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by Flat-Chested
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

Still wondering...
by Flat-Chested
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

I simply asked if there was anyone who could clue me in to the variety of VAM-109's and did not think it was necessary to post photos of my own coins to show off the differences, but I see now that was in error. My camera broke over a year ago and I ceased at that time to do any more work on coin ph...
by Flat-Chested
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

See the 1878s-VAM 109 photo of the eye spike above posted by Lewis, that spike doth not resemble the eye spike shown in the VAM 109 photos, in the slightest. I did not think it necessary to post photos when I started this thread, because of this great variation. Should I take the time to find exampl...
by Flat-Chested
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

And so the big fat eye spike shown on the VAM-109 page must be from a coin that is an early die state. This eye spike looks ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like the eye spikes on later die state VAM-109 coins.
by Flat-Chested
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

Oops, meant to say "die states" and not "die stages", I wanted to know what people know about the different die states of the 1878s VAM-109, as the eye spikes radically differ. I shouldn't have asked. I'm sorry.
by Flat-Chested
Mon Jan 23, 2023 5:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

I apologize for asking if anybody could clue me in to the different die stages of the 1878s VAM-109. I sure wouldn't be doing that again.
by Flat-Chested
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

Again, my concern is solely with the variety of eye spikes within VAM-109, wanting to know the order of production within the confines of VAM-109. There are different die states within VAM-109.
by Flat-Chested
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

I am not concerns about the order of production of those other VAMS, am concerned about the variation of the eye spikes in VAM-109, and their order of production.
by Flat-Chested
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

I guess the early die state of the VAM-109 has the massive and thick eye spike.
by Flat-Chested
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: 1878s VAM-109

What was the order of production?
by Flat-Chested
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 381

1878s VAM-109

I've a few of these VAM-109's, I see that the eye spike varies greatly, some have a very heavy and easily noticeable spike, others have the spike greatly subdued. Any input in the matter would be appreciated.
by Flat-Chested
Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

4th star is broken
by Flat-Chested
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 717

Re: Rant

You guys are quibbling about trivial matters, about mint condition coins that are graded MS62 instead of MS63, whereas I am stuck with a scratched VF20 that should have received a details grade.
by Flat-Chested
Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 717

Re: Rant

Just received a PCGS 1878s VF20 in the mail, I saw damage on the coin in the seller's photos but bid on it and bought it anyway. Now I see that the scratches are significant, neither ANACS nor NGC would never have provided this coin with a clear grade. Not sure why people are so hung up on obtaining...
by Flat-Chested
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 77
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

I guess there are close to thirty of these coins rolling around in graded cases, they are not super rare. I have two with clear grades and now this third example with problems.
by Flat-Chested
Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 77
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Also...

1878-S 77 8 NGC MAY-17 H $49
by Flat-Chested
Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 77
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: 1878-S Vam 77

Heritage Auctions sells a details graded Vam 77 about once every 4 years, have to be patient. They sell cheap.
by Flat-Chested
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Raw 1878-S Vam 62 XF40
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Raw 1878-S Vam 62 XF40

DHalladay wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:48 pm
That's a very big one to hope for.
Good luck.
by Flat-Chested
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Raw 1878-S Vam 62 XF40
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Raw 1878-S Vam 62 XF40

Oops, meant to say in XF40, I know they are out there.
by Flat-Chested
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Raw 1878-S Vam 62 XF40
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Raw 1878-S Vam 62 XF40

Looking for a raw 1878-S Vam 62 in XF40.