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by MarkyB
Tue Mar 28, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-2(A?) with Die gouges in loop of bow? Any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: 1881-S VAM-2 with Die gouges in loop of bow?

That certainly stands out. Notice the first "rim" as I call it, and outlined in my pic, does match but your lines are absent. I can't explain it. Maybe it's the future 2A.
by MarkyB
Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-2(A?) with Die gouges in loop of bow? Any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: 1881-S VAM-2 with Die gouges in loop of bow?

The ribbon could be a match. I thought you might have PMD but I think I can make out what appears to be two ridges thru the listings ribbon that could be enhanced with different angle or better lighting. I would set my scope/camera at the same magnification level as the listing and try to match. Som...
by MarkyB
Tue Mar 28, 2023 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-2(A?) with Die gouges in loop of bow? Any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: 1881-S VAM-32 with Die gouges in loop of bow?

I didn't think your MM matched 32 so I went looking. I think you have a VAM 2. Pits in her hair D seem to line up. The only thing I couldn't account for was the ribbon. Give it a look.
by MarkyB
Thu Mar 23, 2023 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this an RPM?
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Is this an RPM?

As far as I know some mm can have doubling but yours doesn't appear to have any as far as I can see but I could be incorrect. Though It does appear to have some die fatigue/die deterioration to the left of the mm, and Is it a 1885-S ?. Negative. Hmm, :| How about an 89-S? If this were charades, I'd...
by MarkyB
Thu Mar 23, 2023 12:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this an RPM?
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Is this an RPM?

johnhenry9009 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:52 pm
As far as I know some mm can have doubling but yours doesn't appear to have any as far as I can see but I could be incorrect. Though It does appear to have some die fatigue/die deterioration to the left of the mm, and Is it a 1885-S ?.
Negative.
by MarkyB
Wed Mar 22, 2023 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this an RPM?
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Is this an RPM?

Got this beauty in today. Can't nail it down. I'm terrible with doubling but MM can't be doubled right? Any help or guesses at the coin appreciated. More photo's available upon request. She'll be out for a few days. I will also share its a 188X and far date.
by MarkyB
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 B over S in "PLURIBUS"
Replies: 75
Views: 858

Re: 1921 B over S in "PLURIBUS"

The effects I think I can make out around LUR and ONE D can be seen on other coins. I don't know how it happens or what its called but its fairly common. It's like the letter slid a few millimeters. The B over S thing you described can't be explained. A closeup might help. Otherwise you'd need to ge...
by MarkyB
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head

Ya I understand that I was just trying to help Marky b know the why of this one Oh, I've known the why since I was told of a value guide. A value guide behind a pay wall. That's fine but what happens when those same people kill VAM 1B3A or any other VAM? What's its value now? Now you're thinking......
by MarkyB
Thu Mar 16, 2023 1:01 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head

Think he'll take it? But seriously, never heard of a "VAM value guide". I use the PCGS price guide for a wag value and it lists the 1B3. If you want to pay that type of premium for a change in polishing lines, knock yourself out. I'd never do it. I'm still at $195. Good luck.
by MarkyB
Wed Mar 15, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head

Interested. I can do $195 firm via check. Thanks for making it avaialable...MB
by MarkyB
Mon Mar 13, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: KC coin show
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: KC coin show

I have it on my schedule. Weather and big boss may hinder my particpation however.
by MarkyB
Mon Mar 13, 2023 7:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: guess which 1888-O
Replies: 45
Views: 940

Re: guess which 1888-O

Without date and MM position, I can not participate. But seriously, I am stumped.
by MarkyB
Mon Mar 06, 2023 7:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a way to....?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Is there a way to....?

The 14 VAM is extensive. Is it laid out in order of progession thru the various dies? My 1878 8TF double eye does not look like my 1887 VAM 12 Alligator Eye yet both are considered doubled. Maybe it was discussed. My tail feathers don't match the VAM 14; either side. Why? Different reverse probably ...
by MarkyB
Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a way to....?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Is there a way to....?

I get it. These things happen when you change servers or formats. I dont criticize anyones motives or abilities but only wish someone would make a decision as to whether or not these type links will be restored, and if not, delete the references to them. I have no idea who has the administrative acc...
by MarkyB
Sat Mar 04, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a way to....?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Is there a way to....?

Reactivate or fix a broken link to a thread? I picked up a 78 8TF today and its a 14.1A. The links to discussion of this VAM are broke and I'd really really like to read them. Am I SOL?
by MarkyB
Sat Mar 04, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P with die scratches
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: 1896-P with die scratches

Thanks All. I got this coin 6 months ago while searching for that 2nd 96-P 4B. Seems I'm always a day late but nice to know there are discoveries about still, and Jody got the cred. Believe I found a V-14 but there are no pics so that will go up next for review. Still think this looks like a O mint...
by MarkyB
Sat Mar 04, 2023 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P with die scratches
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: 1896-P with die scratches

Jodemyer wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2023 12:01 am
I think V-38?
Si. That 9 was hiding a little something. I certainly missed it.
by MarkyB
Fri Mar 03, 2023 6:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P with die scratches
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: 1896-P with die scratches

It's there. Look at the higher numbers and use that lively wing-neck gap as a guide.
by MarkyB
Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Uploading and posting pics
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Uploading and posting pics

I just click and drag pictures from my folders into the dialogue box; 5 per post.
by MarkyB
Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 very far date?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: 1884 very far date?

My rule of thumb:
<2 denticles=very near date
2 denticles=near date
2.5 denticles=normal
3 denticles=far date
>3 denticles=very far date

I would consider yours a far date. There is a guide under attribution 101 and a range for each term.