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04 Oct 2021

1923 PEACE DOLLAR VAM-1AA

Coins-United States | Longstrider

At the risk of boring people with my articles on Peace Dollar VAMs in general and extra hair specifically, I am writing today on another one. The 1923 VAM 1AA is commonly referred to as an Extra Hair Elite 30 Peace Dollar VAM. I can’t help myself. This is an amazing example of one and I would like to share it with you.

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18 Aug 2019

IS IT JUST ME?? I DOUBT IT!

Coins-United States | Longstrider

Today, Sunday, I was looking at a for sale post at my favorite buying site VAMWorld. One if the major players there just listed some raw Peace Dollar VAMs. As most of you know I am working hard to complete a Top 50 set of them. One of the coins I need is a 1922 VAM 2A, called Ear Ring for the die break at Liberties ear. This is a higher priced coin, at least for me. This one was very reasonably priced.

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03 Jun 2019

1922 VAM-2E2--WING BREAK--TOP 50 PEACE DOLLAR

Coins-United States | Longstrider

The latest pick up I bought at the Las Vegas coin show, a few weeks ago, is a 1922 Peace Dollar VAM-2E2 called a “Wing Break”. It is a member of the Top 50. I am trying for the entire Top 50 set as the variety features can usually be seen with your naked eye. This particular specimen was graded, slabbed, and attributed by ANACS. They are a very popular TPG for VAMs as they list a great many more VAM’s than the other two major graders. It made an AU 55 grade, which seems a bit conservative to me. There is still quite a bit of mint luster and very little wear. Oh well, that’s the way it goes. I usually am not too concerned about the grade assigned as much as the VAM designation.

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17 Jan 2019

1922 PEACE DOLLAR VAM 2C

Coins-United States | Longstrider

I was lucky enough, the other day, to be browsing my favorite VAM web site. I was looking at the peace Dollar's for sale and ran across this one. It is a 1922 Peace VAM 2C. It was a very good price so I made an offer and it was in the mail the next day. I know I have put quite a few VAM's up here but this is a new learning opportunity. First the '22 VAM 2C is in what is called the Top 50. That basically means they are nice ones to collect and the thing that makes them a VAM is visible with the naked eye, mostly.

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10 Sep 2016

1922 NO D STRONG REVERSE LINCOLN CENT

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Here is a nice example of a 1922 Lincoln Cent that is missing the "D" Mint Mark. Since all the Lincoln Cents were minted in Denver that year there is no chance it came from some other mint. This specimen is from die pair #2 which means there is no trace of the mintmark and the reverse is struck very strong. Die pairs #1 and #3 have had a "D" mintmark at varying times. They also have "weak" reverses. This particular coin was bought at auction. I was able to get it very reasonable. There were some high end ones that had the crowd hypnotized. I have had this coin some time and want to share it with all today.

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