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1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:34 pm
by jgrinz
I cannot see what part of the 7 this is supposed to be in the denticles …
Can I be enlightened :)
If it was a single arc I can see possibly the top left of the serif
but it has a following arc below it also ,...




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Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 pm
by vampicker
Far too late in the progression to see the MPD. It's mush by the time the obverse would qualify as MDS

Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:06 am
by jgrinz
First picture clearly shows it directly below the 7
Just curious what part of the 7 it is supposed to be …

Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm
by vampicker
You can see a 'something' but 'clearly' is a stretch

Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:07 pm
by messydesk
It's supposed to be the center of the curve from the top in one diastema* and the upper point in the next one to the right. There's a picture on the 87 VAM 11 page. Lots of MPDs in 1887, and they're all available in EDS (some PL), too.

* diastema = the gap between two teeth. As "dentil" and "denticle" both refer to tooth-like structures or ornamentation, use of the word diastema seems to fit and be more convenient than repeatedly saying "gap between denticles"

Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:01 pm
by jgrinz
I guess I am not making myself clear (believe me nothing new )
I am pretty sure I see what is supposed to be the 7 but it doesn't look like anything
like a part of a 7 - This is the denticle gap directly below the seven.
It just looked odd … sorry if I disturbed …

Thanks @messydesk as I did not know what that gap was called



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Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:51 pm
by vampicker
Yeah, it sounds far more professional than 'snaggle tooth gap'. Ain't mad at ya, just saying the LDS naturally obscures clarity