New 88-S variety

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New 88-S variety

Post by vampicker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:03 pm

I'll wait to make a new page when the new site is up, but I just got back the new discovery piece for what is now the 1888-S VAM 5A. The base die pair has a minor slanted date, but the late die stage just listed has a break from the top of the cap to the 2nd U of PLURIBUS that got heavy die polishing in an attempt to efface the break.
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by crabscrape » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:10 pm

John,
Do you have a pic of the New discovery?

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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by vampicker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:16 pm

I'll post a pic or two when I get back from Baltimore. Maybe I'll do this as a future 'About VAMs' column. I picked the piece up as a 'just buy something' piece after I'd been hanging at a table for a while
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by CascadeChris » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:43 pm

Cant wait to see how hard they scrubbed this girl!
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by crabscrape » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:47 pm

Would like to see the scrubbing myself :o . I remember years back when I picked a 1889 O vam 20A and it had been scrubbed. Payed more for it then I wanted, but I learned a hard lesson from it. Finally picked one in MS a few years back and they don't even have a crack to efface.

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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by fogie » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:53 pm

I have 2 of these 1888-S VAM5 and neither one shows any sign of a crack above the cap - 1 however shows a good die scrubbing.
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by PacificWR » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:55 am

For sure. Nice Discovery.

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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by vampicker » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:54 am

Here's a picture of the break and polish.
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by twohawks » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:01 am

I have been looking for this clashed die pair for a few years now that isn't polished down. After that clash they cleaned up the die pair and you can see straight line polishing lines above the cap and under the tail feathers.

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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by vampicker » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:13 am

Thinks that's a different marriage Russ. I don't see any trace of clashing on this thing
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by vampicker » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:17 am

BTW, fogie's example is very similar. I'm betting the crack was there, partially polished away, then came back after a few strikes. There's a void in the cap just under the fold that takes out part of the leaf above the right boll
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by bob259 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:08 am

fogie: I have 2 of these 1888-S VAM5 and neither one shows any sign of a crack above the cap - 1 however shows a good die scrubbing.

Look carefully at your picture. I believe I can see the crack now that we have one showing exactly where it is.

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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:09 am

JR. Look closely. I see the crack on Fogies. Just not as strong and obscured by scuffing. I'm thinking his looks like a later stage than yours with more subsequent polishing to remove crack maybe?
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:11 am

Oops. Didnt see Bob's reply without the creepy baby. Bob gets the credit lol. And Bob, you HAVE to set that baby as your avatar bro!
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by bob259 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:06 pm

Bob, you HAVE to set that baby as your avatar bro!

Done!

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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by vampicker » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:44 pm

Here's a pic of the polished out area in the cap
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by shortnock » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:19 pm

'Way to 'pick...you ole VAMpicker.
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Re: New 88-S variety

Post by andywoj00 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 pm

JR....Can you post the plate photos and the LVA letter here? VAM page needs to be tweaked a bit.
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