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by weth
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: VAMs (78P / 83P /21P) on Great Collections - ending 2/16/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 641

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

This is ending tomorrow, and some of 'em are currently fairly cheap. Thanks!
by weth
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57

I agree that it looks like VAM 93 is the same as VAM 57 / 57A. Good work! I have an ANACS-attributed VAM 57A if that might help. As long as we're revising this listing, I think it helps to send as full a die progression as possible just to have the most accurate description and differentiation betwe...
by weth
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)

Matches what I've found exactly. The deeper dive is adding all the minor stages. I think VAM 5 deserves this, in the same way the 78P 116 was expanded from four LVA listings to the seven stages. I'll need some more time, patience, and representative examples before I can make any such delineation, ...
by weth
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)
Replies: 4
Views: 59

1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)

Hi gang, I decided to venture out toward other mintage regions and collect the 78CC and 83CC sets. They both seemed like reasonable, bounded sets and that I wouldn’t really find anything new. For the 1883-CC varieties, it was pretty easy to find examples of VAMs 3, 4, 5, and 8, along with their vari...
by weth
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 70A - new stage listing
Replies: 27
Views: 292

Re: 1878 VAM 70A - new stage listing

My DMPL example has those breaks.
I also have a non-prooflike, later die state example where the breaks are slightly stronger and thicker. Hmmmm.

It seems unwise to send in singular coins to LVA for a die stage revision; there should be EDS/LDS examples to show clear differentiation.
by weth
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Help identify this 1883 cc possible vam
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Need Help identify this 1883 cc possible vam

The VAM 5 subdivisions are a bit of a dog's breakfast, mostly since VAM 5 went through so many stages. It started out pristine and prooflike but with some polishing lines (5) then got clashed (5A), then some repeated cycles of polishing (back to 5) and clashing (5A if there was transfer of the n and...
by weth
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Help identify this 1883 cc possible vam
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Need Help identify this 1883 cc possible vam

The flashing at the wingtips indicates that this is somewhere in the VAM 5 spectrum.
It could be a VAM 5B, but check the back of the cap for counterclash, as it looks like this is more likely VAM 5D.
by weth
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: confused: 1878 VAM 130C2 vs. 130C3
Replies: 8
Views: 128

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

I think that's correct, in that there isn't actually a 130C2 stage. At least, I don't have one and have never seen one. There are four examples listed in the SSDC registry, though. The whole "letter suffix to signify a particular late stage attribute" aspect of LVA's nomenclature is ripe for splitti...
by weth
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: confused: 1878 VAM 130C2 vs. 130C3
Replies: 8
Views: 128

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

Hey Dennis,

I think it goes:

130C1 - weak nostril. May have start of break above cap.
130C2 - break above cap has developed displaced field. May have cracks into U and E, but not displaced field.
130C3 - crack into U has developed displaced field.
by weth
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: VAMs (78P / 83P /21P) on Great Collections - ending 2/16/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 641

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

Hi gang, I’m selling the following through Great Collections - all end on Sunday 2/16: 1878P VAM 22B Hot 50 ANACS 58 details https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/801029 1878P VAM 116 Hit List 40 ANACS 45 https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/801030 1878P VAM 122 ANACS 40 https://www.greatcollection...
by weth
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 cc Morgan - It is a NO 'wing polish' 5A
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: 1883 cc Morgan - Is it a 4a OR 8a / And what is that line under the "Dollar"

Looks to me like it's a VAM 5A. That line at the neck and below the DOL are characteristic polishing lines of this die pair. And there's that blotch below the 18, with the CC centered. With VAM 4 it leans up, VAM 8 it leans down.

And no, I haven't yet seen an actual VAM 4A.
by weth
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM 1Q pix needed
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: 1921-P VAM 1Q pix needed

Two faint parallel lines connect the second feather up to the center of the arrowhead.
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Some polishing lines in the wing
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Yeah, they're hard to see in this photo - sorry. I can try to shoot for better magnification tomorrow at work.
by weth
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM 1Q pix needed
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: 1921-P VAM 1Q pix needed

Hey Dennis, I posted the full coin photos some time ago on the 1Q page (VSS attributed), so I can try to get better close-ups. I can see what LVA was talking about, although it will be hard to get a great picture of the gouge - it's probably pretty vivid on an EDS example, but mine is a bit more on ...
by weth
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2020 SSDC Registry winners
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: 2020 SSDC Registry winners

I am humbled and honored to be recognized, and congratulate the other SSDC Registry winners!
by weth
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NT or AT ?
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: NT or AT ?

It doesn't look like Artificial Toning, in that it doesn't look like someone deliberately did that quickly. I find the term "natural toning" to be odd, as this sort of toning happens when a coin is sequestered near something sulfurous for an extended period of time, not out-and-about "in nature". It...
by weth
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM 7... gone or changed?
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: 1921-P VAM 7... gone or changed?

Hey Dennis,

I think VAM 7 was eliminated as being redundant with VAM 1N, thanks to Lee:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2700
by weth
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: striations anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 315

Re: striations anyone?

That's a pretty example!
A lot of dates have overall weak strikes. To me, it makes a weak strike more interesting if there are striations.
by weth
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Group Question. We all have that one...
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Group Question. We all have that one...

For me I think it would be 1883P VAM 24A.
There's just something about a clashed DMPL - can't pass it up, even though I already have multiple examples!
by weth
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAMs 1AE & 1AE2 help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: 1921-P VAMs 1AE & 1AE2 help needed

Hey Dennis,

This revision happened in October - the VAM 1i was redesignated as VAM 1AE2:

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... 4684015312

Tom