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by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 864

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: 864

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: 361

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: 412

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: 634

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: 860

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: 860

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: 860

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: 529

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: 513

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: 281

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: 1476

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...
by lioncutter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O VAM 1C1 or 1C2?
Replies: 34
Views: 1476

1883 O VAM 1C1 or 1C2?

Cherrypicked this beauty on the cheap from the bay. I was thinking it to be the VAM 1C2 but has only the single clash on the eagle's right wing. I can faintly see a "M" clash on reverse above "D" in God but my question is, Is it a 1C1 or 1C2? Does it have to be double clashed to be the 1C2, since on...
by lioncutter
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Boy, did I get lucky
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: Boy, did I get lucky

Nice! A broken mintmark to boot. 8-)
by lioncutter
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just a Sexy 37A1...
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Just a Sexy 37A1...

Chris, that is just one of the perks of joining the SSDC registry. They are all there.
VAM-e, The View, VAMView Quarterly, and SSDC Pubs. Great reading if your a VAMmer.
by lioncutter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just a Sexy 37A1...
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Just a Sexy 37A1...

Nice looking 37A1! That looks even better than my PCGS 65 37A1. Also, a question. I seem to remember someone saying that the 37A1, or was it A2, was a big deal or something a few years ago. A little before my time.. It was one of the coins heavily talked about for the year. Maybe early teens or late...
by lioncutter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Spring Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: Raw, PCI, ANACS, PCGS, NGC VAMs - Summer sale

I have lowered prices on many of the above VAMs. Pics available.
by lioncutter
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: In need of 83-O expert... New pair?
Replies: 41
Views: 1763

Re: In need of 83-O expert... New pair?

It looks to be a C3a reverse. With so many 83-O VAMs without pics, it might be more difficult to attribute. This one might be up to the experts.
by lioncutter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: UNICORN CHIMAERA
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: UNICORN CHIMAERA

Lee, it was a twofer on my first try with Mhomei & you helping me. I look at my 1880 O VAM 78 as my first discovery with the 1N3 as my second. I've included the pic of the letter from Leroy.
by lioncutter
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: UNICORN CHIMAERA
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: UNICORN CHIMAERA

Can't wait to read the article Roger. I have the 2016 1N3 discovery that Leroy listed when he separated the 1N into the 1N1, 1N2 & 1N3. If you need to examine my 1N3, your are welcome to it.
Patrick