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by davidkclose
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM 1AC1
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 1923-P VAM 1AC1

WOW!!
by davidkclose
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

The coin listed above as "VAM 2EM discovery" is actually VAM 1i. Note B1 reverse.
Leroy evidently reused the "VAM 2EM" designation for another variety w/ pitted reverse die. In my 2015 supplement, there is no mention of the die chip for VAM 2EM.
Hope this is helpful,
David
by davidkclose
Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: value on peace
Replies: 31
Views: 533

Re: value on peace

Welcome back DOM!. I am also working (more than) full time & have not had time to track pricing of Peace dollar VAMs. The more common ones can be found in the archives at Heritage & Stacks, and tracked on ebay. For the rare ones, there are very few (& sometimes no) transactions to track. The bottom ...
by davidkclose
Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1927-S VAM 5
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: 1927-S VAM 5

VAM 1J, w/ die gouge in initial but no DDR is the early die state of that obverse die. It was later paired with a DDR, listed as VAM 3. The obverse was later changed, that being the VAM 5 - DDR but normal obverse.
Keep looking, there are good coins out there, and new discoveries waiting to be found.
by davidkclose
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P VAM 2H
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: 1922-P VAM 2H

All will have the same doubling, unless it appears that it is a VLDS obv paired w/ new reverse. The photos do not indicate this.
by davidkclose
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P VAM 2H
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: 1922-P VAM 2H

Nice find! Look at the reverse under PEACE - some have a nice collar clash.
by davidkclose
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-P LLDS
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: 1925-P LLDS

I will recheck mine. I would not be surprised if this die had a clashed E at one time, that was polished out.
In any case, this is a tough coin, nice pickup!
by davidkclose
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P Vam 1ck Vamcracker
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: 1923-P Vam 1ck Vamcracker

As the die cracks are different, they are from different dies. For the coin at the top of the page, it is difficult to determine from the photo if this is some form of PMD, rusted or worn die, or ??. As you had noted, for this to be from a clash is very unlikely, & would almost certainly show strong...
by davidkclose
Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

The reverse die break is only on LDS coins. The variety was listed for the die clash.
by davidkclose
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1922D VAM 2CG
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: New 1922D VAM 2CG

Credit the discovery to colwillys.
by davidkclose
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1922D VAM 2CG
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: New 1922D VAM 2CG

I would appreciate it very much if someone would start the page, thanks.
by davidkclose
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-D new die cracks
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: 1922-D new die cracks

Now listed as VAM 2CG, thanks
by davidkclose
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1922D VAM 2CG
Replies: 7
Views: 401

New 1922D VAM 2CG

New 1922D VAM 2CG Die break obverse left field at TY Die crack left obv field from R of LIBERTY thru base of Y, to right upright of V of TRVST, with slight displacement across break at TY. Faint die crack top of Y B2 reverse w/ faint collar clash below EACE of PEACE. 1922D VAM 2CG TY a.jpg 1922D VAM...
by davidkclose
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

Is this the die break? If so, it is VAM 1AG. The ULDS has an obverse rim cud above RT.
1923S VAM 1AG DBR 1a.jpg
1923S VAM 1AG DBR 1a.jpg (116.68 KiB) Viewed 594 times
by davidkclose
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2023 Morgan Peace open enrollments
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: 2023 Morgan Peace open enrollments

Thank you! I just ordered mine.
by davidkclose
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

I would like to see photos first. I don't offhand recognize the description, but it may be a LDS of one already listed. In any case, nice pickup!
by davidkclose
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924-P: How would you attribute this Rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: 1924-P: How would you attribute this Rim?

VAM 2A. The coin is worn enough that the doubling is difficult to see.
by davidkclose
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I know, Darkside dementia.
Replies: 15
Views: 1714

Re: I know, Darkside dementia.

It's a B2 reverse. I agree w/ Jody that it is heavily clashed w/ heavy polishing marks. Most likely it is a later die state (after polishing) of a listed clash such as VAM 2AV or 2BS. I don't see a letter transfer, so would be reluctant to list it other than VAM 2. Hope this is helpful, welcome aboa...
by davidkclose
Sun May 29, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924-P: How would you attribute this Rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: 1924-P: How would you attribute this Rim?

For 1921 Peace dollars, the mint was experimenting with which die should be the hammer die. The 1921 VAM 1F2 has a collar clash on the reverse, whereas the VAM 1K2 and VAM 1AC have the collar clash on the obverse.
On all later dates, collar clashes occur on the reverse.
by davidkclose
Sun May 22, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

Most of mine in the Registry are "NAOH", & nearly all of mine in inventory were found "in the wild".
I am gradually getting the VAM attributions placed on the holder, at least w/ VSS stickers, but I am in no hurry, & have no inclination to pay a TPG to reholder a coin just for attribution.