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by weth
Tue May 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-101
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-101

I agree that this isn't a VAM 101. I also can't place it.
Fascinating that you have four of them! Hope we can identify it!
by weth
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Obverse for 1883 CC
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Obverse for 1883 CC

i see in peoples posts that narrowing the choice is made easier by looking for "die markers". Excuse a newbie's ignorance but what are they? A "die marker" is simply any prominent feature in the die that would be included in any listing for that VAM. What sort of markers these are can vary by date ...
by weth
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Obverse for 1883 CC
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Obverse for 1883 CC

I believe you are right, expat! That pattern of cribble below the 18 as well as the gouge in the eagle's mouth are both very characteristic of the VAM 5. And since there are prominent polishing lines on the reverse and no sign of a clash, it looks like the early die state before any clash occurred.
by weth
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Obverse for 1883 CC
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: searching a vam for 1883CC uncirculated

There are only 13 known varieties of 1883-CC. All have photo attribution pages here on VAMworld and your photos are plenty good enough to find your answer going one-by-one. In fact, your shot of the date is all you need. I have always totally ignored 1883-CCs, but I found your VAM pretty quickly. I...
by weth
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-116
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-116

Yup, that looks like a VAM 116. My original submission example also has that first left berry cluster scratch. Yours looks to be a little bit more LDS than mine.
by weth
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: old foreign overdate
Replies: 19
Views: 385

Re: OT: old foreign overdate

That's some cool gold you're all posting! I've recently gotten into the Brazilian 960 Reis coins of the early 19th century. Each one is a fun puzzle, as they're mostly all overstrikes over some other coin, mostly colonial 8 Reales. So here's a triple - it's an 1817R Brazil 960R struck over a 1816R B...
by weth
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ended yesterday; I did not bid. Doubting Thomas.
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Ended yesterday; I did not bid. Doubting Thomas.

Heh. I had not this exact one, but basically the same thing, being an old small white-label ANACS holder where the label said 166 and it was really a 160. I toyed for a long time with the idea of selling it anonymously through something like Teletrade, but I ended up sending it back to ANACS with a ...
by weth
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 O New Vam
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: 1885 O New Vam

I agree with JR that it looks like a VAM 14 to me, too
by weth
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-cc - Would like it to be a 5d but I think C (LDS 5C-D )
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: 1883-cc - Would like it to be a 5d but I think C Thoughts

The VAM 5 has soooo many stages. Clash, polish, polish, clash, polish, clash, clash, polish - I'm working on a listing of stages, but it is difficult to enumerate them all. Your example looks like it is later than VAM 5C, but earlier than VAM 5D. If there is no discernible letter transfer, then I th...
by weth
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-3GO VLDS
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-3GO VLDS

Interesting! My latest die state example shows the break at F in OF but not the lower break into R.

The VAM 3GO is duplicated by the VAM 3HO, unless Dennis has taken steps to revise that listing..
by weth
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show us your LVA fails
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Show us your LVA fails

I only have one that I can think of. When I was doing the 1883P die study I sent him one that he thought had distinctive features for a listing, but it was also toned and had machine doubling. "So I need to see untoned coin without doubling to list and photograph". Still haven't found another exampl...
by weth
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883CC - VAM 4 or 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 1883CC - VAM 4 or 8?

Hey Terence,

Looks like a VAM 8. Thanks for posting that photo of the "we" as that gouge is a very clear diagnostic. For the VAM 4, the second C of the mintmark is tilted more upward, so I say VAM 8.

Tom / weth
by weth
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)

I'm working on a listing of stages for the VAM 5, and should have a draft ready shortly. I'm certainly going to want input from the group, as there seem to be a couple possible stages that I can't find specific examples for... Speaking of 83CC stages, perhaps this is a question mostly for vampicker ...
by weth
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-CC Morgan
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 1878-CC Morgan

Hey mvgebhard, There are two types of reverse dies used on 78-CC mintage. B1 reverse is Long Nock, B2 reverse is Short Nock. The other main differentiator to help narrow down attribution is whether the fourth star on the right is broken or not. I find this page helps me with finding the correct VAM ...
by weth
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CC die chip
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: CC die chip

Try VAM 8
by weth
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP WITH identifying Vam 1878 8 tail feather
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: HELP WITH identifying Vam 1878 8 tail feather

I agree, VAM 21.
It's that prominent doubling of the B on the obverse and N on the reverse that give this one away!
by weth
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: VAMs (78P / 83P /21P) on Great Collections - ending 2/16/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: VAMs (78P / 83P /21P) on Great Collections - ending 2/16/2020

This is ending tomorrow, and some of 'em are currently fairly cheap. Thanks!
by weth
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Morgan 1921-P VAM-93 = EDS of VAM-57

I agree that it looks like VAM 93 is the same as VAM 57 / 57A. Good work! I have an ANACS-attributed VAM 57A if that might help. As long as we're revising this listing, I think it helps to send as full a die progression as possible just to have the most accurate description and differentiation betwe...
by weth
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)

Matches what I've found exactly. The deeper dive is adding all the minor stages. I think VAM 5 deserves this, in the same way the 78P 116 was expanded from four LVA listings to the seven stages. I'll need some more time, patience, and representative examples before I can make any such delineation, ...
by weth
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)
Replies: 7
Views: 267

1883-CC mini die study (VAM 2 has VAM 3 LDS reverse)

Hi gang, I decided to venture out toward other mintage regions and collect the 78CC and 83CC sets. They both seemed like reasonable, bounded sets and that I wouldn’t really find anything new. For the 1883-CC varieties, it was pretty easy to find examples of VAMs 3, 4, 5, and 8, along with their vari...