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by ShamShield
Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 O VAM 24
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 1885 O VAM 24

Here were the PUPs I used to determine the VAM. I had to look up machine doubling and it makes me enjoy this coin more now that it may be the only one! The berry is a result of that doubling I used the arrow in this picture to where it looks like a hidden (extra) berry to me but it could be overenth...
by ShamShield
Sat Mar 11, 2023 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 O VAM 24
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 1885 O VAM 24

Whole coin
by ShamShield
Sat Mar 11, 2023 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 O VAM 24
Replies: 3
Views: 79

1885 O VAM 24

I got this VAM 24 and looked it over. The reverse has a cool triple MM and, hidden berry from the doubling 2nd batch left side, and some of the best tripling I've seen since collecting Morgans (which hasnt been too long lol) and just wanted to share!
by ShamShield
Sat Mar 04, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: 1878 8TF

Thank you for the tip! I was doing it the hard way! I will use with the beak and start over.
by ShamShield
Sat Mar 04, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: 1878 8TF

More pics
by ShamShield
Sat Mar 04, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: 1878 8TF

More pics
by ShamShield
Sat Mar 04, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF
Replies: 6
Views: 189

1878 8TF

Having a hard time with this one. I'm not sure what is going on with the eye, kinda of a spike but not sure. There is a field die break and displacement O of OF, reverse letters, die scratches in N of UNITED, die scratch eagle right wing, obverse and reverse clashing but I don't see letter transfer,...
by ShamShield
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM 27?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: 1887 VAM 27?

I see it now, I was going with the date placement link and I thought when I looked at VAM 1 that the date was further away so I was looking at far dates. Thank you!
by ShamShield
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM 27?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

1887 VAM 27?

I have been racing my brain on this coin...it has all the hallmarks of a VAM 27 I feel with the date placement. It also has a couple of curious things that I have observed. Input please!
by ShamShield
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 P Cracks or Breaks?
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: 1885 P Cracks or Breaks?

Thank you everyone I am happily learning so much!
by ShamShield
Wed Feb 15, 2023 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 P Cracks or Breaks?
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: 1885 P Cracks or Breaks?

More pictures
by ShamShield
Wed Feb 15, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 P Cracks or Breaks?
Replies: 12
Views: 319

1885 P Cracks or Breaks?

Looking over this 1885 P it has alot of die cracks or die breaks. Which one would these qualify under? The crack/break through the P in Pluribus goes through thr crown, cap and into the field rlbehingld the cap. The one through the 1 goes through the hair. Also it's a far date but I can't place the ...
by ShamShield
Fri Feb 10, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM 4A clashed n
Replies: 0
Views: 88

1887 VAM 4A clashed n

I was looking over what I believe is the 4A, file marks included and I noticed a clashed n but not in description. I can see the spike in left serif like EDS suggests and file marks on the reverse through UNITED and the star. Was just seeing if it is a clashed n (if so is it known) and if this is an...
by ShamShield
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 114A Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: 1878 VAM 114A Questions

U, star, cotton ball
by ShamShield
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 114A Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 127

1878 VAM 114A Questions

I picked up this 114A but a couple of questions. The nostril seems more polished than the examples and are the cotton balls, Liberty, and atleast 2nd left star tripled? Also the U in United is that PMD or just a bad strike? Would this be a later strike for this Vam? Thanks in advance for the help!
by ShamShield
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 VAM 1C variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: 1884 VAM 1C variant?

8B? Cracks look right and the date, faint n.
by ShamShield
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 VAM 1C variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: 1884 VAM 1C variant?

Full coin
by ShamShield
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 VAM 1C variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: 1884 VAM 1C variant?

Scratch, die break(s), tailfeathers.
by ShamShield
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 VAM 1C variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

1884 VAM 1C variant?

I picked up this clashed coin and it has most of the hallmarks of a VAM 1C but the end star left has a die break (or 2), the profile isn't quite as doubled (inside of ear is doubled) as well as, a large scratch by cotton balls and some other small variances. Is it a 1C or possibly EDS of a 1C or a d...
by ShamShield
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 P VAM HELP TRIPLE? QUADRUPLE?
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: 1888 P VAM HELP TRIPLE? QUADRUPLE?

I just really enjoy clashing and so I spend a good deal looking them over...I'm glad it's helping you enjoy yours more!