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by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clashed E Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: Clashed E Quiz

I will let this run for a while to let others chime in. I will announce the phantom at 6:00 PM EST.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clashed E Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Clashed E Quiz

It has been a while since this was done. The old Clashed E quiz on VW1.0 was lost, so here goes again. All the photos are from real clashed Es, except one. Which one is the phantom E?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A quEstion... 80p v50A
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: A quEstion... 80p v50A

It did not get listed back in 2009. But who knows with today's lax standards? Nothing would surprise me anymore.

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by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)

Andy, you can add the photos. But without more supporting photos of the die stages, I am not sure how helpful they will be.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)

Here it is.
Scratch Left Wing on EDS 1.jpg
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by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)

I guess I should mention that the VAM-1A is just a VLDS of the third die stage of the VAM-18, i.e., just the same die marriage, but very late in the later die stage/state.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

1898-S VAM-18 (&VAM-15A)

Just a caution. There are three distinct die stages of the VAM-18, EDS, MDS & LDS. The distinction comes with two different polishing episodes of the dies, and then they were re-married. The EDS and MDS have the plated scratch in eagle's left wing, albeit weaker in the MDS. In the LDS, the scratch i...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-S V4 vs V17/17A
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: 1898-S V4 vs V17/17A

Let me put this another way. The VAM-4 die pair was married long enough to create the die "breaks/chips" in Liberty's lower hair curls. The reverse die was retired. The VAM-4 obverse die with the die "breaks/chips" was married to a new reverse die to create the "VAM-17A". There is a LDS of the VAM-4...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-S V4 vs V17/17A
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

1898-S V4 vs V17/17A

Has anyone noticed that the obverse die of the VAM-4 and VAM-17A is the same? The LFCPs on this site for both VAMs show the same die chip in Liberty's Cap below the top cap fold that is listed for the VAM-4. Based on my die study of this date, they do share the same obverse die. The reverse dies are...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Thing FUN 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 5576

Re: VAM Thing FUN 2019

Won't make it this year. While I will be in Orlando over the Holidays visiting the man-children, daughters-in-law, and grandkids, I can't extend my vacation to include the FUN Show. Bummer, since it is actually in Orlando this year.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901-S Possible Die Break
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Re: 1901-S Possible Die Break

Having done a die study on the 1901-S series, I did not find a reverse die with a crack pattern that would support the crack eventually developing into a break/cud in the location and pattern as shown on this coin. That being said, I did not find a die pair that would fit into VAM-11 either. Looks l...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 43014

Re: 1883-O VAM"38"... Confirmed w. 2nd Coin! Finally! New Pics For Consideration. Help Me Learn...

Personally, I have watched this circus in amazement. I think the Yokel is deliberately exercising you guys.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 43014

Re: 1883-O new Partial E location... Need help... (Machine doubled letters and broken arrow?)

Deja Vu. I was in TheYokel's spot at one time. But you guys amaze me with your patience. Hopefully it works out in the long run.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big Problem with this 1878 P B1 Reverse with a CUD
Replies: 29
Views: 7391

Re: Big Problem with this 1878 P B1 Reverse with a CUD

Doesn't look natural to me. I am in the camp of some sort of PMD. Things just don't look right to me.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA
Replies: 15
Views: 4933

Re: Back from LVA

I would ask the following question. Does your 1900-S "VAM-13" coin have a m/m that could be described as "high"?

If so, why wouldn't it be a VAM-14 since the descriptions are so similar?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 3 discoveries, 4 revisions, 1 kill
Replies: 28
Views: 8984

Re: 3 discoveries, 4 revisions, 1 kill

Leroy made the right call with the 1892-S VAM-1A listing, rather than going with a new VAM-14 IMHO. Nice listing. By the way, the reverse die was used in EDS in the VAM-12 and VAM-13 die pairs. I could not find an example of either of those die pairs that showed even a hint of a die chip at the righ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887/6-P VAM13(X?) (Chipped 8's, Denticle Impressions, Beards, Antlers, Over-date, and E's...)
Replies: 27
Views: 6179

Re: 1887-P VAM13(A?) (Chipped 8's, Denticle Impressions, Beards, Antlers, Over-date, and E's...)

For those that might be interested, there is an article on the 1887-P VAM-13 die progression on the SSDC Registry site. It is in the VAMview dated September 2008. This article was written before the VAM-13A die stage was listed. But it might prove an interesting read. By the way, the clashed letter ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: So... I discovered the missing bottom half to the 1887-P "Partial E"... No BS...
Replies: 28
Views: 6804

Re: So... I discovered the missing bottom half to the 1887-P "Partial E"... No BS...

The phantom E strikes again.
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by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Edge of an E?
Replies: 16
Views: 4623

Re: Edge of an E?

I think Ray be onto something. The marker he shows is too high off of eagle's wing to be the neck clash. It is also incuse to the coin which a clashed E would be. While I am not convinced, and am not convinced LVA would list it as a clashed E, I think it should be seen in hand by others before any a...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O Coin poop
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: 1902-O Coin poop

I do not know of a reverse die with this feature. As others have said, not in the die.