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Big news on my baby (The 79s VAM 1B obverse)

 
 
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 Posted 10/06/2018  10:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
To make it easy (tons of pics and words) I'll just link to my VW message board post. Enjoy. And I'm still looking for various stages so if anyone finds this obverse with the hair gouge, no matter which pairing or state, please hit me up. I'm a buyer and it will help the VAM cause.. Thanks!

http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewt...hp?f=4&t=528
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 Posted 10/06/2018  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done Cascade,

Don't know much about VAM's, but looks impressive.

I would cover up your personal info in the letter, safety precaution.

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 Posted 10/06/2018  11:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Slick work, Cascade. Well done!
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 Posted 10/07/2018  12:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Mac. Totally spaced on that. I'm moving very soon anyway though but still. Thanks
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 Posted 10/07/2018  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

While I definitely give you a hearty congratulations b/c the experts are obviously thrilled your find.


So would you mind pointing out the die gouges on the coin so I can have one of those "Duh" moments I (just as obviously) am due for?

I looked at the pics last night. I read the write up. I looked at them again just now for 15 minutes or so and read the write up again. I took the link on the other page to see the pics of the gouges up close, but I cannot find them on the coin!

I needs sum edumacation pleaze!
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 Posted 10/07/2018  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The main visible gouge area is above the date,just above the neckline coming out of the hair into the neck. It's quite large and looks like a swipe with a paint brush in terms of the "look" if it. Then it extends into the low points of the hair (high points of the die) in segments straight back from the neck gouge. Its segmented because of the highs and lows of the hair strands on the die
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 Posted 10/07/2018  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Thanks Cascade!
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 Posted 10/07/2018  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Enemy Mine or Stargate SG1 or Star Trek Vouager? Cant remember but I know it's one of them!
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 Posted 10/07/2018  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Next Gen. actually...
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 Posted 10/07/2018  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The episode of Next Gen called Darmok. Whoever wrote it actually had to create a metaphoric language and have it make sense. It was one of the few modern works of genius I have seen in a TV series for ages. The more you rewatch the episode, the more you understand the language and the more the mystery of what is going on unfolds. As a teacher, although I never got to use it in a classroom, I cannot think of a better way for kids never to forget what a metaphor is.
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 Posted 10/09/2018  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add collectinsince65 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome work Chris! Now I have two more VAMs to search for!!
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 Posted 10/09/2018  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done Cascade, good work, keep your loupe handy.
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 Posted 10/09/2018  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on the discovery, Cascade. Quick question, Why do they call it vams or vaming? Why not just call It varieties?
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 Posted 10/10/2018  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cascade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mike. The guys that wrote the definitive book on Morgan dollar varities (there were a couple small books previously that touched on them but nothing to the extent of the Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Varities aka "The Bible") are Leroy Van Allen & George A. Mallis. So " VAM" is an acronym of their last names Van Allen Mallis
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