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by lewisr2
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

I should have also mentioned that the VAM-1i is also special.
It may turn out to be one of your better finds.
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

Some nice ones, especially
VAM 56 and two 62
by lewisr2
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S TIUST, which VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: 1878 S TIUST, which VAM?

I agree with Tim. — VAM-35.
by lewisr2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S V 63 page needs to be updated
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: 1878-S V 63 page needs to be updated

JB,
Thanks for getting the VAM-63 information in good shape.
I hate to bring this up -- the incorrect labeled photos that were on the V-63 page are on the V-81 page.
They need to be removed because they are incorrectly labeled.
by lewisr2
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S V 63 page needs to be updated
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: 1878-S V 63 page needs to be updated

Suggested changes to VAMWorld V-63 page: 1. 63.1 right above the photo of 1878 date be changed to 63.2. Reason -- the 2 X 4 array of photos is of V63.2 not 63.1. 2. 63.2 and the photo below it should be removed. Reason -- The photo caption “1878-S VAMs 63.2 (not on my 81!)” is not correct information.
by lewisr2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

I think purging the 78-S VAM-11 and VAM-12 leads me to believe that some think that Leroy’s description and photos in the 2nd and 3rd edition of the VAM books can be ignored. Granted there has not been any 78-S discovered so far that meet the description for VAM-11 and the photo for VAM-12. The desc...
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 88-O & 23-S
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Help with 88-O & 23-S

Thanks Roger.
Yes it is a 1'0'
My 1'0' is not like the later die state shown with the dramatic die break from the Y to the rim -- mine is like the early die state shown in the photo right below the words Additional Photos:
by lewisr2
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 88-O & 23-S
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Help with 88-O & 23-S

Oh -- stupid me.
Brian knows more about unseen coins than I do about ones I am looking at.
Yes -- it is a 23-D.
by lewisr2
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S, Not another one
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: 78-S, Not another one

Vam-5
by lewisr2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-8....??
Replies: 19
Views: 290

Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

A while back back I looked in to using one of the USB microscopes that sell on eBay.
However I had to give up since I could not find any that were compatible with Windows 10.
What software do you use and what computer, laptop, or tablet do you use?
by lewisr2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-8....??
Replies: 19
Views: 290

Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Your dollar is a VAM-8 die 1
Your pictures are great.
What equipment do you use?
by lewisr2
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 88-O & 23-S
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Help with 88-O & 23-S

Kenny — thanks — 36A it is
by lewisr2
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 88-O & 23-S
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Help with 88-O & 23-S

I have an 88-O and a 23-S that I have tried to VAM ; so far no luck. 88-O has die crack from lower hair into 1st 8 of date, then goes out of bottom of one, then over to left below neck point, and continues all the way around the coin the over the top of letters and stars. 23-S has die crack on top o...
by lewisr2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S wing gouge
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: 78-S wing gouge

I suggest the following wording be used for VAM-63. I used Leroy’s’ wording in his letter to Clay. Discovered by Marc Serafine, April 2001, Revised 2020 63 (revised) II 1 · B2an (S/S Right) (185) I-3 R-6 Obverse II 1 – Die 1 – Early Die State (EDS) with 2 short lines eye front Die 2 – Late Die State...
by lewisr2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S wing gouge
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: 78-S wing gouge

Off topic.
Geseas
I noticed you indicated you are from West Michigan
I also am originally from West Michigan - Benton Harbor.
Now I am in St. Louis, MO
by lewisr2
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-45.....????
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: 1878S VAM-45.....????

Sorry that I spilled the beans.
However I think after some one looks at a coin (78-S in particular) for a few days, and has not figured out what VAM it is, then being told the VAM is no harm, because that person has learned a lot about the method to identify VAMs.
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S VAM-45.....????
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: 1878S VAM-45.....????

69 or 102
I will have to check them out to see which one.
by lewisr2
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S wing gouge
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: 78-S wing gouge

Below is a Clay’s letter from Leroy Van Allen.; Clay gave me permission to show his letter. In the 4th paragraph Leroy explains four 78-S dollars. The coins are: #1 VAM-81 #2 VAM 63 EDS #3 VAM 63 LDS # 4 VAM-71 I think Leroy’s explanation of the 4 coins says VAM-81 is same obv as VAM 63 EDS die 1 an...
by lewisr2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S wing gouge
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: 78-S wing gouge

I read over the whole discussion again and realized that I didn't say whether this is a 63.1 or 63.2.
This looks to me like a 63.1 that has the obverse of V-81.
First photo shows very fine die line across the lower cotton leaf; attribute of 63.1
by lewisr2
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S wing gouge
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: 78-S wing gouge

Rather than saying the fine line left of the mintmark appears on the 63.1 reverse I should have said it appears on both the 63.1 and 63.2 reverse.