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by RogerRock
Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Welcome to VAMWorld Mike. Looks like displaced coin metal from contact marks . AKA Post Mint Damage (PMD)
by RogerRock
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 19
Views: 205

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

Wow! I take this to mean we should no longer send coins to LVA...is this correct? Correct. Don't send him anything. If he still has coins headed his way, he'll process them, but treat this as you would the usual end-of-year break. The end of an era for sure. Makes me wonder, what LVA will have to s...
by RogerRock
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS submission
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: ANACS submission

WTG Tom - Gotta admire that 1923 VAM 1AV in MS 64 loaded with heavy die file lines and 1881 O VAM 27 in MS62 PL !
by RogerRock
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds

Nice pickup on LDS 1921 Denver mint Morgans. Your VAM 1B1 shows displaced field die break below LA (not a cud). Remember a retained cud must display break that is rim to rim. Your Vam 1R also shows displaced field die break above TAT. Last VAM pictured looks like 4A. Dennis, good to see your interes...
by RogerRock
Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Two New 1921 P Morgan VAM Revisions Posted
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Two New 1921 P Morgan VAM Revisions Posted

1921 P VAM 32A Revised - "Added displaced field at second left star at bottom left." ANACS MS 64 4656892 " Rev may have slightly beveled field at top left and rt fields, but toning precludes getting good photo of curvature -- so pass on listing it." 1921 P Vam 3H2 Revised- " Die cracks at 5 - 6 rt s...
by RogerRock
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1964-P Kennedy DDO FS-102: Meaning of "FS"
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: 1964-P Kennedy DDO FS-102: Meaning of "FS"

There are 24 different 1964 Kennedy DDO varieties listed in"The Kennedy Half Dollar Book" by James Wiles who is CONECA's variety attributor. Other variety attributors such as Fivaz - Stanton and John Wexler list DDO varieties with their own respective numbering systems. Proper attribution is key bef...
by RogerRock
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS GRADES 10-4-21 GOOD BUDDY1
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: ANACS GRADES 10-4-21 GOOD BUDDY1

Congrats on that nice ANACS return! Happy to see the 1923 VAM 1AE2 (my DC) in MS 65.
by RogerRock
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S VAM 1CE QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: 1923-S VAM 1CE QUESTION

Die crack must show displaced field in order to be listed. Even so, die cracks are always useful as die markers. Die crack maps expedite VAM identification.
by RogerRock
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Roughness at top of left wreath looks more like die deterioration ...
by RogerRock
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P VAM 32A "Capped A" Die Break Progression back from Leroy
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: 1921 P VAM 32A "Capped A" Die Break Progression

Back from Leroy - "VAM 32A Revised. Yes, has added displaced field at 2nd left star at bottom left. Rev may have slightly beveled field at top left & rt fields, but toning precludes getting good photo of curvature-- so pass on listing it." Plate photo and letter will be posted at a later date. ANACS...
by RogerRock
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1AQ Without the Cud?
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: 1921-D VAM-1AQ Without the Cud?

Go to VAMWorld Wiki Home and click on "Guidelines for New Die Varieties" for information.
by RogerRock
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1AQ Without the Cud?
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: 1921-D VAM-1AQ Without the Cud?

Designation of new VAM listings are attributed by Leroy (only). Sometimes an early die stage of a late die state is attributed as a "Revision". Recent example is 1921 P VAM 8B Revision which shows dot at wing -scribbles - die scratch G - displaced field break at lips - beveled denticles - WITHOUT Di...
by RogerRock
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd things on 1921-P D1s
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Odd things on 1921-P D1s

Great die markers. Thanks for the photos and review.
by RogerRock
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - New 81-O VAMs 79, 80, 81
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Back from LVA - New 81-O VAMs 79, 80, 81

Great work. CONGRATS !
by RogerRock
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L
Replies: 19
Views: 1373

Re: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L

Absolutely Fascinating !! :shock:
by RogerRock
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S 8/7 with reverse Lamination error or broken die?
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: 1880-S 8/7 with reverse Lamination error or broken die?

A strike-thru error caused by debris between the planchet and die when the coin is struck. This debris always leaves a depressed area on the coin. Occasionally, the debris may be retained.
by RogerRock
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun W/21 Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Fun W/21 Help!

My contributions on 1921 D Morgan VAMS as NEW/REVISED Late Die State are well documented on the VAM PAGE. Coincidental JOH numbers which relate to my New Discovery pieces are: 1BQ = JOH 9 Discovery VAM 1BQ2 and 1DG2 Discovery VAM = JOH 28
by RogerRock
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA find
Replies: 23
Views: 1745

Re: ANA find

8-)