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by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

And where's the triple clash? I see a crumbled die along the edge of a remarkably deep clash line.
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

is mated with this...
by vampicker
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

So, random remarriage? FYI, this....
by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Think about what you are claiming to attempt to dispute my findings. VAM 23A and 23B are different stages of the same die marriage. The clash on the 'new' 23B you posted in this thread clearly had to occur while that obverse and reverse were mated as these dies are mated just before before and just ...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Here's a copy of the letter I sent Van Allen
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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

BTW, Leroy said he's sending you a copy of the write up and plates
by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Not exactly. VAM 7 is back as a catch all for 'High 9' - or slanted dates other than the VAM 23/A/B marriage. VAM 7A is now a pre-clash version of the VAM 7B. VAM 7B is back to where it was and belongs. The former versions of VAM 7A are now lumped into VAM 23B.

And they're all so much cooler
by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1887

New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Some of you are familiar with some of the background on this story, but it is now official . I opened today's mail and I had a letter from Leroy along with a group of pieces I had sent him. I was expecting to have to drive up with the loaner example of the VAM 23A I've been sitting on, but my offer ...
by vampicker
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"

Or they are tanking the program so they can shutter it without any meaningful opposition.
by vampicker
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any 1893 s specialists in the house?
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Any 1893 s specialists in the house?

Date position is way off.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Error 1887 O
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Rim Error 1887 O

Yeah, a broken collar looks very different and it's kind of a shame to put it in a slab - hides the effect. I'd think this is an early strike from a collar clashed die. See the other thread I bumped up. Now picture that die not being able to push outward the way it's intended to because of the pictu...
by vampicker
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What a Collar Clash really looks like
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: What a Collar Clash really looks like

bumping this for a current thread on same subject