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by Geseas
Fri May 20, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S: can anyone help?
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: 1921-S: can anyone help?

This coin was in a small group of D-mint coins I recently got, and I am profoundly clueless. Any VAM help would be greatly appreciated -- There are finger feed areas at TA and OF. finger feeds.jpg Dennis. I see the 'feed areas at TA and Of.' Is there evidence of a gouge I am probably missing? Thanks.
by Geseas
Mon May 16, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Peace VAM 1Q2+
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: 1923 Peace VAM 1Q2+

Finally identified this coin as a VAM 1Q2 but the radial reverse break extend through Eagle's neck as a displaced field break. Don't know if this qualifies as a new 1Q3 vam or a late die stage 1Q2. If someone has interest in posting these images on the 1Q2 page, I give my permission . I have added ...
by Geseas
Sun May 15, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unlisted 1921-D?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: unlisted 1921-D?

I can't find anything in the scribbles or die crack break guides for this coin, even though it has very clear examples of both. Can anyone help? First is yet another long, bold crack from the denticles above F in OF that goes through the F and left wing and into the top of the right wreath (where i...
by Geseas
Tue May 03, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S light tweak
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: 1879-S light tweak

A little acetone bath in that area, Will also help I am afraid the acetone may wash my dreams away... I think those gouges are barely on there. I will work on the date first. ;) Thanks, you guys. I am allergic to C3H6O, anyway. (I had to look at the can for formula.) Here is date: GCS6500_5.JPG Fog...
by Geseas
Tue May 03, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S light tweak
Replies: 3
Views: 347

1879-S light tweak

Hello everyone. JB sparked my interest in the 1879-S with all the work he just did on them. Please take a look at these LFCPs of my 79-S: GCS6472.JPG GCS6459.JPG My main interest is in the Rev. at the left star. By tweaking the 'Light' just right I came up with these two close-up photographs of my a...
by Geseas
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-p When to bug a friend
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: 1925-p When to bug a friend

Great Fun for me when I get an opportunity to attempt photographs! Thank you for your interest. There is a die gouge left of the 'G' in God on the coin in question. Here is a photo: gcs_gouge_G.jpg I found nothing at the'V' that looks like even a remnant of a gouge, no matter how I twist the light :...
by Geseas
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-p When to bug a friend
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: 1925-p When to bug a friend

jrfaust Thanks for your encouragement and your memory of the missing neck feathers on that 1926-s Vam 2F3 for a nice comparison. Here are some quick, unedited snapshots of the area of the coin we are looking at. I am hoping that makes a difference somehow. (my first photos in this thread are full o...
by Geseas
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-p When to bug a friend
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: 1925-p bug a friend

Thanks for your input Albannach . I went through the list again for good measure but did not locate anything. The thread-like die impression is similar to others on a 1925-p but in different locations. The missing feathers on the eagle's neck are not to be found, but It reminds me of VAM 1T a polish...
by Geseas
Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-p When to bug a friend
Replies: 11
Views: 616

1925-p When to bug a friend

Hello, everyone. I took photographs for a friend. They were of coins he found at the bottom of his Grandfathers sock drawer. :) I didn't get a chance to really look at the photos I took closely; until just now. Please take a look at the rev. on his 1925-p. I attempted to outline my interests. LD_Shd...
by Geseas
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A 1885 Tour of U.S. Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: A 1885 Tour of U.S. Mint

messydesk wrote:
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:43 pm
I'm going to have to block out some time to read that. Nothing like the grandiloquence of a 19th century newspaper article.
I had to look up six words/phrases I didn't know in the article...now one more.

Does this learning ever end? :)

Thanks. Great article!
by Geseas
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P 'eYe D'
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 1922-P 'eYe D'

i have both vam 17 and vam14. v14 doesn't get the respect that it ought. ii can't prove it yet,but i think vam 14(and maybe v17) are both type 2/type 1. no doubling of rays. doubling appears at lower left of branch where they start. , leaves are widely doubled, but again, no doubling of rays. not s...
by Geseas
Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

This letter notes that some Morgan dollar patterns were struck during the Annual Assay Commission meeting, and distributed (likely sold for $1 each) to Commission members. Pages from RG104 E-1 Box 110 Jan-Feb 1878-15.jpg Long handwriting is difficult to read when you have grown accustomed our 'new ...
by Geseas
Mon Mar 14, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P 'eYe D'
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 1922-P 'eYe D'

Try VAM 14. Thanks David. I am having problems locating photographs of the 1922-P Vam-14. This is understandable when you consider my sources for information are just Vamworld 2.0 and what I can find on the internet. 1922-P Vam-14 is not too popular; being the evil twin of Vam-17 & 17a. I think I h...
by Geseas
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P 'eYe D'
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 1922-P 'eYe D'

What am I missing here? VAM 17 has a strong DDR on the wing and olive branch. I think I see doubling on the uppermost leaf that might match VAM 17, but I don't know that I see anything else in the picture. The obverse is simply heavy die wear with a bunch of hits. If it is a match, be sure to also ...
by Geseas
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P 'eYe D'
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: 1922-P 'eye

JB, I don't think you are missing anything here. I just need to search for coins in someplace better than the bottom of old folks' sock drawers. added: I felt compelled to try and shine some light on this tired and worn coin with more photo attempts. Thanks for your patience! I feel I am getting bet...
by Geseas
Mon Mar 07, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P 'eYe D'
Replies: 7
Views: 691

1922-P 'eYe D'

Hello, everyone. Please take a look at these photo attempts. I am trying to interest you in the interaction of the PMD with flow lines and faint die scratches. All, ( any) of your thoughts are appreciated. Please be brutal; I think I can handle it. :) If any interest I will add it to the post. Thank...
by Geseas
Mon Mar 07, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a nice little 'pick
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: a nice little 'pick

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:02 am
I think you have enough of these.
I agree
by Geseas
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Pimple?
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: A Pimple?

Still getting the hang of things. And haven't gotten a handle on the nomenclature. I've got a 1878 Morgan S with what appears to be a pimple just below Liberty's ear lobe. It appears to have been there for a long time and looks like some sort of an impurity or bubble. Doesn't look like normal wear ...