1883-O VAM-44 Unlisted Polishing Lines in MM. Additional PUPs

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Mike7E
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1883-O VAM-44 Unlisted Polishing Lines in MM. Additional PUPs

Post by Mike7E » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:29 pm

1883-O VAM-44 Unlisted Polishing Lines in MM. Additional PUPs

My magnification may be too high to replicate a 10X loupe but some features need to be seen to be identified as being on a particular VAM or not.

1 doubled at bottom of upper crossbar as listed for this VAM. Not listed on page doubled at upper right side of vertical shaft and slightly at bottom and top right of lower crossbar.
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3 doubled bottom inside and upper left inside of lower loop also not listed. Many 1883s have similar doubling or broken 3 at the bottom.
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Tripled ear as listed and even if there is only one tripled ear on the VAM-44 page the two two sets of vertical die scratches in upper ear at right are another PUP.
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LIBERTY: R has similar lumps at bottom of right foot and T has some doubling but Y does not have the break across it show in rev/obv comps picture on the page. An earlier die stage?
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Pictures for below in next post. Reached the limit.

Minor doubling right side of right cotton blossom that is visible with 10X loupe, not listed.


Appear to be marks at Hair Vee or just metal flow lines?

Many marks at neck line but they are not as distinct as “Thread-Like Die Impression of EDS” shown on page.

Reverse:

O set left and tilted slightly left. Series of horizontal die polishing marks that lift from left to right in MM not mentioned on VAM-44 page. Made me think this was another VAM as not mentioned on the page.

Tail Feathers not beveled so not a VAM-44A or VAM-44B, but lines above arrows same as VAM-44.

N In ONE doubled outside left upright, and inside left of crossbar not listed on the page.

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Re: 1883-O VAM-44 Unlisted Polishing Lines in MM. Additional PUPs

Post by Mike7E » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:34 pm

Additional Pictures
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M7E_1883-O VAM-44 Neckline.jpg
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M7E_1883-O VAM-44 Tail Feathers.jpg
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Five appears to be the limit so one more post.

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Re: 1883-O VAM-44 Unlisted Polishing Lines in MM. Additional PUPs

Post by Mike7E » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:35 pm

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Re: 1883-O VAM-44 Unlisted Polishing Lines in MM. Additional PUPs

Post by messydesk » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:07 pm

The mint mark picture is a good one to include on the VAM 44 page.
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