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by vamnuke
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: garroted eagle
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: garroted eagle

:lol:
by vamnuke
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: 1878s Vam 111

🤔
by vamnuke
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter? (1878-S V 8 die 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Letter? (Updated with the rest of the story)

So, this is an interesting coin; the 1878 SF mint did not usually turn loose into circulation dollars with noteworthy clash marks. This is the otherwise very common V8 die 1. Note that some die 1 and all die 2 (when rusted became 8A) have a big chip at the E of UNITED. This does not, but I’d bet the...
by vamnuke
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another over graded ANACS coin.
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Another over graded ANACS coin.

alefzero wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:17 am
Would be a fun candidate to examine with x-ray diffractometry to see if some details remain subsurface in the lattice deformation. Otherwise, nic that date.
A new tool to Vam-it!
by vamnuke
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter? (1878-S V 8 die 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Letter? (1878-S V 8 die 1)

I am leaning to "no" on the obverse neck (hair vee is clear) but added a few photos for the collective here.
by vamnuke
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Time for a new light
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Time for a new light

😲
by vamnuke
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

😅
by vamnuke
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: 1878s Vam 111

Also, nostril didn’t look overpolished in your photos, but should be…
by vamnuke
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

Vam killed too???🤬😤
by vamnuke
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

:(

I agree with Lew; totally different; I pulled my specimen last time there was a question about this die variety!
by vamnuke
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another over graded ANACS coin.
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Another over graded ANACS coin.

Owner should send it to VSS for attribution😁
by vamnuke
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking some logic regarding 1878 VAM80A / VAM80B listings.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Seeking some logic regarding 1878 VAM80A / VAM80B listings.

Photo OP needed so 80 and 80B pages can be properly updated. Will put on the to-do list…
by vamnuke
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

tbconcrete wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:38 am
Never realized just how tough this one is. Good eye, Lew. Thanks for sharing.
Tough is an understatement …only came across two impaired low grade examples in several years of looking thru 78-s dollars…
by vamnuke
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878VAM 221B
Replies: 0
Views: 64

1878VAM 221B

If you consider the SSDC registry VAM 221B is downright scarce, if not rare. The neat part of this die marriage are the 4 distinct states, EDS, which is listed separately, no clash, 1-clash, and 2-clash. I have all 4 in my set, but have had to settle on high grade AU die states 3 & 4 for a long time...
by vamnuke
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: 1878s Vam 111

:popcorn:
by vamnuke
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking some logic regarding 1878 VAM80A / VAM80B listings.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Seeking some logic regarding 1878 VAM80A / VAM80B listings.

Polish lines aren’t present on EDS coins either; yes very 2-sided PL too. I’ll bet the pop in the registries are way wrong too; but hey generally the TPGs just know VAM 80 and don’t know suffixes exist. Also, many collectors will take a holder attribution at face value and never look under the hood ...
by vamnuke
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: 1878s Vam 111

4th star looks like point is broken; intact on 111.
by vamnuke
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

Tough coin in any grade; nice find. I just looked at a raw one on hand and agree with three!
by vamnuke
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking some logic regarding 1878 VAM80A / VAM80B listings.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Seeking some logic regarding 1878 VAM80A / VAM80B listings.

Yes good luck finding a no-crack; no polish 80; Uber rare IMO; problem is it’s easy to find a VAM 80 attribution on a holder. SO most 80s are really 80Bs; and they are really common and often PL. The sequence goes 80-80B-80A; LDS 80As with blobs of metal at T of UNITED are tough to come by but yes a...
by vamnuke
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clear explaination for thin or tapered coins
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Clear explaination for thin or tapered coins

Good read; I see the letter was from 1873; guess the OE was overlooked in 1879, hence the example I have :roll: