Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

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Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by PacificWR » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:46 pm

Received my package back from LVA yesterday (Tuesday) and it was a fairly comprehensive update for the 1889-P VAM-23 and VAM-7 Series. Four VAMs were revised and one eliminated, plus 15 new plate photos. The revised VAMs are VAM-7, VAM-7A, VAM-7B1 and VAM-7B2. The VAM that was eliminated was VAM-5G (it should never have been VAM-5G). While the update is not entirely accurate we are definitely headed in the right direction. I have a package going out on Monday that should clear some of this up.

In the next month or two I'll be updating the VAM-7, VAM-7A, VAM-7B1 and VAM-7B2 pages with high resolution photo's that will show the die state sequencing (major die states) for each VAM. VAM-23B is already done.

Finally, interesting theory LVA has on the old VAM-5G which is now VAM-7 Obverse die #1. Checkout LVA’s theory towards the end of his letter.
All of the VAM pages have been updated.

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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by fogie » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:23 am

me head hurts...

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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by keilg1 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:02 pm

Similar to @fogie, my head hurts but I LOVE the convoluted story that is unfolding.

Reminds me of my family tree...

Great job for helping clarify the situation even slightly.

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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by dave700x » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:24 pm

Great work Wayne! I just added what I believe to be a 7B2 LEDS to my collection.
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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by colwillys » Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:33 pm

WTG Wayne , Nice Work .

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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by RogerRock » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:01 pm

Excellent work Wayne !
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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by PacificWR » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:50 pm

Thanks guys! The reason it kind of seems convoluted is there are numerous things that still need to be ironed out. One of them is there is a die sequence that is still not listed. That should be taken care of with my next submittal, but that may in turn deepen the story behind the mystery dots.
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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by PacificWR » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:51 pm

dave700x wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:24 pm
Great work Wayne! I just added what I believe to be a 7B2 LEDS to my collection.
Nice addition to your collection.

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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by blh74 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:17 am

You guys are having too much fun!

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Re: Back from LVA. Update on the 1889-P VAM 23 and VAM 7 Series

Post by ljs123 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:24 pm

Nice work Wayne.

Now I just need to find a 23A of my own.
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