I bought an 1881-S Morgan at my local coin shop a few days ago, brought it home and decided to see if there was a VAM associated with it. After doing some searching on this website I believe it is either a VAM 6 or VAM 20, but I am a little confused. It has the die chip between the loop on the right side of the first "8" but I cannot see any of the other things that make it a V am 6 or 20. Is it possible that could be all there is, just the die chip? Thanks.
I am trying to, I have the picture downloaded and it has the green arrow next to it but I am not sure what to do now. Also when I adjust the size to under 300 and click save the picture gets turned crooked.
what I generally try to do on pictures is take a straight edge of some sort, transparent is best,(I use a coin flip) and lay it from the center of the bow knot to a point centered between the D & O this does two things... makes it easy to see if the MM is left or right and it also reveals "tilting" quite well. Keep in mind... Like anything with pictures.. variations in the angle the picture was taken from will skew the result.