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by tbconcrete
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: DEALERS BEWARE and LOOK OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: DEALERS BEWARE and LOOK OUT

Ultra rare 78S with Rev 79. Looks like the same gouge in Olive Branch
by tbconcrete
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78S VAM 112 Struck Through ?
Replies: 2
Views: 171

78S VAM 112 Struck Through ?

Opinions on Mint Struck or PMD ? Grade is subjective and if you have an opinion I will post results when it gets back from ANACS. Also have a V-113 and V-1i with a few other gems of 78 to go out as soon as they do another Dollar Frenzy !!
Crappy pictures from a cheap cell phone, I know.
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by tbconcrete
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Vam 112
Replies: 20
Views: 1620

Re: 1878 S Vam 112

Thanks Pete, If it wasnt for your post and the pictures of the die chips then I would have passed it by quickly as just another fish on the bay. I'm hoping it is a struck through at neck/chin. MS 61-ish , there are two good bag marks on face and neck. Am I correct than this is no longer a Wiki where...
by tbconcrete
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Vam 112
Replies: 20
Views: 1620

Re: 1878 S Vam 112

TBI VAM 112 Chips.jpg
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by tbconcrete
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Vam 112
Replies: 20
Views: 1620

Re: 1878 S Vam 112

Maybe someone with power can add a few pictures to the V112 Page.

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TBI VAM 112 4th Star.jpg
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TBI VAM 112 DATE.jpg
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TBI VAM 112 Cotton Boll.jpg
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by tbconcrete
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Reverse Die Chips
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Morgan Reverse Die Chips

TBI VAM 112 Chips.jpg
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Just arrived today. 78S VAM 112 with two die chips
by tbconcrete
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S TIUST, which VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: 1878 S TIUST, which VAM?

Thanks for confirming, Lew. I had second thoughts after I hit the post button. PMD in the sweet spot had me questioning everything.
by tbconcrete
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Vam 112
Replies: 20
Views: 1620

Re: 1878 S Vam 112

I remember this find and needed to get better pictures of full coin and the breast chips. I remembered this post had pictures. Surprised none of those great pictures made it to the VAM 112 Page. Great find, Pete. The Sucketh be with you on it.
Waiting by the mailbox is painful :roll:
by tbconcrete
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S TIUST, which VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: 1878 S TIUST, which VAM?

19, 35, 74, and 93. Your coin was struck early in the progression as the serif on the R disappears in later pairings. I've said before the VAM can almost be identified by the state of the R. Good luck in your quest to VAM your coin.
Tim :popcorn:
by tbconcrete
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-31.....??????
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: 1878S VAM-31.....??????

Your welcome. I used to have most of them memorized. What this date mint really breaks down into is engraved wing feather or un-engraved wing feathers. On the engraved coins it further breaks down to the broken or not R in TRUST. Un-engraved wing feathers is where the fun begins. Craig and Leroy's G...
by tbconcrete
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-31.....??????
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: 1878S VAM-31.....??????

I was trying to get you to determine that for yourself. Same Obv. different Rev
by tbconcrete
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-31.....??????
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: 1878S VAM-31.....??????

29 and 31 share the same obverse die. The gouge in the U can be seen from space.
MM location, mintmark location, and mint mark location.
by tbconcrete
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Prayers for Mr. Goldsmith
Replies: 27
Views: 1286

Re: Prayers for Mr. Goldsmith

Could a big wind even pick you up. All those pockets filled with silver junk.
Glad you're okay.
by tbconcrete
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sometimes you have to limbo and go low
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Sometimes you have to limbo and go low

Its hard to understand just how rare some 78S VAMs are. You nailed the 1G D3 and now this one. Persistence pays off. You get it. Nice job
I was surprised Lew doesnt have one.
by tbconcrete
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78 S V88
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: 78 S V88

:roll:
I guess I still look on occasion
by tbconcrete
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78 S V88
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: 78 S V88

Very elusive one for sure. Nice picture, Mitch !! You suck for the pick !! :lol:
by tbconcrete
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion for a new SSDC set - 'B' reverse set
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Suggestion for a new SSDC set - 'B' reverse set

Perhaps break it into smaller sets. I know the un-engraved B2 Reverses is quite a set in itself. JMHO
Edit to clarify I meant 78S B2s without the " worked over reverse die" by a mint employee.
by tbconcrete
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare bird snagged from the 'Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: Rare bird snagged from the 'Bay

Nice score !! One close to my heart, if I had one.
by tbconcrete
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)

Roger, Good to see you contributing here. I dont think the TPGs other than ANACS , who does all VAMs, would spend the time on a series that until just recently was relatively cheap to collect (79S-R78). But I see where you are heading and the variety has gotten expensive to collect in any MS Grade. ...