1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

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DHalladay
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1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by DHalladay » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:45 pm

There are 8 different 1895-S VAMs. I lack VAM 6, so the VAM 6A photo below has to do double duty for it. Just imagine the scribbles/polishing lines being bolder, since VAM 6 is an earlier die state. (I wish our posting system allowed bigger photos to be shown, but you'll just have to increase the scale on your monitor. This ganged shot looks fine at 200% of original size).

And just for fun, notice the detail of the 'rings' on the eagle's leg versus the grades of the coins (all by PCGS).
VAM 6A is VF30
VAM 1 (the late die state of VAM 4) is VF35
VAM 1B is XF40
VAM 5 is XF45
VAM 3 is AU50
VAM 4 is AU53
VAM 2 is AU58

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morganman
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Re: 1-shot 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by morganman » Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:07 pm

Great Job Dennis H, from home of Snake river, Idaho
I had no clue of scribbles on this date- Cool

Guess i will stay outta Boise, as its been craziest R E mkt in Nation
Betcha your a happy camper about your homes crazy value increase
With all the crazy living costs and fuel, makes one want to put a nice
yurt in the boonies and hideout, while selling out for huge pocket of cash

If i was younger and able thats exactly what i would do LOL

Thanks Dennis
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Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:55 pm

Dennis, nice work. I am always a fan of one & done attribution tools. Hope you find that V6.

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Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by SilverToken » Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:38 pm

Very smart, detailed and helpful as always
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Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by shortnock » Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:39 pm

DHalliday, Fine photos, great reference material. Is it permitted, and if so, how, may one save those images to home computer?
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Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by DHalladay » Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:52 pm

shortnock wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:39 pm
DHalliday, Fine photos, great reference material. Is it permitted, and if so, how, may one save those images to home computer?

Go to the 1895-S master page. There's now a link for "scribbles". Large individual photos of each coin are there.
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Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Post by messydesk » Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:03 pm

Thanks, Dennis, although technically these are not scribbles. Scribbles are added by hand to add detail (so far as we can tell), while these are die polishing lines. Still just as useful in determining what die they are, but decidedly different.
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