1926-S VAM 3K2

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colwillys
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1926-S VAM 3K2

Post by colwillys » Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:34 pm

Dr. Close this was aired long time ago . Was said not !926-S VAM 3K2 please check .
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davidkclose
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Re: 1926-S VAM 3K2

Post by davidkclose » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:49 am

I think the question is related to the number of distinct die states (DS) - DS 1 (VAM 3K1) has the die scratch neck w/o obv or rev die ;polish, DS 2 has either rev die polish of VAM 3K3 w/o obv die polish or obv polish in right field w/o reverse polish, DS 3 has both die polish on right field obv & rev die polishing (your coin), DS 4 is VAM 3K2 with additional polishing left lower quadrant obverse.
The question is whether or not DS 2 exists. If is does, then the listings would need to be adjusted accordingly.

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Re: 1926-S VAM 3K2

Post by davidkclose » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:48 am

There is more to this story than I had initially thought. After looking at my coins, VAM 3K1 came first, followed by EDS VAM 3K2 (your coin) then LDS VAM 3K2 (my discovery coin), then VAM 3K3, which is paired with a new obverse die. My VAM 3K1 has minor rev die polishing, but not nearly as dramatic as VAM 3K3.
As LVA had initially listed VAM 3K2 for the die polish in the right field, I propose the following: Name EDS VAM 3K2 as "VAM 3K2a", and the LDS as "VAM 3K2b". In this way both distinct die states are recognized, with Tom getting credit for the VAM 3K2a discovery.
I invite comments, thanks.

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