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by lewisr2
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

The significant attribution of the 86 die 3 is the polishing lines in the tail feathers.
by lewisr2
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 770

78-S V-86 Die 3

I recently found a raw 1878-S V-86 die 3.
Here is a photo of the horizontal polishing spikes at wing edge below In.
VAMWorld does not have a photo of this attribute.
The VAMWorld description of die 3 says two spikes; it appears to me there may be a short third spike down from the upper spike.
by lewisr2
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

fogie -- thanks for the info about PL-ish 91A.

How about more of you 78-S vammers check your 91A for PL-ish fields and reply in this discussion topic.
by lewisr2
Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

messydesk asked above – “Is either VAM 48 or 84 earlier die state with respect to the reverse?” I have two V-48, a 65 and a 64. The 65 on reverse has a die crack that is above the E of AMERICA, then goes on the top of the R, then goes to the top of I. Also, the first has a die crack at top and betwe...
by lewisr2
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

messydesk said above -- “If presented with evidence that the EDS obverse has the gouge in the cap, I'll be more likely to eliminate VAM 91 A and keep 91”. For VAM-91 A the SSDC registry census lists 18 with 1 detail, 2 PL and 2 DMPL. I have four 91 A -- ANACS 63, NGC 63, PCGS 63, and PCGS 65. The AN...
by lewisr2
Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

Thank you for responding Tim.
Appears V91 should be removed>
by lewisr2
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

John B. - thanks for offering to check for a list of the "lost" coins.
by lewisr2
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

It appears that fogie might have the PCGS MS63.
Larry Briggs may still have the SEGS 62 PL.
by lewisr2
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

The census lists two V-91 -- a PCGS 63 and a SEGS 62 PL.
I did not check every 78-S set to see if any of the current set holders have a 91.
The Profile for the 78-S date set shows "Hidden or Unclaimed".
LVA's 78-S Attribution book lists Larry Briggs as discoverer of V-91.
by lewisr2
Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

One of these, the V-67, has had discussion back in 2019 and 2020. The predominant opinion was that the V-67 and V-104 are the same. Here are some of my notes from Jan 2020 Introduction The 78-S VAM-67 was discovered Feb 2002 by Calvin Cherry; no revisions for VAM-67. Currently (Jan 2020) there are n...
by lewisr2
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 85 and 94 need to be killed or put in the “May not exist” category
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: What happen to 1878 S Vam 96?

I entered two 96-S a little while ago
I checked the "My Inventory" and they were there.
I then rebuilt the sets and things seem to be okay for my 78-S set.
by lewisr2
Thu May 19, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 18
Views: 2376

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

The Error Trends Coin Magazine small booklet titled Mint Errors on Carson City Silver Dollars ©1973, has quite a few pictures and seven pages of information on this 82-CC off-center.
by lewisr2
Tue May 03, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Discovery coins
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: Discovery coins

Yes, please put a list here on this discussion.
by lewisr2
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 CC and 1878 S VAMs for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: 1878 CC and 1878 S VAMs for sale.

PM sent
by lewisr2
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hello VAMMERS
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Hello VAMMERS

Do you still live in east central Illinois ?
by lewisr2
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82

Thank you Bigbub.
by lewisr2
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82

Mitch,
Thanks for giving it a try.
by lewisr2
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82
Replies: 5
Views: 889

gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82

I was checking out a 78-S VAM-82 and noticed a gouge on the obverse. The gouge starts at the lower edge of the ribbon cap, goes to the left; looks like it goes under a small hair curl then stops at the next hair curl. Another very short part of the gouge is way over to the left almost to Liberty’s n...