1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

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Pareidoliac
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1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Post by Pareidoliac » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:02 pm

First, let me apologize for using PNG photos. Neither my old phone nor my old computer provide JPEG and I haven't yet figured out how to convert PNG to JPEG, but I will.

Now the coin: Probably a 1CZ "Die File Lines Upper Obverse & Left Reverse" given the strong evidence of die file lines in vicinity of ERT, obverse. Not the same strong evidence upper left reverse, though.

THREE additional, interesting features on this coin:

1. Scribbling die scratches in hair between first and fourth rays (from right) below ER. Maybe these are just part and parcel of the 1CZ discovery coin. Won't know unless the discoverer sees this and comments.
2. Long diagonal die scratch in rays, lower right reverse, to right of middle olive leaves and below OL in DOLLAR.
3. Die scratch in front of eye. Will post photos separately. (Not VAM-1BE Impaled Eye.)
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Re: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Post by Pareidoliac » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Here is photo of die scratch sloping upward diagonally from eye.
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Re: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Post by davidkclose » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:58 pm

Your coin does not appear to have the same die polishing above the hair between ER of LIBERTY as is shown on the VAMworld page. I don't recognize your coin as a listed variety, & would be a litle skeptical that Leroy would list it, as minor die file lines varieties are common.
Hope this is helpful, keep on looking!
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Re: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Post by jrfaust » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:52 am

Yup, the Doc is right, I had a look at my 1CZ discovery and doesn't match up. I'll try and get some additional pics added to page. Leroy's plate photo don't capture the file lines very well. Good luck!
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Re: 1923 VAM-1CZ or something else?

Post by Pareidoliac » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:16 pm

Thanks for looking at it.

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