Anyone recognize this 79-S?

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Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:54 pm

Thought it would be pretty basic since it has a strong RPM - but I'm coming up empty.
Ring any bells?
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:55 pm

More images including the RPM
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by Unc90o » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:08 pm

Is it 137 maybe?

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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:37 pm

Wow, think you're right. Looks a little different in a higher grade. But, there's enough there to convince me it's a match. Thanks!
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:14 am

BTW, can we link this thread to the page?
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by messydesk » Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:51 am

vampicker wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:37 pm
Wow, think you're right. Looks a little different in a higher grade. But, there's enough there to convince me it's a match. Thanks!
The scratches in the upper tail feathers don't look like a match from here, but you have the coin.
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:16 am

If it's not the same, then it's a seriously evil mimic. There are multiple vertical lines under the cotton bolls and that diagonal line in the L of LIBERTY too.
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by Unc90o » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:44 am

The more I looked at it, the more I think it is a serious evil mimic for the reverse die.
V137 mm seems to be slightly higher and more to the left than yours.

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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:50 pm

Here's a few more images of obverse markers that seem to match pretty well
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:54 pm

and full obverse and reverse. What do you think - VAM 137 or evil mimic?
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:54 pm

The obverse seems to be a match for the obverse of vam 137,138,
And is there anything at wing-neck gap?
Any lines in lower TF

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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:58 pm

Nothing...
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:01 pm

lower tail feathers
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:21 pm

JR
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:24 pm

Is it already listed?

Is this the die that was also used for 80-S dollars?
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:37 pm

Not sure if this reverse was
Used on any 1880 s die

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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by DHalladay » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:10 pm

The strong polishing lines at the base of the UTFs should/will be an easy key PUP for this VAM, even in modest grades.
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by vampicker » Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:39 pm

You'd think that, but it's a central point of the whole 'evil mimic' thing. This is now officially VAM 145
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Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:47 pm

Awesome

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