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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.
[Video Tutorial: Posting Pictures In Messages + more]
Text reference on posting pictures in messages
Guidelines for Coin Submittal and Die Varieties - Guidelines from Leroy Van Allen on listing new die varieties.
VAMWorld Backup List
VAM of the Week: 1878-CC VAM-6
A Great Unknown Surfaces
The 78-CC VAM 6 is well known and not particularly rare, although it can be somewhat challenging in mint state grades.
However, it has never been located in a GSA holder despite years of searching by many specialists. What escaped attention
seems to be the relatively small handful of GSA soft packs that contain circulated dollars. Among them, I found the first and
still the only known example of VAM 6 in one of these holders. It may be well worn, but it is still a treasure to me.
It needed to be graded for the SSDC registry
The obverse could easily escape detection in this grade
The reverse is another story. The mintmark placement is unique
Click here for The VAM of the Week contributor schedule
Past VAM of the Week varieties.
VAM of the Week By Date
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
Clashed E Varieties
Die Study Roll Call
Denticle Impressions Varieties
Listed Privately Made Varieties
Misplaced Digit or MPD Varieties
Morgan Dollar Rotated Dies
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
Attributing 1899-O Micro O VAMs
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)
Leroy Van Allen Yearly Supplements
A. George Mallis Library
Other VAM Resources
Society of Silver Dollar Collectors
[Top 100 Insights & Value Guide]
A Brief History of the Morgan Dollar
Full Coin Photos
Large Full coin Photos uploaded
[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
Where can I get a VAM attributed?
Grading services that certify VAMs
VAM Articles Sometimes serious, sometimes ludicrous!
VAM Quizzes Test your knowledge!
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