August 2018 - Welcome

Coins944Coins
Images9444Images
VAMs89VAMs
Discoveries22Discoveries
Studies17Studies

Welcome

Die Fingerprints

VSS Submissions

We are all caught up on posting things to the web site and now have 944 coins with detailed discussion and high resolution images.  Our total images for viewing has hit almost 10,000 and will crest that number later this year.

 

In our last batch there were no toned coins, but in the next group there will be some coins of interest.

 

PCGS Submissions

We also have a group of raw coins to send in to PCGS that are all VAMs that they certify.  This group has been building for almost a year and will give us a little cushion in case some others don't grade along the way.

 

The 1,000 Coin Mark

For the past year our goal has been to take the collection to 1,000 coins and see where that gets us with a full set of VAMs for this series.  We also keep a Collector's Showcase going on PCGS as a way of seeing just how many graded coins we have since some are always in the works with JB.

 

Well we have now hit the 1,000 coins in the showcase so our challenge is to get the final coins to JB for VAM confirmation and photography.  Then we take stock of things before moving ahead.

 

We have a large group of coins to send to VSS when we can package them up and this will put us very close to our 1,000 coin goal.

 

LVA Submissions

There is one coin in an earlier submission that will need LVA examination when possible.  We also want to get some clarification on several VAMs that we think may be duplicates and we will submit these to Leroy also.

 

Reading List and Summer Stuff

Our summer activities with children and grandchildren are coming to a close and that opens the door to more study.  With all the family doings we had to slow down and hopefully this will open the door to some new study of die cracks and breaks.

 

It seems like the reading material has dried up, or at least for topics of interest to us.  If anyone has a suggestion we would love to hear it.

 

What Have We Examined?

We first started exploring the world of die cracks back in May of 2017.  So we are sixteen months into the study with no end in sight, at least for now.  This is proving to be especially helpful in trying to find duplicate dies that were identified as separate years ago and often years apart.  Also as a part of this month's work we have gone back through all the dies and associations and traced the information through to the Die Matrix section of the web site.

 

Obverse Dies and Associations

Die 1 - VAMs 1H, 1J, 1K, 20, 40

Die 2 - VAM 3

Die 3 - VAMs 4, 4A, and 5

Die 4 - VAMs 9 and 46

Die 5 - VAM 10

Die 6 - VAM 14

Die 7 - VAMs 15 and 41

Die 8 - VAM 16

Die 9 - VAM 17

Die 10 - VAMs 1B2 and 18

Die 11 - VAM 19

Die 12 - VAM 20

Die 13 - VAMs 22 and 49

Die 14 - VAMs 24.1, 24.2, and 24.3

Die 15 - VAMs 26, 26A, and 51

Die 16 - VAM 27

Die 17 - VAMs 23 & 28, but with inconsistencies

Die 18 - VAM 21 but may not exist

Die 19 - VAM 30

Die 21 - VAM 32

Die 22 - VAMs 33 and 33B

Die 23 - VAMs 34, 34A, and 61

Die 24 - VAM 35

Die 25 - VAM 36A

Die 27 - VAM 40

Die 28 - VAM 42

Die 29 - VAMs 43 and 47

Die 31 - VAM 46

Die 32 - VAMs 50 and 50A

Die 33 - VAM 52

Die 34 - VAM 53

Die 35 - VAMs 54 and 66

Die 36 - VAMs 55 and 55A

Die 37 - VAM 56

Die 38 - VAM 57

Die 39 - VAM 58

Die 40 - VAM 62

Die 41 - VAM 63

Die 42 - VAMs 64 and 72

Die 43 - VAM 65

Die 44 - VAM 67

Die 45 - VAM 68

Die 46 - VAM 69

Die 47 - VAM 70

Die 48 - VAM 71

Die 49 - VAM 73

Die 50 - VAM 74

Die 51 - VAM 75

Die 52 - VAM 76

Reverse Dies and Associations

Die a - VAMs 1A, 1B1, 1B2, 18, 43, 49

Die b - VAMs 2, 2A, 2B

Die c - VAM 5

Die e - VAMs 7 and 45

Die f - VAM 8

Die g - VAMs 9.1 and 46

Die i - VAMs 11 and 69

Die j - VAM 12

Die k - VAM 13

Die m - VAM 25

Die o - VAMs 36 and 38

Die q - VAM 44

Die s - VAM 62

 

The logical place for us to continue our study is of the reverse dies as we have exhausted the obverse dies for now.  So in September we will pick back up with this study in that area.

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