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by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?
Replies: 20
Views: 912

Re: Do I have a 1902-O VAM 1?

Since it is attributed as a VAM-1, then technically it is a C4 reverse. If it is, the only filled 2 candidates I have cataloged with a near date and C4 reverse are V44A, V51A, and V61. Since I don't see the crack for the LDS V51A at the date, try the other two. But yeah, knowing if it is a C4 or C4/...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

Got the files I requested in short order this AM. Thanks Roger!!!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is an 1878s Longnock VAM27A rarer than a VAM 27?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Is an 1878s Longnock VAM27A rarer than a VAM 27?

How about saying the V27A was recently "listed" instead of recently "discovered"? This is a pet peeve of mine, sorry.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020

Congrats David. I have had a saying for a while, which I have shared before. "Interesting why the VAM listings have to expand before they contract". Or, to put it another way, why do the VAMs that get eventually de-listed, get listed in the first place? Hope all is well for everyone.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye

RD1 is the one with the gouge at 6-7 lower tail feathers and is a single use die. RD6 is a late die state reverse where a gouge on the EDS has been polished down. See below. This reverse die was used with 3 different obverse dies. RD13 is a single use die. There was a LOT of die incest at the SF Min...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Amber Alert - 1894S Worm Eye

Just finished a die study of the 1894-S series. It appears that the VAM-1A Worm Eye obverse was hijacked and paired with three different reverse dies. The gouge at eagle's 6-7 lower tail feathers is only present on one of the reverses. Check your Worm Eye's for the correct reverse. There are two new...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Virtual VAM Thing?

Here is a link to what I think the "fund raiser" is.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Avon-c ... 4599638761

This may be another photo.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

In all fairness, I did not create the DPIS (date placement indexing system) that I use for my die studies that MD references. I borrowed it from JR from his 89-CC series study. I may have refined it a bit, but that is irrelevant. I think JR may have borrowed the idea from researchers of other denomi...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Virtual VAM Thing?

I know I am probably not the only one that would really like to attend an in-person FUN Show and VAM Thing next January. But somehow I wonder if there will be one or both. If there is, it will look quite different than in the past. This goes for both the FUN Show and VAM Thing. I don't like throwing...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)

Having done die studies and having tried to get a "complete" VAM set of the die study series, it is annoying at the least when there are empty nester's (red-haired step-children") that will never be delisted. Thus, "holes" will occur in the "complete" set. But if you want a complete clashed E set, y...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 2954

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Die studies are cool things, especially when the best of the best in the hobby get together, share coins and have an outcome. Congrats to all involved. Very cool study and sequence and conclusions!!!!!!!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O Which VAM
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: 1902-O Which VAM

Must have been typing at the same time. But you got your answer :D
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O Which VAM
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: 1902-O Which VAM

I believe Lee has has a winner. VAM-44. The gouge under eagle's neck feathers seems to be there. Look for the scratches in Liberty's front hair. Sometimes they are hard to see or discern.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coins For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Coins For Sale

I don;t suppose you have an example of the 1902-O VAM-96?

Alan
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Onliest I found so far
Replies: 34
Views: 1814

Re: Onliest I found so far

Without divulging which Clashed E it is, I memorized the clash mark location at eagle's right wing and the scratch thru the D of UNITED. I searched Ebay for a few weeks, and bought 5 coins trying to find one. The fifth coin was a winner. Paid common money and had 4 other coins that I released back i...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA/1900-S Die Study Update
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Back from LVA/1900-S Die Study Update

As you know, there are a lot more new listings possible in this series. Keep up the die study!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 S tripled S, Die Breaks Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: 1900 S tripled S, Die Breaks Date

Until it was revised, your coin would have fit into the VAM-12 family.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 S tripled S, Die Breaks Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: 1900 S tripled S, Die Breaks Date

Where ever this post is headed, rest assured that this exact die pair in earlier die states does not have a doubled mint mark.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 S tripled S, Die Breaks Date
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: 1900 S tripled S, Die Breaks Date

Looks like strike doubling on the mint mark.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ohio State Show in Dublin
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

I once found a 1902-O VAM-45A that was fire damaged. It is in Pete's (Vamhusker) collection unless he has let it go. Supposedly it was slabbed by ANACS with a "seared red" label. There is a story behind that label that involves Pete, Fogie, JR and me. Not sure if Pete ever sent it in to get that lab...