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by Bigbub
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 55
Views: 749

Re: marilyn van allen

Prayers and condolences to to the family.
by Bigbub
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisions to 1900=O O/CC VAM-7, 7A, 10, and 10A
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Revisions to 1900=O O/CC VAM-7, 7A, 10, and 10A

Not sure that Leroy wrote more in the update letter, because the revision was listed for the VAM 7 reverse doubling not previously listed where it first occurred, per his letter. The reverse die was the C3e which was used on both the VAM 7 and VAM 10. Late VAM 7 and the 7A have clash marks but no le...
by Bigbub
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1354
Views: 159274

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

Wow! The fake PCGS people are really harsh on grading standards too! :lol:
by Bigbub
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Slanted Date Help Needed, Please
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: 1900-O Slanted Date Help Needed, Please

It's not the VAM-2C, so that leaves the VAM-38. If you look closely, the VAM-2C has been duplicated as the die 1 variant of the VAM-38 anyway. That must mean multiple die varieties of VAM-38 exist, so you can call it that and be done. I'm aware that your mint mark is a medium 'O' and does not look l...
by Bigbub
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Slanted Date Help Needed, Please
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: 1900-O Slanted Date Help Needed, Please

I see a die crack in 'A' in AMERICA running through the eagles left wing. So look at VAM 2C which also has such a die crack. The 2C is a slanted date and was revised as such, but did not have its VAM number or die classification changed on revision, so it is overlooked at times as a slanted date can...
by Bigbub
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC VAM ID
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 1900 O/CC VAM ID

Here is a picture of the VAM 11 die gouge
by Bigbub
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC VAM ID
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 1900 O/CC VAM ID

No, none of the 1900-O/CC varieties have high 'O' mint marks as the word 'high' applies to mint marks. They are all in normal position, set a little right or left depending on variety. The nomenclature 'high' or 'low' in the listing refers to the position of the 'CC' on the 'O' for them. It's a litt...
by Bigbub
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC VAM ID
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 1900 O/CC VAM ID

Hard to tell exactly from the photos. But with the date and mint mark position along with the die crack forming in UNITED, I would say VAM 11.
by Bigbub
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29

Wow, Brian that would be amazing to see and probably the top pop, if what we have been discussing here is true. Any chance you could post a picture of it for all to see? :popcorn:
by Bigbub
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29

Thanks Brady, for the additional pictures and the Leroy text. It goes right along with the explanation of EDS and LDS coins that was posted years ago by Logan McKechnie on the 1900-O VAM-29 page, so I think I'll repost them there too.
by Bigbub
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29

Yes, the VAM-29A is almost always found in low grades which means this die pair must have been circulated extensively. That's why I was looking at cull and low grade items for a likely candidate. No one knows how many or which dollars were melted during the Pitman act, but its a safe bet to assume t...
by Bigbub
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29
Replies: 13
Views: 455

FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29

I've been looking for this VAM 29 that had no die crack on it for over ten years. OK, its ugly, has the expected low grade and is covered with grime but an acetone bath will clean that up a little soon. When I first saw the photos of it, it had the prerequisite date position and mint mark but I coul...
by Bigbub
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9

Wow another "privately made". Great work Dan. How large can this conspiracy actually be?

Page is up now, so photos are available there as well.
by Bigbub
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Administrators, computer pbms
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: OT Administrators, computer pbms

Just so Kurt will know, I did receive his PM and I replied to it. Kurt, see if it worked OK.

One thing I have seen is that the PM recipient must open the PM in order for it to move from your outbox to the sent folder. I think that's a feature in the software so you'll know if the PM was read or not.
by Bigbub
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Administrators, computer pbms
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: OT Administrators, computer pbms

Be aware, there are three separate logons required when using this wiki entirely. 1) VAMworld discussion forums. That is what you are reading now. Logon required to post and send PMs. Since you are posting you are logged on. I can't imaging why PMs aren't working for you. They work for me. Clear you...
by Bigbub
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O help, please.
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: 1900-O help, please.

The coin looks genuine to me. Check VAM 2C for a diagonal gouge line inside the R loop in Pluribus. The 2C is actually a slanted date but Leroy decided to keep the 2C designation when he revised it. The 2C also has a die break in AM in America. Hard to tell from your photo if its the same.
by Bigbub
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 O Doubled Die Obverse and Reverse
Replies: 27
Views: 2886

Re: 1879 O Doubled Die Obverse and Reverse

Thanks Deborah, for your persistence in getting your coin attributed correctly. Yes, please upload your letter from Leroy Van Allen here and I will link it and this thread to the VAM 31 1879-O page. I will also post your pictures to the page. This site is a wiki collaboration after all and more info...
by Bigbub
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need some help with 1900 O Near Slanted Date
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Need some help with 1900 O Near Slanted Date

I think you do have a VAM 53. The date position and open 9 match. If the mintmark hadn't taken a hit between 8 and 12 oclock, it would be a match too. I don't think you have a VAM 47 as I cannot see the same wing-neck polishing lines on your coin. The area behind the arrow feathers is not listed as ...