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by davidkclose
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 peace new vam?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: 1924 peace new vam?

Try VAM 1H.
by davidkclose
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926P Vam 6 or 7?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 1926P Vam 6 or 7?

The difference between VAMs 6 & 7 has to do with doubling on the reverse, primarily in the leaves. VAM 6 is similar to VAM 2, although not as strong. VAM 7 has only slight doubling on the leg feathers, and doubling on the underside of upper olive leaf & berry. I need to redo many of my photos, inclu...
by davidkclose
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 P Peace Dollar Vam-7 with Die Clash??
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: 1922 P Peace Dollar Vam-7 with Die Clash??

Note that on VAM 15 doubling extends onto the top of shoulder, which is not the case on VAM 7.
by davidkclose
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool Peace $ CUD
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Cool Peace $ CUD

Nice pickup! There are very few of these LDS coins known, of which yours is one of the nicer ones,
by davidkclose
Tue Nov 01, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Bar D
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: 1924 Bar D

I think the real question is whether to de-list VAM 1A2, as the die break occurred before the die gouge, vs changing VAM 1A1 to die break only & VAM 1A2 with die gouge. I invite comment on this, as I am here to serve the membership. I have been extremely busy with work, so have not had as much time ...
by davidkclose
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923D Peace Dollar Vam 1AF2
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: 1923D Peace Dollar Vam 1AF2

I would call this an EDS VAM 1AF1, as the die chip NW of IN is not yet fully formed. As would be expected with any die break, there are multiple die states. I especially like 1923D, as most VAMs are listed for die breaks, and are easy to attribute. Enjoy the challenge of putting together a complete ...
by davidkclose
Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help w/1923-S plz
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Help w/1923-S plz

File lines can diminish w/ die wear, and/or can be covered or erased by subsequent polishing. Trying to sort this out is part of what makes this fun, in addition to finding some very scarce coins in the process.
by davidkclose
Mon Oct 17, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help w/1923-S plz
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Help w/1923-S plz

Looking at my photos, I think you are correct in calling this a LDS VAM 1BQ. I will confirm this when I am able to look at my coins.
In any case, nice pickup! There are not many of these out there.
by davidkclose
Sat Oct 15, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help w/1923-S plz
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Help w/1923-S plz

I have identified about 200 die marriages for 1923S. Give a few days on this one.
by davidkclose
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: help identifying VAMs on this 1921 and 1922-D?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: help identifying VAMs on this 1921 and 1922-D?

From photos, I would call 1921 - VAM 1, 1922D -VAM 2
by davidkclose
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-S VAM 3E vers 3H
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: 1926-S VAM 3E vers 3H

Colonel, look for the remnants of the die gouge on bun, in hair, & under E of VAM 1B, as the VAM 3E obverse is the LDS of that die.
by davidkclose
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM 1AC1
Replies: 2
Views: 149

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: 370

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: 888

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: 211

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: 251

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: 251

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: 193

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!