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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: 219

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: 164

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: 160

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: 192

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: 390

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: 291

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: 291

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: 489

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: 740

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: 916

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: 259

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: 642

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: 1198

Re: ANA find

8-)
by RogerRock
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D Crack dealer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: 1921 D Crack dealer needed

Similar to EDS VAM 1E but not an exact match.
by RogerRock
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 25 P reverse question
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 25 P reverse question

Looks like bag marks from reeded edges of other silver dollars (PMD).
by RogerRock
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions

AWESOME work cleaning up 1881 o VAMS !! THANKS
by RogerRock
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P VAM 32A "Capped A" Die Break Progression back from Leroy
Replies: 4
Views: 390

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

DHalladay wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:04 pm
Here's my coin. It has the nose crack, but nothing approaching a DFB resulting from it, and the star L2 cracks don't look DFB-ish either:

32A date.jpg

32A FF left.jpg

32A FF right.jpg
Thanks Dennis for your photos. Die crack thru date without die chip on 2 is very similar to my specimen.
by RogerRock
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P VAM 32A "Capped A" Die Break Progression back from Leroy
Replies: 4
Views: 390

1921 P VAM 32A "Capped A" Die Break Progression back from Leroy

Wonder if anyone has seen this VAM in late die state without die chip on inside bottom of 2 ? My ANACS MS 64 VAM 32A displays obverse die crack from nose down between left stars 3 -4 with possible displaced field. Displaced field break also visible at left star 2 bottom and left. Reverse "Capped A" ...
by RogerRock
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black

James LEE wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:42 pm
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Radial die crack at C.