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by raynat3
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: To be or not to be an 1887 Donkey Tail
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: To be or not to be an 1887 Donkey Tail

I looked for this earlier die stage for a while but have not found it. Is it scarce?
by raynat3
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions Needed group 3#
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: Opinions Needed group 3#

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62 PL scratch detail
by raynat3
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions Needed group 2
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Opinions Needed group 2

63PL
45 improperly cleaned details
by raynat3
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions Needed group 1
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Opinions Needed group 1

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by raynat3
Sun May 24, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Time Capsule of Prices
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: A Time Capsule of Prices

Dennis thanks for sharing and very interesting. What would you say is the driving force behind large increases in listed values of certain coins? I understand if new hoards of a date/mm come to market which can drive the price down, but what is driving it up? Is overall demand up for certain coins. ...
by raynat3
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Teaser of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1836

Re: Teaser of the Day

You found the holy grail of the 83-O series!!
by raynat3
Sun May 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dark Side Dot
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Dark Side Dot

I don’t recall seeing one on a Peace Dollar, other than the extra berry on 26-S.

I was looking at a new acquisition and noticed that it had craters throughout the obverse details, at least one of those craters had a raised dot in the crater.
by raynat3
Sun May 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A little something different for the Dark Siders
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

Interesting, piece of history. I have to say the first thing that came to mind was the shape and then a Girl Scout cookie box emblem.
by raynat3
Sun May 10, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Attribution 101 Subheading Definition Table
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Attribution 101 Subheading Definition Table

Loren, The ship sailed a long time ago. I believe that a system was created the best it could be with the knowledge of those who made the decision at the time it was created. It is not exact. After years of folks sending one particular coin in for Leroy to determine, rather than doing some homework ...
by raynat3
Fri May 08, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o VAM-2 - Questions Queries Posers
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: 1883-o VAM-2 - Questions Queries Posers

That’s a 2 die pair. I don’t know that I had noticed the gouge in denticles on reverse, I did not have it noted anywhere. The little streamer off the wheat kernel only show up on 4 die I have found. Nice pictures you really caught the gouges in the cotton bolls well. Do any of the denticles impressi...
by raynat3
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you recognize the VAM?
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Do you recognize the VAM?

I had not seen this before. It was easy to VAM once I looked for it, due to the small number of VAMs for this date/mm.
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by raynat3
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: COVID Business Failures O/T
Replies: 32
Views: 1209

Re: COVID Business Failures O/T

Alan this post and other like it should have been shut down & deleted long ago.

This site should be about the technical/esoteric aspects of VAMs, not some of the quackery that has been posted.

The recent Cult of Personality has given voice to many.
by raynat3
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A cause of off-center (misaligned) Morgan dollars
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: A cause of off-center Morgan dollars

The correspondence appears was between the coiner and the mfg company. The company provided a solution that was different and appears to be less expensive than the request. There was no need for the tools to implement the solution to stay at the mint once the solution was implemented. Suggesting oth...
by raynat3
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: looks like a clash but...
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: looks like a clash but...

Dennis, originally I thought a rotation but I just looked at a couple transparencies and it appears to me it is not rotated but one die shifted slightly about the width of the denticles where one of the outer leaves made the one smooth line headed down across the other two clash lines.
by raynat3
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: looks like a clash but...
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: looks like a clash but...

Two clashes from right wreath and one counter clash from back of lower cap.
by raynat3
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: looks like a clash but...
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: looks like a clash but...

Looks like two clashes and a counter-clash to me.
by raynat3
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?

I still argue the VAM 49/49A is a duplicate of VAM 1C series because: 1. The mm of one 1C1 Series actual has what was described in 49 as "Tripled O Left Inside" 2. The only reverse die with buffed reverse shown but not listed in 49A Plate, is the 1C series. VAM 1C1 mm on left VAM 23 mm on right RES_...
by raynat3
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?

I hope it is a different Obverse Die as it would be a new die pair which are getting harder and harder to find. But I do have an early pl version of the 23 that the Doubling in the date can not be seen on the 1 and is very weak on the 8. The doubling in the date becomes more pronounced in later due ...
by raynat3
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?

So the reverse die is the same as the 23 series. Need to figure out the obverse. You may have an earlier stage of the 23 than I have or you may have a different obverse die. I will post a few other obverse pictures to see if you have can match to your coin.
by raynat3
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: 1883 O VAM 49A - Does it Exist?

That picture is from a very nice coin that was gifted to me by Chuck Emery in 2013 that led to revision in VAM 23. The obverse of 23 and 23B have this scratch in the wheat stalk. If you have this in the lower left eagles wing it is 23B. 4538A6F8-85DB-4836-B58F-69D34CC019ED.jpeg 59320830-25A5-4A8E-BE...