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by SilverToken
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Collar Clash -Correction- Solved

PER Vampicker- this is not ejection impact (or as Vampicker referred to as ejection doubling) but “Strike Doubling”. So anyone who noted this, please correct any adjustments you may have done in your references since this last post.
by SilverToken
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

Re: What is the correct term? - Solved

This posting has tracked sideways. The term I will be using will be “ Sintered Die ”. I first found the term on a Canadian Coin website, in metallurgy references and it fits the look perfectly for the 1889 VAM’s 23B stage 3&4, VAM 30 and VAM 49. The highlighted 3rd paragraph of Wayne’s provided LVA ...
by SilverToken
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 P Vam 4 or 4a?
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: 1896 P Vam 4 or 4a? SOLVED

Check your 96's. There is now a 1896-P 4B Top 100.
by SilverToken
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 10432

Re: 1900 p- VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it? Just Checking

Due to the recent posting of a discovery coin that I was working on in vain, I need to ask about this, my very first post on the forum, which has never been solved. In plain clear terms: Do any site administrators, members, or non members have any knowledge of this possible new VAM being mentioned t...
by SilverToken
Fri Aug 26, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P Possible Discovery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: 1896-P Possible Discovery?

Just Curious- I posted about this back in Dec 27, 2021 "1896 P Vam 4 or 4a?" with this Discovery coin. I did more research, sought and found a second coin to show subsequent coins and re-submitted the post on the forum as directed by the instructions. I looked this morning and magically a "NEW 1896 ...
by SilverToken
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P Possible Discovery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

1896-P Possible Discovery?

1896-P Possible Discovery? I am re-submitting for review by members of the forum a possible new die stage discovery of 1896-P VAM 4/4A Double Star Top 100, before proceeding to actual submission as the guidelines say. My previous post, “1896-P Vam 4 or 4a”, received little to no feedback, other than...
by SilverToken
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Collar Clash

good enough for me!
by SilverToken
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Collar Clash

Then what is it called when the denticles are called when they are mashed 1/2 way in a semicircular fashion? Imo, that's an error due to ejection impact or die slide when the coin was ejected right after struck. Would that ejection impact account for all of my 96 Vam 4a's and the image posted on Va...
by SilverToken
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Collar Clash

This is found on the 1896 4a, not the 4. I was seeking the correct term, without calling it correct term.

I believe now that it is a denticle clash, just not noted on the VAM, like the die crack above the AT in states
by SilverToken
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Collar Clash

Then what is it called when the denticles are called when they are mashed 1/2 way in a semicircular fashion?

I recognized the double stars, but that is only part of my investigation....
by SilverToken
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Collar Clash

OK

Then is it just considered a clash on the denticles, crushing them 1/2 way down?
by SilverToken
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Collar Clash

Is this a collar clash?

It is approximately from 5:00 to 10:00 and follows the rough diameter of a Morgan. The denticles crush deeper towards the center.

Thanks in advance
by SilverToken
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1896 Vam 4/4a
Replies: 1
Views: 683

1896 Vam 4/4a

Noticed on the Top 100 value list published earlier this year that the 1896 Vam 4 and 4a are missing

Good ballpark value for a raw MS60?
by SilverToken
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

Re: What is the correct term?

I asked because the 1889 23 A/B, Vam 30 and Vam 49 all have the same atypical die erosion. Could have been a bad batch of die material, like our wonderful 70's cars, just rusted sooo bad. But the Vam 30 has a brush pattern of this erosion by the neck, bolstering the argument that the die polisher us...
by SilverToken
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 1391

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

I promise I will never use the term 'mini center reed' John, I never meant to squirrel you. I simply have a very unique coin and found this reeding on the edge. In one of the first contacts I had on ANA's discussions, I was reminded that every coin has 3 sides, so I check now. I appreciate your dre...
by SilverToken
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 1391

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

wide reeds, overlapping reeds, and the new term "mini center reed... MTC?" If there is an update to the Vamworld be made???.... Now that I understand it is a die, and thanks for more clarification!
by SilverToken
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 1391

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Thanks for the advise and explanation. Thinking deeper about it, VAM's are dies, not reeds.

I will quit opening slabs now, LOL
by SilverToken
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 1391

peculiar 21d reed queation

Picked up a nice 21d and checking all 3 sides, we discovered a peculiar raised mini-reed.

Does anyone have the explanation for this and what it would correctly be called?

Thanks in advance
by SilverToken
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

The big elephant in the room question.....

Does PCGS through their insurance use PCGS posted values of the coin(s) that was stolen/lost to make you whole?
by SilverToken
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: ANACS grades in

What was the cycle time? (ship to and received back)

I still like the curved top on the holders, it would be nice if the VAM # were up there too to find at a glance.