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by weth
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 213

Re: D1 1921-P cracks mystery

I don't recognize it, Dennis.

BTW I think the VAM 1BN and 1BP might be the same thing...

(edit - also VAM 1BD)
by weth
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 CC Die Scratch I Cannot Attribute
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: 1878 CC Die Scratch I Cannot Attribute

Indeed, VAM 9 LDS. That scratch isn't there on EDS examples of VAM 9.
by weth
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)

Thank you, Dennis! That's it, VAM 3DV. I guess I was confused as this VEDS example lacks any of the feed finger gouges or breaks shown on that page. But it does seem to be a match.
by weth
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: 1921-P D2 polishing mystery

It really is nicely prooflike. Here's a scribbles photo. They're a bit of a kaleidoscope, in that they vary with angle. The most distinctive thing to me is that stuff going on to the left of the leg:


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by weth
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)
Replies: 6
Views: 132

1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)

Hey, while we're looking at mysterious 1921-P examples... Got this one from GC weekend before last. It had really interesting polishing almost all over it which I didn't recognize. It's particularly strong on the lower left reverse. Still can't seem to place it. I can try to post more detailed photo...
by weth
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P scribbles mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: D1 1921-P scribbles mystery

I agree with JB that this looks like it's an LDS VAM 86.
by weth
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...

Hey, let's not forget the French ecu! Along with the eight reales, the ecu was monetized as a dollar in 1806. In that light, I just picked up a "very early CC dollar" or as PCGS called it a )(. The mint location is in Besançon and their mintmark was two nested Cs: weth_1710_ecu.jpg weth_1710_ecu_rev...
by weth
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-1BA === VAM-1Z
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-1BA === VAM-1Z

Interesting! I agree that the VAM 1BA appears to be an EDS of VAM 1Z. Hopefully someone with nicer examples than mine can address this with LVA. I don't have a 1BA, and both my 1Z are LDS / post clash / no clear sign of any of the die scratches.
by weth
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Any ideal what this is worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Any ideal what this is worth?

$2,937.50
by weth
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan Vam-15 question
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: 1921-P Morgan Vam-15 question

Interesting. I don't think it's a match for the VAM 15, but I don't know what it is.
by weth
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D2 reverse filled die
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: 1921-P D2 reverse filled die

I usually gravitate toward attributing by cracks, but this one doesn't seem to have any.
That's a pretty grease-filled reverse example! Hope you can attribute it. Let us know what you find!
by weth
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P VAM 3FP photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

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: 18
Views: 1252

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: 1045

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: 2059

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: 570

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: 1111

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: 1111

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: 2059

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: 956

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!