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by tbconcrete
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)

Roger, Good to see you contributing here. I dont think the TPGs other than ANACS , who does all VAMs, would spend the time on a series that until just recently was relatively cheap to collect (79S-R78). But I see where you are heading and the variety has gotten expensive to collect in any MS Grade. ...
by tbconcrete
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)

Roger, This die was used for coinage in 1879 (S). Same die used in 1878 for VAMs 1C and 95. SF had a few dies used in 79 from the 78 run. tim Reverse B2a– Lightly engraved shallow feathers between eagles right wing and leg. Slightly doubled D in Dollar at bottom. Die chip on upper right of loop of R...
by tbconcrete
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2648

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

Thanks Lew, I'll have to dig out my V101s and look them over. I have 8ish. Wonder If I ruled out V51 die 1 and went the lazy route. I picked up a few coins that will fill empty holes. The plate photos dont show the chips on the neck very well. The HA full coin pictures do and are super clear. . Wond...
by tbconcrete
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2648

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

Thanks Lewis. My second copy is falling apart. Look forward to seeing the new variety pictures on the page. I have two DCs that are die 2 or 3 coins. They are only known examples and it stings a bit. But the bigger picture is a complete catalog of varieties so others may have as much info as possible.
by tbconcrete
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2648

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

I've never been accused of being a critical thinker. But I am a serious collector of specific VAMs. As long as there is a catalog that I can reference its all good for me. I was just looking at a coin on line and couldnt find pictures on the page. The link brought me here. A V-51 Die 2 seems to be a...
by tbconcrete
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2648

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

Great pictures Lew. Hard work pays off. Surprised the pictures never made it to the page.
Do you have editing privileges, Lew ? The page could use some die 2 PUPs
by tbconcrete
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: New VAM-e

vampicker wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:30 pm
a subject near and dear to my heart
Crusher has a heart ? :roll:
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.

Roger, SF had some very interesting guys working at that mint the first few years. I am very surprised they never tried to " improve " on the 4th star or the R in TRUST. They did about everything else to the dies. The working die is recessed and it seems it could have been worked on. No sure the rel...
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.

Top coin is V39/99 Reverse and second one is V5,7, or 46. Good luck.
by tbconcrete
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78s v103
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: 78s v103

In hand. lmao. I have over 40 examples of the V103 die varieties and in hand is funny as they are all buried in mason jars around the farm. Try clicking on all the links on the page. Die 3 has a full coin picture in the die 3 link. I dont know how to add it to the other four full coin pictures on th...
by tbconcrete
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 s vam anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: 1878 s vam anyone?

Try 24,30 43 reverse.
by tbconcrete
Thu May 21, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT My new Hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Re: OT My new Hobby

Nice. I'd be plotting thier movements and fatten em up good. One never knows... mmm chicken of the tree
by tbconcrete
Fri May 15, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Need help with Vam. Eye spike and TIUST
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: 1878 S Need help with Vam. Eye spike and TIUST

My friend Lewis nailed it. The die chip below the chin/hairline is a 100% ID marker. One can almost tell what VAM it is by the amount of R in IGWT.
by tbconcrete
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hypothetical question---- photo added
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: Hypothetical question

There was a run on 78S V17EDS coins in PCGS Holders that hit ebay a few years go. Many are registered in the SSDC. All have sequential numbers on the holders. I suspected that they all came from an old roll. But there is no rule of thumb for bags or rolls. JMHO
by tbconcrete
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show mw your OT picks
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

Re: Show mw your OT picks

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by tbconcrete
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

That snooger in the nostril and the chip on the cheek indicates a V80. Looks like die wear is in play here. Not a V89. I'd say V80. TDITD though. tim
by tbconcrete
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

15,80, and 89 share this reverse. 15 & 80 are common. 89 is the stopper. Did you check your coin against V80, Bert. I couldn't see the obverse well enough to VAM it. Nice pictures as always, tiny