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by vamtiques
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 1878 8tf issue
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: An 1878 8tf issue

Took me a moment to sort out this riddle, but I narrowed it to vam 14.2 EDS. I ruled out 14.2A and B since I didn't see the feeder finger gouges. It does not appear to have that die scratch at LI of Liberty though.
by vamtiques
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PO01 pricing
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: PO01 pricing

And one more of my lowballs, a FR-2 1922-S Peace dollar. (The mintmark is barely visible...)
by vamtiques
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PO01 pricing
Replies: 18
Views: 1605

Re: PO01 pricing

This is not a Morgan/Peace dollar, but was a shocker lowball of a SBA dollar, probably a 1979.
by vamtiques
Tue Mar 15, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 1878 8tf issue
Replies: 4
Views: 617

An 1878 8tf issue

I've had this one for a few months and it is my first 8tf and trying to pin down a vam number and the lower grade doesn't help. It seems to have a match of vam 14.15 (I know, one of the rare ones :) ) as it has a die file line in about the same location as the photo on the 14.15 page. I might be see...
by vamtiques
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area

Ok, finally had time to get some more photos down, a closerup of a few more features. Like a closeup of the date area actually revealed another strike-thru below the 2 in the date :!: I am wondering if that right side of the wreath shows weakness in the design die to die polish, or would this have b...
by vamtiques
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting question about 1921 D2 vams
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Interesting question about 1921 D2 vams

I just picked up a really gorgeous 1921 vam-39A in mint state (my second dotted 21!) When I glanced at the F in OF on the reverse, the bottom of the letter has the die marker jut-out typical of the vam-3's. Now looking at this vam 39, I see the same jut-out feature, so this begs the question, do all...
by vamtiques
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 1948

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: 7
Views: 1340

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1948

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: 1849

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: 1849

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: 1849

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: 1849

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: 1454

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: 1454

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...