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 Posted 10/05/2008  06:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EgCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Okay Eg, if either of those markers were there, you would see them, very noticeable.
VAM 16, date set much farther right than normal.




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Could be a VAM 2 (round O ) regards


Thanks guys, I know a VAM refers to different varieties of Morgan and Peace dollars, but I dont know what is VAM 16 and VAM (round O)?
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 Posted 10/05/2008  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MorgansRmine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Eg, Each year every Morgan dollar was assigned a number for the obverse and a lettering system for the reverse. The numbers and letters changed each time a variety was discovered. Each year started with VAM 1. Normal coin,, no oddities and date in normal position.


Neck vee points between 2 denticles, count denticles to right and normal date starts at 2 1/2 denticles. Now for some VAM #s.

III2 1 obverse C3a reverse Normal coin. VAM 1.
III2 1 obverse C3b reverse This indicates the round O on reverse. VAM 2. VAM 2 can be eliminated because obverse has normal date positioning.
III2 2 obverse C3r reverse 1 in date is doubled & date set farther right than normal. O mintmark doubled. VAM 3.
III2 4 obverse C3a reverse 18 in date is doubled. normal reverse. Vam5.
Your coin.
III2 5 obverse C3a reverse Date set much farther right than normal with a normal reverse. See how the numbering and lettering systems change as varieties are discovered. Couple of pictures to show you the difference in the mintmarks.


Oval O with narrow opening within mintmark.


Round O with wide opening within mintmark. Hope this helps.
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Egypt
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 Posted 10/05/2008  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EgCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WAW

Thanks for the info
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Egypt
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 Posted 10/05/2008  6:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EgCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So, as far as I understood my coin is VAM 16 because the date is set much farther right than normal.

Please correct me if I am wrong
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 Posted 10/05/2008  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MorgansRmine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, there are 51 different varieties for the 1884-O. A coin like yours was the 16th noted.
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Egypt
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 Posted 10/09/2008  06:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EgCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks MorgansRmine, you were very much informative
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