1885-O VAM Stats
1. Mintage: 9,185,000
2. Die Pairs: 124 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: Yes.
Attribution Guides for The 1885-O Morgan Dollar
Official VAM Listing
1885-O VAM-1 Normal Die
1885-O VAM-1A Rusted Wing
1885-O VAM-1C Die gouges wing
1885-O VAM-2 Doubled 5
1885-O VAM-3 Doubled 18
1885-O VAM-4 Doubled 18
1885-O VAM-5 Slanted High Far Date
1885-O VAM-7 Dash Under 8 (May be the same as VAM-14)
1885-O VAM-9 Doubled 885, Low Date, Doubled Ear
1885-O VAM-10 Dash Under 8, Bar Ear
1885-O VAM-11 Far Date, High O, Die Gouge Wreath
1885-O VAM-12 O/O Left
1885-O VAM-13 Far Date
1885-O VAM-14 Dash Under 8, O shifted right
1885-O VAM-15 Doubled AMERICA, Gouge in Wing (LVA: "Tentatively eliminated, likely LDS of VAM 28")
1885-O VAM-16 Dash Under 8, Far Date, Doubled Arrows, O Shifted Right
1885-O VAM-17 8 in Denticles, Far Date
1885-O VAM-18 Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date
1885-O VAM-18A Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date, Die Scratch D, Break E *Revised 2019*
1885-O VAM-18B Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse N *New 2019*
1885-O VAM-19 Doubled Ear, High O (AKA VAM9)
1885-O VAM-20 Doubled Ear Right (AKA VAM9)
1885-O VAM-21 Far Date, Doubled 5 Weak
1885-O VAM-22 Doubled Arrow Feathers
1885-O VAM-23 Doubled Arrow Shafts, O Set Right
1885-O VAM-24 Doubled Ear Right and Arrows
1885-O VAM-25 Faint Dash Under 8
1885-O VAM-25A Faint Dash Under 8, Breaks Top of Cap & RI (WOW! Morgan VAM)
1885-O VAM-26 Doubled 18
1885-O VAM-28 1 in Denticles, Doubled AMERICA, Gouge in Wing
1885-O VAM-29 Doubled 885, Dash 8
1885-O VAM-30 Doubled Left 8, O Tilted Right
1885-O VAM-31 Doubled Ear, O Tilted Right
1885-O VAM-33 Faint Scribbles Face, Doubled Arrows, Die Scratches Wings)
1885-O VAM-34 Slightly Doubled 88, Light Polishing Lines Face & Neck
List of Past VAM Assignments
VAM 1B (Eliminated, became VAM-25A)
1885-O VAM-1D Die scratches wing (Eliminated, same as VAM-33)
1885-O VAM-5A Slanted High Far Date, Die Scratch D (Eliminated, became VAM-18A)
1885-O VAM-6 Low Date (Eliminated, same as VAM-9)
1885-O VAM-8 Eliminated 2018 became 1885-O VAM-23 O Shifted Right
1885-O VAM-11AEliminated as die gouge is found in earliest die state. Far Date, High O, Die Gouge Wreath
1885-O VAM-13A Far Date, Clashed Obverse N
1885-O VAM-27 Far Date, Doubled Ear (Eliminated, became VAM-18A)
1885-O VAM-32 Far Date, O Shifted Right(Eliminated, same as VAM-28)
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