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1887 P VAM 6 or VAM 6A ?

 
 
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 Posted 07/16/2018  1:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dollardude to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have an 1887 P VAM that is obviously a VAM6 or VAM6A... the problem I have is the obverse matches VAM 6 (no chip in the left side of the first 8) and the reverse matches VAM 6A (gouge under the tail feathers)...

Has anyone seen this before?



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 Posted 07/16/2018  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My guess, and this is just a guess, the DC was not an EDS but maybe MDS and the chip was present and made it to the description. The actual EDS may not have the date chip.
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 Posted 07/16/2018  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dollardude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So assuming you are correct.... the 6a with the gouge on the reverse and no chip on the 8 is an earlier die state than the 6 with the chipped 8 and possibly polished off tail gouge...
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 Posted 07/16/2018  3:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1- Same die polishings lines in middle of TF as VAM 6A (old VAM 6),same die polishing in LIBERTY,
same die as VAM 6A without spiked TF.


I think this is the key. The old VAM-6 was actually a 6A? I think the listings are a bit crossed up maybe. In actuality VAM-6 may not exist with the chip 8 except possibly as you noted, a LDS or maybe VLDS where the tail feather gouge erodes away or is polished away. I'll be interested to see what JB has to say about it.
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 Posted 07/16/2018  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dollardude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This may throw a wrench in the EDS theory,... at least on the reverse... see this over polished leaf on the viewers left below the "U" of UNITED...


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 Posted 07/16/2018  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm, that looks polished beyond the 6A full plate. I'll refer back to what I said about JB.
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