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=1891-O VAM Stats=
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{{DateMintStats
'''1.''' Mintage: 7,954,529 <br />
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|mintage=7,954,529
'''2.''' Die Pairs: 100 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint) <br />
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|pl=6/10 (scarce)
'''3.''' [[Die Study Roll Call|Die Study]] completed: No. <br />
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|dies=30 obv., 29 rev.
'''4.''' <u>One [[Morgan Dollar Rotated Dies|Rotated Die:]]</u> <br />
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|study=no}}
*        [[1891-O VAM-8]] CCW <br />
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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 pairWell-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 [[1891-O VAM-1A1|VAM 1A]], first noticed at the mint in 1891 during a Special Assay, another clashed E on the [[1891-O VAM-3A1|VAM 3A]], and a clashed partial "In God We Trust" from offset dies on [[1891-O VAM-14A|VAM 14A]]. There are also two rare cuds known for 1891-O, [[1891-O VAM-9B|VAMs 9B]] and [[1891-O VAM-15B|15B]].  A rotated die exists on [[1891-O VAM-8|VAM 8]].
  
=Attribution Guides for The 1891-O Morgan Dollar=
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=Attribution Guides for 1891-O=
'''1.'''  [[1891-O Reverses|Sort by Reverse Design]]<br />
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[[1891-O Reverses|Sort by Reverse Design]]<br />
'''2.'''  [[1891-O date|Sort by Date Position]]<br />
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[[1891-O date|Sort by Date Position]]<br />
'''3.'''  [[1891 - O Clashed Die With Letter Transfer|Clashed Die With Letter Transfer]]<br />
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[[1891 - O Clashed Die With Letter Transfer|Clashed Die with Letter Transfer]]<br />
'''4.'''  [[1891 O  Large Full Coins VNA|1891 O Large Full Coins VNA]] <br />
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[[1891 O  Large Full Coins VNA|VAM not Assigned]] <br />
'''5.'''  [[1891 O Die study Pics]] <br/>
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[[1891 O Die study Pics|Die Study Pictures]] <br/>
  
 
=Official VAM Listing=
 
=Official VAM Listing=
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1]] Closed 9<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1]] Closed 9<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1A1]] Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT ([[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]] [[1891-O VAM-1A1]] Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1A2]] Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink ([[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]] [[1891-O VAM-1A2]] Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1A3]] Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath ([[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]] [[1891-O VAM-1A3]] Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1A4]] Clashed Obverse D & O Reverse BERT, Post Polished Die State ([[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]] [[1891-O VAM-1A4]] Clashed Obverse D & O Reverse BERT, Post Polished Die State ([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1B]] Pitted reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1B]] Pitted reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1C]] Clashed Obverse G<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1C]] Clashed Obverse G<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1D]] Over Buffed Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-1D]] Over Buffed Reverse [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-2]] Open 9<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-2]] Open 9<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-3]] O Tilted Right<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-3]] O Tilted Right<br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-3A1]] O Tilted Right, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak ER ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM)<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-3A1]] O Tilted Right, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak ER ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] <br />
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-3A2]] O Tilted Right, Clashed Obv. O, Reverse Weak ER, Die Breaks ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
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[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-3A2]] O Tilted Right, Clashed Obv. O, Reverse Weak ER, Die Breaks ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:pcgsvam.jpg]][[image:ngcvam.jpg]] [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-4]] O Tilted Right<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-4]] O Tilted Right<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-4A]] O Tilted Right, Die Break Below ONE<br />
 
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1891-O VAM-4A]] O Tilted Right, Die Break Below ONE<br />
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= List of Past VAM Assignments =
 
= List of Past VAM Assignments =
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1891-O VAM-1A]] Clashed E Reverse (Became VAMs 1A1-1A4)([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br/>
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1891-O VAM-1A]] Clashed E Reverse (Became VAMs 1A1-1A4)([[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100]] and [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br/>
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1891-O VAM-3A]] Weak E Clashed Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan Vam) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] (became 3A1)<br/>
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[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1891-O VAM-3A]] Weak E Clashed Reverse ([[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM) [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] (became VAMs 3A1 and 3A2)<br/>
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1891-O VAM-8B (Eliminated, same as [[1891-O VAM-15B|VAM-15B]])<br/>
 
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]]1891-O VAM-8B (Eliminated, same as [[1891-O VAM-15B|VAM-15B]])<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 />  
 
[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <br />  
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[[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 />
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg]]<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 />
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />
 

Revision as of 13:18, 28 October 2020

Mintage 7,954,529
Dies Used 30 obv., 29 rev.
Rarity in PL 6/10 (scarce)
Die Study no

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

Sort by Reverse Design
Sort by Date Position
Clashed Die with Letter Transfer
VAM not Assigned
Die Study Pictures

Official VAM Listing

New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1 Closed 9
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Dome Die Sink (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1A3 Clashed Obverse D & O, Reverse BERT, Die Break Left Wreath (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1A4 Clashed Obverse D & O Reverse BERT, Post Polished Die State (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1B Pitted reverse (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1C Clashed Obverse G
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-1D Over Buffed Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-2 Open 9
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-3 O Tilted Right
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-3A1 O Tilted Right, Clashed Obverse O, Reverse Weak ER (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-3A2 O Tilted Right, Clashed Obv. O, Reverse Weak ER, Die Breaks (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-4 O Tilted Right
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-4A O Tilted Right, Die Break Below ONE
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-5 O/O Top
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-5A O/O Top, Denticle Impressions Reverse
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-6 O/O Down Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-7 Doubled 9
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-8 O Set High
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-8A O Set High, Die Break Above ME
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-8C O Set High, Die Gouge IB
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-9 Far Date, High O Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-9A Far Date, High O, Die Break E Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-9B Far Date, High O, Cud at NITE (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-10 Slanted Date, O Set High Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-10A Slanted Date, O Set High, Die Breaks E, ER, T-TE
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-11 Near Date, Gouge Cotton Leaves, O Set Right
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-11A Near Date, Gouge Cotton Leaves, O Set Right, Clashed G
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-12 Doubled Eye, Far Date, High O, Doubled Bow
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-12A Doubled Eye, Far Date, High O, Doubled Bow, Clashed Obverse n, st Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-13 Doubled Ear Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-14 Doubled Bow
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-14A Doubled bow, Clashed Obverse n, God We, Reverse M (Kimpton 12 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-15 Doubled Profile and Ear
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-15A Doubled Profile & Ear, Die Break Left Star & Above ED Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-15B Doubled Profile & Ear, Cud at ITED (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-16 Near Date, O Set High Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-17 Doubled Left Wreath Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-17A Doubled Left Wreath, Clashed Obverse t Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-18 Far Slanted Date, O Tilted Right
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-19 Doubled Ear, Far Date, Very High O/O Left, Extreme Buffed Reverse (WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-20 Near Shifted Date, High O, Clashed Reverse M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-21 Doubled Ear, Near Date, O Set High
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-22 Doubled Stars & Motto, Far Date, O Set High
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-23 Doubled 8, Far Slanted Date, O Set High
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-24 Doubled Ear, Far Date
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-24A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Beveled Reverse Periphery Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-25 Far Slanted Date, High O
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-25A Far Slanted Date, High O, Clashed Obverse n & t
New Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-25B Far Slanted Date, High O, Clashed Obverse n & st Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1891-O VAM-26 Doubled Ear, O Set High, Concave Dies

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg1891-O VAM-1A Clashed E Reverse (Became VAMs 1A1-1A4)(Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg
VAM-Delisted.jpg1891-O VAM-3A Weak E Clashed Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan VAM) Lfcp-icon.jpg (became VAMs 3A1 and 3A2)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1891-O VAM-8B (Eliminated, same as VAM-15B)


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.