1879-S [Vam 12] light tweaking

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Geseas
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1879-S [Vam 12] light tweaking

Post by Geseas » Tue May 03, 2022 5:14 pm

Hello everyone.
JB sparked my interest in the 1879-S with all the work he just did on them.

Please take a look at these LFCPs of my 79-S:
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My main interest is in the Rev. at the left star. By tweaking the 'Light' just right I came up with these two close-up photographs of my area of interest:
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Could these be photographs of die gouges?
Update photo:
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From the above photo, I am thinking a Planchet error mimicking a die gouge...probably easy for them to do that!


I have attributed this coin as 1879-S Vam 12.
Last edited by Geseas on Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:11 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Re: 1879-S light tweak

Post by messydesk » Tue May 03, 2022 8:10 pm

For 79-S, start with the date, mint mark, and the leaves opposite the N in ONE.
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Re: 1879-S light tweak

Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue May 03, 2022 8:50 pm

A little acetone bath in that area,
Will also help

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Re: 1879-S light tweak

Post by Geseas » Tue May 03, 2022 9:17 pm

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:50 pm
A little acetone bath in that area,
Will also help
I am afraid the acetone may wash my dreams away... I think those gouges are barely on there. I will work on the date first. ;) Thanks, you guys. I am allergic to C3H6O, anyway. (I had to look at the can for formula.)

Here is date:
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Fogie 1879s V 11 compare.jpg
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Mint mark:
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Leaves across from 'N' in 'ONE':
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