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by Kissov
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21-P with Collar Clash
Replies: 15
Views: 3828

Re: 21-P with Collar Clash

ljs123: Did yours with the similar crack have overpolished left wing (note I misspoke and said right in the first post) and upper tail feathers?

DHalladay: I am interested in what you find about that crack.

Thanks.
by Kissov
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21-P with Collar Clash
Replies: 15
Views: 3828

Re: 21-P with Collar Clash

Thanks for the feedback. The collar clash lead me to 3CA1, but this coin does lack some of the markers. I did not see any cheek scribbles. I did find a die crack extending from the wreath through the "R" in Dollar and faintly into the denticles. Also, there is a shiny spot around the first "T" in St...
by Kissov
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Gunk Removal Advice (using acetone)
Replies: 21
Views: 4872

Re: Gunk Removal Advice (using acetone)

Acetone is readily available at hardware stores (paint section).

Some of the older coin cleaners contained bad stuff. Acetone is less bad, relatively.

What about dish detergent and water?
by Kissov
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21-P with Collar Clash
Replies: 15
Views: 3828

21-P with Collar Clash

I have a 21-P with a collar clash, overpolished right wing, and smooth upper tail feathers that appears close to VAM-3CA1. The clash runs from about "P" through the second "U", mostly as a single line but with some areas of intermittent rectangular impressions. WIN_20181128_07_59_11_Pro.jpg It lacks...
by Kissov
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 26051

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

I happen to believe that, with a good loupe, and good lighting, I can count the number of blows by the hub that went into creating a working die. Interesting. I had never thought of the "geologic" nature of hubs making a working die. So your striations are simply the visible manifestation of proper...
by Kissov
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back to VAMs
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Re: Back to VAMs

Thanks all for the great information.

Looks like I have some reading to do...
by Kissov
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back to VAMs
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Back to VAMs

Hello all. I am back to VAMs after many years away. This site is an outstanding resource and thanks to all for the obvious hard work that has gone into making and maintaining it. I have a couple of questions to help ease my way back into VAMs: 1) My VAM reference library consists of a well-worn copy...