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by vampicker
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Real or fake? Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Is it my imagination or is the clearly fake raw piece showing a reeded edge?
by vampicker
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

I'll ask this question. Do any of Barber's letters on any die related subject indicate he ever made a mistake personally?
by vampicker
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

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 s...
by vampicker
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

That wasn't my point. and a grid might help. It's not the first time it's been suggested. As you know, there were several design changes in the Morgan series. This included the location of the denticles. I was pointing out that they are fixed among coins of the same specific design - i.e. the main r...
by vampicker
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Virtual VAM Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Virtual VAM Thing?

Russ 'courtesy' of Pete. I got to watch part of the show the next morning when he was getting ready to leave the hotel. Still kinda makes me laugh now. I've been a past 'awardee' but I didn't have to fly with it
by vampicker
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

Yeah, I adapted Howard Newcomb's scale for late date large cents
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

Yeah, but even then its consistent for all dies from that hub.
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

RogerB wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Only the central design elements are fixed. Denticles are not fixed in relation to the portrait and thus cannot be used for reliable positions..
Might want to double check that
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

I've also seen this sort of thing before. Dr Mark Kimpton had done something similar to note die clash positions, but I think he abandoned it because of the die stage issue JB mentioned. A grid can be useful, but it has limits - mainly human error in the alignment.
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Now to be fair, even if the VAM 23A is triple clashed, that is largely irrelevant to the present discussion. It's not like there are different stages of the 23A - if there is a multiple clash, it's from successive strikes with no coins produced in between. It still doesn't account for the weirdness ...
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

and the same reverse
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

and a divot above the lip
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

more crumbled edges on the clash from the wreath
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

And where's the triple clash? I see a crumbled die along the edge of a remarkably deep clash line.
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

is mated with this...
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

So, random remarriage? FYI, this....
by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

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 vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Here's a copy of the letter I sent Van Allen
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