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VAM Education for Beginners (VEFB) Archive
===[[VEFB Archives|VAM Education for Beginners (VEFB) Archive]]===
By coming to this web site, you've already taken the first step in what can be a very addictive hobby. Collecting die varieties, also known as VAMs, is a popular addition to Morgan and Peace dollar enthusiasts. This page is not intended to be an introduction to the minting process or VAM definitions. For more information on the definition of a VAM, go [[VAM|here]]. For more information on the minting process, please read Chapter 3 in the '''Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars''' by Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis.<br />
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As a side note, the '''Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars,''' written by Mr.Leroy Van Allen and Mr. A. George Mallis is something that everyone in the hobby should strongly consider purchasing. It provides information about the industry and VAMs that is unrivaled anywhere else and is an invaluable resource.<br />
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Since you're here, you may be wondering....now what? What do I do? How do I read all of these pages? How do I know if I have something worth noting or just noise that looks cool? It is the intent of this page to act as a living document to provide these answers and hopefully more. That way you can begin to identify VAMs in your own collection, grow your knowledge, and pass along things that you have learned.<br />
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The following topics will be covered in this introduction to Morgan VAMs:<br />
* [[Attribution 101#Knowing Your Way Around the Morgan Dollar|Knowing Your Way Around the Morgan Dollar]]<br />
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