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by lewisr2
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 4
Views: 116

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: 120

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: 120

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: 421

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: 421

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: 421

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: 169

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: 261

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: 261

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: 261

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: 261

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: 1835

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: 1835

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...
by lewisr2
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

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

messydesk said above -- “If presented with evidence that the EDS obverse has the gouge in the cap, I'll be more likely to eliminate VAM 91 A and keep 91”. For VAM-91 A the SSDC registry census lists 18 with 1 detail, 2 PL and 2 DMPL. I have four 91 A -- ANACS 63, NGC 63, PCGS 63, and PCGS 65. The AN...
by lewisr2
Wed Jul 13, 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: 1835

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

Thank you for responding Tim.
Appears V91 should be removed>
by lewisr2
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

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

John B. - thanks for offering to check for a list of the "lost" coins.
by lewisr2
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

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

Was a list made available of the “lost” coins?
by lewisr2
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

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

It appears that fogie might have the PCGS MS63.
Larry Briggs may still have the SEGS 62 PL.
by lewisr2
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

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

The census lists two V-91 -- a PCGS 63 and a SEGS 62 PL.
I did not check every 78-S set to see if any of the current set holders have a 91.
The Profile for the 78-S date set shows "Hidden or Unclaimed".
LVA's 78-S Attribution book lists Larry Briggs as discoverer of V-91.