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by PacificWR
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

It’s not all about the 1889-P VAM-23A/VAM-23B obverse die. Part of it is, but part of it has to do with the reverse die. There is no doubt that the deepest clashed IN known in the Morgan Dollar series created a lot of die stress on the obverse die. Add two more hard clashing events (1 on die sequenc...
by PacificWR
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

Not even close. How many coins did you submit to LVA? Four is that correct? This is one of the things you keep missing, in order to let the dies, do the talking and see all the facts they present, you need a total of 19 coins. Your submittal was not even close to that. So how could you have even hal...
by PacificWR
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

Oh yes it does. It has everything to do with letting the reverse die talk to you. It shows more of the facts and additional ones that I have been talking about. When you did your submittal to LVA you knew very little about the facts behind the reverse die. All you proved was the reverse die for the ...
by PacificWR
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

That is EXACTLY what I did and the 'softer than normal obverse' is what I found as the most likely explanation. You already know I've looked at the various stages in hand at length. I'm hard pressed to see an actual conclusion from you beyond repeatedly saying I'm wrong. I'll repeat my question sin...
by PacificWR
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

I'll ask again - why did the obverse and reverse react differently? If you can't or won't answer, then this discussion is pointless I have said this several times before, so here we go again, part of the answer to your question is letting the 1889-P VAM-23A/23B, VAM-7, VAM-7a, VAM-7B1 and VAM-7B2 r...
by PacificWR
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

You can not actually know the number of coins struck by this die - the best you can do is make a guess based on apparent scarcity. The VAM 23A is legitimately rare, while the various stages of VAM 23B are scarce at best. It is clear they are harder to find than many other 89 varieties. I do not acc...
by PacificWR
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

Ok. That big chunk that you are referring to on the 1889-P VAM-23B is the LDS of die sequence #4 and LVA in his plate photo list it as a “Die Chip”, not a die crack or a die break. Next, “What about the big chunks at the bases of multiple letters?” LVA calls it die roughness, not a die crack or a di...
by PacificWR
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

Ok! Let’s look at a couple more facts. Shown below is page 2 of your September 2020 letter from LVA and jumping down to paragraph 4 it shows you sold the soft die theory to LVA and he bought it. In the letter he does mention the possibility of the 1889-P VAM-23A/VAM-23B as not going through the die ...
by PacificWR
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

So what other plausible cause is there for the clearly atypical clashing and erosion this obverse experienced? How do you known an improperly hardened die can't strike a bunch of coins? The theory (and yes, it is a theory) about a clash involving a softer than normal die is a possible explanation f...
by PacificWR
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: What is the correct term?

Let’s keep in mind that the theory, improperly annealed obverse die for the 1889-P VAM-23A/VAM23B has not been proven. It is just a theory. When one let’s, the die do the talking another story starts to emerge. There is no doubt that the obverse die for VAM-23A/VAM-23B shows major die stress (weakne...
by PacificWR
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1922D VAM 2CG
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: New 1922D VAM 2CG

I'll finish the new VAM page tomorrow. Need a little more info on the Obverse & Reverse type.
by PacificWR
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 o - VAM 20a discovery info
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: 1891 o - VAM 20a discovery info

VAM-20A page has been updated.
by PacificWR
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM PowerPoint presentations? Please share...
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: VAM PowerPoint presentations? Please share...

I would definitely mention the very rare 1889-P VAM-23A.
by PacificWR
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 o - VAM 20a discovery info
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: 1891 o - VAM 20a discovery info

Nice one. I'll update the page for you.
by PacificWR
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Coin Divesting

Hi Alan,

Understand. He was a HA Legacy client and so am I. Just trying to figure out if they offered to come out to your house and if so, is that extra?
by PacificWR
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Coin Divesting

Hi Alan, Sorry to see you selling most of your collection, but we all must cross that bridge at some point in time. Question for you, when you contacted HA, did they offer to come at to your house at look at your collection? I helped a friend's widow bout a year ago liquidate his collection and HA c...
by PacificWR
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Very Rare 1882 CC Morgan Off-Center
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Very Rare 1882 CC Morgan Off-Center

WOW is an understatement.
by PacificWR
Mon May 23, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

Prompted by the recent post - http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6543 by @vampicker, that should be lauded and applauded!, as well as the story I shared ( http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6541 ), I am curious to hear opinions from others of the following thought. The...
by PacificWR
Mon May 16, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Calling ALL VAMMers - Rotated dies
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Calling ALL VAMMers - Rotated dies

Since shortly after the SSDC registry went live there have been a number of folks that wanted a 'Rotated Die" set added. That may come to fruition. I need to know what VAMs are known with rotated dies - Please let me know if you know..... Thanks! There already is a Morgan Dollar rotated die set in ...
by PacificWR
Sun May 08, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 89P- 23B, but what stage?
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: 89P- 23B, but what stage?

Appreciate this post because I continue to learn. Been hunting the same hunt unsuccessfully but holding out hope for that elusive 23A in all her glory. Gary If it happens...you will never forget it. I still remember when I found mine (local coin gallery). It was just like yesterday. Dreams do come ...