The term VAM is an acronym for “Van Allen/Mallis,” authors of The Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The VAM system essentially catalogs known die varieties by their respective date and mint mark. VAM collecting is more popular in the Morgan series, which captivates collectors with the rich history of the old west, minted during a time of excitement and innovation. Collectors are enchanted by the rarity and beauty of VAM “CC” Morgan Dollars, which brings a joy that exponentially exceeds the costs. Today, the VAM craze has fostered an increased demand for the key VAM varieties which are the most important, rarest and/or most readily discernible varieties.