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by weth
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 17
Views: 125

Re: Back from Leroy

Hooray a 1921-P kill! I presume that means 20A becomes 89A? I agree with vampicker that VAM 20A was a different die pair than VAM 20, and it isn't related to VAM 89. Since I have an EDS, non-pitted VAM 20A as well, perhaps I may try to resolve their nomenclature at some point... Congrats, vampicker!
by weth
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need 1921-P help before going to LVA (solved!)
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Need 1921-P help before going to LVA

Hey Dennis,

I have an example that matches these features, and I've filed it under VAM 1BE. I think that's accurate.
by weth
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21P die crack break guide - guidance / discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 93

21P die crack break guide - guidance / discussion

Hi gang, So is there a write-up anywhere regarding proper size and formatting for photos for the 21P D1 and D2 die crack break guides? I wanted to take a crack (har har) at documenting a couple I keep bumping into, specifically VAMs 3BB and 3CV. Is there someone that typically oversees vetting and/o...
by weth
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd things on 1921-P D1s
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Odd things on 1921-P D1s

Great observations, Dennis!

I >told< you that the dot and denticle lines >by themselves< don't constitute a D1 obverse match. Good to see you point out other things that are so common in the D1 set that they're not really PUPs.
by weth
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Thanks Tom. I agree that my VSS 88A is actually a 1BQ. I was making a public teasing of J.B. in the hope he would see it. :lol: But it looks like my unknown coin in this thread is going to wind up filling that 88A hole I now have in my SSDC date set. :D What do you think of this idea: The more I lo...
by weth
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Dennis, you of all people should know by now that the 21P series is a hall of mirrors, and that the only gospel is what LVA says. But even he is tricked, because he usually doesn't have the original reference examples to reexamine. JR and JB are both fine, fabulous, wonderful, knowledgeable assets t...
by weth
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

I don't agree that the 1BQ is an EDS of 88A or related to the 88A; the scratches and scribbles on my 88A (which match both of the plate photos) don't match that of the 1BQ. What JR/VSS called an 88A is really a 1BQ.
by weth
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

So I guess I'm back to your 88A is really a 1BQ and your "what is it" is a LDS 88A.
by weth
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Hey Dennis,

The picture you posted of your "88A" sure looks a lot like this photo posted on the page for the "1BQ":

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by weth
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Wait - the reverse scribbles on your "88A" doesn't match those on my (ANACS attributed) 88A, which does have the leg gouges.
by weth
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Now I'm going to throw a huge monkey wrench into this discussion. Here is a photo of the scribbles on my VSS-attributed VAM 88A, which is obviously the same coin Mitch used to take the 6 small photos that appear at the bottom of the VAM 88A attribution page: 1838438-109 scribbles.jpg If you compare...
by weth
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

LVA gives a VAM number to the first coin he sees from a new pair, but there's no telling where that coin falls – early, middle or late – in the sequence of all listable features that may ultimately be associated with that VAM. Precisely. And folks then send in single samples, out of order, and we e...
by weth
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Huh. This implies that the obverse denticle wear happened before the reverse leg polishing lines; you perhaps more properly have a VAM 88 LDS there, and not really the die stage LVA called VAM 88A.
by weth
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Indeed it does, Dennis - VAM 21 looks like a match for my example! Thank you!
My other VAM 1 turned out to be a VAM 1AC, so I guess I don't have any "plain" VAM 1 coins either...
by weth
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

The 88A has that line by the leg: http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/w/images/1/11/1921-P_VAM-88A_PLATES_24_OCT_2010.jpg ...but it's sharp. So that's why I was thinking it might be an LDS. It also has a break across the 3 TF like that. BTW I'm trying to pin down one of the VAM 1...
by weth
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Have I met my match? (1921-P D1)

Hey Dennis, My only thought is - could this be a moderately late die stage of VAM 88A? I don't even have a VAM 1 in my 1921-P date set, because I've been able to attribute every D1 example so far. Heh - I have two, one ANACS attributed and the other VSS. Maybe I should take another look at them...
by weth
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does 1921P VAM "20A EDS" = "VAM 20" ?
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Does 1921P VAM "20A EDS" = "VAM 20" ?

So 1921P VAM20 can/has been described of:

1) vampicker's discovery coin, which does appear to be a duplicate of VAM 89
2) DHalladay's VSS attributed coin
3) my unpitted VAM 20A example

All three of which are clearly differentiable die pairs.

Great. Glad I could clear all that up.
by weth
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does 1921P VAM "20A EDS" = "VAM 20" ?
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Does 1921P VAM "20A EDS" = "VAM 20" ?

Hi Dennis, Thanks for posting the wonderful photos! To be clear, I don't have what you call a VAM 20 (top photos) but I have two coins that match your VAM 20A (bottom photos), one of which has pitting and one is EDS without any pitting or die breaks. On the EDS example, there is a faint polishing li...
by weth
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does 1921P VAM "20A EDS" = "VAM 20" ?
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Does 1921P VAM "20A EDS" = "VAM 20" ?

Hi gang, So, I've been poking at the few 1921P examples I have that I haven't attributed. I've gotten all motivated as I was able to attribute one (it turned out to be a VAM 3HK) so I thought I would give the others another crack. The one D1 that has been a mystery turned out to match all the salien...
by weth
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P help needed (#2)
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: 1921-P help needed (#2)

Glad I could help! My LDS example has the break at the F, but not any real trace of the break at the R.
It was the details of the eagle pin that helped me confirm the match. It's always easier with your clear photos!