1885-S VAM Stats
1. Mintage: 1,497,000
2. Die Pairs: 40 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: No.
Attribution Guides for The 1885-S Morgan Dollar
Official VAM Listing
1885-S VAM-1 Normal Die
1885-S VAM-1A Die Flake in Wreath
1885-S VAM-2 Doubled 5
1885-S VAM-2A Doubled 5, Far Date, Die Flake in Wreath
1885-S VAM-3 Doubled 8
1885-S VAM-4 Doubled 18
1885-S VAM-4A Doubled 18, Die Break Wreath
1885-S VAM-5 Far Date
1885-S VAM-5A Far Date, Die Chip Wing
1885-S VAM-6 S/S Extra serif at bottom of S mintmark (Top 100 Morgan Vam)
1885-S VAM-7 Double Date
1885-S VAM-7A Doubled Date, Die Flake Left Wreath
1885-S VAM-8 885 in Denticles
1885-S VAM-9 885 in Denticles, S/S (Top 100 Morgan Vam)
1885-S VAM-10 Doubled 885 Top
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