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by raynat3
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 86 Chip at TY
Replies: 14
Views: 218

Re: 86 Chip at TY

Alan,

Are you suggesting the 86 in question or any years’ ear doubling progression?
by raynat3
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Here's today's puzzle

Part of the chisel?
by raynat3
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade

MS60
by raynat3
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o proof like?
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: 1883-o proof like?

Frosty the coin you show appears to be shinny from circulation and possibly improper cleaning. As far as a star clash on the forehead it appears more like hits on the coin post mint that resembles a star. I’m not sure of your knowledge of the minting process, the gentleman that responded previously,...
by raynat3
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3

Image
by raynat3
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: 1883-O dash 8 notch 3

Most of the 3’s from 1883 show what appears to be a punch issue.

Pics of RTY, ear and wing-neck gap would help ID
by raynat3
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 1323

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

Big news for sure and am also glad the information was provided the way it was. It sure will not be the same as getting personal notes returned from Leroy with our submissions, but it is very good news and a relief to know that it will carry on in some fashion.
by raynat3
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM 64
Replies: 1
Views: 207

1883-O VAM 64

Appears VAM 64 is a duplicate of VAM 8 or 8A. The 8 is actually a later die state of the 8A as far as I have found, where the gouges beneath star fade away.
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by raynat3
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: photos of 1883-O VAM-28
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: photos of 1883-O VAM-28

The VAM 28 was only listed as doubled 3. So this could certainly be listed as VAM 28. I originally had this listed as 37 very early in the die study due to very slight doubling on top of 3. I changed it to Q1(my first Questioned die) after JR returned without designation and when I saw a good pictur...
by raynat3
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: photos for 1883-O V38
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: photos for 1883-O V38

Nice pups for VAM 38.
by raynat3
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: photos of 1883-O V-18
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: photos of 1883-O V-18

This is the same Die Pair as VAM 1J. You can see the cud forming below date. The obverse was used previously in VAM 1C2. The key I use for reverse is a a raised beveld area above the second s in states which progresses clockwise to "o" in "of" with die use. I suppose feed fingers caused this and wha...
by raynat3
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: pictures for 1883-O V46
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: pictures for 1883-O V46

I have this as VAM 14.

VAM 46 was listed only as Doubled 1.
by raynat3
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pictures of 1883-O VAM-65
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Pictures of 1883-O VAM-65

Looks like VAM 9.
by raynat3
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pictures of 1883-O VAM-65
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Pictures of 1883-O VAM-65

Looks like VAM 9.
by raynat3
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O ?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: 1883-O ?

I have more to say about the others, but you are on the right track. The overlapping reeds is a mess, the 58 has an earlier die state that does not have full cud’s but certainly is the same die pair, the overlapped reeding rotates around the coin, I have three rotated positions but all with same spa...
by raynat3
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O ?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: 1883-O ?

Every coin with this reverse I have found including an older ANACS AOH 48 has had the scratch in the cotton bolls that is associated with VAM 9. I would have bought the 48 but the guy thought it was worth a fortune. I think many early listings were looking at big bold pups, depending on series and i...
by raynat3
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Trouble placing an 1883-O

We were both surprised with a VAM-1 also. If there is truly letter transfer in the hair from we trust it would get listed differently. Just not sure if it is there though. The gouge in the base of T in Liberty is the other pup.
by raynat3
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble placing an 1883-O
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Trouble placing an 1883-O

Well that appears to be the same die pair that Nate sent in a few years ago and LVA called it VAM-1. I thought those pictures and notes were on the VAM 1 page, maybe someone took them off thinking that it was not important information or maybe I’m just mistaken on what was there.

Nice pics though.
by raynat3
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Adjustment Strike ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: Die Adjustment Strike ?

Should have said above Second S.
by raynat3
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Adjustment Strike ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Re: Die Adjustment Strike ?

See if this diagonal line where it connects to vertical line in upper left side of Y you can see in your coin. The 1J shares the obverse with 1C2. the lines get pretty mushy in the 1J. Also check reverse under second S in STATES for beveling of field. Can be seen on most 1J’s. It’s interesting as yo...