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by lioncutter
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Die Polishing

It's explained in pretty good detail on p. 58 of the VAM book, although it omits the use of an emery stick to selectively polish out clash marks. Short answer is spinning the with some polishing grit with the die face held against dished plate. The book From Mine to Mint should have even more detai...
by lioncutter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Die Polishing

I see it often in the Morgan and Peace Series. Do we know exactly what tool or item they used to polish the dies? Did it change over time any? Was it done by hand? My mind wants to know. :?:
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Doubled RIB
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: 1878s Doubled RIB

It could not fit VAM 111. VAM 111 has unbroken 4th right star. Yours is broken. Try VAM 71. It looks to be an engraved wing feather type but the coin is worn well so its hard to determine by pics. Good Luck!
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 P Morgan with double clashed reverse. What VAM is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: 1888 P Morgan with double clashed reverse. What VAM is this?

I cannot say what VAM it is but I would use the attribution guides to narrow it down. You can start by "date position" (looks like a near slanted date) or by "double ears VAMs" or by "reverse" or by "clash" on the 1888 P listing page. Clashing is not always associated with a VAM #. If there is no le...
by lioncutter
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Here's a really old holder from the Coin Rarities Online archive . https://www.coinraritiesonline.com/images/pictures/1795-mg03656s.jpg?1571230666 I never got to see it in hand, but I'd be curious as to the composition of the plastic part, as that might be the best way to date it. Talk about an old...
by lioncutter
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

I have no idea who made it but by the looks of it, it looks kinda home made. Maybe a coin collector club door prize? or auction company? I would guess being made in 1980's or 90's by the paper and font on front. JMO
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

[/quote]Hope I didn't hi-jack your thread Pat,but a good Vam story!!!![/quote]

bjv, awesome story. That has to be a R-8 VAM? :lol:
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

very nice coin--i have a 1884o that i just checked and i think it might be the vam29b--i had it marked up as a v13--what do you think--the sixth star looks right Thanks for posting your pics Mike. My ANACS MS63 attributed as VAM 29A after 2017 (VAM 29B was discovered in 2017) has the same star look...
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

WTG! So which VAM # is this to chase? Mike It is VAM 29A. You can find it usually in lower grades. MS 64 & above is much tougher to find. VAM 29B with the chip in the 6th left star on obverse is the elusive one. If you have a VAM 29A attributed before 2017 it might be a VAM 29B. Its worth a check.
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

Probably not on a many VAM radar lists but it is on mine. I have a MS63 & MS64 in this VAM but now have found it in a PCGS MS 65. Did not think I would find one at this high of grade but here it is. It has a nice O/O broken mintmark. Still looking for that elusive VAM 29B.
by lioncutter
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1C, TOP 50, WOW LIST.
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: 1886P VAM-1C, TOP 50, WOW LIST.

This is one of the coolest VAMs out there. Nice pick up.
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I have an 1880 o morgan with a unique error and cannot find its vam number
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Help I have an 1880 o morgan with a unique error and cannot find its vam number

Will need a closer shot of the eagle's head but looks to be a lamination error which is not considered to have a VAM number to identify it. Either way, it is a nice looking error.
Check for other attributes to identify the VAM. It looks to be a small "O" mintmark. Start there.
by lioncutter
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O cherry pick
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: 1883-O cherry pick

Picken’ and grinnin’ 8-)
Great cherry pick! Congrats
by lioncutter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My 1A3 Terminal Break
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: My 1A3 Terminal Break

Here is one I did a long while back, even before the 1A4 was listed. Not the best of coins. Russ could probably put together a much better set of progression photos. Ignore the "stage" numbers as they were just references to the coins in my collection at the time. That's it! THANKS for posting it A...
by lioncutter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My 1A3 Terminal Break
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: My 1A3 Terminal Break

Thanks for all the comments.
I remember back VW 1.0 days someone posted a series of pics showing the progression of the dome break. I thought I had saved that set of pics but I cannot find it on my computer. Anyone still have that?
by lioncutter
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My 1A3 Terminal Break
Replies: 11
Views: 418

My 1A3 Terminal Break

I purchased this 1891-O VAM 1A3 awhile back and put it to the side (without looking at it) & somehow forgot about it. I recently picked it back up and saw just how big the dome break is on the reverse. It is by far larger than my other 1A3 dome breaks I have. It has to be close to the end of this di...
by lioncutter
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP PLEASE
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: HELP PLEASE

Here is an old VAMview article from 2005 that I think will still apply today and answer your question. It is on pages 8 and 9.
http://registry.ssdcvams.com/VV/VAMview_2.pdf
by lioncutter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Forum Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Old Forum Posts

It looks to be a large undertaking. I appreciate the effort involved. There are many great threads to read and much VAM knowledge to be found on VAMworld 1.0.
by lioncutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VOTW 09/01/2019 is up
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: New VOTW 09/01/2019 is up

Cool choice. This one doesn't always get a lot of attention but when I saw one on the bay a long time ago, I bought it. Its in a PCGS 64 holder. She's a beauty. You can still find these in high grades.
by lioncutter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O VAM 1C1 or 1C2?
Replies: 34
Views: 648

Re: 1883 O VAM 1C1 or 1C2?

Thanks for all the replies. It is VAM 1C1 as it matches the obverse die lines in the hair. Interesting VAM though. The faint "M" clash is more like a phantom "M" clash. I don't think it could be used as a pup. It seems like as soon as it changed obverse dies, the second clash happened. I have 5 exam...