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1896-O VAMs

The 1896-O is fairly consistent in lacking a decent strike, having poor luster and being horribly abraded and bagmarked. When found with an exception to any of those three, you have a tough coin. Uncirculated coins are rare and, due to the qualities noted, very rare at choice (MS63) or above. Prooflikes are extremely rare. The 1896-O is a key in both an uncirculated set and a prooflike set.

1896-O VAM Stats

1. Mintage: 4,900,000
2. Die Pairs: 40 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: No.

Attribution Guides for The 1896-O Morgan Dollar

Official VAM Listing

  1896-O VAM-1 Normal Die  
  1896-O VAM-2 O Tilted Left
  1896-O VAM-3 O Tilted Right
  1896-O VAM-4 (Privately Made) Small Micro O Tilted Far Right (Top 100 Morgan Vam)  
  1896-O VAM-5 Doubled 1--6
  1896-O VAM-6 Doubled 1--6, Far Date, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-7 Doubled 96, Near Date, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-8 Oval O
  1896-O VAM-9 Doubled 1 & Ear at Bottom  
  1896-O VAM-10 Doubled 1 and Profile
  1896-O VAM-10A Tail Gouge  
  1896-O VAM-11 Doubled 18  
  1896-O VAM-12 Doubled 18-6, Near Date  
  1896-O VAM-13 Near Date, High O  
  1896-O VAM-14 Near Date, Doubled 6, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-15 Near Date, Doubled 96, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-16 Near Date, Doubled 1 & Ear at Bottom, O Tilted Left  
  1896-O VAM-17 Near Date, O tilted Right
  1896-O VAM-18 High O
  1896-O VAM-18A High O, Clashed Obverse G & t (Kimpton 12 Morgan Vam)  
  1896-O VAM-19 Shifted Date (Hit List 40 Morgan Vam)  
  1896-O VAM-20 Doubled 1 and Ear Bottom, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-21 (Privately Made) 2 Olive Reverse  
  1896-O VAM-22 (Privately Made) Low Date, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-23 Near Date, Doubled Ear, High O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-24 Low Near Date  
  1896-O VAM-24A Low Near Date, Die Break A  
  1896-O VAM-25 (Privately Made) Later C4 reverse
  1896-O VAM-26 (Privately Made) C4/C3 Dual Hub 2 Olive Reverse
  1896-O VAM-27 (Privately Made) Medium O Mint Mark  
  1896-O VAM-28 O Set Right *Revised 2021*
  1896-O VAM-28A O Set Right, Die Gouge Above O   *New 2021*
  1896-O VAM-28B O Set Right, Die Gouge Above O, Pitting Olive Branch End *New 2021*
  1896-O VAM-29 Doubled 1 & Ear Bottom, Near Date, O Tilted Right  
  1896-O VAM-30 (Privately Made) Medium O Mint Mark  
  1896-O VAM-31 Near Date, O Set High & Right  

List of Past VAM Assignments

 1896-O VAM-1A (Eliminated,became VAM-19)

Legend:

  Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
  LFCP of VAM.
  Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.
  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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