Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

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Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:50 pm

Has anyone seen one of these coin? Do they exist?
Back when grading, I looked an many thousands of this d/mm and never saw one that fit any of these to a t.
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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:48 pm

With so many eyes on 00-O mm's, I would think there would be dozens if not hundreds of specimens of each found.
John R? John B? Brian?

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by Bigbub » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:41 pm

In the SSDC registry, there are two VAM-24 listed. One of them is mine. It took ten years to find that one. There is one VAM-25 listed that is not mine and no VAM 26 listed. I look long and hard for examples and find none. But that does not mean they don't exist. Good luck in your quest.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by vampicker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:46 pm

It doesn't help that the mintmark in the VAM 25 plate appears to be strike doubled.
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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:55 pm

Bigbub wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:41 pm
In the SSDC registry, there are two VAM-24 listed. One of them is mine. It took ten years to find that one. There is one VAM-25 listed that is not mine and no VAM 26 listed. I look long and hard for examples and find none. But that does not mean they don't exist. Good luck in your quest.
Outstanding. That is quite impressive, these appear to be at very least R6 coins. Is there any way you could post images? At least of date & mm? Thanks.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:58 pm

vampicker wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:46 pm
It doesn't help that the mintmark in the VAM 25 plate appears to be strike doubled.
John, I have what appears to be a candidate for v26. But it seems much more dramatic than the text would imply (not sure where my big book is, so I haven't seen the plate). It looks almost like strike doubling it's so dramatic.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by tmanhg » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:01 pm

Post some pics of your coin.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:05 pm

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by tmanhg » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:19 pm

That is hard to say, but I like it.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by tmanhg » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:20 pm

After looking at the plate in the big book. It seems to be strike doubling. I like it though.
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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:22 pm

What's most interesting, is that the center line is perfectly straight the whole way - no curvature at the top or bottom. What would seem to preclude an O/O or O/CC (and it would obviously rule out machine doubling as well). Truly bizarre.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by evensocome » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:28 pm

I know this is impossible short of some drunken mint mix-up, but it almost looks like an O over a Large D. And I completely understand how improbable and problematic that it. I'm just at a loss. Hence my asking the walking encyclopedia's for their thoughts. John R, John B, Brian - does this look at all familiar?

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by vampicker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:39 pm

That piece is strike doubled. I'm willing to bet if you look at the rest of the reverse, you'll find a couple of other spots with the slide in the same direction. These dollars aren't like Washington Quarters that can twist on the mintmark only
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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by Bigbub » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:11 am

Dont forget, 1900-O VAM 37 which was an O/O listing was eliminated years ago after it was determined to be strike doubling, so this may be the coin you have.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by Bigbub » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:17 am

After checking my Big Book and looking at the VAM-37 photo, I'll have to retract that suggestion. The doubling on the VAM-37 goes the other way from your photo.

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Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Post by Bigbub » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:10 am

Here are the date and mintmark photos of my coin. As you can see, the mintmark is doubled inside to the left. My coin is also clashed but I can see no letter transfer anywhere.
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