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by LorenAlbert
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Copyright Question about Variety subheadings
Replies: 42
Views: 3846

Copyright Question about Variety subheadings

I am working on a table of cross-references from die numbers to die classifications and varieties. The die numbers are unique to our studies. Am I allowed to use the variety subheadings verbatim? For example: 1883-O Series: Cross-references From Die Number to Class and Variety OD# RD# ODC RDC Die Cl...
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Could This Be an 1881-O VAM-40 Not a VAM-1H
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Could This Be an 1881-O VAM-40 Not a VAM-1H

1881-O VAM- 1H / 40 . High resolution. First, click on the thumbnail and then click on the region of the ear. NeOr1881V1HRTM070320 - AOH 1881-O VAM-1H NeOr1881V1HAW110618 - Second Copy (NAOH?) http://www.silverdye.us/wiki/pub/images/Main/NeOr1881V1HRTM070320/1/thumb_rtm_1881_O_070320w.jpg http://ww...
by LorenAlbert
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: 1891-S VAM?

alefzero wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 am
Gouges within LIBERTY are commonly used as lock attribution details, since they are generally very distinct to the die. Most often though, we have tiy scratches within the letters themselves which are a task to see even with a loupe.
Notice that the "gouges" spared the serifs.
by LorenAlbert
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: 1891-S VAM?

However, whatever the obverse die is, it has a very distinct and interesting set of gouges within LIBERTY. LIBERTY is a positive on the die; correct? The height of the letters, on the die, is near, or at, field level. In this case, the letters proper appear to be protected rather than vulnerable. P...
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 o questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: 1896 o questions

ljs123 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:10 pm
I ruled out VAM-23 due to different date location.
As did I. I was more intent on outlining a process. I would, however, like to see putative C3c and C3g reverses in hand. The Die Study Roll Call lists Alan for the 96O.
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 o questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: 1896 o questions

So it’s vam 3? Inconclusive. All that is "known" is that the reverse was minted by a die that classifies as either C3c or C3g. To lock your coin as VAM-3 , there needs to be more study. Notably, was the obverse minted by a die of the III2-1 classification? This is required of the V3 variety. You ne...
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 o questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: 1896 o questions

I agree with Lee that the reverse fits the VAM-3 C3c classification (borderline C3g). Nonetheless, if you are studying this coin, you would want to clarify the C3g classification shown for VAM-23 . The file lines indicate that your coin was minted from the same reverse die that minted the reverse sh...
by LorenAlbert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?
Replies: 25
Views: 2392

Re: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?

The last state of 36A before the E completely disappears and reverts to what I consider v36. Nice pick for the dinero! 8-) A polemic suggestion. I happen to agree. Except, that the E does not "completely" disappear. And "last state" may equal new stage. A picture of the cap top may be of interest. ...
by LorenAlbert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?
Replies: 25
Views: 2392

Re: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?

The last state of 36A before the E completely disappears and reverts to what I consider v36. Nice pick for the dinero! 8-) A polemic suggestion. I happen to agree. Except, that the E does not "completely" disappear. And "last state" may equal new stage. A picture of the cap top may be of interest.
by LorenAlbert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Best Pick of the Year
Replies: 32
Views: 3026

Re: My Best Pick of the Year

Congratulations! And; Nice table formatting.
by LorenAlbert
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions on 1883O VAM4
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Opinions on 1883O VAM4

Thanks for checking. Your coin must be of a pre-clash stage. The cap top fooled me. Nonetheless, beautiful coin.
by LorenAlbert
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions on 1883O VAM4
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Opinions on 1883O VAM4

Thank you for taking a look at the region above the d. Does your coin have a cap V clash (or two) between the eagle's left wing and the first wreath cluster? I have indicate this region by a red box that shows a cap V clash. I do not study grading. Hopefully, someone else will chime in about that pa...
by LorenAlbert
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions on 1883O VAM4
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Opinions on 1883O VAM4

You are welcome. VAM-4 is a special die pair, albeit not rare, but certainly underappreciated. Additional markers are indicated by the red boxes for the obverse and the reverse . You will need to click on the region of a red box to view at the highest resolution. I have a special interest in the red...
by LorenAlbert
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions on 1883O VAM4
Replies: 9
Views: 912

Re: Opinions on 1883O VAM4

Yes, your photographs are of VAM-4 . In addition to the down O/O shown by your MM closeup, your full coin photograph shows the metal below the date. Additional high resolution photographs are available here . Strictly speaking, you need to verify the doubled 18-3, but the markers cinch the die pair....
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

Keep in mind that the purpose of a die study is NOT to find examples of specific VAMs, just to identify different dies and die marriages. Tying dies and die marriages to specific VAMs is just an outcome if it can be done at all. Excellent work. I appreciate the hours and expense that is apt to have...
by LorenAlbert
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos

Wow. Thanks for posting. I realize that there are hundreds of progressions to appreciate. By happenstance, I just happen to take an interest in this one. If possible, I would like to see the polishing lines in the hair valley for this coin. I know that others are practiced in estimating state accord...
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos

Considering the progression of the 1883-O VAM-31 and 1883-O VAM-31A for the lines in the D void; the lines in the hair valley of the Rod's coin appear thicker. Thus, the later minting. Agreed.
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos

VAM-17. Was the gouge worn away or polished away? Hard to compare the photographs, but based on the fineness of the crack at the bust point, Rod's coin appears to be the earlier minting. But, I suppose this is impossible if Rod's coin shows a remnant of the same gouge.
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: 1878 S VAM 17 Somthing Progression Photos

Judging from the bust line only, compensating for softness in focus; same state, different stage. Agreed, interesting.
by LorenAlbert
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83-O....but with a possible Alligator Eye?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: 83-O....but with a possible Alligator Eye?

Your coin appears to be an undocumented stage of VAM-15 / VAM-38 . If the person you are helping has this coin in-hand, you may notice a clashed n along the neckline and a weakly clashed t at the hair V. Your coin may be the one to convincingly show these clashes. Beautiful coin. Perhaps a future V3...