Tim, thanks. And thanks to all others (yes, @UNCLE BINGO, you too!).tbconcrete wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:36 pmThis post has pictures. Sure looks like a VAM 112 to me. Nice find.
http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic ... 112#p42947
I think the additional pictures might help in some ways to show I don't have a straight 112, despite the confirmation of the wing scratch as well as the wickedly cool die chips on the eagle! Thanks for that link as I'd failed to see or find it.
Why am I fairly sure the obverse I'm seeing is a 110? As shown before the polish lines in the ear are identical, but I also see a clear hair D with the chip(s) off to the right:
The 112 page doesn't have a picture of the ear so I can't rule that out, but it has a doubled wheat leaf (not shown but I can get a picture of it if needs be) and it has polish lines under the right cotton boll, which are both lacking on my coin regardless of how I tip the coin and adjust the light source:
I didn't see any addtiional parallel lines at the back of the eye (not shown) and the coin lacks the 'couple of lines in the T of LIBERTY' shown on the 112 page (shown in an earlier picture of mine).
I see that both the 110 and the 112 have a crack that runs along the back of Liberty's cap, something seen on my coin, so this doesn't help differentiate the two.
I'm, thus, fairly sure this is a 112 reverse, but I'm unconvinced it's not a 110 obverse. Hoping we can get additional pictures from 110 and 112 owners.
Love to learn if all 112 reverses have the die chips. The first reverse FCP on the web page doesn't appear to show them...
Thanks again for helping - I've doubled your salary from this point forward.