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by vampicker
Fri Mar 31, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 B over S in "PLURIBUS"
Replies: 75
Views: 835

Re: 1921 B over S in "PLURIBUS"

As already suggested, determining which VAM this is would help, With your new scope, try to capture some images of the 'scribble zone'. This spot is the area in the upper tailfeathers just inside the eagle's right (viewer's left) leg.
by vampicker
Fri Mar 31, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878p Vam 31, 110 and 40 obverses
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: 1878p Vam 31, 110 and 40 obverses

The comment is misleading and an object lesson in not taking everything on any wiki site as gospel. There are six listings, but that is not the same as six dies. I'll edit the page in a couple of minutes. This is also a good opportunity to brush up on reading VAM die nomenclature. 40, 31 and 110 sha...
by vampicker
Wed Mar 29, 2023 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Correcting incorrect 1891-S VAM-3 Die #3 comments?
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Correcting incorrect 1891-S VAM-3 Die #3 comments?

Reading thru all this, it looks like someone found matching markers between the Die 1 and Die 3 reverses. I'd want to see all three dies side by side to confirm or kill the listings. I think the entire listing needs a revision. We are trying to get away from this Die 1 , 2 and 3 etc business. If it'...
by vampicker
Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Correcting incorrect 1891-S VAM-3 Die #3 comments?
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Correcting incorrect 1891-S VAM-3 Die #3 comments?

Posting a picture of the marker from your example to this thread would be a good start.
by vampicker
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-CC VAM 5...A?
Replies: 22
Views: 287

Re: 1884-CC VAM 5...A?

In one picture, she's smokin' hot
by vampicker
Tue Mar 28, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-CC VAM 5...A?
Replies: 22
Views: 287

Re: 1884-CC VAM 5...A?

I've got an example sitting on my desk in a virtually identical stage. I just see typical clashmarks without any hint of letter transfer. I added a comment to the VAM 5 page about some examples having clashmarks with no letter transfer
by vampicker
Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 31 new 1921-D crack maps added
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: 31 new 1921-D crack maps added

Thank you Dennis. At a minimum you deserve a cookie
by vampicker
Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 VAM ?
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: 1879 VAM ?

79 Phillies represent the deep end of the pool. Very few listings present easy answers. The date is riddled with multiple dies that have remarkably similar features. Unless you can capture images of some die markers you're going to get nowhere with this one.
by vampicker
Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 CC reverse counterclash?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: 1884 CC reverse counterclash?

Reading over this page a couple of times will save you a considerable amount of personal aggravation.

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... bution_101
by vampicker
Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 CC reverse counterclash?
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: 1884 CC reverse counterclash?

I see a typical clash. Where's the counterclash?
by vampicker
Sun Mar 26, 2023 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what's with this S? (1921-P)
Replies: 18
Views: 327

Re: what's with this S? (1921-P)

I think it's pushed metal from hard hits nearby
by vampicker
Tue Mar 21, 2023 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 VAM 36
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: 1896 VAM 36

full obv and rev shots
by vampicker
Tue Mar 21, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 VAM 36
Replies: 2
Views: 59

1896 VAM 36

I was asked about this piece earlier today. I had the discovery piece come across my desk a couple of years ago and this is one that has fallen thru the cracks. I don't have the write up handy, but here are some images. The odd gouge on the M of AMERICA is its most noteworthy feature
by vampicker
Mon Mar 20, 2023 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does a 78-S VAM-44 commonly have a bow gouge?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Does a 78-S VAM-44 commonly have a bow gouge?

Yeah, that's supposed to be there. And on the VAM 6 too.
by vampicker
Mon Mar 20, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 458

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

This looks like one that needs a trip to me or JB
by vampicker
Sun Mar 19, 2023 10:24 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head
Replies: 20
Views: 618

Re: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head

You can't even say JR because I attribute a bunch of other stuff
by vampicker
Sun Mar 19, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head
Replies: 20
Views: 618

Re: 1921-s vam 1B3A PCGS 63 Thorn Head

And he'd be far more interested in a coin or two that he'd want than a sale
by vampicker
Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 B over S in "PLURIBUS"
Replies: 75
Views: 835

Re: 1921 B over S in "PLURIBUS"

Is the B at normal relief or is part of it lower than the letters on either side?

Is the thing that looks like an S raised or incuse?
by vampicker
Fri Mar 17, 2023 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: tail feathers
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: tail feathers

The original poster is a real person
by vampicker
Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: tail feathers
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: tail feathers

My best guess is he's referring to the 21-S scribbles page, but I don't see an actual question posed