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by RogerRock
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

No -rim bumps are post mint damage where the reeded edge is dented and pushes metal into the rim. Your coin appears to show genuine rim die breaks without dented reeded edge. Rim bumps are caused by dropped coins or other post mint damage. The raised metal on your coin's rim is not a bump - instead ...
by RogerRock
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

The term "rim cud" is a bit of a misnomer that has been used for so long that it kinda stuck. A true cud is a rim to rim die break with uplifted fields that extend past the denticles into the field. A "rim cud" refers to rim die breaks. Many rim breaks are produced as a consequence of collar clashes...
by RogerRock
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Morgan die cracks
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: 1921 Morgan die cracks

Welcome to VAMWorld. You just jumped on the largest single VAM listing.

Check out VAM 3DQ EDS (Early Die State) and VAM 3EB1
Double check the listed die markers.
by RogerRock
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 Peace Dollar Error
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: 1923 Peace Dollar Error

The area beside the 9 may have been struck through a rim burr since the photo appears to show missing metal at rim below right side of 9. The large area looks to be part lamination and part struck through. Sometimes the lamination flap of metal hinges over and is struck back into the coin with a "bo...
by RogerRock
Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: PCGS Frustration

GREAT Morgan Dropped LETTER !! THANKS for that follow up PCGS Photo spread.
by RogerRock
Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

RE: "Early capped bust halves displayed extreme die erosion near the rim and peripheral lettering which is relative to the inferior die steel and minting process of that time." “Gaspar and Dyer discuss the important production techniques indicated by the presence of a neck, which indicates the use ...
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

I'd think there's a limit to comparisons with any of the pre 1836 coinage as it is a largely different process. But I see your thought process here - the present example does have an effect that resembles the late stages of many of those early halves how about an extreme case of trail dies? sitting...
by RogerRock
Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

The "rays" seem to be radially oriented - not parallel as expected from some coin striking damage/ The extra "radial rays" are raised like die gouges from the dies. Somehow the dies were damaged much worse on the reverse than the obverse. The radial orientation usually is caused by contact with fee...
by RogerRock
Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 39
Views: 3855

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

Two major incentives, popularity and profit margin $ should overcome any production gliches.
by RogerRock
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

vampicker wrote:
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:17 am
Cool, I'll look forward to seeing it in hand. Might come back with something generic like 'die gouges' but I'll try to dig a little
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
by RogerRock
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

Wild! Looks way too strong for feeder fingers. Is the stuff that appears to be to the right and below In God We Trust directly opposite the affected area on the reverse? Yes ,and more above Y. . More stuff on obverse between L and I that is also weak. Rim is not involved. The better grade example o...
by RogerRock
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

fogie wrote:
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:02 am
ODD - AWED....No idea!
THANKS Brent!
I have searched thousands of Walkers with Very Few errors found. I found a few cracked planchet examples and several small planchet clips but no major striking errors besides the two 1940 die gouges.
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1419

OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

Striking errors seldom show up on Walking Liberty Half Dollars. Quality control on the entire Walker mintage was exemplary. I simply label this as major die gouges. What would you call it?

This error is not unique since I found two of them with same date and gouges.
by RogerRock
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $

Further study at higher magnification shows split serif hub doubling on STATES.
by RogerRock
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 869

1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos

Unable to find match for this 1923 s Peace $. Reverse shows radial die break from rim up through left side of C (PEACE) which continues through rock zig zagging toward far right claw. Long unabraded clash spike from eagle's shoulder similar to VAM 1AG but longer and even more closely doubled. Clash ...
by RogerRock
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos

Wanted to celebrate upcoming 4th of July in a spectacular VAM Fashion! 1921 P $ D1 Reverse that is much more interesting than VAM 19A is about to cross the CRUSHER's desk. This specimen was viewed and photographed by (Mr. 21) Crae Morton at the June Raleigh Expo Coin Show. Obverse major displaced fi...
by RogerRock
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 39
Views: 3855

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

No update yet on date of release on next edition of CHERRYPICKERS' GUIDE. All the supply dealers I know have been sold out of any CHERRYPICKERS' GUIDE for quite some time.
by RogerRock
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

Glad to help eliminate another errant/duplicate VAM listing.
by RogerRock
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

1921 D VAM 1P

That strong sense of "deja vam" is amazing recall for you JR. :o ;)
by RogerRock
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT just a bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: OT just a bit!

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:16 pm
Not to nitpick, but shouldn’t the title of this have been:
BEARLY OT?
or OT just a BEAR bit!