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Broken Branch Mint Set

By LionCutter


Being a collector (non-expert & VAMweenie) of Morgan & Peace Dollar VAMs over the years has made me appreciate about what is in the details. I have always been fond of breaks, cracks, clashes, gouges etc.... but when I see it over a mintmark, I have to have it (within reason). It is just plain fun to collect. So, I have decided to start a new set called the "Broken Branch Mintmark Set" so named by our own VAMworld member Old Collector Coins (Lance). It must have a die break or die crack either touching or protruding through the mintmark (CC, O, S, D). As new discoveries come about with this set, they will be entered in. To qualify into the set, There must be a picture of it on its VAMworld page before acceptance into the set. I will from time to time update and attach to thread. HAVE FUN!

Broken Branch MM List

  1. 1879-O VAM-15A
  2. 1880-O VAM-13A LDS Doubled 80, Clashed Reverse M, Small O
  3. 1881-O VAM-53 Doubled 18
  4. 1882-O VAM-29A
  5. 1883-CC VAM-5C Doubled Date, CC/CC, Clashed Obverse Die, n & st *New 2015*
  6. 1883-CC VAM-5D Doubled Date, CC/CC, Clashed Die Break Cap Re-Classified from 5B
  7. 1884-O VAM-13
  8. 1884-O VAM-29A
  9. 1884-O VAM-32A
  10. 1884-O VAM-37A1
  11. 1884-O VAM-37A2
  12. 1884-O VAM-38 Far Date, Doubled 1, O Tilted Left, Possible 8 in Denticles Added 4/8/2016
  13. 1889-O VAM-16
  14. 1890-CC VAM-5A Doubled CC Top, Rev Breaks + Field Displacement1891-O VAM-9A Far Date, High O, Die Break E
  15. 1891-O VAM-9B Far Date, High O, Cud at NITE (WOW! Morgan VAM
  16. 1892-CC VAM-2
  17. 1895-S VAM-1A
  18. 1896-O VAM-14 Near Date, Doubled 6, O Tilted Right
  19. 1899-O VAM-5
  20. 1900-O VAM-31B
  21. 1900-O VAM-32 O Set High
  22. 1900-O VAM-32A Die Breaks ITED
  23. 1902-O VAM-45 Doubled Profile & Reverse Lettering, Die Pair #10
  24. 1902-O VAM-66A Doubled 1, Doubled Reverse Lettering, Pitted Die E-D, Die Gouges Wing
  25. 1902-S VAM-7 Near Date, Doubled Profile, 2 Olive Reverse
  26. 1903-O VAM-4A Doubled 3, O Set Right & Tilted Left, Ovaloid at neck
  27. 1904-O VAM-36 Doubled Profile & Hair, UNITED & Left Wreath
  28. 1904-O VAM-36A
  29. 1904-O VAM-37A
  30. 1904-O VAM-45
  31. 1904-O VAM-49
  32. 1921-S VAM-1CI Die File Lines and Over Polished Obverse and Reverse
  33. 1921-D VAM-1ES Die Break S, Scribbling Die Scratches #89 added 3-5-16
  34. 1923-D VAM-1B1
  35. 1923-D VAM-1B2
  36. 1923-D VAM-1AE1 Die Break Left of 1 #2

Other Possible Broken Branch MM
1896-O VAM-14 Near Date, Doubled 6, O Tilted Right
1921-D VAM-1CF Scribbling Die Scratches on Tail Feathers #7