1889-P doubled ear VAMs
1889 P Doubled Ears
For your convenience, the known 1889-P doubled ear varieties are shown below. This is a work in progress, and we still need Cotton Boll images for all the Varieties listed. When completed, this page should help greatly with attribution, as pinpointing 1889-P doubled ear VAMs is a difficult task indeed. Although 40 89-P Doubled Ear varieties have been discovered as of 2013, only four are members of the Hot 50 Morgan VAMs: the 1889-P VAM-16, 1889-P VAM-18, 1889-P VAM 18a and 1889-P VAM-20.
1 Near Date Variety
1889-P VAM-27 Near Date
13 Normal Date
The PUP to the right of the die scratch above states is a lock for this VAM-15
1889-P VAM-51 Eliminated (duplicate) -LDS 1889-P VAM-30
1889-P VAM-58 Doubled Ear 'Possible 'Conflict (duplication) With VAM-27
1 Normal Slanted Date Variety
15 Far Date Varieties
1889-P+VAM-28A Pitted DO
1889-P VAM-38 2 spike gouges from ear toward hair. There is one other VAM that has something similar so be sure you match the position.
1889-P VAM-57 Doubled Ear, Far Date, High 9
Diagnostic - Two short die scratches in hair right of jaw-neck junction. .
They are above the two red dots shown here. In this series there are quite a few high 9's. The tip off for spotting this VAM is the date and lower hair all the way to the ear is quite void of polishing, almost pristine surfaces. Unusually clean for this series so a quick glance where the PUP's live placed it as a 57.
1889-P VAM-60 Doubled Ear, Far Date *NEW 2014*
1889-P VAM-61 Doubled Ear, Far Date *NEW 2014*
6 Very Far Date Varieties
2 Very Far Slanted Date Variety
1889-P VAM-18 very far slanted Die chip apparently is on both the VAM-18 and VAM-18A, Nobody has found an 18 without the die chip.