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= '''The VAM of the Week:''' [[1887-P VAM-19]] 7 in Denticles, Very Far Date=
 
  
=[[1889-P VAM-23A]] Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse IN & ST=
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= VAM of the Week: [[1881-S VAM-54B]] Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim =
This coin is a [[Hot 50 Morgan VAMs|Hot 50]] Morgan VAM.<br />
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'''23A III221 · C3a (Slanted Date, Clashed Obverse In & st) (190) I-5 R-7'''<br />
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This week's VOTW is the [[1881-S VAM-54B]].
'''Obverse III221–''' Very heavily clashed die with bold incuse n and partial incuse I of In from reverse showing next to Liberty head neck and partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Deepest clashed In known and first die reported with clashed letter other than E.<br />
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This coin is a [[HitList40 VAMs|Hit List 40]] and a [[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM.<br />
89v23a-obv.jpg|'''(Deepest clashed "IN" known)'''
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'''54B III2 30 • C3y (Doubled 18–1, Reverse Die Break Eagle to Rim) (185) I-4 R-7'''<br />
89v23a-rev.jpg|'''(Deepest clashed "IN" known)'''
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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 />
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=Click here for [[VotW Contributor Schedule|The VAM of the Week contributor schedule]] =
 
  
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Click here for [[VotW Contributor Schedule|The VAM of the Week contributor schedule]]
 
4-28 VamHelsing<br />
 
5-05 Lioncutter<br />
 
5-12 CascadeChris<br />
 
5-19 Vincar73<br />
 
5-26 morganman<br />
 
6-02 bob259<br />
 
6-09 ChiefRet<br />
 
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6-23 VamHelsing<br />
 
6-30 Lioncutter<br />
 
7-07 CascadeChris<br />
 
7-14 Vincar73<br />
 
7-21 morganman<br />
 
7-28 bob259<br />
 
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Past [[VAM Of The Week|VAM of the Week]] varieties.<br />
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[[Top 100 Morgan VAMs|Top 100 Morgan VAM List]]<br />
 
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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

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Attribution Guides Scarface pic small.jpg

VAM References 1891-CC VAM 3 small.JPG

Full Coin Photos

VAM Auctions

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