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by Kissov
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM 41A OR VAM41B?
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: 1921 VAM 41A OR VAM41B?

DHalladay wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:54 am
I just checked my 41, 41A, and four 41Bs. All are in holders, which makes things a bit difficult to see, but there doesn't appear to be collar clashing on any of them.
I checked my 41Bs (more than I need, less than I want!). Two in holders, the rest raw. None show a collar clash.
by Kissov
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-S With Dot over Trust
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Morgan 1921-S With Dot over Trust

I'm not really set up here for LFCPs, but here goes:

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No cracking or polishing that I can see.

Maybe just a touch of old clash marks by the lips.

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by Kissov
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-S With Dot over Trust
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Morgan 1921-S With Dot over Trust

Here is a Morgan 1921-S with a small dot over the "S" in TRUST. WIN_20200229_14_39_47_Pro.jpg WIN_20200229_14_40_03_Pro.jpg It is not 1F because that dot is much higher. Not much in the way of scribbles. WIN_20200229_14_41_55_Pro.jpg The obverse has some vampire fang stars and date digits. WIN_20200...
by Kissov
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I finally found one!
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: I finally found one!

Great work!

And you are right about grading companies not recognizing the distinction.

This:

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Came in this:

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by Kissov
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-107 ... Part of VAM-3GA?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-107 ... Part of VAM-3GA?

As we progress into later die states scribbles are gone, with only a few diagonal lines across the lower abdomen. A crack that will ultimately span between the "D" and the "R" of dollar via the wreath begins to develop. WIN_20200220_13_16_24_Pro.jpg WIN_20200220_13_15_59_Pro.jpg Eventually the crack...
by Kissov
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-107 ... Part of VAM-3GA?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Morgan 1921-P VAM-107 ... Part of VAM-3GA?

As described in the attribution pages, Morgan 1921-P VAM-3GA spans quite a range of die states. EDS examples show fairly heavy scribbles, a distinct gouge in the "D" of "UNITED", and some conspicuous scratches in the right wing, a small gouge in the lower left wing, but no cracks in "DOLLAR". WIN_20...
by Kissov
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-1BH = VAM-72/72A ?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Morgan 1921-P VAM-1BH = VAM-72/72A ?

I have a couple of examples I attributed to VAM-1BH. The key in the scribbles area are the two diagonal squiggles between the 4th and 5th upper tail feathers. The bent "hairpin" to the left of the 5th UTF is also distinctive. WIN_20200218_12_56_20_Pro.jpg Absent the bent "hairpin", however, we can a...
by Kissov
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 scribbles help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 1921-P D1 scribbles help needed

I match the scribbles outside the eagle's right leg pretty closely with your example. There is a diagonal line from the outer toe to the top of the lower leg segment. And there are two semi-parallel lines in the upper left corner of that space that appear to match yours. Also, the space just above t...
by Kissov
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 scribbles help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 1921-P D1 scribbles help needed

Try VAM-109.
by Kissov
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Morgan 1921-P VAM-1AK an LDS of VAM-40A?
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Is Morgan 1921-P VAM-1AK an LDS of VAM-40A?

I was working this coin up and arrived at VAM-1AK, based on the diagonal scratch in the bow and the vertical scratch in the inner feathers of the left wing. WIN_20200215_08_39_57_Pro.jpg WIN_20200215_08_42_16_Pro.jpg Admittedly not a lot to go on. However, I kept digging around and stumbled on VAM-4...
by Kissov
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57

Thanks!

What is the procedure for a kill?
by Kissov
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57

While I don't have a VAM-93 in hand, if the attribution page photos are correct VAM-93 appears to be an EDS of VAM-57. This is a VAM-57, part way to having the two cracks that join between the "AR" in "DOLLAR". Note the die scratch originating at "A", which is identical to that shown on the VAM-93 p...
by Kissov
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 VAMs 1BG>1P>38A?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: 1921-P D1 VAMs 1BG>1P>38A?

I use a similar approach to the scribbles guide, but I usually start at the bottom if there is any doubling on the stars or date. I went straight to the feed finger page on mine. Had I gone to the scribbles page I would have hit 1BG (working from the bottom), but the gouge at "F" was very obvious. T...
by Kissov
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 VAMs 1BG>1P>38A?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: 1921-P D1 VAMs 1BG>1P>38A?

I have a 1BG and a 1P, and I agree they are the same VAM. I have a 38 (but not a 38A); I have found nothing to make me believe it is related to the other two. Thanks for the confirmation. I agree on the 38. I have a 38 and it is not like 1BG or 1P. I don't have a 38A but on the surface it appears t...
by Kissov
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 VAMs 1BG>1P>38A?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

1921-P D1 VAMs 1BG>1P>38A?

Here is an example of a 21P D1 Reverse with 1BG's scribbles and 1P's "F" Feed Finger Gouge. WIN_20200212_14_09_19_Pro.jpg WIN_20200212_14_07_42_Pro.jpg It also has the scratches at the left wing neck gap as in 1BG. WIN_20200212_14_09_44_Pro.jpg There is a suggestion of a gouge from the right wing ti...
by Kissov
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-31 Collar Clash?
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: 1904-O VAM-31 Collar Clash?

Thanks for the information.

The area shown previously runs from about 9 o'clock to about 11 o'clock. There is a similar rim feature from about 1 o'clock to about 3 o'clock.

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The symmetry of the marks does suggest some sort of ejection damage.
by Kissov
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-31 Collar Clash?
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

1904-O VAM-31 Collar Clash?

This is a 1904-O VAM-31.

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Is this a collar clash or is something else going on?

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by Kissov
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail tip (now removed)
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail talon

I took a quick look at the VAM-35 page.

While the main title is correct, a subtitle lists it as a 1935-P.

I also vote debris. If it were ever encapsulated and then broken out, small bits of plastic can find their way to a coin's surface. Probably not likely here, though.
by Kissov
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas on this 1921-P?... SOLVED!!
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Any ideas on this 1921-P?

I think this one is in the pages but does not have an entry on the cracks page.

I'll dig a bit later.
by Kissov
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM 58 clashed s?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: 1921-P VAM 58 clashed s?

My double clashed examples have that feature at the hair vee as well. WIN_20200202_09_29_54_Pro (2).jpg My single-clashed example does not show that feature as clearly. WIN_20200202_09_30_39_Pro (2).jpg If it was an "S" shouldn't it be incuse? This looks like it is above the surrounding surface.