Morgan Dollar VAM Variety Silver Dollars Forty years ago, extensive research was published by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis on the variation of the dies used to strike Silver dollars. The term VAM is an acronym for “Van Allen-Mallis”. Silver dollars are created by striking metal blanks with hardened dies containing the … Read more
Collectors attempting to assemble a complete collection of Morgan dollars by date and Mint mark will often be stopped by the Proof 1895 Morgan dollar.
While U.S. Mint archival records suggest that 12,000 1895 Morgan dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint for release into general circulation, numismatic researchers conclude the date is