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by weth
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 1673

Re: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)

Attached is the letter and plate photos!
by weth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 1673

Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)

Hi gang, Just got my package back from LVA, and wanted to report three 1883P kills, with one being redesignated. I’ll post the letter and photos tomorrow. Die studies can get sort of strange. There is the temptation to forge ahead with one’s own nomenclature, but like many other silver dollar aficio...
by weth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Minimum Grades for Coins to LVA
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Minimum Grades for Coins to LVA

I agree that there's no way to set a minimum grade for submission to LVA. If you're looking for a new listing, you should send sufficient example(s) to show clear differentiation. For a huge cud, die break, or Hot-Lips-level doubling, then even a VG could show that. If the variety submitted is simil...
by weth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toner Newp..
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

Re: Toner Newp..

Very pretty! I do love nice toning, but keep 'em separated from my VAM collection since it's hard to see the die details through all that dark color. But that's a toner keeper!
by weth
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebay offerings
Replies: 107
Views: 8195

Re: Ebay offerings

I think the most concise link to show your inventory is:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/nath8903/m.html
by weth
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SOMBODY NEEDS A HUG
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: SOMBODY NEEDS A HUG

Aw, hugs! Getting back all no-grades is indeed rough. What JB said - many of the coins that I've sent in that didn't get slabbed simply looked good at arms length. When you get in close, there are sometimes surface marks, treatments, and tarnishing that might prevent proper grading. And, indeed, som...
by weth
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Very Nice 1921-P VAM-3CE?...
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Very Nice 1921-P VAM-3CE?...

1921-P VAM-3CE? And if so, I'mma try to kill it... :twisted: Usually when we say we want to "kill" a listing, it is because we suspect that it is a duplicate of another listing and we want to eliminate one of the redundant listings. Do you indeed think that the VAM 3CE is a duplicate of some other ...
by weth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: 1921-P help needed

Hi Dennis,

The VAM 86 discovery coin matches the features in all of these photos. It's a much earlier die state than your coin, as there are no visible breaks at all. Let me know if you want to borrow it in order for LVA to make a clarification.
by weth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have a 1921-P VAM 86?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Does anyone have a 1921-P VAM 86?

Huh. Well, there's just that one photo on the VAM 66A page. I will say that I don't think this VAM 86 matches it, as that photo shows the wreath stalk over the O in ONE going straight into the leaves, whereas this example has a bit of polishing such that the stalk is slightly separated from the leav...
by weth
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have a 1921-P VAM 86?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Does anyone have a 1921-P VAM 86?

This coin matches all of the features noted on the current VAM 86 page. It's clearly not a VAM 66A, since it doesn't have that break at the O in ONE; it doesn't really have any notable breaks at all. In looking at the VAM 66 page, the scribbles photo shows a lot of parallel "to the right and a littl...
by weth
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have a 1921-P VAM 86?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Does anyone have a 1921-P VAM 86?

Hey Dennis, you mean like this?
by weth
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83P Looks V35 BUT- Input is in --V21 !!
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: 83P Looks V35 or NV!! Input needed --

Hi Ron,

Thanks for posting so many great photos! Makes attribution so much easier...

Not a VAM 35. The key feature here, muted in the late die state, is that notch to the left of the first 8.
I would call this example a VAM 21 Rev Die 1 LDS
by weth
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 5130

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

What a fascinating thread. As the self-declared 1883-P "expert" around here, I would be remiss if I didn't chime in... Since we've started talking about this die pair specifically (all those fun hints leading up to it!), the coin you posted is indeed an 1883 P VAM 14. It is late die state (LDS) with...
by weth
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS attribution question
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: PCGS attribution question

Hi Dan, I don't think that PCGS necessarily makes that level of distinction. "PCGS will attribute 317 Morgan and 52 Peace dollar varieties." That listing is here: https://www.pcgs.com/vamvarieties They list just the 80P 1A and not the more granular 1A1. But as you note, that's clearly not a comprehe...
by weth
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Discovery coin conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Discovery coin conundrum

The 1883P VAM 18A is truly my white whale - somehow, I must kill it!
Thanks for the advice, folks!
by weth
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Discovery coin conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Discovery coin conundrum

Hi gang, So I saw the 1883P VAM 1A discovery coin on eBay. It was only an AU53 in an old ANACS holder, but I thought since I'm toward the end of the 1883P die study it would be a fun souvenir, so I bought it. Odd thing is, it isn't a VAM 1A. It matches what is now the VAM 39A. I had originally sent ...
by weth
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - two kills, one reinstated
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: Back from LVA - two kills, one reinstated

Thanks, all! Attached is LVA's letter (I hope)
by weth
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1983 P
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: 1983 P

Odd - there were photos posted, but now I don't see them...

Anyway, I agree with the VAM 21 assessment. That notch between the 1 and 8 is sort of distinctive, especially combined with the break from the neck to the star like that. It's also Reverse 1, with the nice die breaks that you note.
by weth
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - two kills, one reinstated
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Back from LVA - two kills, one reinstated

Hi gang, Just got back a package from LVA, and I’m so very pleased with the results! It had been a very long time (over a year) since I’d written to him as, well, I didn’t have much to show him. But some poking at the 1885 O series as well as an 1883 P issue that arose from the most recent supplemen...