78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

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78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:03 am

78-S VAM-51 die 2 LVA letter.jpg
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New 78-S VAM designation from Leroy today

VAM-51 die 2

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:07 am

In a day or two I am going to try to put into this message the photos Leroy sent with the letter.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by messydesk » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:16 am

Cool! Is this the one you showed me at FUN? I wish he would have called it VAM 115, instead.
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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:27 am

JB -- yes this is the one I showed you at FUN.
I also had JR look at it.
I was hoping for a new VAM but didn't happen.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by PacificWR » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:56 am

Good job Lewis.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by blh74 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:41 am

Good for you. I also have the same situation with 1897 S VAM 16. I got Obv. die 2. Thought it would be a new VAM.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by CascadeChris » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:29 am

I'm having trouble reading the letter. Is that due to the quality of the scan?
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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by bigjayvee » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:18 am

WTG Lewis,As usual,good work on the 78-S's!!!! Will check my V51 for the "NEW" obverse.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:21 pm

I see that the words on Leroy's letter are hard to read.
Last night I scanned the letter at a higher resolution, but it was over the 1.5MB limit.
I will try some things to get the quality better and stay within the 1.5 MB limit.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:34 pm

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Hope this will be readable.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:51 pm

78S V-51 die 2 LVA photo-3.jpg
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Leroy pictures of 78S VAM-51 die 2

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by tbconcrete » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:18 am

Great pictures Lew. Hard work pays off. Surprised the pictures never made it to the page.
Do you have editing privileges, Lew ? The page could use some die 2 PUPs

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by Mhomei » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:39 am

Thanks for bumping this.
I totally missed the june thread.

Congrats Lewis!!!

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by PacificWR » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:35 am

Lewis,

Do you need help with the page update?

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:06 am

Yes — I need help.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by PacificWR » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:28 am

Lewis,

Do you know if the photo's normal jaw, die chip on E and double one are LVA plate photos? The VAM Book only shows one plate photo (engraved wing feather).























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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by evensocome » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:34 pm

I feel VAMs are going to be somewhat absurd if new die combo's cease to become new VAMs. Obviously it's Leroy's party, and he can do as he pleases, but I can't help but feel that this VAM-11.2 trend is muddying the waters (since it's supremely arbitrary and can go either way and often does). Not to mention I feel it risks making an already technical and somewhat obscure hobby look a bit highfalutin and silly. Again, I know Leroy can do as he pleases. Just my 2 cents.

And congrats on what used to be a new VAM but is now a new die pair! /facepalm

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by blh74 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:37 am

evensocome wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:34 pm
I feel VAMs are going to be somewhat absurd if new die combo's cease to become new VAMs. Obviously it's Leroy's party, and he can do as he pleases, but I can't help but feel that this VAM-11.2 trend is muddying the waters (since it's supremely arbitrary and can go either way and often does). Not to mention I feel it risks making an already technical and somewhat obscure hobby look a bit highfalutin and silly. Again, I know Leroy can do as he pleases. Just my 2 cents.

And congrats on what used to be a new VAM but is now a new die pair! /facepalm
Two different obverse dies. They each are paired with the same reverse. Why not two VAMS? Can anyone explain this? I would appreciate any comments. Thanks.

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:41 am

Wayne,
What photos are you talking about?

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Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Post by lewisr2 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:50 am

Wayne,
Yes, these are Leroy's photos.
Leroy's photos have his description printed on the bottom of the photo.

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