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by tbconcrete
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 1961

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Thanks Lew, I'll have to dig out my V101s and look them over. I have 8ish. Wonder If I ruled out V51 die 1 and went the lazy route. I picked up a few coins that will fill empty holes. The plate photos dont show the chips on the neck very well. The HA full coin pictures do and are super clear. . Wond...
by tbconcrete
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 1961

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Thanks Lewis. My second copy is falling apart. Look forward to seeing the new variety pictures on the page. I have two DCs that are die 2 or 3 coins. They are only known examples and it stings a bit. But the bigger picture is a complete catalog of varieties so others may have as much info as possible.
by tbconcrete
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 1961

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

I've never been accused of being a critical thinker. But I am a serious collector of specific VAMs. As long as there is a catalog that I can reference its all good for me. I was just looking at a coin on line and couldnt find pictures on the page. The link brought me here. A V-51 Die 2 seems to be a...
by tbconcrete
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 31
Views: 1961

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Great pictures Lew. Hard work pays off. Surprised the pictures never made it to the page.
Do you have editing privileges, Lew ? The page could use some die 2 PUPs
by tbconcrete
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: New VAM-e

vampicker wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:30 pm
a subject near and dear to my heart
Crusher has a heart ? :roll:
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.

Roger, SF had some very interesting guys working at that mint the first few years. I am very surprised they never tried to " improve " on the 4th star or the R in TRUST. They did about everything else to the dies. The working die is recessed and it seems it could have been worked on. No sure the rel...
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: 1878 S Broken 'r' in trust, broken 4th star on both coins.

Top coin is V39/99 Reverse and second one is V5,7, or 46. Good luck.
by tbconcrete
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78s v103
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: 78s v103

In hand. lmao. I have over 40 examples of the V103 die varieties and in hand is funny as they are all buried in mason jars around the farm. Try clicking on all the links on the page. Die 3 has a full coin picture in the die 3 link. I dont know how to add it to the other four full coin pictures on th...
by tbconcrete
Sun May 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 s vam anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: 1878 s vam anyone?

Try 24,30 43 reverse.
by tbconcrete
Thu May 21, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT My new Hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: OT My new Hobby

Nice. I'd be plotting thier movements and fatten em up good. One never knows... mmm chicken of the tree
by tbconcrete
Fri May 15, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Need help with Vam. Eye spike and TIUST
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: 1878 S Need help with Vam. Eye spike and TIUST

My friend Lewis nailed it. The die chip below the chin/hairline is a 100% ID marker. One can almost tell what VAM it is by the amount of R in IGWT.
by tbconcrete
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hypothetical question---- photo added
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: Hypothetical question

There was a run on 78S V17EDS coins in PCGS Holders that hit ebay a few years go. Many are registered in the SSDC. All have sequential numbers on the holders. I suspected that they all came from an old roll. But there is no rule of thumb for bags or rolls. JMHO
by tbconcrete
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show mw your OT picks
Replies: 36
Views: 2593

Re: Show mw your OT picks

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by tbconcrete
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

That snooger in the nostril and the chip on the cheek indicates a V80. Looks like die wear is in play here. Not a V89. I'd say V80. TDITD though. tim
by tbconcrete
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: I need help, with 1878 S diagonal wing die gouges

15,80, and 89 share this reverse. 15 & 80 are common. 89 is the stopper. Did you check your coin against V80, Bert. I couldn't see the obverse well enough to VAM it. Nice pictures as always, tiny
by tbconcrete
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare 1878 s vam 113 just found!
Replies: 17
Views: 1221

Re: Rare 1878 s vam 113 just found!

Great find Juan. Congrats !! Thats a nice looking coin and a ++ EF grade. Not many out there.... I have a raw VF I picked up a few months back. I've looked forever for one.
by tbconcrete
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Attribution Help Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: 1878-S Attribution Help Needed

Surprised the VAM Page doesn't have any full coin pictures. Then again Im not. Some are willing to share and help and others want to hold the secretes. I spent years populating the 78S pages. I barely come on here once or twice a week, if that. tiny
by tbconcrete
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Attribution Help Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: 1878-S Attribution Help Needed

Check V1i