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by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My thoughts about FUN 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: My thoughts about FUN 2021

I am currently in Orlando at my house for T-Day. Was going to head back to St. Louis after that, but our office in St. Louis shutdown again due to the surge. So I am in Orlando until at least the first of the year. If the FUN Show actually happens, and my office stays shutdown, I may actually make t...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80-P V-56A questions
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: 80-P V-56A questions

Yes Mitch, I have both the 56A and 56B listing coins. Not sure why I never sent them both to LVA to kill the 56B, but they are definitely the same die pair. I guess likely the reason I didn't is that there didn't seem to be a reason at the time. But thanks Mitch for sending it to me. I forgot I had ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Jason, try VAM-45 Die Pair #5.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Your coin has more than just the cracks. But try VAM-34.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 745

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

Yeah, congrats on the grade! That is a VAMmer's dream coin :D
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1983-P Jeff Nickel Promo
Replies: 1
Views: 88

OT 1983-P Jeff Nickel Promo

Just curious, has anyone seen this before and know what it is? I spent time searching but came up empty. The coin has gun gray toning, not that it matters much. Any help is appreciated.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

The bottom two photos of the date make it look like a Very Near Date, or very close to that. The only die pair known with this date placement and a filled 2 is the VAM-19. Sometimes photo angles can make things appear different than a straight on photo shot. The 02-Os were a bear to attribute 25 yea...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Upon further review, I suspect highly this is a VAM-19. Check your coin for a C4/C3 reverse. Also check for the small gouge inside the U of PLURIBUS.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

By the way, if the near date was missed by the attributor, then maybe the revere type was also missed.

If you have a C4/C3 reverse, try V19, V31A, V61 (oops from previous post), and V73 Die 2.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Since it is attributed as a VAM-1, then technically it is a C4 reverse. If it is, the only filled 2 candidates I have cataloged with a near date and C4 reverse are V44A, V51A, and V61. Since I don't see the crack for the LDS V51A at the date, try the other two. But yeah, knowing if it is a C4 or C4/...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

Got the files I requested in short order this AM. Thanks Roger!!!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is an 1878s Longnock VAM27A rarer than a VAM 27?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Is an 1878s Longnock VAM27A rarer than a VAM 27?

How about saying the V27A was recently "listed" instead of recently "discovered"? This is a pet peeve of mine, sorry.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020

Congrats David. I have had a saying for a while, which I have shared before. "Interesting why the VAM listings have to expand before they contract". Or, to put it another way, why do the VAMs that get eventually de-listed, get listed in the first place? Hope all is well for everyone.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye

RD1 is the one with the gouge at 6-7 lower tail feathers and is a single use die. RD6 is a late die state reverse where a gouge on the EDS has been polished down. See below. This reverse die was used with 3 different obverse dies. RD13 is a single use die. There was a LOT of die incest at the SF Min...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye

Just finished a die study of the 1894-S series. It appears that the VAM-1A Worm Eye obverse was hijacked and paired with three different reverse dies. The gouge at eagle's 6-7 lower tail feathers is only present on one of the reverses. Check your Worm Eye's for the correct reverse. There are two new...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Virtual VAM Thing?

Here is a link to what I think the "fund raiser" is.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Avon-c ... 4599638761

This may be another photo.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

In all fairness, I did not create the DPIS (date placement indexing system) that I use for my die studies that MD references. I borrowed it from JR from his 89-CC series study. I may have refined it a bit, but that is irrelevant. I think JR may have borrowed the idea from researchers of other denomi...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Virtual VAM Thing?

I know I am probably not the only one that would really like to attend an in-person FUN Show and VAM Thing next January. But somehow I wonder if there will be one or both. If there is, it will look quite different than in the past. This goes for both the FUN Show and VAM Thing. I don't like throwing...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)

Having done die studies and having tried to get a "complete" VAM set of the die study series, it is annoying at the least when there are empty nester's (red-haired step-children") that will never be delisted. Thus, "holes" will occur in the "complete" set. But if you want a complete clashed E set, y...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1803

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Die studies are cool things, especially when the best of the best in the hobby get together, share coins and have an outcome. Congrats to all involved. Very cool study and sequence and conclusions!!!!!!!