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Welcome to the new home of the VAMWorld wiki! Efforts have been made to transfer the entire wiki and all images from the old wiki at Wikispaces to this new platform. You will probably notice it has a "Wikipedia" feel to it, and you should. The framework is the same as that which is used by Wikipedia. Over the next few weeks or months, there may be some growing pains while the kinks are ironed out of the migration, but in the end, it is our hope to provide you with not only all the information you are used to seeing on VAMWorld, but also an improved user experience regardless of whether you are using a 27" 4K display like the one I'm using right now, or a smartphone at a coin show.

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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The old VAMWorld wiki was decommissioned on September 30, 2018. The discussion board was archived and will likely be hosted somewhere, somehow in the future.

Visit Attribution 101 to start from the beginning!
Click here for VAMworld Etiquette
What is a VAM? (start here!)
Morgan VAM Attribution 101 - Learn your way around the Morgan Dollar.
Peace VAM Attribution 101 - Learn your way around the Peace Dollar.
Guidelines for Coin Submittal and Die Varieties - Guidelines from Leroy Van Allen on listing new die varieties.

VAMWorld Backup List

The VAM of the Week: 1921-D VAM-1H4 Rim Cud Break 1-4 Left Stars (The King of Cud)

Discovery 2015 Micheal Ash
1H4 IV1 - D2a (Rim Cud Break 1-4 Left Stars) (189) I-5 R-8
Obverse IV1 - Chunk of VLDS broke off at edge from neck point up to fourth left star and into rim side points of 1-3 left stars including rim and denticles. Largest die cud on Morgan series and in prime location on lower left obverse. only second cud known with rim and denticles broken off die.

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Click here for The VAM of the Week contributor schedule

2019 VOTW

7-07 CascadeChris
7-14 Vincar73
7-21 morganman
7-28 bob259
8-04 PacificWR
8-11 VamHelsing
8-18 Lioncutter
8-25 CascadeChris
9-01 Vincar73
9-08 morganman
9-15 bob259



Past VAM of the Week varieties.
VAM of the Week By Date

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Top 100 Morgan VAM List
Hot 50 Morgan VAM List
Hit List 40 VAMs
Top 50 Peace Dollar List
Elite 30 Peace List
Kimpton 12 List
Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars
John Roberts' Annual Lists
The WOW! VAMs
Bearded Eagle Clash
Broken Branch Mint Set
Buffed Reverses
Clashed E Varieties
Collar Clash
Die Study Roll Call
Discovery History
Denticle Impressions Varieties
Listed Privately Made Varieties
Misplaced Digit or MPD Varieties
Morgan Dollar Rotated Dies
Morgan Dollar Acid Treated Dies
Flawed Logotype Varieties
Pitted Varieties
Scribbling Scratches Varieties
Thread-Like Impression Varieties
VAM Not Assigned Varieties

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Attribution Tips
Attributing 1878-P VAMs
Attributing 1878-S Long Nock VAMs
Attributing 1879-S Reverse of 78
1882-O O/S Attribution Guide - differentiate VAMs 3,4 and 5 EDS and LDS.
1889-P Doubled Ear Attribution Guide
1899 Micro O Guide
Attributing 1921-D VAMs
1922-P Clashed Die Attribution
1922-S Clashed Die Attribution
1888-O Oval O Attribution Guide (PDF)
1921 Wide Reeding Varieties Attribution Guide (PDF)
Die Progressions

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Definitions Page
Leroy Van Allen Yearly Supplements
A. George Mallis Library
VAM Books
VAM CDs
VAM Videos
Counterfeit Page
Other VAM Resources
Society of Silver Dollar Collectors
Top 100 Insights & Value Guide
A Brief History of the Morgan Dollar
Anatomy of the Morgan Dollar
Peace Dollar VAM facts
PCGS VAM Numbers for submissions

Full Coin Photos

Large Full coin Photos uploaded
Coin Photography
Fantasy Sets

VAM Auctions

VAMquest - Monthly auctions organized by Jeff Oxman. Auctions open on the 1st of the month and close on the 15th.
VAMworld and Ebay Members - Members who buy and sell on Ebay with user names

VAM Answers and Articles

Where can I get a VAM attributed?
Grading services that certify VAMs
VAM Articles Sometimes serious, sometimes ludicrous!
VAM Quizzes Test your knowledge!
Members Page

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