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by lewisr2
Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 78-S ??
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: New 78-S ??

mint mark and date
by lewisr2
Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 78-S ??
Replies: 2
Views: 51

New 78-S ??

I have looked at this 78-S for q few weeks. I think it is a new 78-S. Please look at the photos and give your thoughts and opinions. There are polish lines in the lower hair, around Phrygian cap, and around the cotton bolls and leaves. Eagle’s left wing has some small polish lines. LIBERTY is not do...
by lewisr2
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1978 7/8TF VAM 39 PCGS MS65 - no longer available
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: 1978 7/8TF VAM 39 PCGS MS65

Looks like a 39A
by lewisr2
Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S 1 of 4 "Funky Feather" question
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: 1878 S 1 of 4 "Funky Feather" question

This is a V-76.
The 76 does not have the "pimples" in the acid treated wing leg area.
Also, the 76 has an area at the lower part of the eagle's right wing that has an acid treated area that is smooth (no pimples).
This wing area has the smoothness like the leg wing area.
by lewisr2
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A

No.
The V-16A pictured above is in the mail back to me now.
It is a PCGS 62.
by lewisr2
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2 Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2 Open

I hope they return before Thanksgiving.
by lewisr2
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A

Thanks Brent.
by lewisr2
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A

There are four gouges above the gouge in the field, two about the same size then two shorter ones.
by lewisr2
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D

I just sent you a PM.
At least I think it was sent.
Sometimes I have problems with PM.
by lewisr2
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O O/CC VAM 8D
Replies: 3
Views: 245

1900-O O/CC VAM 8D

A couple of years ago there was discussion on this forum about a 1900-O O/CC that had the obverse clashing of the VAM-8B but did not have the 8B reverse clashing; not an 8C. LVA indicated that it was finely polished to remove the 8C polishing lines. Leroy also stated that it was not worthy of a sepa...
by lewisr2
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

Rest In Peace 79-S V-96. Long live 78-S V-96.
by lewisr2
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

I know that mistakes can be made, but who checked the 96 and 43.
For instance:
96 reverse has wind feather not engraved; 43 has engraved wing feather.
96 obverse has die lines in LIB of LIBERTY, 43 do not have the lines.
by lewisr2
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

I would like to know what made anyone think the 96 and 43 have anything in common.
I don't remember seeing any discussion of this on this discussion forum.
If the move of the 96 to 43 hasn't happened yet please hold off.
by lewisr2
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything about Jeff Oxman
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Anyone know anything about Jeff Oxman

I and another fellow collector have not heard anything from Jeff Oxman for a while.
Does anyone have an update on Jeff Oxman.
by lewisr2
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

Yes, the polishing lines on the 86 die 3 and the 1G look very similar.
Here is my 1G die 2.
by lewisr2
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

here is another attribute of the V86 die 3 -- polishing lines in eagle's wing
by lewisr2
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

The significant attribution of the 86 die 3 is the polishing lines in the tail feathers.
by lewisr2
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 469

78-S V-86 Die 3

I recently found a raw 1878-S V-86 die 3.
Here is a photo of the horizontal polishing spikes at wing edge below In.
VAMWorld does not have a photo of this attribute.
The VAMWorld description of die 3 says two spikes; it appears to me there may be a short third spike down from the upper spike.
by lewisr2
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 2341

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

fogie -- thanks for the info about PL-ish 91A.

How about more of you 78-S vammers check your 91A for PL-ish fields and reply in this discussion topic.
by lewisr2
Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 2341

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

messydesk asked above – “Is either VAM 48 or 84 earlier die state with respect to the reverse?” I have two V-48, a 65 and a 64. The 65 on reverse has a die crack that is above the E of AMERICA, then goes on the top of the R, then goes to the top of I. Also, the first has a die crack at top and betwe...