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1886-O VAMs

Mintage 10,710,000
Dies Used 80 pairs
Rarity in PL 7/10 (rare)
Die Study no

Despite a mintage higher than 1883-O, 1884-O, and 1885-O, the 1886-O is not considered one of the common dates. All were released into circulation, and many were likely melted in 1918. While not expensive in AU grades, uncirculated coins are scarce and suffer strike, luster, and surface problems. Prooflike coins are rare. There is a prominent clashed E on the VAM 1A1 and 1A2 that is a Top 100 VAM. Other varieties of interest include the scarce VAM 7, with an O/O, and VAM 11A, with clashed dies and a die rotation.

Attribution Guides for 1886-O

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1886-O VAM not assigned
1886-O Attribution Table Use this table to attibute 1886-Os by the obverse and reverse Die Classification System

Official VAM Listing

  1886-O VAM-1 Normal Die  
  1886-O VAM-1A1 Clashed Reverse BER (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)    
  1886-O VAM-1A2 Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse BER (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)    
  1886-O VAM-1B Clashed Obverse n & st
  1886-O VAM-1C Die Gouge Below Tail Feathers
  1886-O VAM-1D1 Die Gouge Inside Ear  
  1886-O VAM-1D2 Ear Gouge, Clashed t
  1886-O VAM-1E1 Thread-Like Impression Neck
  1886-O VAM-1E2 Thread-Like Impression Neck, Die Breaks Obverse & Reverse  
  1886-O VAM-1F Clashed Obverse Faint G & t  
  1886-O VAM-2 High 6
  1886-O VAM-3 Open 6
  1886-O VAM-4 O Tilted Left (Some w/rotated dies)  
  1886-O VAM-5 Doubled 18
  1886-O VAM-5A Doubled 18, Clashed Obverse T
  1886-O VAM-5B Doubled 18, Clashed Obverse T, Die Break N  
  1886-O VAM-6 Doubled 1, O Tilted Right
  1886-O VAM-7 O/O Down (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)    
  1886-O VAM-8 High 6, O Set High
  1886-O VAM-8A High 6, O Set High, Clashed O Mint Mark
  1886-O VAM-9 Doubled 6
  1886-O VAM-10 Doubled 18-6, O Set High
  1886-O VAM-11 Near Date, O Set High
  1886-O VAM-11A Near Date, O Set High, 2 + 2 Clashed Reverse (Hit List 40 Morgan Vam)    
  1886-O VAM-12 Near Date, Doubled 6
  1886-O VAM-13 Doubled 1
  1886-O VAM-14 Far Date
  1886-O VAM-15 O Set Right
  1886-O VAM-16 O/O Right
  1886-O VAM-16A O/O Right, Clashed Obverse st
  1886-O VAM-17 Doubled Ear, Far Date
  1886-O VAM-18 Doubled Arrow, O Tilted Right  
  1886-O VAM-19 Doubled 18, O Tilted Left
  1886-O VAM-19A Doubled 18, O Tilted Left, Clashed Reverse TY
  1886-O VAM-20 Double Ear
  1886-O VAM-21 8 in Denticles
  1886-O VAM-22 8 in Denticles
  1886-O VAM-23 High O
  1886-O VAM-23A High O, Rim Cud Third Left Star  
  1886-O VAM-24 Doubled 8-6
  1886-O VAM-25 Double 86, Doubled Ear, O Tilted Far Left
  1886-O VAM-26 High Date and O Mint Mark  

List of Past VAM Assignments

  1886-O VAM-1A Became VAM 1A1 and 1A2. Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse BER (Top 100 and WOW! Morgan VAM)
  1886-O VAM-1E Became VAM 1E1 and 1E2. Thread-Like Impression Neck  

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