1891-S VAMs

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Mintage 5,296,000
Proof Mintage None
Dies Used 27 pairs
Rarity in PL 2/10 (common)
Die Study complete

1891-S is typically a rather attractive in mint state, with strong strike and luster, but above average abraisions. Prooflike specimens are fairly common, with many coming from the Redfield hoard. The most popular variety is the Top 100 VAM 3 with doubled obverse stars. The VAM 8A is notable for a series of wide die gouges throughout the reverse.

Attribution Guides for 1891-S

1. 1891-S Obverses
2. 1891-S Reverses

Official VAM Listing

New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1 Normal Die
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1B Die Gouge Arrow Feathers Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1C1 Thorned Neck Die Gouges
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1C2 Thorned Neck Die Gouges, Die Breaks Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1D Die Gouges Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1E Shortened Eagle’s Left Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1G Polish Lines Lower Reverse
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-1H Die Gouges Wing Lfcp-icon.jpg (Same as VAM 1D)
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-2 S/S Down
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-3 Near Date, Doubled Stars (Top 100 Morgan VAM) Pcgsvam.jpgNgcvam.jpg Lfcp-icon.jpg
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-4 Near Date
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-4A Near Date
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-5 Far Date
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-5A Far Date With Left Wreath Die Break
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-5B Far Date, Polishing Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-5C Far Date, Die Gouge Above L and Initial M Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-5D Far Date, Polished Obverse & Reverse
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-6 Doubled 1-91
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-6A Doubled 1-91, Pitted Wing
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-7 Far Slanted Date
New White Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-8 Doubled Stars
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-8A Doubled Left Stars, Die Gouge Left Reverse Lfcp-icon.jpg
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-9 Doubled Stars, Far Date
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-10 Far Date, High S Mint Mark
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-10A Far Date, High S Mint Mark, Polishing Lines Obverse & Reverse
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-11 189 in Denticles
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-12 Doubled Stars, S/S Left
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-13 High S Mint Mark
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-14 Far Date, Doubled Ear
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-15 Far Date, Dbld Ear, Concave Obverse, Polishing Lines Reverse
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-16 Far Date, Doubled Arrow Feathers
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-17 S/S Left, Gouges in Ribbon
New Camera.jpg 1891-S VAM-18 Far Date, Doubled Ear

List of Past VAM Assignments

VAM-Delisted.jpg1891-S VAM-1A (Eliminated, became VAM-8A)
VAM-Delisted.jpg1891-S VAM-1C Thorned Neck Die Gouges
VAM-Delisted.jpg1891-S VAM-1F Die Gouge Above L (Eliminated, see VAM-5C)


Legend:
New Camera.jpg Photos of diagnostics shown on page.
Lfcp-icon.jpg Full-coin photo of VAM.
VAM-Delisted.jpg VAM has been eliminated altogether or phased into another number.
New White Camera.jpg No photos posted for this VAM.
Pcgsvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by PCGS.
Ngcvam.jpg This VAM is recognized by NGC.
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