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Camera.jpg 16 Berry Reverse
Camera.jpg 17 Berry Reverse (Extra Berry)
Camera.jpg 7 over 8 Tail Feathers 7/8TF
Camera.jpg 8TF (Eight Tail Feathers)


A

Camera.jpg Alligator Eye
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Altered Surfaces
Camera.jpg Annealing
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Artificially Toned (AT)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Attribution
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Auction BST board SSDC Funds
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Authentication

B

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Basining
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg BB (Body Bag)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg B_M (Brick and Mortar)
Camera.jpg Bean Bottom S
Camera.jpg Bearded Eagle Clash
Camera.jpg Bearded Lady
Camera.jpg Belly Button Striking Error
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Berries
Camera.jpg Beveling
Camera.jpg Bifurcation
Camera.jpg Blanking or Blank
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Body Bag
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Bourse
Camera.jpg Break
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Breen
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Brilliant Uncirculated
Camera.jpg Broadstruck
Camera.jpg Broken Branch Mint Set
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Buffed Reverse
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Business Strike

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C

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Cameo
Camera.jpg CDLT - Clashed Dies with Letter Transfer
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Check Mark
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Cherry-picking (aka Picking)
Camera.jpg Cherry-picker's Guide
Camera.jpg Clash or Clashed Dies
Camera.jpg Clashed E
Camera.jpg Clashed BERT
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Cleaning
Camera.jpg Coin Press
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Collar
Camera.jpg Collar Clash
Camera.jpg Comprehensive Encyclopedia
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Condition Census
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Contributors and Contributions
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Corrosion
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Concave
Camera.jpg Cotton boll
Camera.jpg Counter-clash
Camera.jpg Counterfeit by Year
Camera.jpg Crack
Camera.jpg Cud
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Cull

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D

Camera.jpg DDO (Doubled Die Obverse)
Camera.jpg DDR (Doubled Die Reverse)
Camera.jpg Denticle Impressions
Camera.jpg Denticles
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Device
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Diagnostic
Camera.jpg Die
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Making Process
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Dies, Working
Camera.jpg Die Break
Camera.jpg Die Crack
Camera.jpg Die Chip
Camera.jpg Die Clash
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Erosion
Camera.jpg Die Gouge
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die is the Die, The
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Marker
Camera.jpg Die Polishing
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Poop
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Scratch
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Sinking
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Study Roll Call
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Die Trails
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Dipping
Camera.jpg Discovery Coin
Camera.jpg DMPL (Deep Mirror Proof-like)
Camera.jpg Donkey Tail
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Dots
Camera.jpg Double Struck
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Doubling, Die Deterioration
Camera.jpg Doubling, Ejection - same as Doubling, Strike
Camera.jpg Doubling, Longacre
Camera.jpg Doubling, Machine - same as Doubling, Strike
Camera.jpg Doubling, Machine Damage - same as Doubling Strike
Camera.jpg Doubling, Shelf - same as Doubling, Strike
Camera.jpg Doubling, Strike
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Drive-bys

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E

Camera.jpg E Clash
Camera.jpg Engraved Feathers
Camera.jpg EDS (Early Die State)
Camera.jpg Extra Berry Reverse

F

Camera.jpg Feed Finger Gouges
Camera.jpg Field
Camera.jpg Field Displacement
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Filed Rim
Camera.jpg Filled Die


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G

Camera.jpg Genuine
Camera.jpg Gouge
Camera.jpg Grading

H

Camera.jpg Hair Vee
Camera.jpg HL40 =Hit List 40 VAMs
Camera.jpg Hoard
Camera.jpg Hot 50 Morgan VAMs
Camera.jpg Hot Lips
Camera.jpg Hub
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Hub Doubling

I

Camera.jpg ICONS
Camera.jpg Incomplete Punch
Camera.jpg Infrequent Reeding
Camera.jpg Incuse M
Camera.jpg INPS Insitute for Numismatic and Philatelic Studies

J

Camera.jpg Janvier Reducing Machine

K

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L

Camera.jpg Lamination
Camera.jpg LDS (Late Die State)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg LFCP = Large Full Coin Photos normally denoted by Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg at the end of the VAM description
Camera.jpg List Coins
Camera.jpg Long nock
Camera.jpg LVA Plate Photo

M

Camera.jpg Machine Doubling
Camera.jpg Mint Error
Camera.jpg Mills or Milling
Camera.jpg Mint Facilties for Morgan Dollars
Camera.jpg MPD (Mis-placed Digit)
Camera.jpg Morgan, George T
Camera.jpg Morgan Dime Pattern
Camera.jpg Morgan Half Dollar Pattern
Camera.jpg Morgan, 1878 Dollar Pattern
Camera.jpg Morgan 1879 Dollar Pattern
Camera.jpg Morgan Mintage
Camera.jpg Morgan Various Patterns
Camera.jpg Morgan 1885 Edge Lettering Pattern
Camera.jpg Morgan 1964 hub
Camera.jpg Motto

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N

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Numismatic Crime Information Center
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Noob (Noob VAMer)

O

Camera.jpg Obverse
Camera.jpg Occluded Gas
Camera.jpg Off Center Strike
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Olives
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Orange-peel
Camera.jpg Overdate
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Overlapping Reeding
Camera.jpg Overlay


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P

Camera.jpg PAF (Parallel Arrow Feather)
Camera.jpg Pantograph
Camera.jpg Partial Collar
Camera.jpg Phantom E
Camera.jpg Phrygian cap
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg PIWATP
Camera.jpg Pitted (Pitting)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg PL (Proof-like)
Camera.jpg Planchet
Camera.jpg Planchet Flaw
Camera.jpg Planchet, Clipped
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Plate or Plated a coin that has been printed in a catalog, book or research.
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg PMD (Post-mint Damage)
Camera.jpg Polishing
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Polishing Line
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Proof
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg PUP = Pick Up Points
Camera.jpg PVC

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Q

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg QDR (Quadrupling)

R

Camera.jpg Radial Die Crack
Camera.jpg Radial Die Break
Camera.jpg Reed or Reeding
Camera.jpg Retained Cud
Camera.jpg Reverse
Camera.jpg Reverse of '78/'79
Camera.jpg Reverses, Differentiating a C4, C4/C3, and C3 reverse
Camera.jpg Rim
Camera.jpg Rim Clip
Camera.jpg Rim Cud
Camera.jpg Roller Marks
Camera.jpg Rotated Dies See http://www.vamworld.com/1888-O+VAM-9
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg RPD = Repunched Date
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg RPM = Repunched Mintmark


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S

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg SSDC (Society of Silver Dollar Collectors)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Scar Cheek
Camera.jpg Scarface
Camera.jpg Scribbling Scratches Varieties
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg SR - Super rare
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg SDR - Super Duper Rare
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg SDDR - Super Duper Duper Rare
Camera.jpg Serif
Camera.jpg Shifted Eagle
Camera.jpg Slab
Camera.jpg SAF (Slanted Arrow Feather)
Camera.jpg Strike or Striking
Camera.jpg Strike Doubling
Camera.jpg Struck On Striated Blank
Camera.jpg Struck-Thru

Symbols:
Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page
Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg Photos of full coin shown on page
Full-Coin CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg Photos of full coin shown on page--Needs a better photo.
Pcgsvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by PCGS
Ngcvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by NGC
As ANACS, SEGS, and Variety Slabbing Service (VSS) recognize all VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.

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T

Camera.jpg Talons
Camera.jpg The Die is the Die (TDITD)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Tools
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Tooling
Camera.jpg Toning
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Top 100 Morgan VAMs
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg TPG = Third Party Grader or Third Party Grading Company
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Two-Olive Reverse

U

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Upsetting

V

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg VAM
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg VAM-1
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg VAMtwit=twit. to taunt
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg VAMview Quarterly
Camera.jpg Variety
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg VEFB (VAM Education for Beginners)
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg VNA Varieties (VAM Not Assigned Varieties)
Camera.jpg VOTW (VAM of the Week)

W

Camera.jpg Wheel Marks
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Whizzing
Camera.jpg Wide Reeding
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Wire Rim
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Wiki http://helpcenter.wikispaces.com/
White camera Black Border04112011.jpg http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/ipad-wiki-apps.html

X

Y

Z

White camera Black Border04112011.jpg Zerbe Dies


How to Video's
Modern minting process
U.S. Mint Photo tour of Modern Coins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-vvTKVjPdM_feature=related
http://www.coinnews.net/2013/09/13/how-the-philadelphia-mint-makes-hubs-and-dies-to-produce-coins/
http://www.usmint.gov/faqs/circulating_coins/index.cfm?action=coins
Money on Modern Marvels
a 2 part series, the second part addresses the hand making of coins in the late 1700's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48P7yOBZczQ
Canadian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkHFNnOK3Bg
Historical Links
http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/historianscorner/?action=history
ANACS link to old style slabs
http://samplecoinslabs.com/ANACS%20Photo%20Certs%20Type%201%20thru%2010%20article%20with%20TD%20quotes1.pdf
VAMWorld Thread Archive
http://www.vamworld.com/Discussion+Thread+Archive+Page

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