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by vampicker
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: PCGS Frustration

Just to confirm what John Coxe said, I am backlogged. Doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon either. It's both a blessing and curse. Before COVID hit, there was real talk of our industry dying out
by vampicker
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM 60 shared reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: 1878-S VAM 60 shared reverse

Here's the rundown of shared dies from my booklet and later research. Only one reverse die was shared in the 'Long Nock' group. The same die was used for VAMs 56 and 58. There was far more die swapping among the obverses used in this group. Each is an early hub stage of the 'Broken 4th Right Star' w...
by vampicker
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM 60 shared reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: 1878-S VAM 60 shared reverse

VAM 60 does not share its reverse with any other VAM
by vampicker
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting counterstamp. Anybody seen this before??
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Interesting counterstamp. Anybody seen this before??

If you're wondering about the W shape, picture the reeding on many dollars. The deepest parts are obvious - it's from the reeds. The indentation in the centers is not typical, but many pieces have small raised ridges in the center of the spaces between reeds. It's like the EDS stage of the collar di...
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Is it already listed?

Is this the die that was also used for 80-S dollars?
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

lower tail feathers
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Nothing...
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

and full obverse and reverse. What do you think - VAM 137 or evil mimic?
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Here's a few more images of obverse markers that seem to match pretty well
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

If it's not the same, then it's a seriously evil mimic. There are multiple vertical lines under the cotton bolls and that diagonal line in the L of LIBERTY too.
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

BTW, can we link this thread to the page?
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O VAM1???
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 1902-O VAM1???

VAM 38
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Wow, think you're right. Looks a little different in a higher grade. But, there's enough there to convince me it's a match. Thanks!
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

More images including the RPM
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Thought it would be pretty basic since it has a strong RPM - but I'm coming up empty.
Ring any bells?
by vampicker
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897 Vam 6A
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: 1897 Vam 6A

So is the J shaped scratch at the bottom of the ear present? Why is the 'dot' a different color?
I'll invite you to entertain the idea that I and others on this site might know a little bit more about VAMs than your guy at the local coin store.
by vampicker
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-17 EDS?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: 1878-S VAM-17 EDS?

The slot listing was for denticle impressions. The early stage doesn't have them. It's akin to the unclashed version of a clashed die listing
by vampicker
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897 Vam 6A
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: 1897 Vam 6A

Surface crud, not in the die
by vampicker
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

The filled die was on an early stage with no breaks. A crack pattern matching VAM 1P would have likely prevented the duplicate listing from its inception. Thanks again for the help with putting this one to rest