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by Raybob15239
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 P 8 TF A1d reverse Clashed
Replies: 20
Views: 6107

Re: 1878 P 8 TF A1d reverse Clashed

Do the letters mean something?
by Raybob15239
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 P 8 TF A1d reverse Clashed
Replies: 20
Views: 6107

Re: 1878 P 8 TF A1d reverse Clashed

John, are the instructions to using that reed count template?
by Raybob15239
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: 1924 P Help Needed, Please

Nothing at the E. Crack thru T. Pics of both areas are above. Can't match the T crack, which seems too small to be listable. Also, it may not even be a crack; it could be surface discoloration. Thanks.
by Raybob15239
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: 1924 P Help Needed, Please

Bumping to the top. I keep staring at this under the scope and loupe and still can't see anything other than the wierd surface wear. I am about ready to call this VAM 1 except for the the die wear. Am I missing something?

Thanks.
by Raybob15239
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O VAM"38"... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally! New Pics For Consideration. Help Me Learn...

Ant, You can pick up nice 10x and 30x loupes for about $7-10 each on ebay. They work just fine. I keep a 10x at the office and have a 30x as well as a stereo microscope at home. I also keep a loupe in my car just in case I stop somewhere on a whim. Hang in there and keep reading and looking at coins...
by Raybob15239
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O VAM"38"... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally! New Pics For Consideration. Help Me Learn...

Simple rule to follow: if it goes into the coin and leaves an impression on the coin, whether it is a gouge, or a scratch or a divot, or even obliterating a feature like a letter, an arrowhead or a nose, it is just noise. It is not part of the die. If what you are looking at is raised up out of the ...
by Raybob15239
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O VAM"38"... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally! New Pics For Consideration. Help Me Learn...

Using your example, the mint workers repair the die during minting, and that repair leaves a raised circle that can be called a nose ring, that significant modification to the die MAY result in a new VAM 38A designation or it may not. The die is the die, and by extension, the VAM is the VAM until th...
by Raybob15239
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O VAM"38"... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally! New Pics For Consideration. Help Me Learn...

Ant, First, the terminology; coins don't clash. When we talk about clashes we are talking about the obverse die and reverse die hitting each other with force and no planchet (coin blank) in between. When you talk about two coins hitting each other, that is not a clash. Most of what you are looking a...
by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: 1924 P Help Needed, Please

Thanks! Learn something new every time I read these threads. That's what I love most about VAMWorld!
by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: 1924 P Help Needed, Please

Thanks, John. That's what I thought, but didn't know what I was looking at. I have coins with this partial line on either side of the coin that is centered in the rim and follows the arc. I did not know if this was part of the design or something else. I have never seen a collar clash in person, eit...
by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: 1924 P Help Needed, Please

Here's the date:
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by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: 1924 P Help Needed, Please

I noticed on this coin (and several other Peace Dollars I have) small areas where there is a line in the rim. Is this a collar clash? All the photos I have seen of collar clashes have what appear to be reed impressions, forming a dotted line. In this coin, the line is unbroken and follows the arc of...
by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 P Help Needed, Please
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

1924 P Help Needed, Please

Morgans I can do with ease...Peace Dollars are my kryptonite. I can't grade 'em and I have extreme difficulty attributing them, so please indulge me and help me out as I try to learn the ways of the Dark Side. I have a 1924 P that I've owned since 1994. I started VAMming in 2006. I still haven't fig...
by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O VAM"38" with Dbl'd Stars/Berries/Letters/Partial E(?)/Broken Arrow... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally!

That D shaped impression in the left wreath are Liberty's lips. Look down below and you will see the line of her nose. Again, common clash marks.
by Raybob15239
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O VAM"38" with Dbl'd Stars/Berries/Letters/Partial E(?)/Broken Arrow... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally!

That mark behind the head is a transfer of the wreath to the obverse. While this is a marker for a clashed coin, it is not a listable transfer. Not all clashed coins will be strong enough clashes to transfer the wreath (or the cap and profile) to the other side. While these transfers from clashes ar...
by Raybob15239
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O new Partial E location!... PLEASE SEE NEW PICTURES!!

Ant, just to be clear, he is talking about Raynat3, not me, Raybob15239. :D
by Raybob15239
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O new Partial E location!... PLEASE SEE NEW PICTURES!!

Sorry, Ant, but when you have to go to such lengths to try to explain marks, a big red flag should be waving. Look at your overlay. It is physically impossible for a clash to occur in such a way. The dies are aligned and a loose die would cause minor variations only. For the dies to be so wildly mis...
by Raybob15239
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 42884

Re: 1883-O new Partial E location!... PLEASE SEE NEW PICTURES!!

There can't be a leaf clash on the arrow head. That part of the die is recessed and elements of the obverse cannot transfer into a recessed area; they can only transfer to the flat fields of the coin. The G, n and s, t or st clashes are outlines of the the recessed area of the reverse transferring t...
by Raybob15239
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Darkside Question - Artifact of Clash or a Break?
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: Darkside Question - Artifact of Clash or a Break?

I've got a bunch of 4 inch binders filled with Morgans (all attributed) and one binder with a complete set of Peace Dollars and a few extra 22s and 23s. I was just never comfortable grading Peace Dollars and find them hard to attribute. Figure it's time to.learn to do both and this is a great place ...
by Raybob15239
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Darkside Question - Artifact of Clash or a Break?
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: Darkside Question - Artifact of Clash or a Break?

Bumping up in hope that some of the Peace guys might see it and help with my re-education in the ways of the Dark Side. :D