1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

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1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by Jodemyer » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:12 am

I am curious about the Denticles on the obverse and reverse of this VAM 22A. What causes it or how does it happen?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by Jodemyer » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:18 am

A few more pics
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Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by messydesk » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:20 am

That's been determined to be machine doubling. It happens on several 83-O varieties as well, and moves around from coin to coin.
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Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by Jodemyer » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:21 am

Two more pics.
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Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by Jodemyer » Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:24 am

Thanks messydesk! I had not seen that before.

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Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by RogerRock » Wed Oct 12, 2022 10:51 pm

The odd dented denticles are very common on 1921 S VAM 1BV. Leroy called out the VAM 1BV as " the most severe case of overpolished upper tail feathers that I've seen."
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Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

Post by Jodemyer » Thu Oct 13, 2022 11:13 pm

Thanks RogerRock I will check that out! They really are strange looking, I still cannot picture how they are formed. I am used to flat shelf-like MD, this is a new kind of MD for me. It adds a little more to the interest factor for me.

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