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by Dirtdoctor
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8tf VAM 17 Tripled Right Stars
Replies: 1
Views: 116

1878 8tf VAM 17 Tripled Right Stars

The pics attached show several strongly tripled right stars on what otherwise fits other details of 1878 VAM 17. Does it just fall under existing VAM? Thanks
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O VAM 20?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: 1896-O VAM 20?

Fair enough, just trying to get it right. Thanks for your time and responses.
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O VAM 20?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: 1896-O VAM 20?

Thanks so much for the thoughtful and detailed reply. Yes it has the slightly doubled lower lobe on the outside. I've noted the comment about "multiple pairings may exist" previously, but did not really understand it. I assumed when die parings were different than previously noted, that one would ha...
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O VAM 20?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

1896-O VAM 20?

I purchased a cleaned but otherwise decent 1896-O, and cannot attribute it. It's primary characteristics are: strongly doubled 1 under crossbar; near date (midway 2nd and 3rd denticles); O a smidge right and tilted right; and no thread impression at eyelid. Also it has apparent doubling inside the w...
by Dirtdoctor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P Repunched 89 Digits?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: 1896-P Repunched 89 Digits?

Thanks. I went right past that because I went right to the normal date position sub-listing and checked each one of those. VAM 3 is under slanted date. I feel kind of foolish :(
by Dirtdoctor
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P Repunched 89 Digits?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

1896-P Repunched 89 Digits?

I just picked up a nice uncirc 1896-P, mostly because it was a good price. While getting ready to "VAM" it, I noticed what appears to be remnants of repunched numbers in the lower parts of the 8 and 9. No VAM I noted has this combination that. Date is in normal position otherwise. There might be sli...
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O/O with E?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

You are all really good. Thanks for the feedback. I kind of had my hopes up because the "ghost" of an E is generally the right angle and size, but I see what you say about position.

I can see some raised dots and will go with the 7a. Again thanks all.
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O/O with E?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: 1884 O/O with E?

Double clash over wing up towards "In", and double clash under chin. One stronger than the other but you can see both. Single visible impact by eagles right wing.
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O/O with E?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

1884 O/O with E?

Can't find a good fit for this one yet in that it seems to combine some attributes of different VAMs. It has a double clash and I keep straining to see if there are letter transfers combined with re-punched mint mark. Otherwise it looks like V9 O/O Right While searching I can't get my eyes off what ...
by Dirtdoctor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O Doubling or Machine Doubling
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: 1884 O Doubling or Machine Doubling

Thanks all. I was wondering because it seemed like strike doubling would affect more than a specific area. Your explanation makes sense and is informative, thanks very much.
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O Doubling or Machine Doubling
Replies: 5
Views: 355

1884 O Doubling or Machine Doubling

Working with some new coins and I can't figure this one out, so I'd like to ask the experts. This is an 1884 O that has significantly doubled mint mark, and doubled "OLL". Other letters don't show this degree of doubling. None of the O/O overdates seem to match. I don't see any other VAMs with rever...
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887-O VAM 28
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: 1887-O VAM 28

Thanks...bummer. With the I4 interest I thought it might have some premium. Still fits my collection, and I like that the digits show so clearly in the denticles, so I'm good. Thanks very much for your feedback!
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887-O VAM 28
Replies: 3
Views: 310

1887-O VAM 28

Just realized, while double checking VAM assignments, that my 1887-O has clear 1, first 8, and 7 in the denticles. Appears to be VAM 28. It had been given MS61 by ANACS but I cut it out of holder to display in collection. Flat ear but not many scuffs. I cannot find any sale prices of the coin, but i...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-S VAM-12 Spiked 1 - Far Date
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: 1904-S VAM-12 Spiked 1 - Far Date

Thank you folks. The VAM 13 works for the date (location and spiked one, including the die chip) and the polishing lines on the reverse above the eagles foot. I got too absorbed in looking at the 12 because it was so close. The R without the toe is still a mystery.
by Dirtdoctor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-S VAM-12 Spiked 1 - Far Date
Replies: 4
Views: 297

1904-S VAM-12 Spiked 1 - Far Date

I was just killing time with un-VAM'd coins to see if I could assign a VAM. I saw the new 2019 addition for 1904-S VAM 12 with a spiked 1. I thought ah ha that fits and was about to assign it when I happened to notice two things. My coin has a far date with the spiked 1, while the coin on VAMWorld h...
by Dirtdoctor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Submitting Procedure?
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Submitting Procedure?

Sorry if I missed something that is here, but on old WIKI site there was a page for submitting to LVA for attribution as new VAM. I don't see it here. I had a couple dollars I wanted to send him but held off while he was unavailable. I have been off doing other things and just started looking at new...