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by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !
Replies: 20
Views: 1099

Re: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !

I am going to repeat this story,as it seems to be applicable here. However, some will likely think I am an idiot, or may not relate the story to this thread. Regardless, here goes. Early in my VAM hobby, I was putting together a Clashed E collection. At the time, there was only the listing for the 1...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA yesterday.
Replies: 24
Views: 1623

Re: Back from LVA yesterday.

Okay, I will punt first. Here is the official listing of the 1902-O VAM-45 Die Pair #1 from October, 2009. In order, my photo of the mint mark, the VAM Plate that matches your coin at the cap fold junction, the die scratch below eagle's talon, and the listing from Leroy. Let me know if you have any ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA yesterday.
Replies: 24
Views: 1623

Re: Back from LVA yesterday.

I guess there is no interest in resolving the VAM-45 Die Pair #1 and Die Pair #14 listings? The VAM-45 Die Pair #8 was also listed by Leroy, but was shown to be a duplicate of Die Pair #1 and hence delisted. Looks to me like the Die Pair #14 is the same thing, a duplicate. If there is interest, PM me.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

Keep in mind that the clashed E on Morgan dollars is raised on the field of the coin. On Peace dollars, it will be incuse (below) to the field.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Die Pairing Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1956

Re: 1881-O Die Pairing Question

Okay, you are right and I am wrong. Sorry to offer an opinion and try to keep a duplicate listing from occurring.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Die Pairing Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1956

Re: 1881-O Die Pairing Question

CascadeChris wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:19 am
I would send it now and just pay the $15 for 1. Sucks when you delay sending and someone else happens to find one and sends it to him before you do.
Beg your pardon.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Die Pairing Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1956

Re: 1881-O Die Pairing Question

I wouldn't be so quick to declare "road trip" as what seems to be happening here and has happened in the past. I would respect the time and energy that Hawkeye has put into the 81-O series and give him time to look into this to respond. While the fact that JB doesn't recognize it is important, but H...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA yesterday.
Replies: 24
Views: 1623

Re: Back from LVA yesterday.

Discovery coins are always a smile in a box. Just a comment however, the 1902-O VAM-45 Die #14 is a duplicate of the VAM-45 Die #1 EDS. The die pair is difficult to ID because it is very plain jane. It fools me sometimes. Besides all the stuff Leroy mentions, there is a very slight vertical die scra...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Super CD list question..
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: A Super CD list question..

If I am not mistaken, protocol in this situation is that the creator(s) of the Lists make the call whether to add a different die pair with the money side of the coin as one die to the list. Maybe I am wrong, but the example I use is the 1902-O VAM-43. When it was listed, only one die pair was known...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I FINISHED the Kimpton 12 set
Replies: 31
Views: 1537

Re: I FINISHED the Kimpton 12 set

Congrats Lee. That last hole in the K12 set is a tuffy. I showed Jeff Oxman one at a FUN Show and I got two "Oh YEAHs" from him, one from the obverse and one from the reverse, and a smile from ear to ear.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S Crackers
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: 1892-S Crackers

Sorry, should have been clear. Not my coin. Just auction photos that I thought were interesting since some folks really like crackers. My pocketbook can't support buying this type of coin in this grade.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S Crackers
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: 1892-S Crackers

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by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S Crackers
Replies: 4
Views: 461

1892-S Crackers

This is a cracked up VAM-5.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse

The scratches in and outside the ear are on all examples of this obverse die that I have seen. They do get weaker and more subtle with die wear. Given the nature of the "one & done" tripled hair curls, I don't think they add anything to the description or PUPs IMHO.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse

Yeah, one never knows what Leroy would do in a situation like this. I do agree that higher grade examples would be better to send in, if anything is sent in at all. The obverse is the money side of the coin after all.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse

John, the VNA designation is a placeholder for "VAM Not Assigned". What you show for your VNA-13 example looks solid. My point was that the tripled hair curl obverse die was used with two different reverse dies. One of them is unlisted, however both reverse dies have mint mark placements that could ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse
Replies: 9
Views: 830

1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 Obverse

The 1892-S VAM-8 Hit List 40 coin actually was used with two different reverse dies. I guess both die marriages would be Hit List 40 coins.
1892-S VAM-8 and VNA-13 Comparison.jpg
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by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S VAM-2 Top 100 Reverse Dies
Replies: 0
Views: 217

1892-S VAM-2 Top 100 Reverse Dies

Likely not mind-blowing, but the VAM-2 obverse die was married to three different reverse dies, not two as currently documented. The third use of the obverse die is pretty devoid of the doubled date, so I would surmise that it would not be listed as a Top 100 coin unlike the VAM-2 and VAM-7. Photo C...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 98O/V4A, 04O/V28A,040/V33A MORGANS
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: 98O/V4A, 04O/V28A,040/V33A MORGANS

I assume you both know the 1904-O V33A doesn't exist.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Which 1892-S is this? **UPDATED IN NEW POST**
Replies: 28
Views: 2571

Re: Which 1892-S is this?

Yeah, I have seen several examples of this die pair on auction photo sites. There is a much LDS than yours out there. But that being said, you could have a die state of VAM-9. Have you stared at that one?