1897-S VAM Stats
1. Mintage: 5,825,000
2. Die Pairs: 98 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. Die Study completed: No.
Attribution Guides for The 1897-S Morgan Dollar
Official VAM Listing
1897-S VAM-1 Normal Die
1897-S VAM-1B Counter clash Lips, Die Gouges Wreath Bow
1897-S VAM-1C Die Scratch Olive Branch
1897-S VAM-2 Doubled 18-7
1897-S VAM-3 S Tilted Right
1897-S VAM-3A S Tilted Right, Die Break Left Wreath
1897-S VAM-4 Doubled 1-7, Die Gouge Wreath Bow
1897-S VAM-5 Doubled 1
1897-S VAM-5A Doubled 1, Clashed Obverse u
1897-S VAM-6 Doubled 1, S Tilted Right
1897-S VAM-6A Doubled 1, Clashed Obverse us
1897-S VAM-7 Very Near Date, Doubled 1, Tilted 7
1897-S VAM-8 S Set High
1897-S VAM-9 Near Date
1897-S VAM-10 Near Date, S Tilted Right
1897-S VAM-11 Doubled 1-9
1897-S VAM-12 Doubled 1, Tilted 7, Very Near Date,S Tilted Right
1897-S VAM-13 Near Date, Doubled Leg, Spiked Lip, Gouge M
1897-S VAM-13A Near Date, Doubled Leg, Spiked Lip, Gouge M, Die Break Left Wreath
1897-S VAM-14 Doubled 1--7, S Tilted Right
1897-S VAM-15 Double Profile & 8, S Set High, Engraved Wreath Feathers
1897-S VAM-15A Double Profile & 8, S Set High, Engraved Wreath Feathers, Die Break 8
1897-S VAM-16 S Set High, Thread-Like Die Impression,Engraved Wreath Leaves
1897-S VAM-17 Doubled 18
List of Past VAM Assignments
1897-S VAM-1A Die Break Left Wreath (Eliminated becameVAM-3A)
1897-S VAM-9A Near Date, Spiked Lip (Eliminated, incorporated into VAM-13)
1897-S VAM-9B Near Date, Spiked Lip, Die Break Left Wreath (Eliminated became VAM-13A)
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