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by vamtiques
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

So after thinking about it a little more, I'll say vam-12 MDS then .
by vamtiques
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area

This was the other Morgan I picked up, since I never seen an actual clip (with the Blakesky effect) in person before on any of these dollars, knowing these errors are quite rare in the Morgan series (correct me if I am wrong). A bonus goodie if I may add is there is a small rim cud directly below th...
by vamtiques
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

So this appears to be a vam-12 on some points, but this begs the question, are any vam 12s known to be prooflike and EDS? Reason I say is that this is not an exact match to the vam-12; my coin doesn't have the same level of die cracks as the page of vam-12, nor do I observe that fine die polish stre...
by vamtiques
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

I don't think it's cleaned when rolled around in the light; it's really reflective (prooflike) in protected areas, and I know many of these marks are most likely bagmarks. I looked again at vam-12, somewhat close, but does vam-12 have that die scratch above the mintmark on the bow region? It could b...
by vamtiques
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

I have for the 1921s, those I know, but I can't find the 1900-S, unless these are filed under some of the subheads on the home page for the 00-S. So far I can exclude all of the non C4, C4/C3 reverses, and the non 2 berry reverses., but no real matches unless I have a LDS/EDS state of one of those v...
by vamtiques
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

More pics.
by vamtiques
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

Now I ventured out to my very first coin show last Saturday, had a great time, and among other coins, bought 2 Morgans, this one, and a fascinating study on another one I'll post later. This 1900-S is prooflike (both sides), but extensively bagmarked and is either AU-55 or 58. It is a 2 olive C3 rev...
by vamtiques
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A hard to attribute 1889-O here
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: A hard to attribute 1889-O here

Thanks all for helping shed some light on this interesting specimen. Now since we all seem to be on some agreement here, I'll say how much I paid for it; was 35.00 bucks (I don't think the dealer I bought it from knew it might be counterfeit). Now there might be some possibility of it being a new va...
by vamtiques
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A hard to attribute 1889-O here
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: A hard to attribute 1889-O here

Actually, there is no ear fill/doubling noticable that I could see, so could this be another contemporary counterfeit yet undiscovered?
by vamtiques
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A hard to attribute 1889-O here
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: A hard to attribute 1889-O here

And the obverse.
PS, those features at the eye are actual scratches...
by vamtiques
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A hard to attribute 1889-O here
Replies: 8
Views: 800

A hard to attribute 1889-O here

Now there are many little things going on here that made it not-pin-able to any known vam yet... The obverse date is slanted with the 9 higher than the 1 (the 9 is open with doubling at the opening), and the first 8 has a die chip in the right vee. The date also has a few raised bumps around it perh...
by vamtiques
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting question on prooflikes in general
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Interesting question on prooflikes in general

I find that to be very interesting messydesk :o.
by vamtiques
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting question on prooflikes in general
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Interesting question on prooflikes in general

Now can a LDS of a particular Morgan vam/number/mintmark ever be prooflike/DMPL, or is it always EDS's that are prooflike? Or is it that a prooflike coin becomes less so with multiple coins struck on the same dies leading to an LDS stage? Reason I ask is the 1904-O (another thread) could be prooflik...
by vamtiques
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?

Since it appears to be a LDS of vam-21, that could explain why some of the features of the webpage didn't match up with mine, other photos of the LDS may not have been observed by the original discoverer, therefore throwing me off a bit.
by vamtiques
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?

Thanks guys, it indeed looks more like a vam-21, except I don't see the doubled 0 of the date, but everything else checks out for the obverse. Now the reverse has qualities of both dies :?: , and the pics of vam-30 show the die chips about the reverse motto but not on vam-21? Now to tekkie1 point, I...
by vamtiques
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

Now this is interesting, as in regards to my just now posts on my 1904-O dollar, as in it matches some of the characteristics of the vam-30 series, but many of the pics on this site for this vam don't actually match my specimen, leading to a hypothetical EDS or VLDS of either this vam, or it could b...
by vamtiques
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?

I relooked at vam-30 and such; it has several characteristics that don't match, like no die crack in the hair cap, no very light die scratch on the chin, and no small die scratches opposite eagles beak on the wing, or opposite the arrow shafts on the leaf, per the pics provided. Now the die chips at...
by vamtiques
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Can't quite place this 1904-O vam, new vam perhaps?

Up for viewing here is one I can't seem to accurately place, and looks prooflike on the reverse to me. It has a very tiny die scratch on the 2nd star to the left of the date, and a noticable die crack along um of unum down through the stars to the right. The pics of the reverse should help place thi...