Leaves, O Set Right, Clashed G
1891-O VAM-12 Doubled Eye, Far Date, High O, Doubled Bow
1891-O VAM-12A Doubled Eye, Far Date, High O, Doubled Bow, Clashed Obverse n, st
1891-O VAM-13 Doubled Ear
1891-O VAM-14 Doubled Bow
1891-O VAM-14A Doubled bow, Clashed Obverse n, God We, Reverse M (Kimpton 12 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-15 Doubled Profile and Ear
1891-O VAM-15A Doubled Profile & Ear, Die Break Left Star & Above ED
1891-O VAM-15B Doubled Profile & Ear, Cud at ITED (WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-16 Near Date, O Set High
1891-O VAM-17 Doubled Left Wreath
1891-O VAM-17A Doubled Left Wreath, Clashed Obverse t
1891-O VAM-18 Far Slanted Date, O Tilted Right
1891-O VAM-19 Doubled Ear, Far Date, Very High O/O Left, Extreme Buffed Reverse (WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-20 Near Shifted Date, High O, Clashed Reverse M
1891-O VAM-21 Doubled Ear, Near Date, O Set High
1891-O VAM-22 Doubled Stars & Motto, Far Date, O Set High
1891-O VAM-23 Doubled 8, Far Slanted Date, O Set High
1891-O VAM-24 Doubled Ear, Far Date
1891-O VAM-24A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Beveled Reverse Periphery
1891-O VAM-25 Far Slanted Date, High O
1891-O VAM-25A Far Slanted Date, High O, Clashed Obverse n & t
1891-O VAM-25B Far Slanted Date, High O, Clashed Obverse n & st
1891-O VAM-26 Doubled Ear, O Set High, Concave Dies
List of Past VAM Assignments
1891-O VAM-1A Clashed E Reverse (Became VAMs 1A1-1A4)(Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
1891-O VAM-3A Weak E Clashed Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) (became VAMs 3A1 and 3A2)
1891-O VAM-8B (Eliminated, same as VAM-15B)
- Bowers, Q. D. A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, 5th ed. Atlanta: Whitman, 2016.
- RG104 Entry 1 Box 172, Letter from R. E. Preston to the Superintendent of the Mint, September 22, 1891
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