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1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clashing

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:11 pm
by Jodemyer
The listing for the 1889P Vam 61 does not list doubling on the cotton leaves or the hair curl. I know they mimic each other but does the Vam 61 also have the same doubling as Vam 39? Thanks in advance!

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:24 pm
by Jodemyer
This is the 1889P I asked about above. I just want to make sure it's VAM 61.

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:11 pm
by colwillys
Check date placement .

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:52 pm
by hairfield1
Looks like it's a VAM-61 to me based upon the polishing line above the Y

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:51 pm
by Jodemyer
Thanks colwillys and hairfield1, I believe it is VAM 61. I just was not sure about the doubling that is listed on VAM 39 that it has. The date looks correct for 61 the best I can tell and the polishing lines. But both VAMs date placements look close to the same to me, but I am learning.
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Thanks for checking it out.

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:14 pm
by PacificWR
Can you take a FCP of the obverse?

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 6:57 pm
by Jodemyer
Heres two, one with filtered light. Thanks PacificWR!

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Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:42 pm
by PacificWR
The date, clashing around the neck, lips and the die markers all add up to VAM-61. It's a good bet that VAM-39/39A and VAM-61 are the same.

Re: 1889P...Are there any other differences between Vam 61 and Vam 39 other than die polishing marks on Liberty and clas

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:16 pm
by Jodemyer
Thanks PacificWR, I was wondering if that was a possibility! I appreciate you looking!