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by vamtiques
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange question on the 1900-O/CC vams
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Strange question on the 1900-O/CC vams

So seeing some of the 10 or so 1900-O/CC vams, kinda makes me wonder if any of the reverse CC dies match up with any known reverses of 1893 or earlier, or were these simply unused dies for any given date? I have seen several other ideas tossed about on this topic, but not this question to my knowled...
by vamtiques
Tue Oct 11, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

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

Haven't been on for a while... Just an update as I am looking at vam-3AA2 as a possible attribution? :)
by vamtiques
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 1878 8tf issue
Replies: 4
Views: 995

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: 3696

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: 3696

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: 995

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: 10
Views: 1778

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: 546

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 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

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

This should be ok I hope.
by vamtiques
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 3070

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: 10
Views: 1778

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: 3070

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: 3070

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: 3070

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: 3070

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: 3070

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: 2560

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: 2560

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: 2560

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: 2560

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...