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by Mike7E
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please

Wreath Bow Below: : 2 or 3 polishing lines near the top running from northwest to southeast, two mid-bow lines running from west to east and a few small die chips near the bottom. The strength of these lines varies somewhat in the pictures. MM Type V MM set high and right. p) Bow MM 1900-S PCGS 65 ...
by Mike7E
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please

k) 1900-S ANACS AU53 A210124 L26260 talons.jpg latest that I found. Back to obverse: Every coin in the study has raised reed like marks at the jaw-neck line from die damage (see “1900-S VAM-29 (-27) Reed Clash Marks at Jaw-Neck” posted Sun Jan 31, 2021, where I misattributed the group as V-29 when ...
by Mike7E
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please

f) Date1900-S V-27 PCGS 66 HA A1258 L4547.jpg The next one shows ‘Bart Simpson’s haircut’ type crown on the 1 while the 9 has both horns with the break continuing to the first 0. g) Date 1900-S V-27 ANACS 53 HA A210124 L26260.jpg Late die stage of 26260 (only an AU53), similar to my XF, shows the c...
by Mike7E
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please
Replies: 6
Views: 128

1900-S VAM-27 LDS Crowned 1, Devil’s Horns 9, add pictures, fix Comment 2 please

One of the interesting aspects of many VAMs is their late die stages. The obverse of 1900-S VAM-27 and its predecessor VAM-29 are two of several that year with notable die breaks at the date making them easily recognizable. The later die state of Vam-27 has a crown on the 1 and devil’s horns on the ...
by Mike7E
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Discoloration appears to be a stain. The thin lines are die polishing marks that are seen in many Morgans.
by Mike7E
Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pretty Common 1880-S V 12.2?
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: Pretty Common 1880-S V 12.2?

Sorry, didn't mean to veto V12.2 as I should have added that the page description is too vague and technically wrong. I cropped the FCP from the page and the S is also set low like yours, but the top serif looks a little different. But might just be my eyes. Does your coin have other matching attrib...
by Mike7E
Tue Dec 27, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pretty Common 1880-S V 12.2?
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: Pretty Common 1880-S V 12.2?

V-12.2 page states "Reverse C3a –(medium) IV S mint mark at normal height with partially filled loops." but the lines show it being set low from your picture. Not tilted.
QS21WCYRB UB 1880-S  MM lines.jpg
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by Mike7E
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

Thanks for the guidance and encouragement ljs123 and keilg1 . Of course the holy grail of a clash has to be a letter transfer, otherwise no listing for the clash. I am sure I can see faint lines in the Hair Vee that aren't metal flow so I kept looking at the neck. The 1880-P VAM-32A that you posted ...
by Mike7E
Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

Yes, I commented that the clash did not look like the full n should show, but there are too many straight lines at angles in the blob for it to be anything else. Tried to fit the whole I there and part of the n but that didn't work. If I can get my Photoshop loaded (new PC but no CD port and online ...
by Mike7E
Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-S VAM-??? Please help!
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: 1900-S VAM-??? Please help!

Not a VAM-29 Reverse as lines at bow, wing gap and leg wing gap do not match that die set.
by Mike7E
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

Lee, thanks for question as I had to look harder at this one before my post and should have explained it better. But, like Thror’s map some letters can only be seen under a crescent moon. Since there is a sharp edged clash I looked for that tic mark from the n under all possible angles with my littl...
by Mike7E
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

p 1880-S Diseased leaves-clash.jpg Doubling on some leaves in each wreath cluster, top right wreath cluster has ‘diseased’ deteriorated leaves. One looks like it took a hit but it is also tripled and irregular at top edge. q 1880-S leaves not engraved.jpg Leaves above ON not engraved r 1880-S wing ...
by Mike7E
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

k 1880-S MM.jpg l 1880-S first T STATES.jpg Doubling STATES OF with TAT showing tripling towards rim at tops of feet, and some doubling at tops (craze marks appear to be in slab) m 1880-S Quadrupiled A in AMERICA.jpg n 1880-S multi C in AMERICA.jpg AMERI in AMERICA quadrupled at top, C at least dou...
by Mike7E
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

f 1880-S st lines.jpg g 1880-S Rt Star 6 tripled.jpg All obverse stars doubled or tripled h 1880-S B in PLURIBUS.jpg Doubling in E PLURIBUS UNUM with URIBUS UNIM showing doubling to quadrupled at top, B shows this at bottom of upper loop also i 1880-S line in mouth_clash under lip.jpg Line in mouth...
by Mike7E
Sun Dec 18, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters

Help with 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Doubled/tripled/quadrupled lettering. Clashed die - no letter transfer. Got this PCGS MS64 from a recent Heritage auction as I thought the S looked funky (some of it due to smudges on the slab) but more interesting is that i...
by Mike7E
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1890 O mm set right help
Replies: 12
Views: 353

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: 308

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: 608

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: 608

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: 608

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 ...