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by UncleGildy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o - Beveled Tail Feathers - Confirmed 44A
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: 1883-o - Bevelled Tail Feathers ?

You can also search VW for the word "beveled", and you'll be able to see a very large number of examples.
by UncleGildy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o - Beveled Tail Feathers - Confirmed 44A
Replies: 11
Views: 147

Re: 1883-o - Bevelled Tail Feathers ?

Yes, those are beveled TF. Capturing the over polishing in a photo might be a little tricky, but note that the listing comment states "Latest die state showing full beveled field under tail feathers." The more important factor is the clashed 't'. I assume you can see that on the obverse. If so, then...
by UncleGildy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-42A vs. VAM-57
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 1881-S VAM-42A vs. VAM-57

They certainly look like unintentional duplicates to me. And I would be in favor of cleaning up the database for sure!

If the older discovery is not a list coin or famous for some other reason, it would seem like the earliest discovery should be spared the kill.
by UncleGildy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

Thanks for contributing to the 44=2A post! And especially the neat Nathaniel Mailliard (Metalencephalon) story. I see his contributions on VAMWorld a lot! fwiw - I finally got my 2A2 last Friday. Swing and a miss several times, but this makes three 2A1's and one 2A2. The 2A2 is slabbed MS64 from the...
by UncleGildy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

Ah! Thanks for the helpful reply. I also noticed the date and crack in the lower hair-vee, but kept quiet as my rambling was already long enough :) What still gets me a bit, is the date placement of 21B (and 40A I guess?) - the placement is near, but with a slant, and the '1' maybe being a little lo...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

Thanks for the response Bigbub! May I ask (other than the text in the classification) what distinguishes the two VAMs from each other? The LFCP and die markers seem to indicate they are the same Obv and Rev die. Why isn't that the lock it seems to be from the side by side photo comparisons of 21 and...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overlapping reeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Overlapping reeds?

Just finished a refresher on flutes and denticles rolling right into reeding. Understanding all the details around the tools and methods used to create the collar dies over the years explains a lot. I'll be paying more attention to those little 5 mil ridges in the future. Thanks for the tip Roger. A...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overlapping reeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Overlapping reeds?

Thanks for the references RogerB! I do have that book, and am even more interested in reading about reeding now 8-). Will check it out today.
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

Thanks for weighing in Chief. Yeah, I know how coin in hand makes all the difference. Especially since doubling in the inside of ear or the polishing lines need to be viewed at an angle with lighting angles varied and all. My coin has every marker on both coins, most significantly, the ear doubling ...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

After a limited response to the VAM44 = VAM-2A duplicate query, I'm a bit reluctant to suggest this one, but what the hey... Check out the VAM-40 and then review VAM-21 in the 1900-O series. I added a comment to the v40 page: "Looks like a duplicate of 1900-O VAM-21. Check polishing lines in tail fe...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SALES TAX
Replies: 19
Views: 287

Re: SALES TAX

Yup. I've been griping and cursing since January 2 this year (I didn't waste any time breaking my New Year's resolution to exercise more restraint with Morgans on the bay). https://taxfoundation.org/state-remote-sales-tax-collection-wayfair/ A side effect is that eBay will have to refund you the tax...
by UncleGildy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overlapping reeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Overlapping reeds?

Thanks Guys! Yeah, I was looking in the recessed areas. The extra ridge in the middle area of the recess is so strong and pronounced I think it reminded my of the left photo in Roger's 84O v21A . But I can see how the ridge in the middle is taller there, and modulates/shifts in position. Chris - you...
by UncleGildy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overlapping reeds?
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Overlapping reeds?

Is this overlapping reeding? I've got a 1900-O with reeds shown below, it doesn't match VAM-50 (date, markers or reeding). Here's a sequence of 12 photos, starting at 6 o'clock, rotating the coin counter clockwise. 6;00-to-8;10s_Gildy.jpg 9;15-to-11;30s_Gildy.jpg 12;30-to-2;45s_Gildy.jpg 3;50-to-6;0...
by UncleGildy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-p Morgan - Having trouble VAMMING this one ...
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: 1879-p Morgan - Having trouble VAMMING this one ...

Unfortunately I don't have the time to dig in beyond the few I know very well. But I can offer a few tips / suggestions. Mark Witkower and VamPicker have studied this series very closely., so if you need the heavyweights, perhaps we can call on them. The bulge on wreath is from a clash event. The do...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17

I had to dig out the VAM Book and check that old 1878-P die marriage chart (p130). A couple VAMWorld searches for the strings like "II/I 5" and "A1f", and I thought I saw things clearly. The OBV die II/I 5 has only been found married to A1f (VAM-17) and B/Al (VAM-42 & 42A). First of all, the LFCP on...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17

Here are a couple pics of the markers you posted, plus a few I mentioned above.
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by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17

ditto - Nice Photos! And ditto - "Lot to see". :) VAM-17 was my first 8TF, bought before I knew what VAMs were. The first Morgan I was able to attribute using VAMWorld. Years ago, when I noticed all these cool die markers too, I added a note to my spreadsheet: "Mine also has a die break/crack from 2...
by UncleGildy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MILK SPOTS
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: MILK SPOTS

That's what I've heard too. Then recently, I stumbled across this youtube which was quite interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sJSwKe5Ev8 I'm not endorsing anything here, but I found it interesting that he mentioned cloudy ammonia, after just recently reading about sudsy ammonia here. I hav...
by UncleGildy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O January and More on Double Die
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: 1881-O January and More on Double Die

Our die fingerprints seem to come in handy when we just get stumped on coins and associated VAMs. They also prove to be handy for new collectors and so we continue down that path. Very much so! Also handy when you're shopping the bay for one thing and recognize a pattern for something else that you...
by UncleGildy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82P NEED some HELP PLZ!!
Replies: 35
Views: 419

Re: 82P NEED some HELP PLZ!!

I agree the polishing lines (metal) in the '2' are a bit different than 1J. And there's no metal in the 8's like there is on the 1J.
The '1' is doubled on the right side like the VAM-5/A and the VAM30 too. Very interesting, and nice photos Ron! :D