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fogie
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interesting find

Post by fogie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:41 am

The photo below is taken of an 1878-P VAM9 but the oddities attached to the denticles are also found on the 1878-P 8TFs. Odd....
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fogie
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Re: interesting find

Post by fogie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:42 am

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billcoin56
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Re: interesting find

Post by billcoin56 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:08 am

In case you were interested. The little spikes off the denticles are on my 9A also.

oldcollector
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Re: interesting find

Post by oldcollector » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:24 am

on my vam 9 also

ashmore86
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Re: interesting find

Post by ashmore86 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:01 pm

is this on your specimen coin>?

RogerB
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Re: interesting find

Post by RogerB » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:46 pm

Those "spikes" are the result of chipping at the edge of the field. Usually seen on heavily used dies and on new dies from improperly tempered steel.

fogie
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Re: interesting find

Post by fogie » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:27 pm

Ok I did some more looking! The offending die chip on the denticle is found on all 8 tailfeathers VAM1 thru 17, VAMs 20 &21, including the proofs(14.3 & 14.8) and the VAM9 presentation piece. It is NOT on the 8TF VAMs 18,19,22 and 23. Talking with Mark I learned that the late Les Hartnett had done some thinking on this already. Apparently this is a HUB defect.

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