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by Melvin_Deal
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting counterstamp. Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Interesting counterstamp. Anybody seen this before??

Thanks!

I considered a coin hit but am unable to find another US coin with any kind of edge features that match. Plus the two "W"'s or "M"'s are different from each other.

The edge of the U close to it is perhaps flattened by the edge of a punch??

Curious to see what concensus says.

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting counterstamp. Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Interesting counterstamp. Anybody seen this before??

21-p, D1 17 Berry.

Curious.

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1886-P open or close 6?
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Morgan 1886-P open or close 6?

Yes is closed.

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1543
Views: 491168

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

Anybody want a Rev. of 78 New Orleans coin??
by Melvin_Deal
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

Looks to me like it took a hit there. Like its flattend out a bit.

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-O help, Blob Line in O
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: 1888-O help, Blob Line in O

Hi Silver Token, I hope somebody more knowledgeable posts on this. I've looked through a bunch of 1888 small O pictures and have seen several marks with similar lines and raised areas. I've attached one photo where it is on the other side of the opening. My speculation is this may be a common charac...
by Melvin_Deal
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

This is kind of interesting too. Crack?? Gouge??
by Melvin_Deal
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Pitted Wing???
by Melvin_Deal
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Thank you so much GL and Gary!!! Your input is greatly appreciated and I hope one day I may be able to return it! The location of the mintmark closely resembles that of VAM-6 but this one appears to be tilted ever so slightly right in comparison. There are some die chips in the IGWT on VAM-6 that ar...
by Melvin_Deal
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Bump post.

Anybody's input on this would be most welcome! Thanks!!! :)

Sincerely,
-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-O help, Blob Line in O
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: 1888-O help, Blob Line in O

Hi SilverToken! I'm pretty new to this, so take my opinion with a grain of salt! There is little to go on here with just the one photograph. I've looked at it closely and I do see what appears to be a straight line, left of center, from top to bottom inside the O. In enlargements I've done I can't s...
by Melvin_Deal
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

Hi jonocha!

Did you look at VAM-17?

Look in the denticles below the first 8.

Sincerely,
-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 1880 p A VAM? I’m learning/new to VAMs
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Is this 1880 p A VAM? I’m learning/new to VAMs

Hello!

It could very well be a VAM-21 which does have a doubled date. Its hard to tell in those photos.

If the feature i circled is indeed the die chip marker it is a 21. The date is in the right place.

You can view VAM-21 here > http://www.vamworld.com/wiki/1880-P_VAM-21

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Perhaps I should have been more clear... I apologize! This is a VAM-2 (C3b rev. - S tilted right) but has this doubling on it. The listing for the VAM-2 has no mention of any doubling at all and describes a normal obverse with no date doubling. I realize that most of the doubling on the reverse is m...
by Melvin_Deal
Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Hi Mediocrates007,

Thanks for that! It's missing the die chips from IGWT on the reverse.

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

These are on the obverse... the cotton bolls perhaps a fatigued die???

I also attached the date... many of the 83-S'es have similar date doubling.


Thanks a million!!

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Help with doubling... 1883-S

Hi everybody. I posted on the sticky doubled die thread a few days ago but I don't think anybody looks at it much anymore. I have an 83-S with a ton of machine doubling on the reverse. There is some doubling that I'm uncertain of and would love to hear anybodys opinion. It'd be much appreciated. I'm...
by Melvin_Deal
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 53
Views: 35982

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

There is also a tad of doubling on the obverse that seem to me not to be machine doubling. What is your opinion on these? FYI... there are no listed examples of Doubled die varieties for this year and mark beyond the date. Attached also is the date on this one just for reference. Thanks in advance f...
by Melvin_Deal
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 53
Views: 35982

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

There is some though that puzzle me though. are these also indeed machine doubling??
by Melvin_Deal
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 53
Views: 35982

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

Hi Everybody!

A teaching moment maybe.

I have an '83-S with significant machine doubling on the reverse... especially the North of the coin. The images on this post are of some of this.