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by Mike7E
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1890 O mm set right help
Replies: 12
Views: 140

Re: 1890 O mm set right help

From what I can see your coin does look like the VAM-13B that UNCLE BINGO suggested. The die chip under the low spot of the bow on left looks similar but other pointed to things are not as clear in pic. Check for other pick ups to confirm. The VAM-13B description of High 0 Set Right is wrong as the ...
by Mike7E
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Date placement querry to the experts
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Date placement querry to the experts

Not an expert by any means but using the Date Placement Indexing System (DPIS) from the Morgan VAM Attribution Guide 101 page I get: LH3_B45C Date placement querry 14Nov22 Gred.jpg LEB1 = LH3 (Left half of third denticle) REB1 = B45C (Between 4th and 5th denticles, centered) Normal date placement To...
by Mike7E
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

I agree that location and orientation of the MM would not be an adequate way to ID a VAM. However, when there are so many possible VAMs on a page it can sometimes be a way to narrow the field. I still think that when a MM is at or beyond the crossing line it is High or Low and there is some room for...
by Mike7E
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

As he said. I drew this one too fast.
actually set high and not tilted
Set high not tilted.jpg
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by Mike7E
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

Ya gotta draw the lines. I usually need more of the D and O to work this but here is what I got. set low tilted left MM VW querry GRed 6Nov22 - comparitor.jpg Set high & Right not tilted MM VW querry GRed 6Nov22.jpg I like using the red to frame the MM then blue to cross it. Eyeballing it isn't ...
by Mike7E
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-69 Add Pictures and Comments to Page Please
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: 1878-S VAM-69 Add Pictures and Comments to Page Please

MNS die scratch 1878-S VAM-69.jpg
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Die scratch through Eagle’s beak
1878-S V69 Die scratch beak.jpg
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Close up shows scratch in field not scratched coin
1878-S V69  MM.jpg
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MM position slightly high, tilted slightly to the right
by Mike7E
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-69 Add Pictures and Comments to Page Please
Replies: 5
Views: 170

1878-S VAM-69 Add Pictures and Comments to Page Please

1878-S VAM-69 Add Pictures and Comments to Page Please When I see attributes on a coin that are not listed on its VAM page I tend to want to point them out to others so they don’t waste time chasing a ‘discovery’. I think a VAM’s page should be as comprehensive as we can make it and this won’t add t...
by Mike7E
Mon Oct 31, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Kinda Reminds Me of..............
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Kinda Reminds Me of..............

I like it! I have been looking at bursting olives on some but not all 1878 and 1879 VAMs and think it is also a hubbing variation.
by Mike7E
Mon Oct 24, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 CC Not listed double CC help
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: 1879 CC Not listed double CC help

I have the same issue with many VAMs. The original discovery coins list some, but not all, points of interest. The CC below from the Page shows doubling and the lighting isn't best.
ARS_1879_CC_VAM2A_2.jpg
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As mentioned before your coin took a few hits too.
by Mike7E
Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help

Thanks! that is it. I had looked at VAM-28 several times but dismissed it since the doubling in the 7 was not in the description or picture. The 8 doubling is minor but the 7 was as obvious as the 9s doubling on my coin. I have a later die state as the 3rd star right on the page FCP is only slightly...
by Mike7E
Sun Oct 09, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help

p_1879-S doubled moto.jpg
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Doubling of God we in Motto
q_1879-S wreath bow.jpg
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Wreath bow lines
r_1879-S wing gap.jpg
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Wing gap minor lines
s_1879-S Obverse.jpg
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t_1879-S Reverse.jpg
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by Mike7E
Sun Oct 09, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help

k_1879-S broken & trippled 3rd star rt.jpg Broken, doubled & quadrupled right star #3 REVERSE l_1879-S Engraved Leaves.jpg Engraved leaves above ON m_1879-S growth on olives.jpg Growth on olives, was probably on one of the hubs used to create dies as seen on some but not all other reverses. n_8...
by Mike7E
Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help

f_1879-S die scratch culr to ear.jpg Die scratch starts at curl, curves through ear, slighter marks on high spots then comes out behind it. g_1879-S Designers initial obv.jpg Slight doubling Designer’s initial with die chips on it and below it. h_1879-S hair doubling.jpg Doubling back of hair i_187...
by Mike7E
Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help
Replies: 7
Views: 254

1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help

1879-S Alligator Eye, Doubled Date, Closed 9, Engraved Leaves, S/S left, Set Low, Need Help Reverse of 1879 (Slanted Arrow Feather, Round Breast) I need help with this one. I went through every doubled date and doubled 79 on the page without any luck, then went down the slanted arrow feather list lo...
by Mike7E
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 S questions
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: 1881 S questions

MM location is slightly different for your pics as show below. The VAM-38 page states for Comment 1: This obverse shared with VAM-9, VAM-10, and VAM-38. Since we know the first submission was a VAM-38 only two choices are left for the second coin. Unfortunately VAM-9 has no MM pic. However, VAM-10 h...
by Mike7E
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: 1884 O Questions

Some of the pictures above with the red lines do not match what "The Book" says to do. Page 116 of "Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars" 1991 shows and describes the inside "Position Guides" differently. Rather than repeat the entire section I am quoting where the inside...
by Mike7E
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering Complete
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering

I agree! Using the same number for different die pairs since they have a common attribute, like "Low Date" is confusing at best for newcomers and sometimes frustrating for those that have been at this for years. It also doesn't help to determine population and often ignores some very interesting die...
by Mike7E
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-P VAM-11 Doubled 1-97, tripled 8. Misaligned Die Need help on minting process, die adjustments, possible recutting?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: 1897-P VAM-11 Doubled 1-97, tripled 8. Misaligned Die Need help on minting process, die adjustments, possible recutt

REVERSE: My coins match the die break from D to wing to rim and laurel leaf to wing to S as seen in the Occ FCR and page pics, however the laurel leaf to wing to S is not yet developed on the RonH Coin and Plate FCR. 1897-P V11 Misaligned die rev pinch A031 - 20220622_195638.jpg 1897-P V11 misaligne...
by Mike7E
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-P VAM-11 Doubled 1-97, tripled 8. Misaligned Die Need help on minting process, die adjustments, possible recutting?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: 1897-P VAM-11 Doubled 1-97, tripled 8. Misaligned Die Need help on minting process, die adjustments, possible recutt

1897-P 7 misaligned die A046 - 20220622_201400.jpg 7 doubled back vertical shaft, notch at junction of upper crossbar and lower vertical shaft Obverse stars R#1 to R#5 and L#1 & L#2 show some doubling Why die polishing and touch up? The RonH and Occ FCP on the webpage have more detail in the hair t...