broken r 1878s vam 2

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thekid1007
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broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by thekid1007 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:18 pm

i have a 1878 s morgan and it can only be the one with the broken r vam 2

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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:43 pm

vam 2 is an unfortunate early listing that had incomplete information , and likely no longer exists.

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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by shortnock » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:59 pm

Welcome, thekid, to the world of VAMming. Keep on looking at the coin for additional pick up points....PUPS.
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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by messydesk » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:46 pm

Many dies of all 3 mints (P, S, CC) have a broken 'r', as this was a result of a break on the working hub. The next thing to look at is the area between the eagle's right (viewer's left) wing and leg, as there is typically some sort of manual re-engraving here.
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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by thekid1007 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:09 am

that is on the coin; the 4th star looks like the die had just stated losing that point it also has yhe file marks on the r it has file lines under the eagle also has the pitted wreath file lines in liberty the only picture that matches the broken r is the vam 2 how do i post a pic of the coin

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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by thekid1007 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:14 am

also the coin is uncirculated

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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by vampicker » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:10 pm

Posting pics in a thread can be done as drag and drop. Just make sure it shows as an attachment under the text box before you hit submit
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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by lewisr2 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:57 pm

It seems that those of us who are serious about 78-S wonder about
those who have VAM-1 and/or VAM-2 in their 1878-S registry set.
I an of the opinion that VAM-1 and VAM-2 should be eliminated from the registry set.
Also consider if 1E should be eliminated from the registry set.

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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by pup_picker » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:07 am

lewisr2 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Also consider if 1E should be eliminated from the registry set.
i have no dog in the fight but would 1e be an elimination or a re-assign if the 1e came before 103.5? i presume it is a die classifcation problem?

presumptively to me if it is removed from registry, then getting leroy to do something would be the next step?

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Re: broken r 1878s vam 2

Post by lewisr2 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:47 pm

78-S VAM-1E did come before the 103 die 5, however 103 die 5 is listed along with its sibling 103 die 1 to 4 as sharing the same obverse II 15. Also, 1E was one of the early VAMs listed by Leroy and a few of the early VAMs have been eliminated i.e. V-1A, 1F, and 1H.

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