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1884-O VAMs

Mintage 9,730,000
Proof Mintage None
Dies Used 60 pairs
Rarity in PL 4/10 (less common)
Die Study none

One of the common dates, 1884-O has a few interesting VAMs included in the popular lists, including several repunched mint marks (VAMs 6, 10, and 25), but perhaps the most unique is the 2020 discovery VAM 56A. Two different mint mark styles were used for this year, with only a few reverse dies showing the round O. Several varieties are known for segments of overlapping reeding, resulting from an improperly made collar die. This date is typically found with nice luster, but can suffer from a poor strike, although fully struck specimens are available. PL and DMPL specimens are available, but they are not as common as some dates.

Attribution Guides for 1884-O

Official VAM Listing

  1884-O VAM-1 Oval O
  1884-O VAM-2 Round O  
  1884-O VAM-3 Far Date, Doubled 1, O/O line on Left
  1884-O VAM-4 Doubled 18, Overlapping Reeding  
  1884-O VAM-4A Doubled 18, Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-4B Doubled 18, Overlapping Reeding 1 & 5 O’clock
  1884-O VAM-5 Far Date  
  1884-O VAM-5A Far Date, Clashed Obverse G  
  1884-O VAM-5D Far Date, Dots Above Arrow Head, Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-5E Far Date, Polishing Lines Forehead, Scribbles Eye, Scratches Ear  
  1884-O VAM-6 Far Date, O/O Left and Down (Top 100 Morgan Vam) 
  1884-O VAM-7 O/O Tilted Left, Far Date
  1884-O VAM-7A O/O Tilted Left, Far Date, Pitted Die ED  
  1884-O VAM-8 O/O Center, Very Far Date, Overlapping Reeding  
  1884-O VAM-9 O/O Right
  1884-O VAM-10 O/O Left, Gouge Right Star, Far Date (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)  
  1884-O VAM-11 Doubled 18, O/O Right  
  1884-O VAM-12 O/O Line
  1884-O VAM-13 O/O Centered High
  1884-O VAM-14 O/O Right High, Far Date, Doubled Tail Feathers  
  1884-O VAM-15 Doubled Ear, O/O Far Right, Very Far Date  
  1884-O VAM-16 Very Far Date
  1884-O VAM-16A Very Far Date, Scratched Head
  1884-O VAM-16B Very Far Date, Polished Face
  1884-O VAM-17 O/O Far Left
  1884-O VAM-18 Far Date, Dash Under 8, Round O
  1884-O VAM-19 Very Far Date, Doubled 18
  1884-O VAM-19A Doubled 18, Very Far Date, Die Gouge Wheat Leaf, Rusted Die Neck  
  1884-O VAM-19B Very Far Date, High O Tilted Left, Die Break Right Stars  
  1884-O VAM-20 Far Date, Doubled 1, High O
  1884-O VAM-21 Very Far Date, O/O Curved, Overlapping Reeds
  1884-O VAM-21A Very Far Date, O/O Curved, Pitted Obverse  
  1884-O VAM-22 Very Far Slanted Low Date, O/O Tilted  
  1884-O VAM-23 Far Date, Doubled 1-4
  1884-O VAM-23A Far Date, Doubled 1-4, Clashed Obverse n & s  
  1884-O VAM-23B Far Date, Doubled 1-4, Clashed Obverse n & s, Die Break Above Cap  
  1884-O VAM-24 Doubled 18, Overlapping Reeding, Polished Neck  
  1884-O VAM-25 O/O Centered Low, 188 in Denticles (Hot 50 Morgan Vam) 
  1884-O VAM-26 Doubled 18
  1884-O VAM-27 Far Date, Round O
  1884-O VAM-28 Far Date, Dash Under 8
  1884-O VAM-29 O/O Centered High, Far Date  
  1884-O VAM-29A O/O Centered High, Doubled Ear, Far Date  
  1884-O VAM-29B O/O Centered High, Doubled Ear, Far Date, Die Chip Star  
  1884-O VAM-30 Tripled 1, O/O Bar
  1884-O VAM-30A Tripled 1, O/O Bar, Clashed Obverse s  
  1884-O VAM-32 Very Far Date, High O Tilted Left  
  1884-O VAM-33 Very Far Date, Doubled 18, O Tilted Left
  1884-O VAM-34 Doubled 18
  1884-O VAM-35 Far Date, Doubled Eyelid, Doubled Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan Vam) 
  1884-O VAM-36 Doubled 18
  1884-O VAM-37 18 in Denticles, Far Date
  1884-O VAM-37A1 18 in Denticles, Far Date, Die Break U  
  1884-O VAM-37A2 18 in Denticles, Far Date, Die Break U, Clashed Obverse st  
  1884-O VAM-38 Far Date, Doubled 1, O Tilted Left, Possible 8 in Denticles  
  1884-O VAM-39 Far Date, Doubled Arrows  
  1884-O VAM-40 Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-41 Doubled Ear, Far Date
  1884-O VAM-41A Doubled Ear, Far Date, Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-42 Far Date, Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-42A Far Date, Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-42B Far Date, Overlapping Reeding
  1884-O VAM-43 Doubled Ear Lower Inside, Far Date
  1884-O VAM-44 Doubled Phrygian Cap, Far Date, Die Polishing Lines Eagle *Revised 2019*
  1884-O VAM-45 Very Far Date, Doubled Arrow Heads  
  1884-O VAM-46 Doubled Ear Bottom, Far Date
  1884-O VAM-47 Doubled 1 Left Side
  1884-O VAM-48 High O/O Center Bar, Pitted Die Top Reverse
  1884-O VAM-48A High O/O Center Bar, Die Break Above Cap # 2  
  1884-O VAM-49 Far Date, Doubled Ear Inside & Bottom
  1884-O VAM-50 O/O Left, Doubled Ear, Far Date (Formerly VAM-10 Revised)
  1884-O VAM-51 Doubled Ear
  1884-O VAM-52 Doubled 18 Top
  1884-O VAM-53 Doubled 1  
  1884-O VAM-55 Very far date, O Tilted Left
  1884-O VAM-56 Very Far Date, O Mint Mark Tilted Left, Doubled Arrow Heads *New 2020*
  1884-O VAM-56A Very far date, O Tilted Left, Dbld Arrow Heads, Clashed Obv DO, Rev IB *New 2020*

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1884-O VAM-5B Far Date, Clashed Obverse st
 1884-O VAM-5C Far Date, Die Split Obverse (Duplicate listing of VAM-37A2)
 1884-O VAM-31 (Eliminated, same as VAM-15)
 1884-O VAM-32A Eliminated 2018. Became VAM-19A
 1884-O VAM-32B Eliminated 2018. Became VAM-19B
 1884-O VAM-37A (Eliminated, became VAM-37A2)
 1884-O VAM-54 Delisted 8-22-2017 - same as VAM 29)


Legend:
  Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
  Full-coin photo of VAM.
  VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
  No photos posted for this VAM.
  This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
  This VAM is recognized by NGC.
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