1902-O study dollar?

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1902-O study dollar?

Post by Namvet69 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:03 pm

Didn't find any major markers on this beauty but I did read that @LateDateMorganGuy would like to be notified. I've had this 1902-O since around 1966. It's been in hiding too long. There is a die crack from the bottom right neck edge to above the 1. Is this an early VAM-45? Peace Roy
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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:26 pm

With little to go on, try checking the crack finders. There is always a PUP or two to help nail these buggers down, just maybe doesn't jump out at you. Try the crack finders first before we go off the deep end with this one.

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by Namvet69 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:10 am

@LateDateMorganGuy thanks, so l have looked closed and found several notable markers. Profile dbling, cud or ? above the Y, dbling in the bow and ribbon, die crack or cud on wreath leaf. I am enjoying this.
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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:31 am

Yeah, but did you check the Crack Finders?

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by TheYokel » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:14 pm

26 imo... Until i see better pics...
It's coming... :popcorn:

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by Namvet69 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:32 pm

@LateDateMorganGuy I located one obv die crack. Thanks for the direction. Closest seems to be 26. @TheYokel Peace Roy
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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:48 pm

You only saw one crack from the neck over the top of the 1 in the date for near date Morgan's?

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by ljs123 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 pm

Alan,
That crack finder is great. Thanks for letting us in on all of your work.
It only took a minute on the crack finder to pick it out after I saw the close up of the date.

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:22 am

Thanks for the compliment Lee. I spent too many years of my life and retirement fund to put those together :oops:

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by Namvet69 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:44 am

@LateDateMorganGuy yes only that one, the rest of the fields are very clean and smooth. Can you confirm a 45 or ? Thanks being here. Roy

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:09 am

Oh I don't know. Let's see a straight on shot of eagle's left wing tip to denticles, below eagle's lower tail feathers, and Liberty's hair below LIB. Let's see what those tell us. But straight on photos please, no angles. While to are at it, let's see a straight on shot of eagle's right wing tip and the D of United.

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Post by Namvet69 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:07 am

@LateDateMorganGuy all straight on pics as requested. The suspense is palpable. I'm making popcorn. Roy
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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:22 am

From here it looks like VAM-44. Probably to LDS to be a VAM-44B. Wonder if there is a die gouge on eagle's chest?
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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by Namvet69 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:05 am

@LateDateMorganGuy Nope, the chest doesn't have that gouge or any similar marker. I'm gonna go look at 44 and 44B.

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:25 am

The gouge shows up on LDS specimens. Can't tell what die state your coin is in. But I am 98% sure that coin is a V44.

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by TheYokel » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:50 am

Namvet69 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:05 am
@LateDateMorganGuy Nope, the chest doesn't have that gouge or any similar marker. I'm gonna go look at 44 and 44B.
Look carefully for these markers for me, if you don't mind boss...

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It's coming... :popcorn:

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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by Namvet69 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:36 pm

@TheYokel both areas are clear. Whatcha thinking? Peace Roy
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Re: 1902-O study dollar?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:45 pm

Like I said, a VAM-44.

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