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by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA/1900-S Die Study Update
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Back from LVA/1900-S Die Study Update

Congratulations on your die study and two new discovery coins. I really like the reverse displacement on the 5A.
by bjsilverfox
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

vampicker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm
Occluded gas bubble. Some are natural, but the most common cause is fire. Coin looks genuine
John, I agree occluded gas. Just got to say it sure stands out in a crowded bin of junk silver dollars.
by bjsilverfox
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

Prider358 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Do you have photo's of the reverse? :roll:
Here you go.
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by bjsilverfox
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...
Replies: 5
Views: 135

I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

I poked this 1990 P with a stick and the large lump under Liberty's chin did not budge. It weighs in at 26.3 grams has the correct ring when dropped and has tested silver on two different metal spectrometers. It appears to be a far date possibly a slanted one. So what is it occluded gas, counterfeit...
by bjsilverfox
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: is this rust?

Thank you Vampicker and RogerB. I my have intruded on this post. An interesting topic. bjsilverfox May I bother you for a photo of the obv. of your coin? Can you see the wood fibers? Thanks Here you go. The wood fragment is in the bottom corner of 1 (one) left serif. While I was at it I took a new ...
by bjsilverfox
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-o Morgan VAM-24 with Belly button.
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: 1885-o Morgan VAM-24 with Belly button.

Minor dishing of the eagle can happen on other 85-O, but they are most prominent on the VAM 24. When I was cleaning up the 85-O listings a couple years ago, I sent a range of VAM 24 examples to LVA and asked whether this was a "variety". He replied: "All of these 'belly buttons' are caused by sligh...
by bjsilverfox
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: is this rust?

Screenshot 2020-09-04 at 6.36.01 PM.png (1882 CC & 1897 P Morgans) The similarity in the area of field, top of wreath bow to tail feather bottoms. Could a Wood Chip strike-through be of similar size and orientation on two different coins? The similarity does seem strange. I located my coin. I have ...
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just opened my mail look at what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: Just opened my mail look at what I found

Nice pick-up, congrat's.
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: is this rust?

Geseas wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:40 pm
all-who-wander wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Yes, it looks like that. It's coming out of the coin, isn't it?
Are you not sure it is 'raised' ?
I will have to look for it and take another look, but probably not. It seems to me that I found a couple wood fibers still imbedded on the coin.
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: is this rust?

That coin looks a lot like the 1882 CC I found. I finally decided it was struck through wood shavings.
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by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's
Replies: 80
Views: 1512

Re: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's

Way to go, Wayne. What a pick!!
by bjsilverfox
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back From Leroy - New 1922-D Vam 2"o"3
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Back From Leroy - New 1922-D Vam 2"o"3

Wayne, thanks for setting up the new page.
by bjsilverfox
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back From Leroy - New 1922-D Vam 2"o"3
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Back From Leroy - New 1922-D Vam 2"o"3

PacificWR wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:57 pm
Congrats on your new DC. I'll setup the new page for you.
Wayne, that would be great thanks.
by bjsilverfox
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back From Leroy - New 1922-D Vam 2"o"3
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Back From Leroy - New 1922-D Vam 2"o"3

Leroy's comment on the new VAM 2"o"3, "Quite a lot and severe die breaks!". Thanks to all who who saw my (1922 D VAM 2o2 VLDS 5/21/20) post and encouraged me to send it to Leroy.
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by bjsilverfox
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cherrypicked a 1921-S VAM-1B3 ...2020 seems to be a THORNHEAD year for me
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Cherrypicked a 1921-S VAM-1B3 ...2020 seems to be a THORNHEAD year for me

A 1B7 and a 1B3 that's unreal, a 1921 VAM 44 can't be to far away for you.
by bjsilverfox
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate VAM-20
Replies: 41
Views: 1083

Re: Overdate VAM-20

Great pick and still on my list to go with my 14A.
by bjsilverfox
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare 80-P arrived
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

Re: Rare 80-P arrived

Lee, that is a great pick and IMHO undergraded.
by bjsilverfox
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wandering the Bay during downtime
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Wandering the Bay during downtime

That's a keeper!
by bjsilverfox
Wed May 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-D VAM 2A2 E-30
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: 1922-D VAM 2A2 E-30

Very nice, great pick-up!
by bjsilverfox
Wed May 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 9 First Die Pair
Replies: 22
Views: 1016

Re: 1878 VAM 9 First Die Pair

Harmattan1 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 8:29 am
bjsilverfox wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Congrats. I picked one last year that the dealer mistakenly labeled as an 1878 7 TF.
Wow, I know math is hard for a lot of people and the number 8 is a reach for others but............
You can read more about this find in my July 1, 1999 post Flip the Flip.