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by Bigbub
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need some help with 1900 O Near Slanted Date
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Need some help with 1900 O Near Slanted Date

I think you do have a VAM 53. The date position and open 9 match. If the mintmark hadn't taken a hit between 8 and 12 oclock, it would be a match too. I don't think you have a VAM 47 as I cannot see the same wing-neck polishing lines on your coin. The area behind the arrow feathers is not listed as ...
by Bigbub
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grade this. Top 100 Details?
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Grade this. Top 100 Details?

:shock: When I saw this on eBay, I just had to have it. :shock:
I know I know, it's a travesty but instead of crying when I saw what it really was, I burst out laughing and hit the buy it now button. Pretty sure its unique.
by Bigbub
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: who am I?(New VAM 67 & 67A!)
Replies: 34
Views: 1338

Re: who am I?(I got nothin')

I was hoping you were going to get that listing. And you did. Way to go Kenny.
by Bigbub
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: who am I?(New VAM 67 & 67A!)
Replies: 34
Views: 1338

Re: who am I?(I got nothin')

I've never seen a die break above the serif in 'N' like that on any 1900 O coin, and I've looked at thousands of them. To paraphrase a formerly popular saying, "If the stick don't hit you have to submit". Not convinced a coin in that condition will get a listing, but you will never find out if you d...
by Bigbub
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: who am I?(New VAM 67 & 67A!)
Replies: 34
Views: 1338

Re: who am I?(I got nothin')

This could also be a near date high 'O' coin as well. Hard to tell from the fuzzy reverse photo, but I think the die cracks that I can see in UNITED will be the key to solving this VAM.
by Bigbub
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-0 Near Slanted Date With Wing Gouges
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: 1900-0 Near Slanted Date With Wing Gouges

I see a die gouge inside the bow, so I'd try VAM-36. It's a near slanted date with a high 'O' tilted right, which the pictures of your coin seem to be.
by Bigbub
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 23F Discovery Coin
Replies: 5
Views: 532

1900-O VAM 23F Discovery Coin

I have been looking for an example of the 1900-O VAM 23F coin since 2013 when it was first listed. I finally found one on EBay and it was the discovery coin itself! No mistaking that for something else. It was a bit more expensive than I would have liked, but the example was an MS64 proof like. Sinc...
by Bigbub
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Here are the date and mintmark photos of my coin. As you can see, the mintmark is doubled inside to the left. My coin is also clashed but I can see no letter transfer anywhere.
by Bigbub
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

After checking my Big Book and looking at the VAM-37 photo, I'll have to retract that suggestion. The doubling on the VAM-37 goes the other way from your photo.
by Bigbub
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

Dont forget, 1900-O VAM 37 which was an O/O listing was eliminated years ago after it was determined to be strike doubling, so this may be the coin you have.
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: 1900 O/CC

The VAM-21 series has a lot of action in it. It has clashes, denticle impressions. die cracking, gouges, multiple die pairings, wrong photographs posted and other mis-attributions. The date positions and mintmark positions move liberally among the series letter designations. Tracking the die cracks ...
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O
Replies: 15
Views: 1197

Re: Question for the experts - 1900-O VAM-24,25,26 O/O

In the SSDC registry, there are two VAM-24 listed. One of them is mine. It took ten years to find that one. There is one VAM-25 listed that is not mine and no VAM 26 listed. I look long and hard for examples and find none. But that does not mean they don't exist. Good luck in your quest.
by Bigbub
Mon May 11, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL PROOFS
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: HYPOTHETICAL PROOFS

Skip the details coins when you can. There are times when you can't, but this is not one of them.
by Bigbub
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: California Collection
Replies: 16
Views: 2410

Re: California Collection

Yeah, when I saw this one I just had to have it. It's only one more. :mrgreen:
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by Bigbub
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 5847

Re: Die Studies

I love it when Alan gets curmudgeonly. You invented the term "die poop" if I recall correctly?
by Bigbub
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

Thanks, I chose the 1900-O series to work on because my uncle gave me a 1900 O/CC dollar when I was 8 years old and I still have it. But the series is far from complete. There are other duplicate listings. I was able to unwind the VAM 14 VAM 14A VAM 35 VAM 35A VAM 41 VAM 41A mixups a few years ago a...
by Bigbub
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Is 1900-O v44 really v2A?

The VAM 44 listing was a twofer from a submittal of the VAM44A by Logan McKechnie in 2004. At that time there was no VAM 2A2 listing, just the 2A which was listed way back when by Leroy himself, hence the low VAM number. So Leroy listed both the VAM 44 and the VAM 44A at the same time. In past years...
by Bigbub
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

The VAM 40 has a very high O, higher than all other 1900 O coins if you look closely enough. The vertical ear gouges as described appear on no other 21 family coins. The VAM 40 also has an exactly perfect near date placement over the second and third denticle gap and the date itself is placed high w...
by Bigbub
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Another 1900-O duplicate (imo)

The 1900 O VAM 40 is not a VAM 21, but some VAM 21's have similar reverses. However, the listed VAM 40A is a relisting of the VAM 21B.
by Bigbub
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SALES TAX
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: SALES TAX

Here is what the constitution says: "No state shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any state on imports or export...