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by HawkeEye
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Die Pairing Question
Replies: 28
Views: 2953

Re: 1881-O Die Pairing Question

The obverse seems to line up with Obverse Die 4 which was supposedly used on VAMs 9 and 13. There is a distinctive die crack that runs from the neck to the lower hair that matches Die 4. I could not conclusively say that the Die 4 matched on VAMs 9 and 13 from my study, but certainly possible. On th...
by HawkeEye
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Die Pairing Question
Replies: 28
Views: 2953

Re: 1881-O Die Pairing Question

Sorry I missed this one.

The die crack through the mint mark definitely places the reverse die as VAM 53. Let me look for matches on the obverse just to confirm.
by HawkeEye
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O for September and other stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 460

1881-O for September and other stuff

I have the update for September posted for the 1881-O web site study. While the posing this month is short, we did finish the discussion of the reverse die for VAMs 6 and 6A (O Tilted Left with and without the Spike in 8). Since the current focus is on die cracks and breaks this proved to be unevent...
by HawkeEye
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting All of Us Back
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Getting All of Us Back

Your comments are on track, especially with regard to participation. Prices for VAMs have to be directly related to demand and our best course of action is to grow the hobby.
by HawkeEye
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting All of Us Back
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Getting All of Us Back

It seems to me that the required redo and move of VW gave us a great opportunity to clean up everything and especially the member list. I know from reading these posts over the years that there were people with more than one ID and I am sure with the average age of our group more than one collector ...
by HawkeEye
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust

I think I am ready to agree with Mitch. All the V57 coins I have (3) have the area behind the ear where the metal does no seem to flow right into the die and you wind up with this poorly defined hair as it goes toward the ear. This coin has that feature and I think Mitch is right on target.
by HawkeEye
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust

I am still getting use to the new forum and these images still seem to be limited in size to view. How about a closeup of the ear and area below where the hair meets the outside of the ear.
by HawkeEye
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust

Not to beat a dead horse, but there are a lot of features here that fit with V57, but I would like to see a larger full shot of the obverse. Something doesn't look quite right when I compare it to the discovery coin. Can we get a large full coin on the obverse?
by HawkeEye
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for August
Replies: 1
Views: 371

1881-O Update for August

I neglected to post that the July and August updates for the 1881-O web site are there, but there hasn't been a lot happening. I think I was in a funk waiting on this site to come through the transition, and I have a lot of cleanup work to do that will go on through September. http://www.1881o.com/2...
by HawkeEye
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New URLs
Replies: 16
Views: 1896

Re: New URLs

JB-Congrats for all the hard work and getting the transition done. I now feel like I can go back to VAMing!
by HawkeEye
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 81-O Presentation from VAM Thing XV
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: 81-O Presentation from VAM Thing XV

I had a chance to look at it and well done. I appreciate the short plug on the opening also.
by HawkeEye
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for June
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: 1881-O Update for June

I was not aware when I started all this of the difficulty we put on LVA with the single coin submission and I have the greatest admiration for what he accomplishes based on his experience and knowledge. I limited my focus to just one date/mint so I could focus and learn, but I think that approach ha...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for June
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

1881-O Update for June

I think it is a permanent learning curve. VAMing is open ended and thinking you understand everything is a mind numbing experience. Obviously I am focused very narrowly and I still struggle with many things.
by HawkeEye
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: coin collecting app
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: coin collecting app

I am also gun shy about data loss and for that reason I find Excel very easy. I tried the PCGS site and it works fine and has the advantage of updating prices. But in the case of VAMs they do not track prices and if I have to do them manually I want to stick with Excel. Then there is the exposure of...
by HawkeEye
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blessing or curse
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Blessing or curse

by HawkeEye
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Chrome vs. Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Chrome vs. Firefox

I am using Edge with no issues and it remembers ID and password info
by HawkeEye
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: coin collecting app
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: coin collecting app

Over the years purchased and tried every available program for my PC. After all those tries I finally decided to try my own using MS Access. This worked but was a pain to maintain. So I have come around to using Excel and I think it is the best answer since it is easily customizable to your needs. I...
by HawkeEye
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for June
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

1881-O Update for June

http://www.1881o.com/2018-06.html Well I am back in the saddle so to speak and starting to catch up. I just posted the update above and think this is a good one. I finished up (or took it as far as my knowledge can go) the look at the VAM sequence for the 20, 1J, 1H, 40 can go. But along the way I f...