I've been looking around the forum and sub forums here, looking for suggestions on books or online resources with which I can learn more about identifying VAMs, histories of the various dies, etc. I'm aware of VamWorld.com. Any other suggestions?
I like to read the descriptions and histories, but when it gets right down to trying to tell one from another, I do best with photo comparisons. I'm a "visual guy" and I like the side by side micro photos that show the difference between VAM vs non-Vam, far date vs very far date, etc.
My hoard of '82s is up to 241! 218 BC x 1, 118 BC x 3, 18 BC x 1, 82 x 1, 182 x 1, 282 x 2, 382 x 1, 582 x 2, 682 x 1, 782 x 2, 882 x 1, 982 x 4, 1082 x 1 1182 x 8, 1282 x 2, 1382 x 1, 1482 x 6, 1582 x 13, 1682 x 17, 1782 x 60, 1882 x 68, 1982 x 45