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by Pareidoliac
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC with unusual baggage behind the first 8
Replies: 11
Views: 4338

Re: 1883-CC with unusual baggage behind the first 8

Any ideas on what is going on behind the first 8?
by Pareidoliac
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC with unusual baggage behind the first 8
Replies: 11
Views: 4338

1883-CC with unusual baggage behind the first 8

Looking for doubling in the date, I noticed something under the first 8 (inside upper loop and entire left side of 8) which appears to be raised metal...pitting perhaps? The upper inside and lower loops of the first 8 are doubled along the inside left but the photos unfortunately do not show the led...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O with Clashed Obv G
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

Re: 1904-O with Clashed Obv G

Many thanks, gentlemen. I was only beginning to make my way through the links provided by ljs when Kurt's arrow came whizzing past and hit the bull's eye. I have confirmed all of those die markers.
by Pareidoliac
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O with Clashed Obv G
Replies: 4
Views: 2234

1904-O with Clashed Obv G

No horizontal die polishing line below LA in DOLLAR. No doubling of F in OF or t in Trust in legend and motto. I saw a 28A for sale on eBay that had no horizontal die polishing line. Can it be a 28A without the die polishing line? There aren't many Obverse Clashed G 04-Os, but I can't find a fit for...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 VAM-29A
Replies: 3
Views: 2077

1882 VAM-29A

I am partial to clashed Morgans including this 1882 with a partial clashed e from We of reverse in hair lock to the right of designer's M. In addition to the e, there is truly amazing non-letter design element transfer on this coin. Finding the e in the hair lock wasn't easy but it does appear with ...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1934-P VAM-1A, Die Scratch Obverse
Replies: 0
Views: 1127

1934-P VAM-1A, Die Scratch Obverse

Anyone have an idea of what an MS 61 1934-P VAM-1A is worth?
by Pareidoliac
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-14A?
Replies: 11
Views: 4467

Re: 1891-O VAM-14A?

Beyond a shadow of a doubt there is an "od" for sure above the date and a "G" peeking out from the neck. The "o" is exactly above the 1 where it ought to be. I can see a "W". The designer's M is clear as a bell, even on this old coin. Because incuse lettering occurs only on the obverse and in the fi...
by Pareidoliac
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-14A?
Replies: 11
Views: 4467

1891-O VAM-14A?

My eyesight isn't getting any better, but my VAMagination is sharp as a tack. Found this clashed 1891-O. I'm thinking it's VAM-14A. If not, then what? BTW, I really, really liked and appreciated the superimposed photography on VAM-14A page which helped tremendously in knowing exactly where to look f...
by Pareidoliac
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-S
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: 1883-S

More photos...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 VAM-36A or something else?
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Re: 1882 VAM-36A or something else?

Yes, I can see 29A. Thank you. Although, I am not seeing the lines in front of the eye. What of the n on the neck? Also, what am I seeing at rear of arrow shaft?
by Pareidoliac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 VAM-36A or something else?
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

1882 VAM-36A or something else?

Lots of amazing clashing to behold here. Neck, wing, sideways vee. upper lip; long clash line on left reverse connecting wreath leaves; clash line on bridge of nose. There are awesome "spikes" protruding upward from Lady Liberty's mouth and chin; incuse n at neck; s in hair vee. There is a "crab cla...
by Pareidoliac
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-S
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: 1883-S

I do not see doubling anywhere else on the coin; not even slight doubling in letters below the S. I've attached another photo; it might be a little better. Although the new photo is a bit blurry, you can clearly see the thick doubling at the bottom of the S. On the left side of the S, when I tilt th...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-S
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

1883-S

This 1883-S has strongly doubled mintmark left and bottom. Or is it "S/S"? No VAM listed for S/S.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Jet O
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

1921-D Jet O

Found this 1921-D in my collection. With the naked eye this seems like any other Morgan dollar, but under a little magnification the coin lights up with die cracking. Fascinating too see all the VAM possibilities, and a bit overwhelming. I seem to have narrowed it down, though, thanks to the great w...
by Pareidoliac
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 Odd hole below lip
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

Re: 1889 Odd hole below lip

No, not confusing. Thank you.
by Pareidoliac
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 7216

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

OK, I re-read Attribution 101 (very well done) and based on the color coded photo in the clashing section it would seem that clashed letter transfers can move within a small area; however, if the letter shape is in the die I would think the letter image should remain in the exact spot on each such c...
by Pareidoliac
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 7216

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

By contrast, here is another 1924 which places the (possible) E between the top two rays and a little lower than on the (possible) 1BB in the other photos. The diagonal bag mark through the second ray from the top is conveniently pointing to the base of what I believe might be the E. Might be diffic...
by Pareidoliac
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 7216

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

Gentlemen,

Here are the photos. Is that an E at tip of first ray at base of I and B? Wish I could provide better photography.

Ken
by Pareidoliac
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 Odd hole below lip
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

1889 Odd hole below lip

Found another 1889 in my collection with same amazing clashing. This one has an unusual hole with raised rim (almost like looking down into a volcano) between lower lip and chin. Not sure what it is. See last photo. I'm getting better at seeing letter transfers and can see n, t and M along with some...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 7216

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

For anyone following this, I mis-typed in my original inquiry. 1B1 should be 1BB.