1878S VAM-8....??

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1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:25 pm

Hi everyone, think i've attributed coin correctly (probably not) but still trying. :D
In one of the photo's, looks like a die chip in the denticles above 'T' of states ?

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:27 pm

mmm...photo's
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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:27 pm

And
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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:28 pm

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:29 pm

And
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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by vamsterdam » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:25 pm

first place to start with is always the wing feather. is it "normal), or is it re engraved. is there any re engraving along the outer portion of the eagle's right leg. then look for die markers, doubling, broken letters, gouges, die sratches, die chips, breaks, etc.

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:36 pm

HI vamsterdam, appreciate your feedback and guidance. I have posted photo's of Die Chips. I thought the Die Crack from neck, through hair. and also from forehead to 'E' in 'LIBERTY' looked quite unique to the VAM-8 OBV ? also, curved die scratch in front of forehead. And horizontal die scratch between ends of lower cotton leaves. Die chip back of ear and in front of hair.

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Post by shortnock » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:46 pm

Very nice closeup photos.
Refrain from computing the total number of poultry... before the process of incubation has fully materialized.

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by VamHelsing » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:49 pm

Yep, Great pics!!

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:44 am

Thanks VamHelsing and shortnock for your complements on photo's. Can only get better in time. I don't have young eye's anymore and when your spending lot's of hours trying to attribute a 78S, they do get TIRED. :lol:

I notice the 'G' in 'GOD' is broken. There are some LINE'S towards top of RIGHT WING. Will take some more photo's.

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:38 pm

Just some more close up's.
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Post by Prider358 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:39 pm

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Post by Prider358 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:40 pm

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:09 pm

After some more studying of the 'REV', using a Loupe that has a digital light, I can see the 'ENGRAVED PATCH' on the eagles RIGHT WING (8,9, and 10 outer feather's). I say this coin is a 1878S VAM-8. :popcorn:

I always appreciate eveyone's feedback, thanks all, stay safe. :D

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:36 am

Can anyone please confirm whether I have attributed coin correctly, thanks all, stay safe. :)

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by lewisr2 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:36 pm

Your dollar is a VAM-8 die 1
Your pictures are great.
What equipment do you use?

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:51 pm

Thank you lewisr2, because I had no recent confirmation, I've been studying my coin again just to make sure. Thanks again for confirming correct attribution, VAM-8. :D Thanks for complementing my photo's. I do still want to improve in time, it's all experience. I use a x500 magnification USB Microscope which produce's a 5mp photo. Then it come's down to old eye's, also, light/angle of light over the coin.

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by lewisr2 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:12 pm

A while back back I looked in to using one of the USB microscopes that sell on eBay.
However I had to give up since I could not find any that were compatible with Windows 10.
What software do you use and what computer, laptop, or tablet do you use?

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:44 am

Hi lewisr2, I use a 5MP USB Microscope, MAOZUA Hand Held Digital Microscope which I bought off Amazon (£58.99) which come's with it's own Software. I use a 14 year old PACKARD BELL LAPTOP which was updated from Windows 7 to 10. :D I have had trouble with a few USB Microscope's in the past but I've had no problem with this one.

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Re: 1878S VAM-8....??

Post by Prider358 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:49 am

As for full coin photo's, I use my Samsung phone which also has a 5mp camera and is about 4 years old. Maybe it's time to spend some money and upgrade my equipment. :lol:

Just hate spending money unless it's on MORGANS. :lol:

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