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1885-O VAMs

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List of Past VAM Assignments
{{DateMintStats|mintage=9,185,000|pl=5/10 (less common)|dies=124 pairs|study=yes}}One of the common dates released by the millions along with 83-O and 84-O during the 1962 Treasury release, 1885-O can be easily found in all grades. Strike and luster can be an issue, so it's best to be choosy, especially given the availability. Deep mirror prooflike specimens are not as common as for 83-O or 84-O, although normal prooflike coins aren't difficult to find. It is common to find 85-O with embedded sawdust, as that is how planchets were dried at the mint. There is not much of major interest in terms of varieties for this date. Changing from the oval O to the round O mint mark seemingly eliminated a lot of repunched mint marks. There are a few minor repunched dates and one notable shattered obverse die ([[1885-O VAM-25A|VAM 25A]]). =Attribution Guides for The 1885-O Morgan Dollar='''1.''' [[1885-O Obverses]]<br />'''2.''' [[1885-O Reverses]]<br />'''3.''' [[1885-O Dashed-8s|1885-O Dashed 8s]]<br />
=Official VAM Listing=
[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-1]] Normal Die[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-1A]] Rusted Wing[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-1C]] Die gouges wing[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-2]] Doubled 5 [[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-3]] Doubled 18[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-4]] Doubled 18[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-5]] Slanted High Far Date[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-7]] Dash Under 8 (May be the same as VAM-14)<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-9]] Doubled 885, Low Date, Doubled Ear[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIXicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-10]] Dash Under 8, Bar Ear[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-11]] Far Date, High O, Die Gouge Wreath[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-12]] ODash Under 8, Thread Impression Upper Lip <span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2020*</O Leftspan><br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-13]] Far Date<br />[[image:cameraLfcp-icon.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-13A]] Far Date, Clashed Obverse N<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-14]] Dash Under 8, O shifted right[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-15]] Doubled AMERICA, Gouge in Wing (LVA: "Tentatively eliminated, likely LDS of [[1885-O VAM-28|VAM 28]]")<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-16]] Dash Under 8, Far Date, Doubled Arrows, O Shifted Right<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-17]] 8 in Denticles, Far Date[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-18]] Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-18A]] Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date, Die Scratch D , Break E [[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<span style="color:#d33">*Revised 2019*</span><br />[[image:New Camera.jpg]] [[1885-O VAM-18B]] Doubled 18 Top & Ear, Far Date, Clashed Obverse N <span style="color:#d33">*New 2019*</span><br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-19]] Doubled Ear, High O (AKA VAM9VAM 9)<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-20]] Doubled Ear Right (AKA VAM9VAM 9)<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-21]] Far Date, Doubled 5 Weak<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-22]] Doubled Arrow Feathers<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-23]] Doubled Arrow Shafts, O Set Right[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-24]] Doubled Ear Right and Arrows [[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-25]] Faint Dash Under 8<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-25A]] Faint Dash Under 8, Breaks Top of Cap & RI ([[WOW! VAMs|WOW!]] Morgan VAM)[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]] [[image:WOWLfcp-Full-Coin CAMERAicon.jpg]] <br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-26]] Doubled 18<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-28]] 1 in Denticles, Doubled AMERICA, Gouge in Wing[[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIXicon.jpg]]<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-29]] Doubled 885, Dash 8<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-30]] Doubled Left 8, O Tilted Right<br />[[image:white_camera_Black_Border04112011New White Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-31]] Doubled Ear, O Tilted Right<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-33]] Faint Scribbles Face, Doubled Arrows, Die Scratches Wings) [[image:FullLfcp-Coin_CAMERAicon.jpg]] *Revised 2017*<br />[[image:cameraNew Camera.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-34]] Slightly Doubled 88, Light Polishing Lines Face & Neck <br />
= List of Past VAM Assignments =
[[image:KillVAM-The-VAM_JBx2222Delisted.jpg]]1885-O VAM 1B (Eliminated, became [[1885-O VAM-25A|VAM-25A]])<br />[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-1D]] Die scratches wing (Eliminated, same as[[1885-O VAM-33| VAM-33]])<br />[[image:KillVAM-The-VAM_JBx2222Delisted.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-5A]] Slanted High Far Date, Die Scratch D (Eliminated, became [[1885-O VAM-18A|VAM-18A]])<br />[[image:KillVAM-The-VAM_JBx2222Delisted.jpg]]1885-O VAM-6 Low Date (Eliminated, same as [[1885-O VAM-9|VAM-9]])<br />[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-8]] (Eliminated 2018 , became [[1885-O VAM-23|VAM 23]] , O Shifted Right<br />[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-11A]]Eliminated as die gouge is found in earliest die state. Far Date, High O, Die Gouge Wreath<br />[[image:KillVAM-TheDelisted.jpg]] [[1885-VAM_JBx2222O VAM-13A]] Far Date, Clashed Obverse N [[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]]<br />[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-27]] Far Date, Doubled Ear (Eliminated, became [[1885-O VAM-18A|VAM-18A]])<br />[[image:KillVAM-The-VAM_JBx2222Delisted.jpg]][[1885-O VAM-32]] Far Date, O Shifted Right(Eliminated, same as [[1885-O VAM-28|VAM-28]])<br />[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] [[1885-O VAM-35]] Dash Under 8, O/O Left Slanted, Thread Impression Upper Lip (Eliminated, same as[[1885-O VAM-12| VAM-12]]) <br /><br/>= ----'''Legend: ='''<br/>
[[image:New Camera.jpg]] Photos of diagnostics shown on page.<br />
[[image:Lfcp-icon.jpg]] Full-coin photo of VAM. <br />
[[image:Full-Coin_CAMERA-REPLACE-PIX.jpg]] Full coin photo, needs to be replaced with better one.<br />
[[image:WOW-Full-Coin CAMERA.jpg]] <br />
[[image:VAM-Delisted.jpg]] VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.<br />
[[image:New White Camera.jpg]] No photos posted for this VAM.<br />
[[image:pcgsvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by PCGS.<br />
[[image:ngcvam.jpg]] This VAM is recognized by NGC.<br />
As '''ANACS''', '''SEGS''', '''ICG''', and Variety Slabbing Service ('''VSS''') recognize '''''all''''' VAMs currently in the official listings, no icon is shown for these services.<br />
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