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by madbirder
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-D "bag marks"
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: 2021-D "bag marks"

The X scratch looks raised to me, the edge scratches look like it had been turned against something hard, I've got several like these that look this way, one with some of the reeding cut off at an angle as if someone took a file to it to rub off some excess silver. Overall quality control is very sp...
by madbirder
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-D "bag marks"
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: 2021-D "bag marks"

Also scratches along the edge of the rim on two of my 2021-D's, the packaging was spotty as well with many open, even some of the capsules. Looks like it had been tossed around a lot. My Peace and Philly were both packed much better. Just depends on the person at the mint packing your package. Not s...
by madbirder
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-D "bag marks"
Replies: 5
Views: 272

2021-D "bag marks"

Now comes with bag marks! Trying too hard to make them look like originals. Mint's a joke, and not a funny one.
by madbirder
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-CC VAM 4A help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: 1884-CC VAM 4A help needed

Have a look at the definitions page. There are some clash overlays on the clashed dies page, link below.

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... ashed_dies
by madbirder
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition

OMG, they literally ran over your box! I thought you were kidding about that but that it had been mashed up but a USPS worker. The new boxes the latest coins come in are appalling. Cheap is insulting to the word cheap. All three of my holders arrived cracked and the plastic tray was ripped in one an...
by madbirder
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Trouble placing an 1883-O

Well that appears to be the same die pair that Nate sent in a few years ago and LVA called it VAM-1. I thought those pictures and notes were on the VAM 1 page, maybe someone took them off thinking that it was not important information or maybe I’m just mistaken on what was there. Nice pics though. ...
by madbirder
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Trouble placing an 1883-O

Found similar polishing in the wreath to VAM-15 but the mint mark doesn't look right. VAM-14 is the closest to the right mint mark. Also found some doubling in the Obverse legend and stars. Again not sure how much of this is relevant.
by madbirder
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: 1883-O

a few more pics
by madbirder
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: 1883-O

more pics
by madbirder
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Trouble placing an 1883-O

I've got an 1883-O I just can't place. There is a fair amount of clashing but not reverse E sadly but there is obverse e and st clash. The neck clash looks like it's been polished away so not much help there. The m/m has a line through the bottom and is tilted left and doesn't match any of the liste...
by madbirder
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O VAM-51
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: 1884-O VAM-51

a few more relevant pics
by madbirder
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O VAM-51
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: 1884-O VAM-51

more pics
by madbirder
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O VAM-51
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: 1884-O VAM-51

some more pics
by madbirder
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O VAM-51
Replies: 4
Views: 272

1884-O VAM-51

I've got an 1884-O which I believe is a VAM-51 as it is the only listing for a round O doubled ear but some of the features don't jibe with the photos on the vam page. It has a doubled date, eye, profile, leaves and a few letters but these might not be enough to have been listed. It's also got more ...
by madbirder
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901-O VAM-77 not on obverse page
Replies: 0
Views: 265

1901-O VAM-77 not on obverse page

Not sure where this needs to go for site admin, but looks like VAM-77 isn't listed on the obverse page for 1901-O. Guess that's why it took me a while to find it, :lol:

Also VAM-67 is listed for slanted date and far slanted date.
by madbirder
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: 1897-S VAM?

1897-S VAM-2. You have the spike under the serif of 1. I have 3 of these and all have the gouges/die polish lines in the field at the chin-neck. Yours is quite a late die state as it has die cracks - none of mine have any die cracks. Thanks, of all the things I noticed on my coin, that small spike ...
by madbirder
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM? Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: 1897-S VAM? Part 2

I see what you are saying about the VAM-3 but your date seems to line up on the left edge of the 3rd denticle while the VAM-3A lines up in the gap between 2nd and 3rd by the look of it. Also does your 7 look tilted?
by madbirder
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

I agree that educating yourself is key but until I knew of vamming ( only six months ago) I knew nothing about varieties, just mint marks and dates. I could have bought a contemporary counterfeit and been none the wiser till farther down the road. If I was never interested in varieties and just want...
by madbirder
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

I was thinking along the lines of delist all of these, don't make them collectable. They are fake, end of story. VAMs get killed on a regular basis so why couldn't it not be done with these. Stop using the mercury and the leaded gasoline. Either that or start VAMing Chinese fakes. Double standards i...
by madbirder
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 973

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

Contemporary or modern either way it's counterfeit, so why are there listed "contemporary counterfeits"? There are almost 40 fake coins that have been VAMed and several in the top 100. I can't think of many hobbies where credence is given to fake items, regardless of when they were faked. I can see ...