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COIN COLLECTING DEFINITIONS STARTING WITH "V"

VAM: the designation given to Morgan and Peace Dollar varieties listed by Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis.

V-Nickel: nickname for the Liberty Head Nickels struck from 1883 to 1913.

variety: changes in design elements or placement.  See: Minor Variety and Major Variety.

VDB: the initials of Victor David Brenner, designer of the Lincoln Cent.  These appear on some of the 1909 Cents, often increasing their value dramatically.

Very Fine: a grade range of 20 to 39 on a grading scale of 1 to 70.

Very Good: a grade range of 7 to 11 on a grading scale of 1 to 70.

vest pocket dealer: a person who deals in coins on a casual basis and who normally does not operate a coin shop or take tables at coin shows.

VF: abbreviation for Very Fine.

VG: abbreviation for Very Good.




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