@bhinkle's scribbled 78P got me enjoying my 10A...

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@bhinkle's scribbled 78P got me enjoying my 10A...

Post by keilg1 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 4:58 pm

@bhinkle's post about his 80/82/whatever it might be coin with WONDERFUL shark fin scrtaches all over the reverse (http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7330) got me to thinking about an unsung hero in my opinion: http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... -P_VAM-10A.

I personally love this coin for all the right reasons. Fist year of issue, related to the VAM-15, scratches galore, doubled lettering and tons of other fun PUPs, etc.

If you've not found one of these, I encourage you to keep looking. She's a purty gal...
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Re: @bhinkle's scribbled 78P got me enjoying my 10A...

Post by messydesk » Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:13 pm

Cool variety! Those lines all over the field on 1878s aren't technically scribbles. I would call them "grit gouges", as they're likely from stray, oversized pieces of grit that got caught up in die polishing and did a number on the die. Scribbles are presumed to be intentional, targeting weakly hubbed parts of the die.
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