1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

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1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Post by keilg1 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:07 am

Thanks to help from @messydesk, Leroy decided the following:
1880-O V81 LVA descriptions.JPG
1880-O V81 LVA descriptions.JPG (112.99 KiB) Viewed 367 times

First his pictures of the obverse:
1880-O V81 LVA date.JPG
1880-O V81 LVA date.JPG (255.27 KiB) Viewed 367 times
1880-O V81 LVA ear.JPG
1880-O V81 LVA ear.JPG (231.45 KiB) Viewed 367 times

Please note, I see additional PUPs of the crack from the first left star and the neck vee, and the cracks along the left stars 4-6, both seen in the first VAM-15 FCP, but I also see cracks running along the date digits suggesting this is a later stage than the VAM-15:
1880-O V81 crack star neck.jpg
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1880-O V81 date cracks.jpg
1880-O V81 date cracks.jpg (183.9 KiB) Viewed 367 times

I'll post the reverse pictures from LVA next.
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Re: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Post by keilg1 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:18 am

And LVA's reverse pictures:
1880-O V81 LVA IGWT.JPG
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1880-O V81 LVA L wreath.JPG
1880-O V81 LVA L wreath.JPG (271.55 KiB) Viewed 365 times
1880-O V81 LVA arrow heads.JPG
1880-O V81 LVA arrow heads.JPG (284.96 KiB) Viewed 365 times

Based on Leroy's mention and that this is similar to VAMs 45 and 78, can this be added as one of the "Buffed reverses" set in SSDC?

Thanks again, @PacificWR, in advance for your help creating the new page.

Similar to the other two in this batch just back, co-discovery between me (Gary Redfeather) and my dad (Gary Keil).

Some of you may have noted I did not include a copy of Leroy's letter to me. I will explain my cutting-and-pasting of the salient parts for the DCs because a lot of the letter was personal reflections he had about Marilyn. If he agrees the community might benefit from me sharing it, I'll do so as an OT post later. Suffice it to say, the two were quite the pair (as many of you already know).

Warmly,

Gary

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Re: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Post by PacificWR » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:32 pm

Congrats on your new DC. Nice new buffed reverse. The new VAM page is setup.

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Re: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Post by RogerRock » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:53 pm

Roughness at top of left wreath looks more like die deterioration ...
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Re: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Post by lioncutter » Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:17 pm

Awesome! and Congrats.
Can you post full shots of obv. & rev.?
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Re: 1880-O VAM-81 DC - new buffed reverse

Post by Mhomei » Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:31 am

Congrats


Would love to see the mint mark

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