1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

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1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by Prider358 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:21 pm

Hi everyone, think I've attributed the coin correctly. Any feedback always appreciated. Just wondering what the cloudy looking dust is around lettering and stars and can this be cleaned without damaging coin. Thanks all, stay safe.
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Post by Prider358 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:22 pm

And.
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Post by Prider358 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:23 pm

And.
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Re: 1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by hairfield1 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:11 pm

Looks like a VAM-84 to me, as far as cleaning I'll leave that up to others

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Re: 1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by messydesk » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:18 pm

Yes, VAM 84. Washed out L is a one-and-done on a long nock 78 for this die pair.
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Re: 1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by DHalladay » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:18 pm

messydesk wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:18 pm
Yes, VAM 84. Washed out L is a one-and-done on a long nock 78 for this die pair.

So is the dash under the first 8.
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Re: 1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by pup_picker » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:22 pm

Prider358 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:21 pm
can this be cleaned without damaging coin.
do you have any experience using acceptable chemical compounds on coins? ie: acetone, e-zest etc.

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Re: 1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by Prider358 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:31 am

Hi everyone, thanks for your feedback. Apart from the 'PUP's' mentioned, another one is the Die Chip on the eagle's right wing. As for experience cleaning with chemical's, I have none. Will leave this for a later date.

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Post by pup_picker » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:21 am

Prider358 wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:31 am
Hi everyone, thanks for your feedback. Apart from the 'PUP's' mentioned, another one is the Die Chip on the eagle's right wing. As for experience cleaning with chemical's, I have none. Will leave this for a later date.
acetone won't hurt that coin in probably a hundred year soak and a high probability of removing that gunk which has a large change of being cleaning compound. that is what it usually is.

rose thorns (i prefer dried hard and brown) can also be a good place to start for nooks and crannies.

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Re: 1878 VAM-84..Washed out 'L'. Broken 'D'

Post by Prider358 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:53 am

Thank you pup_picker, I shall give it a go. Stay safe all.

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