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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!
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'''[[VAM|What is a VAM?]]''' (start here!)<br />
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Visit '''[[Attribution 101 Morgan and Peace|Attribution 101]]''' to [[home|start]] from the beginning!<br />
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Click here for '''[[VAMworld Decorum|VAMworld Etiquette]]'''<br />
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'''[[Attribution 101|Morgan VAM Attribution 101]]''' - Learn your way around the Morgan Dollar.<br />
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'''[[PEACE VAM Attribution 101|Peace VAM Attribution 101]]''' - Learn your way around the Peace Dollar.<br />
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'''[[Guidelines for Die Varieties|Guidelines for New Die Varieties]]'''- Guidelines from Leroy Van Allen on submitting and listing new die varieties.<br />
 
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'''[[VAM|What is a VAM?]] ([[home|start here]]!)'''<br />
 
'''[[Attribution 101|Morgan VAM Attribution 101]] - Learn your way around the Morgan Dollar.'''<br />
 
'''[[PEACE VAM Attribution 101|Peace VAM Attribution 101]] - Learn your way around the Peace Dollar.'''<br />
 
'''[[Guidelines for Die Varieties|Guidelines for Coin Submittal and Die Varieties]] -''' Guidelines from Leroy Van Allen on listing new die varieties.<br />
 
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'''This VAM does not get a lot of attention but it is one I have cherished for many of years. I own one in a old ANACS holder in MS64 and I think I will never let it go.''' <br />
 
= '''The VAM of the Week:''' 1898-O VAM-20 Re-punched Large Over Small Date =
 
  
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= VAM of the Week: [[1881-S VAM-54B]] Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim =
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This week's VOTW is the [[1881-S VAM-54B]].
  
This week's '''VOTW''' is the [[1898-O VAM-20]].
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This coin is a [[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and a [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM.<br />
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'''54B III2 30 • C3y (Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim) (185) I-4 R-7'''<br />
  
= LVA Plate Photos =
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'''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.<br> 
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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.<br />
  
= Additional Photos =
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[[image:1888_O_VAM36A_DC12COMPS_CFE.jpg |841px ]]<br />
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image:tail-to-rimsm.jpg
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image:rj_1881s_vam54b_b.jpg
image:CFE_07-30-2010_1888-O_V36_TAILFEATHER-BEVELING2.jpg|frame|Upper and Lower TF bulges and Polishing.
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image:rj_1881s_vam54b_a.jpg
image:CFE_07-30-2010_1888-O_V36_TAILFEATHER-BEVELING3.jpg|frame|Upper and Lower TF bulges and Polishing.
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image:rojopick1025103.jpg
image:CFE_07-30-2010_1888-O_V36_CRACK1.jpg|frame|Date Placement.
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image:CFE_10-29-2010_1881-S_V54B_BREAST-RIM-BREAK2.jpg
image:CFE_07-30-2010_1888-O_V36_CRACK7.jpg|frame|Minor Obverse Cracks.
 
image:jjw88obreak.jpg |frame|Date from another specimen.
 
image:ja88O-36-crack-rim-1.jpg |frame|Crack rim to 1 with small die chips.
 
image:ja88O-36-crack-1-8.jpg |frame|Crack rim to 1 with small die chips.
 
image:ja88O-36-crack-8-hair.jpg |frame|Crack 8 into hair.
 
image:ja88O-rt-rev.jpg |frame|Doubled Right Reverse.
 
image:ja88O-36-eagle-head.jpg |frame|Bearded eagle.
 
image:ja88O-36-bow-tail.jpg |frame|Beveled area between Bow and tail.
 
image:ja88O-36-mint-m.jpg |frame|High O round mint mark.
 
 
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Discovery Coin Obverse<br />
 
[[image:CFE_07-30-2010_1888-O_V36_OBVERSE.jpg]]<br />
 
Discovery Coin Reverse<br />
 
[[image:CFE_07-30-2010_1888-O_V36_REVERSE.jpg]]<br />
 
  
=Click here for [[VotW Contributor Schedule|The VAM of the Week contributor schedule]] =
 
  
'''<u>2019 VOTW</u>'''<br />
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Click here for [[VotW Contributor Schedule|The VAM of the Week contributor schedule]]
 
7-07 CascadeChris<br />
 
7-14 Vincar73<br />
 
7-21 morganman<br />
 
7-28 bob259<br />
 
8-04 PacificWR<br />
 
8-11 VamHelsing<br />
 
8-18 Lioncutter<br />
 
8-25 CascadeChris<br />
 
9-01 Vincar73<br />
 
9-08 morganman<br />
 
9-15 bob259<br />
 
 
  
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Past [[VAM Of The Week|VAM of the Week]] varieties.<br />
Past '''[[VAM Of The Week|'''VAM of the Week''']]''' varieties.'''<br />
 
 
[[VOTW By Date|VAM of the Week By Date]]<br />
 
[[VOTW By Date|VAM of the Week By Date]]<br />
  
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[[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100 Morgan VAM List]]<br />
 
[[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100 Morgan VAM List]]<br />
 
[[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50 Morgan VAM List]]<br />
 
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[[Attribution Tips|Attribution Tips]]<br />
 
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[[1878-P-2012_attribution_guide|Attributing 1878-P VAMs]]<br />
 
[[1878-P-2012_attribution_guide|Attributing 1878-P VAMs]]<br />
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[[VAM Die Progression|Die Progressions]]<br />
 
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='''[[:image:VAM_References.jpg|VAM References]]'''[[image:1891-CC_VAM_3_small.JPG |41px ]]=  
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[[Definitions|Definitions Page]]<br />
 
[[Definitions|Definitions Page]]<br />
 
[[Leroy Van Allen Supplements|Leroy Van Allen Yearly Supplements]]<br />
 
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[[PCGS VAMs|PCGS VAM Numbers for submissions]]<br />
 
[[PCGS VAMs|PCGS VAM Numbers for submissions]]<br />
  
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=Full Coin Photos=
 
[[Large Full coin Photo's uploaded|Large Full coin Photos uploaded]]<br />
 
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[http://www.vamquest.com VAMquest] - Monthly auctions organized by Jeff Oxman. Auctions open on the 1st of the month and close on the 15th.<br />
 
 
[[VAMworld and Ebay Members]] - Members who buy and sell on Ebay with user names<br />
 
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[[VAM Attribution|Where can I get a VAM attributed?]]<br />
 
[[VAM Attribution|Where can I get a VAM attributed?]]<br />
 
[[VAM attribution services|Grading services that certify VAMs]]<br />
 
[[VAM attribution services|Grading services that certify VAMs]]<br />

Latest revision as of 22:48, 2 June 2020

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.

The VAMWorld Discussion Forums are separate from the wiki and require you to set up an account in order to post to them. You do not need a wiki account to use the Discussion Forums.

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.

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

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.


Click here for The VAM of the Week contributor schedule

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

VAM Lists 84PVAM2Astar5.jpg

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

Attribution Guides Scarface pic small.jpg

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

VAM References 1891-CC VAM 3 small.JPG

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

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?
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VAM Quizzes Test your knowledge!
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