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06 Jun 2019

IT'S TRUE ANOTHER PEACE DOLLAR TOP 50 VAM

Coins-United States | Longstrider

Since most people here have seen many of my Peace Dollar VAM's, I have decided to just do a smaller blog on my latest pick-up. Below is my 1923 Peace Dollar VAM-2—DOUBLED TIARA—TOP 50. It was slabbed and graded by ANACS as an AU 58. There is a tremendous amount of mint luster so maybe graded a little light. But who doesn't feel that?

The '23 VAM-2 is another of the major die doubling and breaks of 1922 and 1923 peace Dollars. Once again it is thought this was caused by the overuse of the dies. This particular VAM shows major doubling in the tiara as well as the "T" in "TRUST", and the bottom hair curl at the back of Liberty's head. Harder to see is doubling of the designers, Anthony de Francisci, initials. It should be noted that his young wife, Teresa, was his model for the coin. This coin is also a Top 50 Peace Dollar.

I am going to leave it here in the hopes that the reader will research more on their own. Please excuse the glare off the slab in the photos. Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment.

SOURCES:

VAM WORLD 2.0

ANACS

OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE TOP 50 PEACE DOLLAR VARIETIES—Jeff Oxman & Dr. David Close

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

This one is really nice! It has a lot going on and that's fun! Your collection is growing, that's great! Before you know it you'll complete the set!

As Pat mentioned, the effort you are putting into this is great. Research is clearly not lacking with you

Mokie

Level 6

Like Pat stated so well, you should be proud of your VAMS and the research that goes into each purchase. Hopefully we will see all 50 lined up in one photo soon. Keep Em Coming Longstrider, you gonna make me a VAMinal Yet.

PastorK7354

Level 4

Great addition. Thanks. Yes, Pat is right. Do the research. The history. you glean makes it all much more worth while.

"SUN"

Level 6

Nice blog. You are getting a nice collection of VAMa. Look forward to future items.

Mike

Level 7

Another nice Vam. Keep them coming. You will have all fifty soon. It's a great feeling only a real collector can understand or feel. Others will read and say so what. I look and say there's a collector. There is a man studies the coin. I was lucky to do that and others will also. If they pick a coin or token of medal. The research is were you learn along with the history. Thanks for a good blog.

Longstrider

Level 6

Thanks for the kind words Pat. I take a lot of inspiration from the great Token collection you accomplished. It is amazing what one picks up while researching our coins..

thisistheshow

Level 4

This is a great point Pat. Research, knowledge, completion. Beautiful!

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