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by Pareidoliac
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1889 VAM-14A, 1884-O VAM-21A, 1904-O VAM-22A2
Replies: 0
Views: 862

1889 VAM-14A, 1884-O VAM-21A, 1904-O VAM-22A2

For sale:
1889 VAM-14A, ANACS MS 64.
Asking $135.00 + $5.00 shipping.

1884-O VAM-21A ANACS MS 63.
Asking $95.00 + $4.00 shipping.

1904-O VAM-22A2, ANACS MS 62
Asking $85.00 + $4.00 shipping.

Will consider offers. Send PM if interested.
by Pareidoliac
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S VAM page update.
Replies: 88
Views: 23235

Re: 1879-S VAM page update.

Well, I’m venturing into territory best traveled by experienced VAMmers, but maybe a newcomer’s input will be of some value. I really like the current VW site. There is very little I don’t like about it and maybe that just means I am too new to know better. I am frustrated by those pages with no pho...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB 1922 P VAM 1 (Seriously - I really do want to buy a 22P VAM 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 2823

Re: WTB 1922 P VAM 1 (Seriously - I really do want to buy a 22P VAM 1)

Raybob,

I checked all my 22-P’s and don’t have it. I found a few higher up on the rarity scale but no VAM-1’s. Maybe it’s rarer than we think.
by Pareidoliac
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1883-CC NGC 61 VAM-5D
Replies: 0
Views: 834

1883-CC NGC 61 VAM-5D

This 1883-CC NGC 61 VAM-5D (not TPG attributed) for sale. See photos. Asking $330.00 including shipping. Please PM if interested.
by Pareidoliac
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse

It’s not pitting or rust because the areas aren’t raised on the coin. It’s frightening that my mind failed to register this most basic fact. Also, as I read in Definitions, pitting and rust are also more likely to occur more on the reverse because that die faces up and is more likely therefore to ho...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse

I looked at “planchet” in the VW definitions section and saw two kinds of planchet issues. First is a cracked planchet. That’s not the issue on this coin. Second is planchet lamination. The rectangular swath through the bun and hair may be lamination. Everything else looks like rusty die impressions...
by Pareidoliac
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse

Raybob, you sure know how to quash a new discovery. 😉
by Pareidoliac
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse

There also appears to be a long, raised rectangular swath from bottom of T, through bun, to second ray from the right. This is difficult to photograph but I provided two. It appears to be a continuation of the die break but cuts across the bun and hair at 45 degree angle at the base of the T.
by Pareidoliac
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

1926-D die break LL with very rusty obverse

This 1926-D has die break through LL on reverse (VAM-1H based on that) but the obverse has large rust patches at numerous locations and a die break from bottom of T through Y to rim. There is no mention of a rusted obverse die, pitting, or excessive die wear in the 1H listing. So, I am wondering if ...
by Pareidoliac
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1923-S, die file lines and pitting I-B
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Another 1923-S, die file lines and pitting I-B

This seems to have the die files lines and pitting between I and B in LIBERTY. Maybe VAM-1AU. Only one photo on the VW 1AU page and it's tough to tell whether I have a match. There is raised metal and a dot on top of the hair bun left of the T with heavy die file lines all around it. I don't know if...
by Pareidoliac
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation

Thanks for quick responses. I did some sloppy VAM detective work here. I'll post the right side up bust tip photo later today and finish looking at the remainder of VAMs, especially VAM-10. In the meantime, here's are full obverse and reverse shots. There is a horizontal threadlike impression on my ...
by Pareidoliac
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation

Here are the photos you requested.
by Pareidoliac
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation

The more I look at the VW 1M Page photo the more I think I’ve got a different thread impression on my coin.
by Pareidoliac
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

1887 VAM-1M, Looking for Confirmation

I'm taking a break from the Darkside, but only temporarily; having lots of fun there in Peaceland. However, examining an 1887 Morgan, I think I've zeroed in on VAM-1M Threadlike Impression Wing. The stock photo on VM is difficult for me to identify the threadlike impression. What I am seeing on my c...
by Pareidoliac
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Red Velvet Coin Display Trays
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Red Velvet Coin Display Trays

One dozen red velvet coin display trays with wood backing. Each tray holds 28 2" x 2" coin flips. Photo shows 9 trays, but there are 12 -- $3 each plus shipping. Will sell fewer than 12. If interested, please reply privately with shipping address so I can calculate postage which will likely be more ...
by Pareidoliac
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 vAM-2, 1-3, R-3 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: 1924 vAM-2, 1-3, R-3 Question

Thanks, David. I appreciate the information.
by Pareidoliac
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Unknown VAM, Strong Obv Doubling
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: 1922 Unknown VAM, Strong Obv Doubling

Went back and reviewed machine doubling vs. die doubling. I should re-read that section at least once a week. While the shelf effect, especially on the Y and 2, are clearly machine doubling, I'm still hung up on the tripled rays. Possible VAM-2M, but I will need in-hand verification by JB or ANACS. ...
by Pareidoliac
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Unknown VAM, Strong Obv Doubling
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: 1922 Unknown VAM, Strong Obv Doubling

Additional photo.
by Pareidoliac
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Unknown VAM, Strong Obv Doubling
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: 1922 Unknown VAM, Strong Obv Doubling

Additional photos.