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by vampicker
Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S VAM-49: poor stepchild of the 'funky feather' family - why?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: 78-S VAM-49: poor stepchild of the 'funky feather' family - why?

VAM 81 isn't a Hit List 40 piece either. VAMs 50 and 76 are noted primarily for the shared obverse in the actual book. The 'Funky Feather' reverse was a bonus.
by vampicker
Fri Dec 16, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O E clash; follow-up information
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: 1891-O E clash; follow-up information

Great stuff. No big deal until someone notices.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 15, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Mark Kimpton Discovery Coin Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Mark Kimpton Discovery Coin Collection

Bumping this post from the actual owner since there was speculation about it. I'd be interested if the group as a whole met his expectations at auction.
by vampicker
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unidentified VAM
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Unidentified VAM

VAM 3. If the letter transfer from the clash is still present, 3A. There are many examples of this marriage with the clash polished down leaving a little lump by the neck that kinda looks like an Adam's Apple
by vampicker
Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 61
Views: 46206

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

That flat sheared off looking shelf along the front edge of the point of the neck is just about a textbook version of strike doubling. The other points on the piece all line up with roughly the same degree and direction. This is a good coin to keep as a reference piece for strike doubling on a Peace...
by vampicker
Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-??
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: 1889-P VAM-??

I think I had the discovery piece cross my desk shortly after it was listed. That was a long time ago, and I'm not sure VAM World even existed at the time. Certainly it was before I showed up here.
And yes, linking this thread to the page would be helpful
by vampicker
Mon Dec 12, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-??
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: 1889-P VAM-??

The VAM 45 you concluded looks correct. The die scratch that passes over the surface of TY is a good diagnostic. Doesn't come up often.
by vampicker
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

VAM 1A3. Nice!
by vampicker
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAM-22 eliminated
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: 1880-O VAM-22 eliminated

Got an example of VAM 22 on my desk, it is clearly not the same as VAM 18.
by vampicker
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

Yeah, Leroy may have unintentionally invented publishing on demand
by vampicker
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Got something pretty cool today
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Got something pretty cool today

three more pics. All these prints were on 8 1/2 by 11 photo paper
by vampicker
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Got something pretty cool today
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Got something pretty cool today

Stopped by the office of Kolbe & Fanning to pick up an old book I'd won and David Fanning had this letter and large prints from FX Klaes book set aside for me. Wasn't cheap, but happy to have these
by vampicker
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace Dollar Question
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: 1922 Peace Dollar Question

For clarity, typical clash marks ARE mentioned in the VAM book and on our Attribution 101 page on this site, they just don't warrant a separate listing. To me, there's nothing wrong with telling the budding variety enthusiast that the first thing they spot isn't particularly special. It's almost no ...
by vampicker
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Capped Bust Half Grading question
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: OT Capped Bust Half Grading question

Agree with an AU reverse, but that doesn't help much with a grade. Playing with a picture, but I'm not picking up traces of obverse luster. I'd say XF 40 max. Looks fairly original too.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S Vam 1B4C (new stage) Thorn or Thornhead (new variety)
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: 1921-S Vam 1B4C (new stage) Thorn or Thornhead (new variety)

To be clear, we're talking about two stages of the same reverse die, not two separate dies. The scribble scratches match across all stages. I checked this against an example of VAM 1B5 in hand and the earlier stage plates.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

It a VAM 18. But you've come across one of the defining examples of an 'evil mimic'.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Judging starts tomorrow
by vampicker
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1903 O
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: 1903 O

Hard hit on the bottom of the O mintmark, damaged outside the mint
by vampicker
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New to VAM analytics...
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: New to VAM analytics...

A good place for anyone to start with Peace Dollar varieties is the http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/PEACE_VAM_Attribution_101 found on the home page. I'd suggest a long look at the clashed die section. Can't tell you how many newer collectors in this field get tripped up...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Only a couple days until the deadline for judging to begin