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by weth
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on board etiquette -
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Question on board etiquette -

Hey J,

If it is a coin that you're selling, regardless of whether directly or through some other sales platform, then you can post about it in the BuySellTrade side of the forum. Go ahead and post photos or a link to the sale there and we can discuss attribution.
by weth
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do these 1921-P cracks look familiar?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Do these 1921-P cracks look familiar?

I don't know what VAM that is, Dennis, but I do know that I have two of them!
(One of them was coin #12 in my last mailing to you)
I was going to send it to JB next week to see if he had an opinion...
by weth
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize these 21P D2 breaks? (it's VAM 3CV!)
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Anyone recognize these 21P D2 breaks? (it's VAM 3CV!)

Sorry I didn't post more photos, Mitch!

Dennis helped me identify this one, and I agree that it looks to be a VAM 3CV. Thanks, Dennis!
by weth
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new addition to 1921-P 3A1A-3A1B-3A2-3A3-3A4 family
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: new addition to 1921-P 3A1A-3A1B-3A2-3A3-3A4 family

It looks like the gouge from the wreath to the left star, and the line of acid drips (??) from the rim to A in AMERICA happened between the 3A1A and 3A1B stages. ...and if the wreath gouge and the acid drips didn't happen at the same time, that's yet ANOTHER potential stage. Such a deep rabbit hole...
by weth
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new addition to 1921-P 3A1A-3A1B-3A2-3A3-3A4 family
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: New pixs for 1921-P VAM 3AH (and a surprise)

I'm gonna laugh if we get to differentiating by adding yet another suffix...

These two no-tailbar might be called 3A1A1 and 3A1A2, perhaps?
by weth
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new addition to 1921-P 3A1A-3A1B-3A2-3A3-3A4 family
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: New pixs for 1921-P VAM 3AH (and a surprise)

Wait...didn't you just kill VAM 3AH, showing that it's part of the 3A family?

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... 70c2fca11c
by weth
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 scribbles help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: 1921-P D1 scribbles help needed

This sort of looks to me like VAM 1BO.
Hard to be sure - I think my example is a later, blurrier die state than what Dennis posted.
by weth
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Everyone with 1883-P VAM1
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Everyone with 1883-P VAM1

Does it really make sense to count every VAM 1 flavor as part of an 1883P set?
I mean, I'm OK with it because I have them all. But it just seems like it overly complicates things...
by weth
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ID help needed 1883-P #1
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: ID help needed 1883-P #1

Great photos as always, Brent!

This is a VAM 13
by weth
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ID help needed 1883-P#3
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: ID help needed 1883-P#3

You make it so easy when you post a lot of quality photos, Brent!

LVA called this one VAM 1 as well.
I call it VAM 1 Weth die 9
by weth
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ID help needed 1883-P#2
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: ID help needed 1883-P#2

Oh, an 1883P puzzle! I love 83P puzzles!

LVA called this example VAM 1.
I call it VAM 1 Weth die 8.
by weth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Breakout
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Breakout

I've used a cutting wheel on a Dremel tool, cutting along three edges of the holder then carefully prying it apart.
by weth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1921-P discovery... VAM 118
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: New 1921-P discovery... VAM 118

I mean, it's cool to get new listings. They should just actually be new . ;) It's possible that the breaks and lack of clear denticles might make that which you call VAM 118 a different stage, such as VAM 40B, so it would be good to present a progression, if possible. Seems there's a lot of killing ...
by weth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 1674

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

Does the VAM-49 discovery piece have these die scratches ? I think mine is an EDS . It has no die cracks. I don't know what constitutes a discovery coin for the VAM 49, but those marks do match the VAM 49, indeed. I sort of think of VAM 49 in four stages: Stage 1 - no cracks, often prooflike Stage ...
by weth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1921-P discovery... VAM 118
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: New 1921-P discovery... VAM 118

That's cool, Dennis, but I'm confused now because this totally matches my VAM 40A...
by weth
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scribbles bits & pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Scribbles bits & pieces

That's another great photo, Dennis! I'm not sure how you got those lines in the yellow boxes to "pop" they way you did; maybe it's a depth-of-focus sort of thing, as they look a little more part of field of polishing lines when I look at the coin under a loupe. But yes, all of those polishing lines ...
by weth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scribbles bits & pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Scribbles bits & pieces

Thank you, JB! I should be sending it back to you soon for its full portrait.

I think you have a VAM 116, Dennis!
by weth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize these 21P D2 breaks? (it's VAM 3CV!)
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Anyone recognize these 21P D2 breaks?

Mhomei wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Tom
Does the obverse crack extend to the designers initial?
Hey Mitch - it does, as it goes just under the M and into the hair.
I am likely sending the coin to Dennis so that someone can take actually useful photos of this mystery...
by weth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scribbles bits & pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Scribbles bits & pieces

I am now more sure that the coin is a VAM 116. Yours seems like a slightly later die state than my discovery coin, but the fill in the G and the other photos all match. I commissioned messydesk to do some detail and full coin photos on my last submission to him, but apparently that has slipped throu...
by weth
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scribbles bits & pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Scribbles bits & pieces

Hey Dennis, I'm not completely sure, but it seems like this might match what I just got listed as VAM 116. It's also LDS without cracks, and matches closely most of your scribbles. I can't really make out all the details such as "scribble C" you show, but scribbles E and F both match exactly. Why no...