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by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17

I had to dig out the VAM Book and check that old 1878-P die marriage chart (p130). A couple VAMWorld searches for the strings like "II/I 5" and "A1f", and I thought I saw things clearly. The OBV die II/I 5 has only been found married to A1f (VAM-17) and B/Al (VAM-42 & 42A). First of all, the LFCP on...
by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17

Here are a couple pics of the markers you posted, plus a few I mentioned above.
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by UncleGildy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: a LOT to see on 1878-P VAM 17

ditto - Nice Photos! And ditto - "Lot to see". :) VAM-17 was my first 8TF, bought before I knew what VAMs were. The first Morgan I was able to attribute using VAMWorld. Years ago, when I noticed all these cool die markers too, I added a note to my spreadsheet: "Mine also has a die break/crack from 2...
by UncleGildy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MILK SPOTS
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: MILK SPOTS

That's what I've heard too. Then recently, I stumbled across this youtube which was quite interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sJSwKe5Ev8 I'm not endorsing anything here, but I found it interesting that he mentioned cloudy ammonia, after just recently reading about sudsy ammonia here. I hav...
by UncleGildy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O January and More on Double Die
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: 1881-O January and More on Double Die

Our die fingerprints seem to come in handy when we just get stumped on coins and associated VAMs. They also prove to be handy for new collectors and so we continue down that path. Very much so! Also handy when you're shopping the bay for one thing and recognize a pattern for something else that you...
by UncleGildy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82P NEED some HELP PLZ!!
Replies: 35
Views: 573

Re: 82P NEED some HELP PLZ!!

I agree the polishing lines (metal) in the '2' are a bit different than 1J. And there's no metal in the 8's like there is on the 1J.
The '1' is doubled on the right side like the VAM-5/A and the VAM30 too. Very interesting, and nice photos Ron! :D
by UncleGildy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

I suspect there's not much interest in this question after all, but I just received the 2A2 wannabe, so I felt obliged to update the post. That's right, I said wannabe - there were no breaks (chips) at I & B, nor was there a significant break on the left side of E :( It's a intermediate die state be...
by UncleGildy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just got back this sub today
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Just got back this sub today

Truthmatters wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:11 pm
What is this paper trick.
I think this is the post here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=985&p=8500
I had it bookmarked somewhere, but it was easier just to type "white paper" in the discussion board's search box.

Nice submission btw!
by UncleGildy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

Sounds like, other than that eerily similar identical die marker of heavy polishing lines, there's no mystery left to solve here ;). You've got a 2× discovery here :D. So what say you Roger - are those photos and observations in my bullets above enough to convince you the 2A1 /2 and 44 /A VAMs are t...
by UncleGildy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

So then it sounds like a different die class for the reverse. The mint mark location is a key defining part of what constitutes a die class. I can't explain how the heavy polishing lines die marker in the TF, by the left leg can be there on a coin with a different mint mark location though. UGH. Can...
by UncleGildy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

Are you saying the OBV matches the VAM-6 to the last die marker, but you disagree with his m/m location assessment on the 65/A? If the location is different, then it's reasonable to see there's a different pairing of die (classes). It's hard to tell anything from listing pages for lack of photos. Ma...
by UncleGildy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

Anybody else believe the 1900-O VAM44 and 44A are really the VAM-2A1 and 2A2 varieties? I seem to have a 1900-O obsession with 28 29 of them now, so I'd love to help clean up the series if my guess is right here. You may guess from my avatar, I'm a big fan of the "polished wheat" seen on the 1900-O ...
by UncleGildy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NT or AT ?
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: NT or AT ?

If you don't ask questions you won't learn anything. Very true. I wish I had more time to spend here. I learn so much. Thanks for all the feedback. And thanks for the extra insights (HawkeEye - color sequence for "slow toning", and CascadeChris - "cause of splotchy"). So much more fun when you know...
by UncleGildy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NT or AT ?
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: NT or AT ?

Def Market acceptable and also appears wholly "natural" as well. What's making you doubt it? Appears to be paper roll toning, most likely.. Oh, I doubt just about everything related to coins these days :? Actually, two things: that "splotchy" thing I mentioned. I wasn't sure if the little circular ...
by UncleGildy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NT or AT ?
Replies: 16
Views: 280

NT or AT ?

Didn't want to hi-jack Tennessee's post , but that article on toning was really interesting. ...and timely. I picked up my first toner for it's color the other day. Asked a friend and they agreed it seemed legit, but neither of us was a toning expert. The seller had half a dozen like this. All the s...
by UncleGildy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM-23C2
Replies: 1
Views: 68

1900-O VAM-23C2

I'm trying to get caught up with paper work and past submittals here. This is a follow-up to my original post 1900O 23C plus. http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2963&p=26316 In case you forgot, here's a pic. 00O-v23C+_WingTip1&2_GildyS.jpg I got this to Leroy just before he starte...
by UncleGildy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Pages question
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: VAM Pages question

It does seem to take away from the integrity or bring into question the legitimacy of ratings and then taint the overall listing or cast a shadow of doubt on the classification text. In my opinion this line of text and Leroy's description of OBV and REV should be restricted to Leroy's exact words, w...
by UncleGildy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1883-O VAM-1C2 VF
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: 1883-O VAM-1C2 VF

Thanks John. I forgot about the obvious "details" curse. I'm guessing it's not a matter of luster and surface detail on lower grade coins, as that's removed with the wear. This one shows plenty of dirt in the corners and crevices in a manner which indicates someone "washed it" good. Please let me kn...
by UncleGildy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1883-O VAM-1C2 VF
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: 1883-O VAM-1C2 VF

Photos with loupe, cropped (no contrast enhancement)
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by UncleGildy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1883-O VAM-1C2 VF
Replies: 3
Views: 144

1883-O VAM-1C2 VF

I'm not sure this is the correct board, so please correct me if I should relocate it. I'm wondering if it's worth slabbing my recent 83O VAM-1C2 with AOH? While assessing on eBay, the photos told me it would grade as VF20. The photos were soft focus, probably trying to hide what the seller thought w...