1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

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dave700x
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1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by dave700x » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:54 pm

This is a recent pick from ebay and I was wondering if the reverse die has reached the point to qualify as a buffed, worn, or sunken die.
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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by collectinsince65 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:27 pm

Hey Dave
I'm leaning towards 15A

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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by dave700x » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 am

Hey Mike, at first I was leaning toward 39A then back to 15A but the more I studied the images for both listings the more I became confused. There are a couple of remarkable similarities between the reverse images.... I'm not sure what it is at this point...
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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by rogerg » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:06 pm

Looks a lot like mine that I am calling a 15A.
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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by rogerg » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:59 am

Well. that pic sucked. Maybe this one will work better.
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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by dave700x » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:01 pm

Very nice example Roger. I still haven't decided what to call mine. It does not appear to have the line in the last 8 and does appear to have the doubled ear so I have it cataloged as V15A/ 39A at the moment. :?
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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by rogerg » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:15 pm

Check for line in 6th tail feather.
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Re: 1888 P VAM 15A/ 39A

Post by dave700x » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:57 pm

Could be a line on the 6th tail feather.
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