1888-S VAMs

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1888-S VAM Stats

1. Mintage: 657,000
2. Die Pairs: 80 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. largest number of die gouges known on any Morgan dollar reverse die.
4. Die Study completed: No.

Attribution Guides for The 1888-S Morgan Dollar

1. Sort by Reverse Design
2. 88 S Sort by Obverse
3. 88 S Sort by S over S
4. Pitted Dies

Official VAM Listing

New White Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-1 Normal Die
New White Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-1D Over Polished Beveled Reverse Fields
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-2 S/S Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-3 Near Date, Doubled 8
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-3A1 Near Date, Doubled 8, Clashed Obverse n & st (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-3A2 Doubled 8, Clashed Obverse st Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-3B Doubled 8, Clashed Obverse n Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-3C Double 8, Near Date, Gouge Above RIB Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-4 Over-Polished Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-5 Slanted Date
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-5A Slanted Date, Die Break Cap New 2018
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-6 S/S Upper Bar
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-6A S/S Upper Bar, Pitted Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan Vam) Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-6B S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Die Gouge Eye Front Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-6C S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Die Gouge Eye Front, Clashed Obv S & Rev MLfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-6D S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Clashed Obverse s Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-7 Doubled 18-8
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-8 Doubled Stars, S/S
New White Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-9 Doubled 18-8, S/S
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-10 Doubled Ear Bottom Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-10A Doubled Ear Bottom, Reverse File Lines
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-11 S/S
New White Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-12B S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Die Gouge Eye Front
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-13 Doubled Left Wreath, Monster Gouged Eagle (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan Vam)Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-14 Doubled Upper Right Obverse, S/S Upper Loop Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-14A Doubled Upper Right Obverse, S/S Upper Loop Die Break Rt 8 Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-15 S/S Spike, Doubled Lower Reverse
New White Camera.jpg 1888-S VAM-16 S/S Curved Line

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-S VAM-1A Extra Claws (Eliminated, became VAM-13)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-S VAM-1B (Redesignated as VAM-6A) Pitted Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-S VAM-1C (Redesignated as VAM-6B) Die Gouge Eye Front
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-S VAM-12 S/S Upper Bar (Eliminated, same dies as VAM-6B)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1888-S VAM-12A S/S Upper Bar, Pitted Reverse Bow (Eliminated, same dies as VAM-6B)

Legend:

New Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
Lfcp-icon.jpg Full-coin photo of VAM.
Full-Coin CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.
VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
New White Camera.jpg No photos posted for this VAM.
Pcgsvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
Ngcvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by NGC.
Full-Coin CAMERA-p-n(1)-horz.jpg

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