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Welcome to the VAMWorld wiki! This site is devoted to Morgan and Peace Dollar die varieties, known as VAM varieties. It is open for all members to contribute, edit and improve. Created in 2006, VAMWorld is now the go-to site for all VAM knowledge, thanks to users who have spent a lot of time creating and editing content. If you have information about VAMs, or can help populate this site, please contribute! If you wish to make contributions to the VAMWorld wiki, you will need to create an account on the Wiki, which is different from the discussion board. It only takes a few seconds and it is free. If you don't want to contribute to the wiki, you do not need an account to be able to read everything here. Note this is a moderated site. Content not about VAMs may be removed. Posting rights will be revoked if necessary. Photos posted here or migrated from the original VAMWorld may be resampled for display.

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VAM of the Week: 1881-S VAM-54B Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim

This week's VOTW is the 1881-S VAM-54B.

This coin is a Hit List 40 and a WOW! Morgan VAM.
54B III2 30 • C3y (Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim) (185) I-4 R-7

Reverse C3y– IV S mint mark set slightly to right and re-punched with thin curved line in middle of lower loop and tiny spike at right inside of upper loop. Partially filled loops of S mint mark.
Late die state with long die crack in middle of die from denticles up through D of DOLLAR, left side of wreath bow, tail feathers, side of eagle’s right leg and middle of breast and neck. Large die break at inside of eagle's right leg feathers and displaced field breaks on eagle and above and below D.


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