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by vampicker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Good illustration of how the upper die surface was cut to help guide a planchet to the center of the collar. In addition the reeded part of the collar was slightly wider at this top face than the bottom. So... there were two interesting aspects to collars: 1) they had a sloping guide cut into the t...
by vampicker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

Looks like crossed wires somewhere. My list had the tentative 1879-S Reverse of 78 VAM 96 as a duplicate of VAM 43. Not the 78-S
by vampicker
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Here's a 68-S quarter collar die from my collection. It will help illustrate what Roger was talking about. Note the deep bevel in the plate to naturally drop and center (usually)the planchet to the lower die Also note the groove around the entire bottom face to prevent this from being installed upsi...
by vampicker
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

I promise I will never use the term 'mini center reed'
by vampicker
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT
Replies: 14
Views: 3358

Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Personally, I think Ike looks better on this one
by vampicker
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

RE: "A rotating collar die is noted as the cause of this overlapping." Please explain what this means. Think we've mixed a couple of things here. There are several of the overlapping reeding varieties that are known with the noteworthy segments located in variable positions. This is from the collar...
by vampicker
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan

Actually, that's pretty typical for a Carson City strike. I recall Randy Campbell telling me he could usually tell what mint a Morgan was struck at without looking at the reverse based on the look of the obverse rim. He was usually right.
by vampicker
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

There are occasions where examining the reeding beyond doing a reed count is actually worthwhile, but there aren't many of them
by vampicker
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Those center lines are far more common than you'd think. I've spent far too much time looking at edge reeds and I've seen this enough to call it 'unremarkable' - unless you're trying to trace a specific collar die. But I'd caution anyone against this, as trying to match the line patterns and wear pa...
by vampicker
Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new finds
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Possible new finds

Probably just a hit. I'd suggest taking a look at the VAM 20 listing. Is there a die line at the top of the throat just under the chin?
by vampicker
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 64
Views: 914

Re: What is the correct term?

I would add that this is atypical, so calling it 'atypical die erosion' would likely be correct. This particular obverse apparently either wasn't or couldn't be properly hardened. It's a great story and it's reverse mate has a story of its own worth exploring.
by vampicker
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad Month for Us and Jack
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Bad Month for Us and Jack

I'm sorry for your loss. I've been thru this several times and it doesn't get any easier. But the day is coming where you'll think of your dog and friend and it will only be happy memories
by vampicker
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can you find...
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Can you find...

I couldn't find Waldo, but I did find AMBER
by vampicker
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new finds
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Possible new finds

No apology necessary. Being an expert with other fields does not subtract from my main gig. It really is the reason people put up with me and it's the thing that allowed me to branch out.
by vampicker
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new finds
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Possible new finds

Maybe it's time to forget about what you think you see and look thru the listings for marriages with the mintmark tilted strongly to the left. There's only a couple of options. Imagination can help you once you understand the basics within this field, but honestly right now you are doing yourself a ...
by vampicker
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new finds
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Possible new finds

Clashing occurs when the dies hit each other without a planchet in between. Clash marks are typically found in the highest points of the die first, and these will be the strongest marks. These must be present if there is even the slightest chance of any sort of clash showing in a deeper part of the ...
by vampicker
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Chin
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: 1882-O Chin

A typical clash mark The strike thru is kinda cool
by vampicker
Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a denticle die clash?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Is this a denticle die clash?

Think about what you see in that reverse image. Where does the G land on the obverse?
by vampicker
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help w/1882 S plz
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Help w/1882 S plz

Looks similar to VAM 23
by vampicker
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Super collar
Replies: 20
Views: 517

Re: 1923-S Super collar

"She blinded me with science' comes to mind