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by weth
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P VAM 3FP photos
Replies: 17
Views: 135

Re: 1921 P VAM 3FP photos

Aha. I had to check who started the thread and who was commenting. Seems like lured_in_again has the 3FP.

@lured_in_again It would be helpful to know if you see any sign of a break going from the wreath to the E in ONE on your 3FP as is shown on Dennis's coin?
by weth
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P VAM 3FP photos
Replies: 17
Views: 135

Re: 1921 P VAM 3FP photos

I agree that the clashes appear similar between a 3GL2 and this 3FP discovery coin.

@lured_in_again It would be helpful to know if you see any sign of a break going from the wreath to the E in ONE on your 3FP as is shown on Dennis's coin?
by weth
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps

Good work, Dennis! Although, y'know, more holes in the 21P set now...

Is the 3HP a match for one of the D2 VNAs you already documented?
by weth
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: VAMs (78P / 78CC / 83P / 85-O) on Great Collections - ending 11/15/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: VAMs (78P / 78CC / 83P / 85-O) on Great Collections - ending 11/15/2020

Topping this just to point out that with a day to go, some of these are nice, bargain prices. 1878-P VAM 2A SUPER CD ANACS 62 is only $187, VAMview estimate is $500 1878-P VAM 130B ANACS 45 is only $45, VAMview estimate is $120 1878-P VAM 168 Doubled P PCGS 45 is only $45, VAMview estimate is $120 B...
by weth
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Lamination vs. cracked planchet?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Lamination vs. cracked planchet?

Interesting coin! Both lamination and cracked planchet errors refer to inherent flaws in the planchet prior to strike. The word "lamina" means a "thin layer of material" so a lamination error is typically when a thin layer of material is separating and the defect is primarily in the horizontal layer...
by weth
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P with nice N-clash
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: 1921-P with nice N-clash

Hi Dennis, No, neither of my examples have any trace of either die break, nor the gouges at the A; one of them, though, has an otherwise interesting small struck-thru area at that same A. It's also the "VAM 3FF discovery coin" if that's ever of interest for the sake of reference and comparison. Tom ...
by weth
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P with nice N-clash
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: 1921-P with nice N-clash

Pretty! Both of my 3FT must be EDS - no clash, no trace of that neck die break you show.

Seems like we might have a VAM 3FT2 in our future...
by weth
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: VAMs (78P / 78CC / 83P / 85-O) on Great Collections - ending 11/15/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: VAMs (78P / 83P /21P) on Great Collections - ending 2/16/2020

Wow, if this is where VAMs are in general, now's the time to BUY, BUY, BUY!!!!! I feel guilty for the price I just paid for the 78-P V165... There’s usually strong demand for high grade examples, but a lot of times lower grade examples can go for cheap, it’s true. That’s why I point these out to my...
by weth
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills

PacificWR wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Revisions made and new VAM page is setup.
Thank you so much for your help!
by weth
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills

DHalladay wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:34 am
Nice!
Double nice in fact... two '21-P kills.
Well, but we get a new one (93A), so it's a net kill of one.
by weth
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills

Hi gang, Just got a package back from Sydney. LVA received my coins on 9/24, and it’s postmarked 10/9 so that’s a pretty darn fast turnaround time. I had four issues to present to him: 1) The newly announced 1885-O VAM 35 looked to me a lot like VAM 12, so I sent LVA a couple VAM 12 examples. He agr...
by weth
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-P - Basic die information including overall averages
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: 1883-P - Basic die information including overall averages

Interesting! I think I've identified 60 different 1883P business strike obverses, and one proof.

So it looks like I may be missing only one...
by weth
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)
Replies: 7
Views: 422

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

I don't believe VAM's 130 or 185 exist. Can anyone show me evidence they exist? :roll: You mean like this? weth_V130_V185_not.jpg Unfortunately, they're a VAM 131C2 and VAM 186B, respectively. I keep wanting to load them into the SSDC just to "fill those holes" but alas, I cannot bring myself to do...
by weth
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1201
Views: 93497

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

It would be amazing if this 78-CC really did have a Peace Dollar reverse...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1878-CC-Morgan ... 3235829069
by weth
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just opened my mail look at what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Just opened my mail look at what I found

Hi JB, Yes, the VAM 12 does appear to have a very faint dash under the second 8. It's so light that LVA probably didn't include it in the original description of the die; it is even fainter on LDS examples. Maybe this VAM 35 has a different reverse pairing, but from here it still looks like a VAM 12...
by weth
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-o Morgan VAM-24 with Belly button.
Replies: 21
Views: 842

Re: 1885-o Morgan VAM-24 with Belly button.

Minor dishing of the eagle can happen on other 85-O, but they are most prominent on the VAM 24. When I was cleaning up the 85-O listings a couple years ago, I sent a range of VAM 24 examples to LVA and asked whether this was a "variety". He replied: "All of these 'belly buttons' are caused by slight...
by weth
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just opened my mail look at what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Just opened my mail look at what I found

Jack, does this coin also have these features?


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by weth
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just opened my mail look at what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: Just opened my mail look at what I found

That thread impression on the lip matches the one on the VAM 12.

I guess I'm having trouble seeing how this is different than the 85-O VAM 12...
by weth
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-o VAM-2 Early Die State? IS an EDS with more Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 1885-o VAM-2 Early Die State?

It does look like a VAM 2, and I do think it would be EDS. I think the die scratch is referring to the one noted below.

You can see this die scratch even in later die states, so it's not really an EDS indicator. The doubling of the arrowheads sort of fades over time.
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by weth
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: An actual 1804 Dollar!
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: An actual 1804 Dollar!

messydesk wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:43 am
worth a dollar in the US in 1804.
Well, it wasn't legal tender until the congressional act of April 10th, 1806.
But it's a pretty example of an eight reales!