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by Kissov
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-S VAM-1BF
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Morgan 1921-S VAM-1BF

Thanks.

21-S coins generally have "soft" details, are often weakly struck, etc. On this one I fell victim to the scribbles and immediately went to the 21-P scribbles page without a second thought.
by Kissov
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-S VAM-1BF
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Morgan 1921-S VAM-1BF

Mhomei wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Nice
Is it clashed?
Thanks.

No.
by Kissov
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-S VAM-1BF
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Morgan 1921-S VAM-1BF

I tried to make this thing into a 21-P D2 reverse. WIN_20200725_08_07_28_Pro.jpg WIN_20200725_08_06_22_Pro.jpg But I finally ran the scribbles (and the UTF gouge) to 1921-S VAM-1BF. WIN_20200725_08_06_50_Pro.jpg You can kinda see the mostly filled "S" mint mark under high magnification, but it is vi...
by Kissov
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-Ps back from LVA
Replies: 29
Views: 1017

Re: 1921-Ps back from LVA

Nice work!
by Kissov
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Copyright Question about Variety subheadings
Replies: 42
Views: 737

Re: Copyright Question about Variety subheadings

Glad you found it useful.
by Kissov
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-p help needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: 1921-p help needed please

I show about 49 D2 Reverse 21-P VAMs with an E-S-O crack. Your cracks are close to those of 3H, but 3H has other distinctive markers (e.g. gouge in olive leaves, other cracks, and characteristic scribbles).

The thing above the beak look like PMD to me.
by Kissov
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-3HI
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Morgan 1921-P VAM-3HI

This is an EDS example of 1921-P VAM-3HI ("eye"). It shows the polish lines on the forehead: WIN_20200627_13_19_42_Pro.jpg It has the conspicuous horizontal die scratch in the lower tail feathers: WIN_20200627_13_20_17_Pro.jpg And it also has the crack running from OF through the eagle's left wing a...
by Kissov
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-D VAM-1AK1
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Morgan 1921-D VAM-1AK1

Here is an example of 21-D VAM-1AK1. Scribbles match: WIN_20200626_11_11_44_Pro.jpg WIN_20200626_11_11_54_Pro.jpg But there is no gouge on the E in ONE: WIN_20200626_11_12_10_Pro.jpg And, although there is a bit of PMD above the second 1 in the date, there does not appear to be any dot above the 1. ...
by Kissov
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a 21-P expert in the house?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Is there a 21-P expert in the house?

Ah, I must have been looking at the wrong photo. Not enough coffee this morning.

Thanks for confirming 3FT.
by Kissov
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there a 21-P expert in the house?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Is there a 21-P expert in the house?

Take a look at 3FT. It's pretty close, but probably not the right one (the crack doesn't hit the D in the right place).
by Kissov
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-65 = VAM-87 =VAM-85
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Morgan 1921-P VAM-65 = VAM-87 =VAM-85

A while back VAM-65 and VAM-87 appeared to be the same. VAM-85 entered the discussion as a possible duplicate as well. I have examined four 65/87s, some with fairly strong scribbles. While I don't have a copy of VAM-85 in hand, looking at the scribbles on the VAM-85 page and comparing to the scribbl...
by Kissov
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-D VAM-1AA = VAM-1CF
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Morgan 1921-D VAM-1AA = VAM-1CF

Based on the scribbles, 21-D 1AA (top) appears to be the same as 1CF (bottom). The "E" gouge is missing on the 1CF.

1AA and 1CF.jpg
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by Kissov
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-D VAM-1S2
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Morgan 1921-D VAM-1S2

Here is a photo of the gouge across ED of UNITED on VAM-1S2.

Can someone put this on the 1S2 page?

WIN_20200618_14_28_02_Pro.jpg
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by Kissov
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is leroy available to play with coins yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 1382

Re: is leroy available to play with coins yet?

Kissov: Great. You know everything there is about this situation. I yield.. No need for sarcasm. I was simply pointing out that copyright protection is not at play here. I will repeat myself: It is testimony to the discipline of the VAM community that LVA continues to be the central clearinghouse f...
by Kissov
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is leroy available to play with coins yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 1382

Re: is leroy available to play with coins yet?

I just contacted an attorney who knows that yes, the term VAM in the dollar sense is copyrighted. From copyright.gov: Copyright law expressly excludes copyright protection for “any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in whi...
by Kissov
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is leroy available to play with coins yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 1382

Re: is leroy available to play with coins yet?

This has been brought up repeatedly, and every time I have to restate that this is Leroy's task, and his alone until he or his heirs decide otherwise. What ownership rights are we talking about here? VAM (in the dollar sense) is not trademarked as far as I know. Of course all of the various publica...
by Kissov
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-p VAM-72A 2 finger guide gouges?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: 1921-p VAM-72A 2 finger guide gouges?

I sometimes notice a hairline crack from the bottom, Second post of the "N" in "UNITED" to the outside of left wreath, on all pictures. It also helps to squint. I don't know of any 21-P D1 or D2 Reverse cracks from the N in UNITED to the wreath. Not impossible, but I've not seen that particular cra...
by Kissov
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My 1921 vam 19A
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: My 1921 vam 19A

Beauty! And interesting plastic!
by Kissov
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P morgan. Forgot obv and rev fotos
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: 1921P morgan. Forgot obv and rev fotos

The dot in your photo does not appear to be in the same location as the one in 59A. WIN_20200602_11_51_25_Pro.jpg The scribbles are helpful. WIN_20200602_11_51_55_Pro.jpg And later die states have some distinctive cracks from the left wreath to the denticles between the ONE and the DOLLAR. There is ...