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by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Awards page
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: SSDC Awards page

I got a Mallis and Armstrong award a ways back. I am out of town so can't look at the dates. If Messy can't find them, I will report back when I get home. I am still waiting for the VAM of the Year Award for the 1903-O VAM-22 from 2019. Still waiting, still waiting, still waiting.......................
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

Roger, I went thru the link you posted for mint correspondence from 12/88 to 2/89 while on a 4 hour plane flight today. I did not find a mint usage table for the 1888-S dies. But an interesting read for the parts I actually stopped and read. Thanks for the link and history lesson.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

John, I didn't find one in my die study. Maybe Wayne has found one or at least some thoughts on the subject.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

What is inherent in this "hobby" is that everyone can forge their own path, or follow their own interests, which may change over time. While I have no interest in 1921 scribbles, those that do seem passionate about them. I would never take on a die study of the 1900-Os because of the high mintage. B...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

I'm out. There is a saying in St. Louis, "YCFS".
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

Again, the point is seemingly being missed. If a One & Done die marker or two are identified for each distinct obverse and reverse die, then you might understand how the One & Done actually works. It works irrespective of die marriage.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

Yokel, you made my point. A myriad of reasons why it won't work.................
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

Folks reject One & Done markers. I have never understood why :roll: Every time I suggest it I get a myriad of reasons why it won't work. But it does work actually.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

For this VAMmer, Rob is correct. I do not look at what is on VW, and I really don't pay attention to the VAM listings either. I just go thru coins and document different dies, different die marriages, different die stages, different die states. Only once I have done that, do I go and see if anything...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

I think JR hit the nail on the head. I only used average number of coins per die as an example. I think the 1900-S die useage table showed a few dies close to 500K per die? But my point is that "new" VAMs get listed when many, many times they are just different die stages or states of previously lis...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Re: Die Studies

John, that would seem to be a VAM-5/5A. Apparently Leroy saw it as a C3a reverse. Go figure. Your observation is what makes VAM listing tuff and die studies imperative. What is one man's left mint mark is another man's centered & upright.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 439

Die Studies

I have a continuum of a rant about doing die studies. I am currently working on the 1888-S series, thanks to Big John (BJV). Here is a conundrum for you to think about. The series has a listed mintage of 657K coins. But there are 16 base VAMs listed. This would make an average of 41K average coins p...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

Die studies folks, die studies. Listen to BigBub. He has been studying the 00-Os for a long time. With the mintage as high as it was for this series, it is inevitable that duplicate listings/ different die marriages/different die states/different die stages would mess up the listings. Take it from s...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-o Morgan - No Pitcures for VAM-5 on page (1902-O VAM-5 Near Date, High O)
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: 1902-o Morgan - No Pitcures for VAM-5 on page (1902-O VAM-5 Near Date, High O)

Cool. The V45.1 is fairly common and usually stumps folks. The date could be called near or normal. It is VERY plain-jane so it is not obvious. By the way, for you and others, you said it was crack free. There is the start of cracks at R of PLURIBUS. I used that to home in on the attribution. The Cr...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 24
Views: 245

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

John, I need to finish my current die study, but almost done. Maybe someone else will do a study. The field is open.

Not in FL yet. Move the wife and household down end of April. I come down Fall of 2021.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 24
Views: 245

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

John, interesting coin to say the least.

Anyone want to take on a die study of the 88-S? If not, I can do it. Shouldn't be too much trouble with a mintage of only 657,000. While I prefer to dwell in later date Morgans, I could take it on in my spare time.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-31 Collar Clash?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: 1904-O VAM-31 Collar Clash?

I have 3 VAM-31s in the " Alan's Unofficial and Self-Appointed VAM Reference Set ". I have little white stickers on them with EDS, MDS and LDS. The only one that kinda looks like this is the EDS. The MDS and LDS coins do not show any of this type of stuff. Based on your photo, I would say your coin ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: confused: 1878 VAM 130C2 vs. 130C3
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: confused: 1878 VAM 130C2 vs. 130C3

I find this thread interesting. I started to type this response earlier tonight, and backed out since most folks would just think the curmudgeon was back, which I am. But Tom reinforced my thoughts, so here I am. Having done a LOT of die studies, this is one of my biggest conundrums of this hobby. W...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82P NEED some HELP PLZ!!
Replies: 35
Views: 417

Re: 82P NEED some HELP PLZ!!

I stand corrected. Have fun ;)