1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

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Pareidoliac
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1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Post by Pareidoliac » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:22 am

Been through the list. Not matching anything, although there is slight doubling in right lower wing edge as in VAM-18.
However, there are two gouges, one on obverse, a vertical gouge above and to the left of I of IN; and, one on reverse, in rays to the right of middle olive leaves.
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Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges, Heavy Die File Lines Neck

Post by Pareidoliac » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:03 am

I'm adding this photo of the neck-jaw area showing heavy die file lines in the hope that, along with the obverse and reverse die gouges, someone may help to identify this VAM.

The obverse gouge is above and to the left of I of IN.

The reverse gouge is between rays right of middle olive leaves.
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Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Post by davidkclose » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 am

The die gouge on the obverse is that of VAM 3. The area right of leaves appears to represent a clash mark. I am not sure about the underside of the wing, If your coin is not a VAM 3, then Leroy needs to see it.

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Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Post by Pareidoliac » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 am

Thank you, David. My coin has none of the doubling of VAM-3 so I’ll send it to Leroy.

I’m curious: the VAM-3 listing does not mention or show the obverse die gouge; how do you know the gouge is on the VAM-3?

Thanks again.

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Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Post by davidkclose » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:38 pm

When I saw your post, I looked at my coin. I have not seen a VAM 3 without this obverse die gouge, & have not seen the die gouge without the VAM 3 reverse. If either is found, it would be worthy of a new listing IMHO.

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Re: 1925 Unknown VAM with Two Die Gouges

Post by Pareidoliac » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:46 am

Dr. Close, one last question. Does your VAM-3 have a diagonal die scratch originating in the D and rising through the rays above OLL? I provided a photo of that area (my eyes are not picking up any doubling of right sides of rays and right side of D; maybe you can see it). I'm looking forward to see what Leroy finds.
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