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by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Sounds like the clash N has worn off and that would make it a VAM-7A. LVA will sort this out shortly. To double check this go to JR's post on VAM-23A, on page three in my long response you will find links for an LVA attributed clashed VAM-7A. click on the two links for VAM-7A. Sounds like your coin ...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Check and see if you have the die marker with the polishing lines in the lower cap and the dot on the lower right serif of the R in LIBERTY. The clash N fades away with die wear. In addition, check the reverse die for a very faint clash to the N of IN and for die cracks in AMERICA and STATES. There...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark

Electricity, gas annealing, gas melting, electrolytic refining, electric presses, etc., etc. all were introduced at the Philadelphia Mint first, and not to the other mints until thoroughly tested. For example, plans for the Denver Mint changed several times as better technology was approved, and bu...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark

Plus, the first gas furnace was not installed in the New Orleans Mint Until 1900.
by PacificWR
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Check and see if you have the die marker with the polishing lines in the lower cap and the dot on the lower right serif of the R in LIBERTY. The clash N fades away with die wear. In addition, check the reverse die for a very faint clash to the N of IN and for die cracks in AMERICA and STATES. There ...
by PacificWR
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-P - Basic die information including overall averages
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: 1883-P - Basic die information including overall averages

Nice work Roger. When the Obverse & Reverse die pair are different the math might seem a little confusing until you realize what they are doing. :)
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

That doesn't mean anything. All you can get without a die usage log is an average, and not all die pairs produced the average number. Also, I don't care what mint we're talking about, but no employee is/was infallible. Mint records are the facts! You provide none. The Annual Die Life and Usage Repo...
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Yes it is. Look at the mint records. I can provide the total number of dies used from the actual mint records. Second, we are talking about the Philadelphia Mint here... the mint that trained the mint employees. That doesn't mean anything. All you can get without a die usage log is an average, and ...
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

The availability of VAM 23 is unknown, so it's not possible to extrapolate mintage figures for that die pair. The reverse die was used with two different obverses, one of which endured severe life-shortening trauma that had little to no impact (pun not intended) on the reverse die. There is exactly...
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

I'd be interested in pictures of what you have as a VAM 23 I accept that VAM 7B is the same thing as VAM 60. I don't think it's particularly relevant to the story though. It's a normal reverse that struck a bunch of dollars. It's the later stage VAM 60 that's the duplication and I'd defy anyone to ...
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

78-sLongnock wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:05 pm
You must be happy that your Eagle is back, what did it grade? & was it attribute correctly since it’s a “minor”
Variety, Lol 😆
It's not back. At least I have one! :lol:
by PacificWR
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Ok. Package has arrived. Grab a drink and buckle up this will take a while. Guess what year and mint from 1878-1904 produced the most Morgan Dollars? Answer: 1889 and it was the Philadelphia Mint. Mintage for that year was 21,726,000 and Mint records show 57 Obverse dies and 50 Reverse dies were use...
by PacificWR
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Lewis the LFCP's have been uploaded to the page.
by PacificWR
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Sure can. Just PM me the link.
by PacificWR
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Package will arrive on Monday. Will update then.
by PacificWR
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Page has been updated.
by PacificWR
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Be patience the USPS only moves so fast.
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Think about what you are claiming to attempt to dispute my findings. VAM 23A and 23B are different stages of the same die marriage. The clash on the 'new' 23B you posted in this thread clearly had to occur while that obverse and reverse were mated as these dies are mated just before before and just...
by PacificWR
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

JR, The are some very important facts left out of your letter and the VAM description of VAM-23A. First the damage to the neck of VAM-23A that was caused by very severe clashing events (my VAM-23A has three clashing events) was permanent and no amount of polishing is going to fix the damage. This da...
by PacificWR
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1964

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Nice job. However, I do not agree with the finding of VAM-23A though VAM-23B. Left out of the description is the fact that VAM-23A had multiple hard clashing events and that faint line on the reverse is a faint clash mark that is very hard to see unless you tilt the eagle's head down and use good li...