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Planchet striations? Or Something Else? Attribute of a '79 S VAM, maybe?

 
 
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 Posted 04/11/2018  02:47 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Shenandoah1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is an 1879 S Morgan dollar, DMPL obverse with very deep mirrors, white cameo, deep contrast ... and these lines across one half or so of the obverse, most notably through the hair. Parallel and uniform, they look somewhat like planchet striations but I can't be sure. Can someone help with this? And do you know if there's a '79 S VAM with these as an attribute? I looked through the VAM page and nothing came up that I saw but I could have missed something.
Thank you!

P.S. I've heard conflicting information about planchet striations and proofs -- some say they are most common proofs; others say that's not true at all. If it is, I'd be tempted to think this might be a branch mint proof ... even if, realistically, the chances of that are next to zero. Especially with all the bag marks and other chatter. Never seen a proof coin quite this beat up. But I can dream, though, right? Anyway, thanks for any insight anyone can provide.



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04/11/2018 02:48 am
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 Posted 04/11/2018  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you see are planchet striations on a nice early die state business strike.
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 Posted 04/11/2018  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Shenandoah1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome, thank you, Dave.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peaece13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are planchet striations the same thing as “roller marks”
I recently sold the coin in this listing and had always heard and referred to these as roller marks.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?...ulk%2Fitm%2F401507097346
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 Posted 04/16/2018  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are the same thing.
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 Posted 04/20/2018  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peaece13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the clarification dave
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