1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

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1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:39 am

So I found this 26-S with a mid-length single spike, but next to it is what can best be described as a nub. Perhaps it was an earlier clash spike that was polished away, leaving just the base of the spike. Anyway, I don't have the new Supplement yet and could not find a match for this, so I am vetting it here... what do you think? Is this a double clash or a single clash with a big die chip or something else?

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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by messydesk » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:08 am

For 26-S, tag @davidkclose. He's probably responsible for most of the 26-S catalog. I'd call this a single clash with something next to it that probably doesn't count for a listing. If I'm counting right, there are 72 different die pairs currently listed for 26-S, which is just under 100,000 per die pair, so I wouldn't expect there to be many more. This doesn't count the many die pairs that are too mundane to be listed as anything other than VAM 1 or VAM 3.
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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by Raybob15239 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:51 am

Thanks, John. I did not think that the nub would be enough, but since I am still new to the Darkside, I figured that I would defer to more experienced folks.
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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by crabscrape » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Ray,

Shoot a full reverse pic! or you can wait on David or whoever. However, from what I see don't send it.

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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by Raybob15239 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:31 pm

I am in the don't send it camp, too. Just double checking myself. The coin is probably VF/XF, so if there was heavy file lines that could have evidenced a double clash, they are gone now. There may be a higher grade example out there that would either allow for attribution of a known VAM or would be worth submitting. I am going to keep looking at this for a while to see if I can figure it out.
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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by davidkclose » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:39 pm

This appears to be a strong clash, is there evidence of a double clash elsewhere on the reverse? I will look at my 1926S inventory for this one.
BTW, I am in the midst of a date study for 1926S, I have identified ~100 die marriages, of which some are probably listable. Study is ongoing.

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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by Raybob15239 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:48 pm

@davidkclose , do you want to see this and the 1AH discovery in hand? Let me know and I will send to you.
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Re: 1926 S (not) Long (enough) Spike and Nub

Post by crabscrape » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:42 am

David has been doing a die study on the 26S for sometime now at least as long as I can remember. I have my notes too. Shoot a full reverse Ray?

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