pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

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pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

Post by DHalladay » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:51 pm

The following photos were taken from an ANACS-graded and attributed VAM 25.

Like some other fans of Wide Reeding VAMs, I am not a fan of the "A" sub-types whose attributions depend upon the severity of beveling above STATES and OF on the reverse. The distinction becomes a judgement call that lacks a defined yes and no point. As a fellow WIde Reeding collector recently told me, "where do you draw the line?" Where indeed.
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This is the key photo for attributing VAM 25/25A, and the two heavy polishing lines/gouges indicated by the arrows are the key pickup features. Yes, there are other polishing lines, but the two indicated tend to really stand out in hand:
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The actual scribbles on VAM 25/25A are fairly week, and I'm pretty proud of myself for having been able to get a photo this clear. But frankly, if you have to use scribbles to attribute your coin then you are working much too hard:
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There are several diagonal polishing lines below Liberty's hair curl to the right of her eye, although they may be worn off on coins lower than AU:
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There are also a few lines at the back of Liberty's neck:
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Re: pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

Post by PacificWR » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:46 am

Dennis,

Did you want the photo's added to the VAM-25 page?

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Re: pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

Post by jgrinz » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:12 am

PacificWR wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:46 am
Dennis,

Did you want the photo's added to the VAM-25 page?
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Re: pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

Post by DHalladay » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:19 am

PacificWR wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:46 am
Dennis,

Did you want the photos added to the VAM-25 page?
Yes please!
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Re: pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

Post by PacificWR » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:45 am

All done Dennis. I did not add any photo's to the VAM-25A page.

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Re: pixs for 1921-P VAM 25 page

Post by DHalladay » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:55 pm

PacificWR wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:45 am
All done Dennis. I did not add any photo's to the VAM-25A page.

Thanks Wayne!
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