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by keilg1
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM? Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: 1897-S VAM? Part 2

Try 1897-S VAM-2. I have 3 and non of them have the die cracks seen on the VAMworld site but they all have the die polish line/gouges in the field at the neck/chin. Thanks, fogie . I've double checked and mine certainly is not the VAM-2 -- good catch on the other message by madbirder . Do you (or o...
by keilg1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM? Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: 1897-S VAM? Part 2

Further inspection shows the pic on VAM-3 has an LL crack similar to mine, but is listed as a normal date. VAM-3A pictures don't show that reverse area but shows the date appears to be near - or the very far left of normal (I'd call it near). The right tilted S sounds like a match... But mine defini...
by keilg1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM? Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: 1897-S VAM? Part 2

Oh, and I also see an interesting crack heading into the wreath leaves from the LL, as well as a scratch between the last L and the A:
1897-S 6016 near date rev LLA scratch and crack.jpg
1897-S 6016 near date rev LLA scratch and crack.jpg (179.32 KiB) Viewed 1968 times

No other PUPs seen that match others described.
by keilg1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM? Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

1897-S VAM? Part 2

Following on from madbirder 's post (http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5619&p=47949#p47949) I, too, have an 1897-S near date that doesn't fully align with the 9 or 13 (for sure), but might be an LDS of the VAM-10, but I've not seen described what I'd think is a listable die break at ...
by keilg1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM?
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: 1897-S VAM?

Definitely doesn't appear to be the 9, 10 or 13.

I'll post a picture of mine separately, as I have a near date that might be a LDS VAm-10 but doesn't totally align with those - nor does it with yours.

Looking forward to hearing what more experienced eyes and brains suggest to you (and me).

Gary
by keilg1
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 4615

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

Good points. Yet, this is akin to saying that because we used to treat lots of illnesses with mercury we should continue. Or leaded gasoline. Hey, it was used in the past, why can't we use it now? Because past mistakes don't need to be perpetuated? If Leroy, Michael F, Jeff O and others could go bac...
by keilg1
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 12
Views: 3754

Re: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question

On my V3 reverse, the line below the S is like your pictures. But it is confusing. Not like the page shows for die 2. Thanks. Tentative confirmation I'm not seeing the Trust scratch masquerading as a polish line. Wouldn't presume this to be die #3, but most likely not #1 or #2. Does yours have the ...
by keilg1
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 4615

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

No doubt counterfeit coin too flat. I buy them for 5 $ at antique fairs to add to my collection of counterfeit coins. Nobody should ever pay money for these. It only keeps them coming. Agree. For the love of everything sacred, please do not do anything to encourage these bad practices. They bleed o...
by keilg1
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 12
Views: 3754

Re: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question

On my V3 reverse, the line below the S is like your pictures. But it is confusing. Not like the page shows for die 2. Thanks. Tentative confirmation I'm not seeing the Trust scratch masquerading as a polish line. Wouldn't presume this to be die #3, but most likely not #1 or #2. Does yours have the ...
by keilg1
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 12
Views: 3754

1891-S VAM-3 Die question

Graded NCG 50 so expected scratches and wear seen, but I can't tell which die this might be. The polish line that distinguishes die #1 from #2 doesn't seem to align with what I thought was PMD on mine, but is raised and not scratched into the surface (as I originally thought). Interesting, too, that...
by keilg1
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Guy to 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: New Guy to 2.0

Welcome to 2.0 @Td5173 .

The wild world of VAMming has been an enjoyment through the beta and 1.0 versions - the current one and ones to follow will certainly keep us scratching our heads and dreaming of finding those illusive DCs and rare varieties.

Happy hunting,

Gary
by keilg1
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 6325

Re: New VAM-e Sent

Sorry to say I've missed it. Checked spam and not there.

Logged on to SSDC site, looked for it but only saw older ones from 2013 and 2014.

Can you try again, John?

Thanks,
by keilg1
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S vam13 ? Or another new Vam ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: 1897-S vam13 ? Or another new Vam ?

Looks like VAM-13, heavily cleaned, but nothing beyond that. Don't see how this would be a new VAM as it has the spiked lip and matching reverse (13 III2 6 - C3c) - missing the break so not a VAM-13A. My two-cents but deferring to the experts! Love the spike as I believe I'm a punk rocker at heart.....
by keilg1
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - just a hair
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: OT - just a hair

Ah, the wonders of inbreeding... Er, aristocratic good breeding...

Like looking at portrait pictures of the English monarchy over time...

:o
by keilg1
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O-T 1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL LDS
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: O-T 1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL LDS

Cool looking. Love it when die cracks/breaks make it look like a knife fight...
by keilg1
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?

Yup, if your coin has denticle crapolla on both obv and rev, then it would be a 2A, regardless how strong/weak it may be. There is no die stage where the denticle crapolla was polished off to revert both dies to a 2. Brilliant. Love that understanding can come from deeply diving into the crapolla. ...
by keilg1
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?

@messydesk,

Can you shed some light on what defines the transition from V2 to V2A? I have two that are 'tweeners' - one shown here and another one in a similar boat: denticles not normal looking but not quite what is shown in the 2A pictures.

Thanks for your help!

Gary
by keilg1
Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 5th NO Super, Bigger Cipher Reward, and More Die Cracks...
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: 5th NO Super, Bigger Cipher Reward, and More Die Cracks...

Thanks for sweetening the pot, but that cipher is still as hard as it WAS! I love the Bletchley Park Brainteasers (thanks to Alan Turing and the brainiacs of WWII just down the road from where I live) - this is worthy of those.

Any additional hints on the cipher?

;-)
by keilg1
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?

This is just from my observations only. If others have different observations, bring them on! The die pair started in the VAM-2 pair, with no crapolla in the denticles, i.e. clean dies. The dies were then polished and remarried. From what I can tell, the crapolla in the denticles happened then. The...
by keilg1
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: 1887-S V2 to 2A transition point?

You have a LDS as you surmise. There is a polishing job (both dies and remarried) and die wear involved. As you know, the EDS coins are much more dramatic than the LDS coins. They are not hard to find, so if you want an EDS, keep looking. I bought one not that long ago off of HA as I recall. Thanks...