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pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:23 pm
by DHalladay
There are currently zero photos on the VAMworld attribution page.
These were taken with an ANACS-attributed MS61 DMPL (yes, it has a nasty case pf PVC measles.)
It was a challenge to find anything that might serve as PUPs. These are the best I could find:

1888-O VAM 16 date.jpg
1888-O VAM 16 date.jpg (251.29 KiB) Viewed 812 times
1888-O VAM 16 nose.jpg
1888-O VAM 16 nose.jpg (254.19 KiB) Viewed 812 times
1888-O VAM 16 cluster.jpg
1888-O VAM 16 cluster.jpg (212.22 KiB) Viewed 812 times
1888-O VAM 16 Mmark.jpg
1888-O VAM 16 Mmark.jpg (274.7 KiB) Viewed 812 times
1888-O VAM 16 scribbles.jpg
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Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:23 pm
by DHalladay
1888-O VAM 16 LFCP obv.jpg
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1888-O VAM 16 LFCP rev.jpg
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Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:13 pm
by messydesk
A picture of the doubled 2nd 8 would be welcome, since that's in the specification.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:44 pm
by DHalladay
messydesk wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:13 pm
A picture of the doubled 2nd 8 would be welcome, since that's in the specification.

Boy, "Second 8 doubled slightly at bottom" is an understatement. I only slightly see it at what must be about 30x magnification:
1888-O VAM 16 dbld 8 close.jpg
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Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:06 pm
by fogie
Calling the above coin a 'FAR DATE" may be gilding the lily just a bit.....

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:30 am
by messydesk
Looking at the VAM book now, it seems like there should be stronger doubling than what you're showing. Unfortunately, there's no shot of the date shown with the denticles, so I can't say whether the date position is a match for yours.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:33 am
by blh74
I have a V16, if I hold the coin upside down I think I see the doubling.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:35 pm
by DHalladay
blh74 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:33 am
I have a V16, if I hold the coin upside down I think I see the doubling.

Does your coin have the scribbles and other PUPs I photographed?

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:40 pm
by DHalladay
Above is another shot of the 2nd 8 that perhaps shows the doubling better?

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:56 pm
by messydesk
DHalladay wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Above is another shot of the 2nd 8 that perhaps shows the doubling better?
Perhaps. I think you need to bust it out, get rid of the PVC-pox, and run it through a PCGS bulk order. ;)

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:24 am
by ljs123
I posted about a VAM-16 attributed by LVA some time ago. I don’t remember if it was on the old VW, or this one. It had proof like fields covered by some patina.
To me the major obverse pick up was the polished down lower jaw and the jaw neck junction.
I recognized this as a VAM-16 right away because of that.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:29 am
by blh74
DHalladay wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:35 pm
blh74 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:33 am
I have a V16, if I hold the coin upside down I think I see the doubling.

Does your coin have the scribbles and other PUPs I photographed?
Yes my coin looks like that.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:55 pm
by Dirtdoctor
If these help, feel free. From PCGS 62

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:08 pm
by DHalladay
Great photos!
Thanks for posting them.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:02 am
by blh74
The VAM page could sure use those pictures, now there are none.

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:33 am
by messydesk
blh74 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:02 am
The VAM page could sure use those pictures, now there are none.
I took care of it.