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by DurhamJnKY
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help confirming 1901-O VAM 67 (Privately made) reverse
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Need help confirming 1901-O VAM 67 (Privately made) reverse

This one appears to match the LVA description and plates. It has rounded edges and curved lines below the right wing. The mint mark looks right. Have also found a couple of the dings shown in the field images. A picture of the full reverse would be very helpful, but as always, so will your thoughts....
by DurhamJnKY
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post

vampicker wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:10 pm
I don't see the 27A lines in your pictures.
They are hard to see. I'd guess the "enhancement" did a bit of "effacement."
by DurhamJnKY
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post

If that was an attempt to add detail, they radically failed.

Oh well. Thanks for the info. Guess I'll note this one as being in need of an upgrade.
by DurhamJnKY
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post
Replies: 6
Views: 150

1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post

Pretty certain I have the attribution right. It has the broken D, N, and denticle. I can see the die wear at DOL. And there is a die chip above the top arrow feather. But the buffing has me at a loss. Easily, 60-70% of everything on both sides has what looks to be a buffing halo. I have a 1891 O VAM...
by DurhamJnKY
Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902 O VAM 67 Privately Made
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: 1902 O VAM 67 Privately Made

While researching a coin I was looking to buy, I saw the note on the 1901 O VAM 60 page, "C3 type reverse with III O mint mark titled slightly to right similar to 1900-O VAM-22C1 counterfeit, but no confirmation of same die or same copied coin." I think that can be confirmed. When comparing the reve...
by DurhamJnKY
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902 O VAM 67 Privately Made
Replies: 6
Views: 469

1902 O VAM 67 Privately Made

Picked this up from the Bay this week. Pretty sure it's a VAM 67. Has the gouge in the denticles at the neck point and a C3 reverse. Even though it's a higher grade than the other privately made I have, it's hard to see the crack at STATES. (Looks to me to be around VF 40-45.) One other thing I noti...
by DurhamJnKY
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 11A... but with a scratch
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: 1888 VAM 11A... but with a scratch

Well poopy. Oh well. I'm still glad to have it.

Thanks for he info.
by DurhamJnKY
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 11A... but with a scratch
Replies: 4
Views: 489

1888 VAM 11A... but with a scratch

Picked this unattributed off the bay recently. I'm pretty sure about the attribution. My question is about the scratch above her cap.

Is this bad enough to get a details grade?

Jonnie
by DurhamJnKY
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with page for new 1881 VAM 36
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Need help with page for new 1881 VAM 36

Thanks, for everything.
by DurhamJnKY
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with page for new 1881 VAM 36
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Need help with page for new 1881 VAM 36

After it made 2 trips to JB and 2 to PCGS, got my 1st discovery back this week.

Can someone please create a page for it?

Thanks, Jonnie
by DurhamJnKY
Mon May 30, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with an 1879
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Need help with an 1879

Thank you very much Mark.
by DurhamJnKY
Sat May 28, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with an 1879
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Need help with an 1879

And...
by DurhamJnKY
Sat May 28, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with an 1879
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Need help with an 1879

I thought it was a VAM 99 based on the diagonal polish line in the D shaped void, but the angle looks wrong and there isn't a thread in the left wing. When looking for other pick up points, I found a long, curved vertical thread on the cheek that goes from even with the bottom of the earlobe down in...
by DurhamJnKY
Thu May 19, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?

IMO, I'd call it a 7C since all of the lines above the left wing are gone.

Jonnie
by DurhamJnKY
Mon May 09, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-P far date?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: 1898-P far date?

Have you looked at 14?
by DurhamJnKY
Tue May 03, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM-31 Possible letter transfer
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: 1889 VAM-31 Possible letter transfer

So, I guess it's not noteworthy or its not what I think it is.
by DurhamJnKY
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM-31 Possible letter transfer
Replies: 2
Views: 582

1889 VAM-31 Possible letter transfer

Picked this one up from the bay recently. If I get the angle right, I can make out the top of "t" by the hair vee. But the ones that really stand out for me are what looks to be the top of "w" from "we" at the designer's initial and the tips from the "M" on the "w." With the 7-8 degree rotation, the...
by DurhamJnKY
Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 VAM 37 - 2 Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: 1879 VAM 37 - 2 Questions

Thanks for that. I'll give dip a try.