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by Pareidoliac
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1N1 Scribbling Die Scratches #35
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: 1921-D VAM-1N1 Scribbling Die Scratches #35

One more photo of overpolished feathers between left wing and body.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1N1 Scribbling Die Scratches #35
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: 1921-D VAM-1N1 Scribbling Die Scratches #35

More photos - it's tough to capture the scribbles with my iPhone and loop method.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1N1 Scribbling Die Scratches #35
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

1921-D VAM-1N1 Scribbling Die Scratches #35

The 1921-D page is a truly intimidating monster. I usually pick up one of these Morgans, glance at that page, and put the coin back in the safe. I saw the photo of the VAMmers at FUN. Certainly must be an awesome experience, and no doubt an educational one. Maybe one day... Back to this coin. Photog...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas on this 1882-P? (UPDATE new VAM 41)
Replies: 16
Views: 5593

Re: I don't belong here: 1882-P

I share your eyesight and VAM pain. Absolutely awesome photos. I don't share your photography equipment or skills.
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear

All the reverse pitting is there, i.e. arrow heads, LA, mm, and small patch between first two right stars. I just don't see the 7 in the denticles.
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear

Is it still a 38A without the 7 in the denticles because I don't see that?
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear

That is absolutely remarkable, Dave. You have to explain to me the process you used to arrive at your conclusion. I am obviously going about the process in the wrong way. Do you have special software that helps you more quickly and accurately identify VAMs? Or, are you just that seasoned a VAMmer th...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Re: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?

So looking again at this coin under better lighting and with a fresh set of eyes, I can see that there is double clashing on the reverse. I can also see "slightly doubled top of Phrygian cap and bottom inside of US UNUM letters towards rim." I had discounted the clashing at first because the wing cl...
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear

More photos. Ear photo is blurry. I'll post another one, but inside ear is doubled top to bottom.
by Pareidoliac
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

1887-O normal date with lots of cracks, doubled inside ear

Lots of cracks around UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, date, M in UNUM. Is that a break or just a crack below the 1 in date? Ear is doubled inside just like VAM-31. So, I am thinking this is a 31, but the break (?) under the 1 and long cracks on reverse have me wondering. I know die cracks by themselves do...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Re: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?

Yes, you nailed it. Thank you. Very frustrating for me. If I can’t get the date position right from the start, and I’m convinced I have the date position right, it leads to dead ends.

VAM-38 shows mm just like on my coin and tip of 8 in Denticles between 8 and 4.
by Pareidoliac
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Re: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?

There is some date doubling. I don't see any letter transfer, but then I have trouble seeing letter transfer. The interesting thing to me is -- if there is the tip of only one date number in the denticles -- I don't see an existing VAM that corresponds to this coin. Also, I don't see any other O/O v...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?

Am I seeing something real in the denticles between the 8 and the 4? I do not see anything in denticles under other numbers.

Mintmark appears to be an O/O, perhaps like the one in VAM-12; however, on this one there are two thin vertical lines inside the O, not one.

Clashing.
by Pareidoliac
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?

Now supposing there is letter transfer (n at neckline), would this constitute a possible new VAM?
by Pareidoliac
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?

Just want to be sure you are not mistaking the two deep gashes (i.e. PMD) for what I am calling raised triangles. To the left of the upper deep gash is what I believe to be the raised triangle, which is located where it ought to be based on the VW photos. The tip of the other raised triangle is visi...
by Pareidoliac
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?

Here is a much better photo of raised triangle left of eagle's beak. However, while the left triangle is clearly visible here, the tip of the right one, obscured by the gash, is blurry.
by Pareidoliac
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 Slanted Date, 6B?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

1891 Slanted Date, 6B?

There are raised triangle denticle impressions left of beak. One of the denticle impressions has been partially blotted out by a large gash. The die marker (small horizontal thread-like die impression below nostril) is clearly visible. This coin is also (weakly) clashed; I cannot see a clashed n at ...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-16 Threadlike Expression
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: 1897-S VAM-16 Threadlike Expression

You are correct. Date on my coin is farther left.
Not a 16. I might need new glasses before I get the scope. Thanks.
by Pareidoliac
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-16 Threadlike Expression
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

1897-S VAM-16 Threadlike Expression

Found this 1897-S at a local gold and silver shop. Appears to have the threadlike expression at maple leaf. Difficult to see the other diagnostics. Date position looks correct. Unfortunately, once again, my photos -- through the loop -- are blurry. I saw someone got a nice scope for Christmas. If I ...