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by Pareidoliac
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?

Thanks for the reply. Answer to do I have any discoveries: no. Sent a couple to Leroy last year and/or 2018. Nothing of late.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?

Here's another reverse photo.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?

I'm not clear on why the break on this 1923 is not listable. When I look at 1CG and 1DD, both with die breaks at the bottom of the neck, I don't see much difference and, if anything, the 1923 here has a more pronounced break with some silver oozing through a small spot in the line. Is it just not la...
by Pareidoliac
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?

I apologize for the delay in getting these reverse pictures posted.
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Unlisted Die Break?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

1923 Unlisted Die Break?

Is this an unlisted die break or not a listable feature? It is not listed as a die break variety. Could this break be a diagnostic in another '23 VAM that I am just not finding?
by Pareidoliac
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925, Educate Me
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: 1925, Educate Me

But I don’t see a beak break on the 1AB so this is a different reverse than the 1AB.
by Pareidoliac
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925, Educate Me
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: 1925, Educate Me

The 1AB is a listed rusted worn right reverse.

The obverse of this coin does not have the die scratch through the Y as seen in 1AB. So it’s not 1AB. If this coin has the same reverse as the 1AB but a different obverse die, could it be a new listable variety?
by Pareidoliac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925, Educate Me
Replies: 7
Views: 459

1925, Educate Me

Help me understand what I am seeing on the reverse of this '25 Peace dollar. It appears there is substantial die wear and pitting that was heavily polished away leaving the remnants of that wear and pitting and lots of polishing lines. Is that what I am seeing? Question: Prior to the heavy die polis...
by Pareidoliac
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Dr. Close, one last question. Does your VAM-3 have a diagonal die scratch originating in the D and rising through the rays above OLL? I provided a photo of that area (my eyes are not picking up any doubling of right sides of rays and right side of D; maybe you can see it). I'm looking forward to see...
by Pareidoliac
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Thank you, David. My coin has none of the doubling of VAM-3 so I’ll send it to Leroy.

I’m curious: the VAM-3 listing does not mention or show the obverse die gouge; how do you know the gouge is on the VAM-3?

Thanks again.
by Pareidoliac
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges, Heavy Die File Lines Neck

I'm adding this photo of the neck-jaw area showing heavy die file lines in the hope that, along with the obverse and reverse die gouges, someone may help to identify this VAM.

The obverse gouge is above and to the left of I of IN.

The reverse gouge is between rays right of middle olive leaves.
by Pareidoliac
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges
Replies: 5
Views: 531

1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Been through the list. Not matching anything, although there is slight doubling in right lower wing edge as in VAM-18.
However, there are two gouges, one on obverse, a vertical gouge above and to the left of I of IN; and, one on reverse, in rays to the right of middle olive leaves.
by Pareidoliac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Thanks for looking at it.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Here is photo of die scratch sloping upward diagonally from eye.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

First, let me apologize for using PNG photos. Neither my old phone nor my old computer provide JPEG and I haven't yet figured out how to convert PNG to JPEG, but I will. Now the coin: Probably a 1CZ "Die File Lines Upper Obverse & Left Reverse" given the strong evidence of die file lines in vicinity...
by Pareidoliac
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 Double Reverse EVERYWHERE
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: 1889 Double Reverse EVERYWHERE

Sure thing. I’ve looked at the top post a dozen times if I’ve looked at it once. In my post I wrote “hub” doubling when I meant machine or ejection doubling. Just a foggy brained night typo. The machine doubling is so extensive that I questioned it. I’m getting much better at distinguishing one from...
by Pareidoliac
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 Double Reverse EVERYWHERE
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: 1889 Double Reverse EVERYWHERE

More photos. Has everything the VAM-31 has including the die scratch above the boomerang clash. Ear is slightly doubled inside, though very tough to pick up.

Is all the reverse doubling just unlistable hub doubling?
by Pareidoliac
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 Double Reverse EVERYWHERE
Replies: 4
Views: 393

1889 Double Reverse EVERYWHERE

I don't see any listing with all this doubling on the reverse. It's everywhere. * Doubled In God We Trust * Doubled top edge of eagle's right wing * Doubled wreath bow, right outside and inside left * STATES OF AMERICA and star * Right and left wreath leaves and berries * Top of eagle's head * Middl...
by Pareidoliac
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 VAM-1L Dot on Eagle's Neck Question
Replies: 1
Views: 202

1922 VAM-1L Dot on Eagle's Neck Question

There are two photos on the listing, one of the dot on the eagle's neck and one of the B in LIBERTY. The B on my 1922 does not have the die gouge inside the lower loop. It does have, though, a diagonal die scratch through the tiara below the B. Could there be two different obverses sharing the dot o...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 1BP or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: 1923 1BP or something else?

David, Here are two additional photos of the deep diagonal die scratch below G of GOD. While still not the best photos, the bottom one in particular shows there is PMD "riding" over the raised scratch. Under the loop it looks as if the edge of another coin scraped the bump. If you were to accept tha...