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by lewisr2
Sat Mar 18, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 388

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

photo from V-88.
die chip at end of lower cap that is on both 88 and 112
by lewisr2
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 388

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

I should have checked my notes because there is some interesting info about the V-112.
Back in November of last year Clay Christiansen said that he believes the V-112m and V-88 have the same obverse.
Maybe Clay will notice this topic and give his opinion.
by lewisr2
Fri Mar 17, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 388

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

I looked at wrong line -- tbconcrete has a MS 62 V-112.
by lewisr2
Fri Mar 17, 2023 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 388

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

Need to have tbconcrete check out his MS61 V-110.
I don't have a V 110 to check.
by lewisr2
Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 388

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

I think you have hit the jackpot.
Looks like a VAM-112 to me.
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 15, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM 1 can be fun AND evil
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: VAM 1 can be fun AND evil

Is that a chip in the upper loop of the mint mark?
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 08, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Selling My Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Selling My Collection

Gary,
I am having trouble sending you a PM.
My email address is listed in the Members Page. Please email me.
I would like to discuss some 78-S VAMs with you.
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:42 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Selling My Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Selling My Collection

your collection has some nice pieces.
How can I get in touch with you?
I have not had much luck with using PM.
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: 1321

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: 502

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: 502

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: 502

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: 422

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: 228

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: 228

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: 146

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: 1119

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: 24
Views: 1073

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: 791

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: 387

Re: HAPPY HOLLIDAYS

Good words to live by.
I extend Happy Thanksgiving to all.