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 Posted 05/18/2022  10:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This little beauty is the latest addition to my schizophrenic VAM collection. Please let me know what you think! Thanks.





"Nummi rari mira sunt, si sumptus ferre potes." - Christophorus filius Scotiae
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 Posted 05/19/2022  07:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find.

Schizophrenic VAM collection? Lol. Please elaborate.
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
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 Posted 05/19/2022  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the mint mark is tiny...
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 Posted 05/19/2022  08:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Schizophrenic VAM collection? Lol. Please elaborate.


I was using that term to describe my disordered way of building the grouping. It's almost like my early days of collecting where I just wanted everything that looked cool. I have learned to focus in the other parts of the collection, but these VAMs are so intriguing I leap before I look sometimes. I've scored some cool cherry picks but also ended up with a pig in a poke at other times. I've chased something really cool and have gotten into bidding wars that (thankfully) I was priced out of before ending.

I think it is time to step back and focus in this area, too. I don't plan to build a VAM set, but there are some varieties that are too cool for me to pass up.


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I think the mint mark is tiny


Me, too. I've heard that most of these were actually produced in silver, sometimes at higher purity than the Mint versions - do you find that to be the case?
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 Posted 05/19/2022  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I know all were produced in silver. Here is a link to a very insightful discussion on this group of CC's.
http://goccf.com/t/265543&SearchTerms=counterfeit
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 Posted 05/19/2022  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours looks like a micro O tilted right, and also has the die scratches between U and M, as well as the very near date.

1900-O VAM-5 Small Micro O Tilted Far Right, Very Near Date, Doubled Obverse.
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 Posted 05/20/2022  06:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find, congrats.
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 Posted 05/20/2022  09:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appreciate the replies, attribution and link to the previous discussion. I hope to find an example of a micro-O counterfeit for each year eventually.
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