1885-P Obverses

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1885-P VAMs

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This is a working page, it has been sorted by Date position and a quick reference link to the date for that variety has been placed at the end of each description
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If you are new to VAMming there is one thing to learn about 85 P varieties with the exception of the One and Done list the rest of the series is predicated on the date 1st so start here
if you are not new and you want to quickly eliminate varieties based on which reverse was used you can quickly eliminate C3b,C3c,C3d and C3e varieties by starting here and widdle down the last C3a Reverse Guide
* For a scrolling page showing all the dates in the 85P series click here 73 current varieties. This page is not wireless friendly*

Cat 1
Normal Date VAM- 1 Sub Varieties
C3a reverses with a normal date,no dash and no discernable date doubling

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1 Normal Die
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1A1 Pitted Reverse (Hot 50) [V1A1]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1A2 Pitted Reverse, Clashed Obverse n & t, Reverse M (Hot 50) [V1A2]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1B Pitted Reverse (Hot 50) [V1B]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1C Pitted Reverse (Hot 50)[V1C1]
  6. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n, Reverse M[V1F]
  7. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1G Clashed Obverse n, Die Gouge Neck Point
  8. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1K Weak Clashed n
  9. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1L Die Break E [V1L]
  10. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1N Clashed Obverse t, Clashed Reverse M Same as V26A
  11. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1Q Die Break AME *NEW 2017*
  12. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-24 Alligator Eye [V24]
  13. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-24A Alligator Eye, Clashed Obv n [V24A]

Cat 2
Normal Date
C3a reverses with a normal date doubled 5 with no dash under second 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-10 Doubled 5 [V10]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-12 Doubled 5
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-13 Doubled 5 [V13]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-14 1885-P VAM-14 Doubled 5 Top Line, Thread Impression [V14]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-14A Doubles 5 Top Line, Thread Impression, Clashed Obverse n [V14A]
  6. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-38 Doubled 5 Top PROOF

Cat 3
2 Normal Date
C3a reverses with a normal date doubled 1st 8 with no dash under 2nd 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-16 Doubled First 8 [V16-1], [V16-2]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-19 Doubled First 8 [V19]

Cat 4
4 Normal Date
C3a reverses with a normal date with doubled ear and no dash under 2nd 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-25 Doubled Ear [V25]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-25A Doubled Ear, Clashed Obv n [V25A]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-25B Doubled Ear, Clashed Obv n, Gouged Neck [V25B]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-35 Doubled Ear [V35]

Cat 5
C3b reverse normal date no dash 2nd 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-21 Doubled Arrow Feathers_ Reverse Legend [V21]

New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-40 Doubled 5, Water Droplets Cap, Doubled Arrow Feathers

Cat 6
C3b reverse normal date with doubled 1885 no dash 2nd 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-6 Doubled Date [V6]

Cat 7
C3a reverse with Normal Date and has a Dashed 2nd 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1D Banded Wing Tip [V1D]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-2 Doubled 5 [V2]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-3 High Dash Under 8 [V3]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-4 Low Dash Under 8 [V4]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-4A Low Dash Under 8, Clashed Obverse n & ust, Reverse M (Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) [V4A]
  6. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-4B Low Dash Under 8, Die Scratch Star [V4B]
  7. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-7 Low Dash Under 8, Quadrupled Reverse Legend [V7]
  8. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-18 High Dash Under 8 [V18]
  9. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-20 Low Dash Set Right [V20]

C3b reverse with Normal Date and has a Dashed 2nd 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-22 Thick Dash Under 8, Doubled Arrow Feathers (Hit List 40) [V22]

Normal Almost Near Date Varieties Cat 8

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1J Die Break U [V1J]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-11 Tripled 5 [V11]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-26A Clashed Obverse T, Clashed Reverse M Quadrupled Reverse Legend
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-32 885 in Denticles, Thread Impression, Polished Eagle [V32]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-38 Doubled 5 Top PROOF
  6. New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-39 Water Droplets Cap *New 2018* Lfcp-icon.jpg

Normal Almost Far Date Varieties Cat 9

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1I Die Gouges PLURIBUS Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1O Die Break S-U [V1o]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-4 Low Dash Under 8 [V4]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-4A Low Dash Under 8, Clashed Obverse n & ust, Reverse M (Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) [V4A]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-4B Low Dash Under 8, Die Scratch Star [V4B]
  6. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-7 Low Dash Under 8, Quadrupled Reverse Legend [V7]
  7. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-10 Doubled 5 [V10]
  8. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-26 Quadrupled Reverse Legend

Normal Low Date Varieties Cat 10

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1F Clashed Obverse n, Reverse M [V1F]
  2. New Camera.jpg 1885-P VAM-1R Short Die Gouge In T of LIBERTY *New 2018*
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-10 Doubled 5 [V10]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-14 Doubled 5 Top Line, Thread Impression [V14]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-14A Doubles 5 Top Line, Thread Impression, Clashed Obverse n [V14A]
  6. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-15 Doubled 18-5 [V15]

Normal High Date Varieties Cat 11

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1D Banded Wing Tip [V1D]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1I Die Gouges PLURIBUS [V1i-]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1P Threadlike Die Impression Wing [V1P]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-30 Doubled Inner Wing Feathers [V30]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-34 Faint Low Dash Below 8 [V34]

Slanted Date Variety Cat 12

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1E Die Chip ER [V1E]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-1O Die Break S-U [V1o]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-17 Slanted Date
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-27 Tripled Ear Bottom [V27]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-27A Tripled Ear Bottom, Extra Star Point [V27A]

Reverse Slanted Normal Date Variety Cat 13

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-36 Doubled 1, Slanted Date NEW 2015* [V36]

9 Far Date Varieties Cat 10

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9 Far Date [V9]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9A Far Date, Clashed Obverse n, st, Reverse M Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) [V9A]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9B Far Date, Clashed Obverse n & st, Reverse M [V9B]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9C Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [V9C]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9D Far Date, Clashed Obverse n
  6. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9E Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [V9E]
  7. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-9G Far Date, Clashed Obverse n [V9G]
  8. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-28 Possible 8 in Denticles, Far Date [V28]
  9. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-31 PROOF, Doubled 85 Bottom, Far Date [V31]

5 Far Date Dashed 8 Varieties Cat 11

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-29 High Dash Set Left Under 8, Far Date [V29]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-33 Far Date, Faint Dash Below 8, Thread Impression [V33]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-33A Far Date, Faint Dash Below 8, Thread Impression, Clashed n [V33A]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-37 Far Date, Dash Under 8 [V37] *NEW 2015*
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-37A Far Date, Dash Under 8,Clashed Obverse G, Clashed Reverse M *NEW 2015*

5 Far Date Doubled 5 Varieties Cat 12

  1. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-5 Far Date, Doubled 85 [V5]
  2. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-5A Far Date, Doubled 85, Clashed Obverse n [V5A]
  3. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-23 Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date [V23]
  4. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-23A Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obv. n, ust & e Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) [V23A]
  5. Camera.jpg1885-P VAM-23B Doubled 5 Lower Inside, Far Date, Clashed Obv. n, ust & e, Die Break 6-7 Left Stars [V23B]

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