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1885-o VAM-2 Early Die State? IS an EDS with more Pictures

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:59 pm
by jgrinz
I am trying to decipher if this coin is an Early Die State
The pictures for a VAM-2 show parts of the arrow heads - Not quite seeing
what they describe as a scratch. I believe the doubling is there...
Thoughts



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Re: 1885-o VAM-2 Early Die State?

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:51 pm
by weth
It does look like a VAM 2, and I do think it would be EDS. I think the die scratch is referring to the one noted below.

You can see this die scratch even in later die states, so it's not really an EDS indicator. The doubling of the arrowheads sort of fades over time.
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Re: 1885-o VAM-2 Early Die State?

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:34 pm
by jgrinz
More pictures of my EDS but it looks like there are quite a few on the page already HOWEVER I do have a Wing gap picture that looks as though it is also indicative of an EDS coin. Feel free to use any of these as you will.
Thanks for your help





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Re: 1885-o VAM-2 Early Die State? IS an EDS with more Pictures

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:11 pm
by evensocome
The crispness of the denticles are those of a fairly fresh die.