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by RogerRock
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 D Peg Leg Upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 62

1923 D Peg Leg Upgrade

Just picked an AU 58 1923 D VAM 1B2 Peg Leg with great details on the rim die breaks across from ONE on the reverse. This stage is slightly earlier than the VLDS pictured on the Page. High grade examples of the Peg Leg VAM 1B2 VLDS have been very elusive!
by RogerRock
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

RE: "A rotating collar die is noted as the cause of this overlapping." Please explain what this means. Think we've mixed a couple of things here. There are several of the overlapping reeding varieties that are known with the noteworthy segments located in variable positions. This is from the collar...
by RogerRock
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

There was no definition on the Page about this term. I would interpret a "collar die rotation" as some lateral play or looseness in the collar die like mechanical doubling occurs with the obverse and/or reverse die. Comment on Page about "collar rotation" is under the 1884 O VAM 42B which says "Reed...
by RogerRock
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT
Replies: 14
Views: 3277

Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

This IKE $ shows strong obverse clashed collar die marks below and right of date with adjacent rim die break.
Recent discussion about rim die breaks resulting from collar clashes prompted me to post this example. Another weaker obverse collar clash is also evident at 1:00.
by RogerRock
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

The collar die is the third die involved in striking coins. Overlapping reeding is a noted variety on the Page with the 1884 O VAM 4, 4A, and 4B as examples. A rotating collar die is noted as the cause of this overlapping. The centered lines between the reeding look like machining marks left when th...
by RogerRock
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another over graded ANACS coin.
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Another over graded ANACS coin.

Overgraded I agree. No reverse design left should equal the grade .5
However, I have never seen a fractional grade. :)
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: ANACS grades in

Nice to see VAMs 1i3 1J 1K3 1N3 1W3 and 1AA2 included on this order. ANACS population does not show a single specimen for VAM 1i3 or 1W3. Scribble photography must be challenging on those late die state VAMs. Thanks for updated scribble photos on the Page. Late die state 1921 D coins have to be grad...
by RogerRock
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1922D VAM 2CG
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: New 1922D VAM 2CG

Nice to see a new 1922 D VAM 2CG listing in 2022! Congrats Tom and thank you especially for that 1922 D VAM 2D3 DC listed in 2015. A VAM 2D3 was returned in my last ANACS order as an AU 58. Keep up the good work!!
by RogerRock
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

MORE photos
by RogerRock
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

More photos
by RogerRock
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

More photos
by RogerRock
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

Photos
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by RogerRock
Mon Jul 18, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: ANA Legacy Series - Bill Fivaz
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: OT: ANA Legacy Series - Bill Fivaz

Bill Fivaz has been a great inspiration involving coin varieties in all aspects from collecting, research and education.
by RogerRock
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

Yes, that radial die break matches my coin. Why is this PUP not listed under VAM 1AG? My coin shows the radial die break on the rim and all the way up the rock to the tip of the far right talon. This specimen looks to be mint state, but it's struck through grease center obverse and center reverse. P...
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Morgans for gold
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: New Morgans for gold

Previous instructions, going back to pre-Civil War were that standard silver dollars were only produced on the order of silver depositors. They were tariffed at $1.04 to $1.08 in gold. (This was in part a result of 1853 reduction in smaller silver coin weight and legal tender status.) Collectors we...
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

Die chips which are small irregular pieces of the die broken out.
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

Rim die breaks are rather scarce and they are collectible in my opinion. They can also make excellent die markers used to identify a certain variety and/or die stage. Check out the clashed collar with long rim die break on 1922 D Reverse VAM 16 B .
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 peace dollar question
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: 1923 peace dollar question

That double rim probably evolved from misaligned dies with a collar clash. A rim die break possibility is beginning. Check out 1922 D VAM 16 B reverse collar clash with long rim die break as a good reference.
by RogerRock
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

No -rim bumps are post mint damage where the reeded edge is dented and pushes metal into the rim. Your coin appears to show genuine rim die breaks without dented reeded edge. Rim bumps are caused by dropped coins or other post mint damage. The raised metal on your coin's rim is not a bump - instead ...
by RogerRock
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

The term "rim cud" is a bit of a misnomer that has been used for so long that it kinda stuck. A true cud is a rim to rim die break with uplifted fields that extend past the denticles into the field. A "rim cud" refers to rim die breaks. Many rim breaks are produced as a consequence of collar clashes...