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by lewisr2
Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

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

The 1st edition VAM book by Leroy Van Allen& A. George Mallis did not have photos of 78-S VAM-16. The 1st edition only listed 78-S VAMs 1 to 11. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th editions had V-16 photos and one of the reverse photos was with the die gouge on the field. So, the gouge on the field has been known...
by lewisr2
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: 1878s VAM-109

Provide photos of the various die states of V-109.
There are plenty of VAM folks here that will give opionions.
by lewisr2
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: 1878s VAM-109

In my notes I have order of production as 109, 100, 65, 10.
Don't have notes on what attributes were used to determine this order or where I saw this order.
by lewisr2
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: 1878s VAM-109

The II8 obverse of the V-109 is shared with V-10, V-65, and V-100.
My 109 has a very noticeable eye spike.
My V-100 and V-65 have the same noticeable spike but shorter than V-109.
My V-10 is low grade (F12), and I cannot see a spile.
In the photos V-109 and V-65 it looks like two spikes.
by lewisr2
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Some in 64 and very hard to find in 65.
by lewisr2
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Dies used May 15 to June 30, 1878
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: 1878-S Dies used May 15 to June 30, 1878

Thanks for the info. I did find a train schedule that had a page that indicated time between Omaha and SF. It says the time required between Omaha and SF is, for Express Train 4½ days. Did not find anything about Omaha to East coast. The distance from Omaha to SF is 1665 miles. The distance from Oma...
by lewisr2
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Dies used May 15 to June 30, 1878
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: 1878-S Dies used May 15 to June 30, 1878

The information about die pairs shipment is listed above: April 8 – 10 pairs dollar dies each, SF and CC Mints April 24 – 15 pairs dollar dies shipped SF May 4 – 15 pairs dollar dies shipped SF; 5 pairs CC These are shipment dates -- I am curious as to when the dollar dies were received at SF. The A...
by lewisr2
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Same Obverse 78S V-88 & V-112
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Same Obverse 78S V-88 & V-112

A month or so ago Clay C identified that 78-S V-88 and V-112. have the same obverse.
I noticed a little while ago that the V-88 and V-112 have not been updated identifying the same obverse.
Is there someone on the forum that has the privileges to do an update.
Thanks in advance.
by lewisr2
Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

I would like a 2022 VAM Supplement.
by lewisr2
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 62 (Long Nock)
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: 1878-S Vam 62 (Long Nock)

This an excellent find. I agree a V-62.
Mintmark is set higher than normal (but not a high as V-60) and set further left than the other Long Nocks.
by lewisr2
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S Vam 1B4C (new stage) Thorn or Thornhead (new variety)
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: 1921-S Vam 1B4C (new stage) Thorn or Thornhead (new variety)

Excellent Vamming.
Time consuming investigation proves fruitful again.
by lewisr2
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HAPPY HOLLIDAYS
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: HAPPY HOLLIDAYS

Good words to live by.
I extend Happy Thanksgiving to all.
by lewisr2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

78-S V17 rev.jpg
78-S V17 rev.jpg (263.69 KiB) Viewed 225 times
Here is reverse of this 78-S.
As you can see not a V-17B
by lewisr2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

I can see this gouge on the second of the Full Coin Photos for 17B
Thanks for pointing this out to me.
by lewisr2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

No clashing on this V-17. I consider it a V-17 DS3.
by lewisr2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 290

78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

78-S V17 gouge in lower hair.jpg
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78-S V17 gouge in lower hair-crop.jpg
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I have been looking for one of these for a while and finally found one.
I have seen one where the gouge goes thru the hair and continues for a short while onto the field.
by lewisr2
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Phonescope Smartphone Digital Microscope
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Phonescope Smartphone Digital Microscope

My son got me an Insignia Mobile Photography Kit a while back. I tried it on an iPhone and an iPad. The macro lens had to be so close to the coin (Morgan dollar) that there was not enough room for light to get on the dollar for an acceptable photo. I could not figure out how to get enough light, so ...
by lewisr2
Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S help, thoughts & guidance
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: 1878 S help, thoughts & guidance

sent you a PM -- I think.
I sometime have problems sending a PM.
by lewisr2
Sun Oct 16, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S help, thoughts & guidance
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: 1878 S help, thoughts & guidance

there is good guidance in the replies.
This might be a V-75.