1888-S VAM Stats
1. Mintage: 657,000
2. Die Pairs: 80 (Source: Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint)
3. largest number of die gouges known on any Morgan dollar reverse die.
4. Die Study completed: No.
Attribution Guides for The 1888-S Morgan Dollar
Official VAM Listing
1888-S VAM-1 Normal Die
1888-S VAM-1D Over Polished Beveled Reverse Fields
1888-S VAM-2 S/S
1888-S VAM-3 Near Date, Doubled 8
1888-S VAM-3A1 Near Date, Doubled 8, Clashed Obverse n & st (Super CD: Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars)
1888-S VAM-3A2 Doubled 8, Clashed Obverse st
1888-S VAM-3B Doubled 8, Clashed Obverse n
1888-S VAM-3C Double 8, Near Date, Gouge Above RIB
1888-S VAM-4 Over-Polished Wing
1888-S VAM-5 Slanted Date
1888-S VAM-5A Slanted Date, Die Break Cap New 2018
1888-S VAM-6 S/S Upper Bar
1888-S VAM-6A S/S Upper Bar, Pitted Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)
1888-S VAM-6B S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Die Gouge Eye Front
1888-S VAM-6C S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Die Gouge Eye Front, Clashed Obv S & Rev M
1888-S VAM-6D S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Clashed Obverse s
1888-S VAM-7 Doubled 18-8
1888-S VAM-8 Doubled Stars, S/S
1888-S VAM-9 Doubled 18-8, S/S
1888-S VAM-10 Doubled Ear Bottom
1888-S VAM-10A Doubled Ear Bottom, Reverse File Lines
1888-S VAM-11 S/S
1888-S VAM-12B S/S Upper Bar, Polished Reverse Pitting, Die Gouge Eye Front
1888-S VAM-13 Doubled Left Wreath, Monster Gouged Eagle (Hit List 40 and WOW! Morgan Vam)
1888-S VAM-14 Doubled Upper Right Obverse, S/S Upper Loop
1888-S VAM-14A Doubled Upper Right Obverse, S/S Upper Loop Die Break Rt 8
1888-S VAM-15 S/S Spike, Doubled Lower Reverse
1888-S VAM-16 S/S Curved Line
List of Past VAM Assignments
1888-S VAM-1A Extra Claws (Eliminated, became VAM-13)
1888-S VAM-1B (Redesignated as VAM-6A) Pitted Reverse (Hot 50 Morgan Vam)
1888-S VAM-1C (Redesignated as VAM-6B) Die Gouge Eye Front
1888-S VAM-12 S/S Upper Bar (Eliminated, same dies as VAM-6B)
1888-S VAM-12A S/S Upper Bar, Pitted Reverse Bow (Eliminated, same dies as VAM-6B)
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