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 Posted 05/14/2019  4:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add pop to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi.
I have an 1889 Morgan that has a number 3 stamped in the center of the eagle's breast. It is stamped, not engraved, and would like any information y'all might have on it.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  4:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It doesn't sound or look good from where I'm sitting. Can you post any pictures here?
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 Posted 05/14/2019  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Sounds like a counter stamp. Post some good pics when you can.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF

The short answer is that it's likely PMD, post mint damage. Counterstamps, be they numbers, letters, symbols, logos, etc. are intentional forms of PMD. Many times, meaning can be attached to counterstamps. In many cases, as with random numbers or letters, only the one who stamped the coin knows the intent.


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Here you go
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 Posted 05/14/2019  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum. There is a small market of collectors who buy these. In defense of your's at least the maker concealed it somewhat unlike some I've seen where it obliterates the devices.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As a first day newcomer, thank you all for your responses! I'm especially interested in yours Ballyhoo. I inherited several coins, mostly Morgans and Peace dollars. But there are many coins that I'm having a hard time finding information for. I will continue to post to hopefully find as much info as I can.
Thanks again!
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 Posted 05/15/2019  05:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a lot of info out there for Morgans/Peace dollars including VAMS. You may want to buy a book or two. http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.c...om/wiki/Home
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 Posted 05/15/2019  09:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey John1- True or false... You could spent a career or lifetime on VAM's and never know it all?
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 Posted 05/15/2019  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

And you would have to look up VAM in the Glossary now too.
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Hey John1- True or false... You could spent a career or lifetime on VAM's and never know it all

Depends on how good your memory is There are a lot of VAMs,so maybe a good reference book will help?
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 Posted 05/15/2019  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Depends on how good your memory is


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