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by PacificWR
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

vamtiques wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:14 am
So after thinking about it a little more, I'll say vam-12 MDS then .
That would be correct.
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

So this appears to be a vam-12 on some points, but this begs the question, are any vam 12s known to be prooflike and EDS? Reason I say is that this is not an exact match to the vam-12; my coin doesn't have the same level of die cracks as the page of vam-12, nor do I observe that fine die polish str...
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 3 Fresh Rolls of Carson City's Plus
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: 3 Fresh Rolls of Carson City's Plus

Nice haul!
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

You have a VAM-12. If the coin is clashed (left serif of the N) then you have an LDS. If the coin is not clashed, then you have a VAM-12 MDS.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

The new VAM-18 page is all setup.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page

The VAM-4B page has been updated.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

Have you checked the Die Crack attribution guides? There are four of them.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update

I have to use a camera for the material's you are looking for - they vary in size too much to work well on a scanner.(I have a 12x17 flatbed scanner, but many of the original documents are larger and NARA does not allow scanning of anything larger than the scanner's face plate.) Baby steps, but it ...
by PacificWR
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update

After several months of waiting, I got an appointment for Nov 19 and was able to scan about 400 documents between 9am and 4pm. I have another appointment for the 30th where I hope to complete scanning the same box. This is really slow compared to using a camera. For comparison, using my Nikon camer...
by PacificWR
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page

Alan,

I'll add the new photos and chart to the pages.
by PacificWR
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

Congrats on your new DC. Do you need help setting up the new page?
by PacificWR
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update

Somehow this does not surprise me. Hopefully...one of these days.
by PacificWR
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

A composite die handling process from multiple comments in letters..... Dies were coated in either light oil or beeswax, then packed in sawdust and shipped in wooden boxes. At the mints they were kept in the Coiner's vault, typically in a locked cabinet. Before use they were cleaned with solvent an...
by PacificWR
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

Thanks for the info Roger. Very useful information. What would be nice is to find out what the storage/cleaning procedure was.
by PacificWR
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?

Very nice find there.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?

Thanks, all. If this is a slanted date it might be the 39B. @PacificWR, I believe yours was the DC in 2017 -- if so, could you confirm yours and mine are a match? Thanks again, Yes. You have a VAM-39B. The crack pattern on the obverse/Reverse is the same. I just added LFCP's to the VAM-39B page. No...
by PacificWR
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1879 s help making new pages
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: New 1879 s help making new pages

The new VAM pages are all setup, plate and additional photos loaded.
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1879 s help making new pages
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: New 1879 s help making new pages

I'll work on the new pages Monday evening.
by PacificWR
Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1879 s help making new pages
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: New 1879 s help making new pages

Congrats on yur new DC's. I can setup the new VAM pages for you.
by PacificWR
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Two New 1921 P Morgan VAM Revisions Posted
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Two New 1921 P Morgan VAM Revisions Posted

Below is the letter from LVA on Roger's revisions.

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