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by keilg1
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3

Most of the 3’s from 1883 show what appears to be a punch issue. Pics of RTY, ear and wing-neck gap would help ID Thanks for the reply, raynat3 . I'd hate, though, to post blank pictures. I've triple checked - RTY completely clean (well, minus dirt and rust spots); ear only has wax/dirt, no scratch...
by keilg1
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Leroy, Marilyn and a burl bowl - a tribute to multiple beautiful lives
Replies: 6
Views: 82

OT: Leroy, Marilyn and a burl bowl - a tribute to multiple beautiful lives

Based on the recent announcement that LVA’s role in the hobby is transitioning, and having his explicit approval, I’m honored to share the following story for you to learn a bit more about the man, his lovely partner, and how the man who gave so much of his time and life to us was moved by an unusua...
by keilg1
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3
Replies: 3
Views: 27

1883-O dash 8 notch 3

Hard life for sure and not pretty, not rare, and raw, but one I'd like to put to rest and I'm failing. Remnants of a clash under the chins of lady Liberty (shown) and the eagle (not shown), but no letter transfer obv or rev that I can tell. Dash 8 is very light, kinda fitting the VAM-30 description ...
by keilg1
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B
Replies: 10
Views: 135

Re: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B

Rather pretty lady you have there. Beats my PCGS 63, but I'm happy to have my little lassie...

Gary
by keilg1
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question

i have not studied vam 3 reverses enough to prove one way or the other but could any of these be different stages of the other with a different polishing line at trust? ie-a similar polishing scratch due to a repeating phenomena? could the original polishing line have been polished off, or worn off...
by keilg1
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question

Thought this picture might help as it was what Leroy and I chatted about and he verified the placements:
1891-S VAM-3 3 different rev dies.jpg
1891-S VAM-3 3 different rev dies.jpg (66.46 KiB) Viewed 117 times
by keilg1
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

PacificWR wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:09 am
Congrats on your new DC. Do you need help setting up the new page?
Thanks, and yes please!

Thanks again to the wonderful crew here for helping. The blob on the 1 was what attracted my eye at the start - funny how the minor things can lead us to see more than we think there if we just look.
by keilg1
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

And the reverse pictures:
97S V18 DC mm.JPG
97S V18 DC mm.JPG (68.02 KiB) Viewed 164 times
97S V18 DC PUP wing-neck gap.JPG
97S V18 DC PUP wing-neck gap.JPG (79.44 KiB) Viewed 164 times

Thanks again all for your help.

Can a new slot get created in SSDC, too?
by keilg1
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 165

1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

Happy Thanksgiving to you all - and to me. Following on the post[(url]http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5628&p=47980&hilit=1897#p47980[/url]) that was helped by messydesk , fogie , madbirder and others, and having some other stuff Leroy and I were chatting about (more on that OT late...
by keilg1
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan newp via 3 different mints
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Morgan newp via 3 different mints

Nice and thanks for sharing. Being raised in Wyoming and having multiple family members in Colorado, I'm particularly fond of the Front Range Coin Club and all the great people in the northeast corner of the state... Ah, the starting line of tornado alley... spectacular summertime storms, wintertime...
by keilg1
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

vamsterdam wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:21 pm
@keilg1 there are sewing classes available.
Hee... and oops. #damnautocorrect
by keilg1
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question

Update: Confirmed by LVA as a Die #3.

Confirmation of die #3 from LVA Nov 2021.JPG
Confirmation of die #3 from LVA Nov 2021.JPG (21.99 KiB) Viewed 152 times

The webpage says "Die 3 should become a revision of Die 1." but I no longer think this true? Perhaps some die #3s lose the line as the die ages?
by keilg1
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

The combination of a doubled die and machine doubling is best seen on the E you show above. 8TF reverses are full of doubling, and to describe it all would introduce too much noise into the description, especially on VAM 8, where there are easily identified pickups. This would make it more difficul...
by keilg1
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

fogie wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:54 pm
Strike doubling.
Thanks @fogie, as suspected.

But this is both strike and die doubling not just strike, right?
by keilg1
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Raw 1880 CC VAM 3/ #24 of Klaes 51 VAMs
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Raw 1880 CC VAM 3/ #24 of Klaes 51 VAMs

Like to welcome you in as well. I'll also hesitate to suggest which one you might have believing that 'teaching you to fish' will bring you more joy in the long run. You'll pick up the lingo, the method and the nuances (PUPs vs PMD, etc.) and other fun in short time if you keep at it and keep learni...
by keilg1
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

Realized a few more close up pictures might better illustrate what I'm seeing.

First S of STATES:
78V8 3003 second S of STATES.jpg
78V8 3003 second S of STATES.jpg (115.62 KiB) Viewed 215 times

compared with the second S of STATES:
78V8 3003 first S of STATES.jpg
78V8 3003 first S of STATES.jpg (139.58 KiB) Viewed 215 times

Hopefully this helps clarify and not confuse!
by keilg1
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 228

1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

Love the description of this Hot 50 beauty. Looked at mine as I'd not examined the details in the text and saw some wonderful sights. Prompting me to wonder if pictures might help others enjoy this a bit more. What I also noticed was what I think might be a combination of regular (i.e., die) doublin...
by keilg1
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?

Thanks, all. If this is a slanted date it might be the 39B. @PacificWR, I believe yours was the DC in 2017 -- if so, could you confirm yours and mine are a match? Thanks again, Yes. You have a VAM-39B. The crack pattern on the obverse/Reverse is the same. I just added LFCP's to the VAM-39B page. No...
by keilg1
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?

Thanks, all.

If this is a slanted date it might be the 39B.

@PacificWR, I believe yours was the DC in 2017 -- if so, could you confirm yours and mine are a match?

Thanks again,
by keilg1
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?

And the reverse pictures - not much help... if anything, they confuddle things because the cracking pattern along the UNITED is similar to the http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1888-P_VAM-16 ? FCR: FCR.JPG Cracks along the top (close but definitely different than the VAM-1...