Favorite Non-List VAM

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Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by lioncutter » Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:02 pm

Since there are probably more than 5000 different VAMs listed, and most do not ever become part of a major list set(Top 100, Hot 50, Hit List 40 etc....), I thought I would start a thread to see what is your favorite non-list VAM. There are many interesting VAMs that many probably do not know about, like my discovery 1880-O VAM 78.
I'll start with my favorite. 1880-P VAM 45B. Highest graded in SSDC registry is AU 55.
http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... -P_VAM-45B

What is your favorite non-list VAM?
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by SilverToken » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:35 pm

So I will bite. 1899 O v20

I bought a raw 1899-O that was a frosty 62-63. When I got home and really looped it, I found the reverse was spectacularly doubled from 10 o'clock to 1 o'clock, all words and the eagle in that pie cut, and the search was on!

I think that there is this kernel in the back of every collector's brain of a new discovery, for awhile. I went through the descriptions online fast, nothing. I then went one by one, and there it was at 20. Discovery, this time, was gone.

But, mine looks better!
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by messydesk » Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:41 pm

1898-O VAM 20.
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by DHalladay » Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:54 pm

messydesk wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:41 pm
1898-O VAM 20.
Oh yes.
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by vampicker » Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:54 pm

The latest one like this that made me take note is the 1924-S VAM 1A. It's the subject of my next column in Coin World. Of course, when I spot a non-list VAM I really like it has a habit of ending up on my list for the following year
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by fogie » Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:16 pm

1878-S V34A (but the 98-O V-20 is a contender...)

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by PacificWR » Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:41 am

1894-S VAM-1A. Should have been on a list a long time ago.

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... 4-S_VAM-1A

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by Unc90o » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:59 pm

1879-S VAM-80.
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by ...kenny » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:43 pm

Been searching for that VAMmed V20 since I interviewed Ash! He had it in his hand the whole interview... :lol:
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by lured_in_again » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:51 pm

My favorite would have to be the 1891 o - VAM 20 (or perhaps what should be the 20a, if I ever get around to sending it in) Someday (Retirement coming in January after 43+ years) I'll sort out the entire mystery of the 1D, 14, 14a, and 20 and get it posted here. By the way, I have never seen a VAM 14, none in registry, may not exist?

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by blh74 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:36 am

PacificWR wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:41 am
1894-S VAM-1A. Should have been on a list a long time ago.

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... 4-S_VAM-1A
I have a 1A in MS 62-63. Glad I revisited it, it is a great coin!

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by hallco » Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:01 pm

Everything about this one is good to me!
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I was lucky enough to get this from a member here on the forum several years ago. One of my favorites in my collection!

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by yobo » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:57 pm

Hi new to VAM World the 1884 O Vam 56A is a very interesting one. Not really sure how the letters got below the other letters.

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by messydesk » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:16 pm

yobo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Hi new to VAM World the 1884 O Vam 56A is a very interesting one. Not really sure how the letters got below the other letters.
Welcome, and that is, indeed, quite a cool VAM. I was fortunate enough to get one for myself. The clashed letters are faint, but unique, for sure.
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by keilg1 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:15 pm

One that makes Lady Liberty look a bit more feminine - http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... 3-O_VAM-33.

Pretty little hair clip around a major curl, not many (if any) others described as "hubbing debris impression" (unless I've missed one). Only 20 in SSDC consensus.

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by vamsterdam » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:21 pm

Mine would be a toss up.
1879s vam 57 obverse of 34a with re engraved tf rev 79
1879s vam 1j monster clash for a 79s
1879s vam 68 obv of vam 50 overpolished acid treated reverse
. I can’t vote for 1898o v20 because it is a cherrypickers listed coin but I’d like to.

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by collectinsince65 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:58 pm

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No not that Trigger!
This MS 64 DPL Trigger!!
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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by vamhusker » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:33 pm

1900-O VAM 31C. Most strongly clashed G of any VAM and super rare.

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Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

Post by lioncutter » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:58 pm

Wow! Really like the VAMs selected. Some did not realize were out there.
Maybe this could be a new set. Call it the Rodney Dangerfield Set. :D
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