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by UncleGildy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 19
Views: 1821

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

I hate to assume anything anymore (but yet I can't seem to break the habit), so I have to ask "is strike doubling?" Strike-Doubling-Check2_Gildy.jpg The coin is a solid VF20, which explains some of what you see, but it might still be considered a cherry pick, as it was an 1883-O VAM-1C2 hiding behin...
by UncleGildy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O 23C plus
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: 1900O 23C plus

Thanks Scott. You're right - these are the things that make VAMMing fun and so hard to quit.
by UncleGildy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O 23C plus
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: 1900O 23C plus

Ah, You meant two directions, literally . So it was stupid question after all. :lol: Yeah, I would love to see a retained cud variant as well. It was neat to see the Silver Dye example reveal a hint or the start of this, and I can only imagine there must be another coin out there which is further do...
by UncleGildy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O 23C plus
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: 1900O 23C plus

Hi Mitch, The whole 23 series seems a little crowded to be honest. It seems like the only thing in common, to warrant the base number of 23 is the near slanted date. The similarity in the S break between C and E/F is interesting, but clearly different. The date location and OBV attributes of D-F is ...
by UncleGildy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O 23C plus
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: 1900O 23C plus

I should have thought to check Ron's Crack City and the Silver Dye right away. (I think Ron1883CC discovered the v23C in 2005, or maybe Cheezhed1 from the LFCP.) I see four 1900-O VAM-23C at the Silver Dye. No breaks, but one interesting 'development' . No break or crack on Andy's 1900-O VAM-23C I2R...
by UncleGildy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O 23C plus
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: 1900O 23C plus

Thank you RogerRock for the great explanations! I've gone from a serious planchet flaw (heavy crack) to just some post mint damage when I received the coin, and now to finally understanding the cause. This makes it much more valuable to me. (Wish I'd taken coin collecting seriously and stuck with it...
by UncleGildy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O 23C plus
Replies: 9
Views: 479

1900O 23C plus

A few weeks ago this caught my eye on eBay which for two reasons: 1) perhaps an interesting planchet break or split in the rim above stATes, 2) there appears to be an extra die break that doesn't belong there. The VAM-23C seems pretty easy to find on eBay (I already had two), but this is the only on...
by UncleGildy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Though, I did not acquire many in '19, I still love looking at this 1A3 from the wild I did acquire. It also came back in a ANACS XF 45 to boot. Okay that photo did it! WOW that's nice. My top 5 were: [5] I was trying for one of these myself, but settled for a 1A2. (I later found a raw F12 that rev...
by UncleGildy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Interesting 1902-O

Thanks. All I could find from the straight on shots was this one. the pitting is more visible when viewed from the side.
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by UncleGildy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Interesting 1902-O

I found some time to look a little closer. Here are two possibilities for gouges on the eagles right wing. Neither is very wide and deep, but they could be considered gouges. Scratches, thread-like impressions and gouges are sometimes used in place of each other, and it seems to depend on the year a...
by UncleGildy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Interesting 1902-O

Will do. Thanks Much!
by UncleGildy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Interesting 1902-O

No problem. The reason I asked was because I thought the photos of the 66A were yours, and was hoping you'd still have the coin? Thanks Asian for the help.

Hi Alan (@LateDateMorganGuy) - Any chance you'd have insight into the die gouge that's supposed to be on the 1902-O VAM-66A?
by UncleGildy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Interesting 1902-O

Wow, you guys are great - VAM-66A it is. I do remember this photo (which just kills me now), but the profile doubling is so strong, I focused almost all of my attention on these groups Normal Date with Doubled Profile - C4 Near Date with Doubled Profile - C4 So, why is the (strong) doubled profile n...
by UncleGildy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: Interesting 1902-O

Here are a couple cropped areas of interest.
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by UncleGildy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1902-O
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Interesting 1902-O

I stumbled across a 1902 O that stumped me, and the more I looked at it the more interesting it got. I wonder if someone here can help. LFCP provided below, followed by my attribution notes. I'll try and post a couple regionals too, and a close-up or two of a feature if necessary. (beveled denticles...
by UncleGildy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"

Might be worth a trip just to let it be known it exists. Even if it isn't labeled as a new 6 sublisting directly, it would still be helpful to be photo'd and added to the collective knowledge base. It's a completely different reverse progression, so might be helpful to be photo'd for future researc...
by UncleGildy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"

The previous post included the OBV LFCP if you’d like to see the date placement. Oops! While cleaning my pics folder, I see the OBV LFCP was not posted. It was ready and waiting in case someone asked, but no one did. Sorry for the mix-up on my part, and also for bringing the post back to the top of...
by UncleGildy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"

Thanks Morganman! I fear I’ve been learning some of the aspects that I already understood, and am relearning them here. I remember a cracks and crack patterns being misleading conversation. Too old or CRS, I don't know (or can't remember). LateDateMorganGuy – Your response is great. It hits on exact...
by UncleGildy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"

The EDS of V6A/6B by default is a V6. The EDS of V6C is a V6 by default. The die pairs of V6A/6B are different than the V6C. The coin used to list the V6 is unknown, meaning the die pair used to list it, or die pairs, will never be fully known. The V6 is a die classification, meaning multiple die p...
by UncleGildy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Die Markers / Class Question and "that 97O"

Two items not seen in any of the photos of listings for the VAM-6 series are below. Gouge/Line in denticle and raised metal (polishing) at Left wing tip. 97O_WingTip_Gildy.jpg Dot in STATES between T and A, and crack/break above A. 97O_DotBreakA_Gildy.jpg Just for fun, here's the interesting crack r...