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by weth
Fri Nov 10, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D2 Variety Help Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: 1921 D2 Variety Help Needed

Hello, thread! Sorry I'm late; I just got back from a vacation in Paris. Briefly was thinking exclusively about ecu and five franc varieties and not at all about Morgans. But above all that, pastry... This example matches what Dennis has documented as D2 VNA-04: http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.com...
by weth
Fri Nov 10, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone help with this 85O
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Can anyone help with this 85O

I feel a lack of closure in not determining the actual VAM; I can't definitively do so from the photos posted...
by weth
Fri Oct 20, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone help with this 85O
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Can anyone help with this 85O

What vampicker said. The doubling is due to a flaw in the striking process for this particular coin.

Your example does also have a VAM designation, but we'd need to see date and mintmark position to help with that.
by weth
Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 O VAM?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: 1885 O VAM?

Looks like a VAM 30 to me. Nice pics!
by weth
Sun Oct 08, 2023 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan VAM-60/79 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: 1921-P Morgan VAM-60/79 questions

The original VAM 60 listing is ambiguous, as several obverse dies have some amount of lower hair doubling. As such, you could call your coin that if you like since your coin does appear to have that feature. The example you posted doesn't appear to be VAM 79, as that is known to have strong polishin...
by weth
Thu Oct 05, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

VAM 77 has been retired, as it is the same as VAM 69 EDS
by weth
Tue Oct 03, 2023 3:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-P VAM-20+ LDS Doubled date, stars, motto, LITY in LIBERTY. etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: 1883-P VAM-20+ LDS Doubled date, stars, motto, LITY in LIBERTY. etc.

Many of the 83P die pairs clashed and had somewhat significant breaks; I spent some time presenting LVA with progression examples of various dies to try and show how they changed over time. Very few of them seemed to merit differentiation to him. I still think there should be a VAM 17C... Before you...
by weth
Thu Sep 28, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Photos of 1921-P EDS 3BE.
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: What I attributed as a 1921 V-3BS appears to be a V-3BE with no obverse or reverse die cracks?

I am inclined to agree with your more recent assessment that it is VAM 3BE EDS.
by weth
Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a trick to photographing overstruck coins to make the original more visible?
Replies: 43
Views: 1580

Re: Is there a trick to photographing overstruck coins to make the original more visible?

There are different scanning techniques that can work, as Roger pointed out; not a lot can be done with simple optics.

I've thought about scanning some of the Brazil 960 reis overstrikes for which I can't quite make out what's underneath...
by weth
Wed Sep 20, 2023 4:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Finding buyers who aren’t dealers….
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Finding buyers who aren’t dealers….

I'll be a second voice in favor of GC, and point out that unlike Heritage they have no minimum submission.

Dealers buy the holder, collectors buy the coin. Post good photos of a pretty coin in the BST thread you might see results.
by weth
Wed Sep 20, 2023 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAMs 81,81A,3FW,3BQ1 &3BQ2
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: 1921-P VAMs 81,81A,3FW,3BQ1 &3BQ2

Thank you for making those changes, fogie! Sorry to keep messing with the 21P set.

Two other discrepancies between the 21P VAMworld page and the SSDC set are that the set isn't showing the VAM 1BU yet and for some reason VAM 3HG isn't listed.
by weth
Sat Sep 16, 2023 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

Hey Dennis,
Your first photo pretty clearly matches VAM 3BQ3.
Your second photo shows an earlier die state than what I sent JB, so I would call that VAM 3BQ1 EDS.
by weth
Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

Have the 3BQ1-2-3-4 stages pages been created? It does look like JB created the 3BQ3 and 3BQ4 pages, but pictures need to be reassigned from the 3BQ1/3BQ2 pages. I was trying to point out that there were at least three distinct die stages, but it got broken into four; 3BQ1: Before reverse polishing...
by weth
Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

VAM 3Gi is retired, as it is redundant with VAM 3EF
Also, VAM 81/81A have been retired and divided into four stages, VAMs 3BQ1/2/3/4
by weth
Mon Sep 04, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Morgan with Feeder Finger Die Gouges
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: 1921 Morgan with Feeder Finger Die Gouges

These sort of gouges develop over time, so they're not always listed as part of a VAM description because they aren't inherent in the dies. What constitutes a gouge significant enough for separate LDS listing isn't entirely clear to me. There are a lot of examples of feed finger gouges over ED and A...
by weth
Sun Sep 03, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Morgan with Feeder Finger Die Gouges
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: 1921 Morgan with Feeder Finger Die Gouges

Could you please confirm that it's a D2 / 16 berry? There are a couple varieties that do have some feed finger activity in these areas, so another closeup somewhere else would help. Personally, I don't often look at the scribbles area because they flatten out so quickly as the die ages; I often look...
by weth
Sat Sep 02, 2023 3:55 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: M Barr Coins
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: M Barr Coins

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2023 11:51 pm
Always send item shown in pictures
Never a problem
Hope that helps

I very much agree, although I will also note that a lot of their ebay auctions are "this is a stock image" so the item you get isn't what is pictured, so watch for the specifics of the auction.
by weth
Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is a Die Study?
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: What is a Die Study?

One word of caution - it's easy to start a die study, but it is rare to find full closure.

I feel that closure, at least for now, with the 1885 O set. But not for either the 1899 P or 1883 P sets.
I still have my white whales that compel me to keep searching, searching...
by weth
Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:14 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: From 78CC to 21P with some WOW and Top 100 on GC
Replies: 0
Views: 273

From 78CC to 21P with some WOW and Top 100 on GC

Hi gang, I have another roll-and-a-half up on Great Collection, all at low starting bids. I’d appreciate your consideration of the following: 1878 CC ANACS 40 VAM 7A AOH https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1401608 1878 CC PCGS 40 VAM 24A VSS Top 100 https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1401620 18...