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by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 234

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

John, does this link to a NGC 61 example help? Note the much stronger die scratches below Liberty's capfold.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars ... ion-071515#
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 234

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

For what it's worth, and likely not worth much, the die pair comes with and without the cracks. Both with cracks and without cracks have the same beveled fields on both obverse and reverse. Here are my notes from reviewing over 1256 coins in AU50 and up in grade. "The primary characteristics of this...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Who else is growing a Quarantine Beard?...
Replies: 75
Views: 1057

Re: Who else is growing a Quarantine Beard?...

Ray, that is what happens when you do a continuous die study on 83-Os for 15 years :roll:
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Offices are Closed
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: PCGS Offices are Closed

I guess the curmudgeon is coming out in me. But can anyone explain to me why would I consider this thread important?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 O Vam 28a "Trigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: 1904 O Vam 28a "Trigger"

One mans "significant rim break" is another mans "die poop". Leroy may list this type of thing today, but then again, why? I mean, why have every darn die stage/state listed? Does this really help the hobby? Does it increase the value of a coin? Or, is it just the same die pair that isn't worth anyt...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 O Vam 28a "Trigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: 1904 O Vam 28a "Trigger"

The "line" you refer to below LA is a die scratch. I don't have my reference set available right now, but if it is on an EDS then it will likely disappear in LDS coins. One of my gripes about what happens in VAMming is that folks get zealous and post photos on the VAM pages of PUPs that may, or may ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 O Vam 28a "Trigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: 1904 O Vam 28a "Trigger"

The "partial rim cud" is not listable since it does not extend into the field.. However, it is a drop dead PUP marker for LDS V28As if cherrypicking.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 33
Views: 559

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

By the way, some folks may wonder how I can tell certain things in doing die studies. Many of you know this already based on your experience. The following is an example. There are apparently two different obverse dies used in the VAM-6 family. Meaning, the VAM-6 reverse is used with 2 different obv...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 33
Views: 559

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

Not sure what caused the "issues" on BJV's coin. But an observation is that for some reason the Morgan's coming out of the SF mint have excessive die ejection/sliding issues. So a lot of the "doubling" issues listed for certain VAMs may not be in the die, but from the ejection/sliding issues of the ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 33
Views: 559

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

John, a couple of things. The reverse die was also used on VAM-3 (near date) and VAM-5. The marriage you have is the middle (or second) marriage as I recall. The obverse was used in a previous, earlier marriage with an unrelated reverse die. I think the "doubling" you see on the mint mark is MDD. It...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 33
Views: 559

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

It is on one reverse die that was used in two different die marriages.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???
Replies: 33
Views: 559

Re: Polished 1888-S Proof, Vam ???

John, does your coin have a die gouge on the obverse between the 1st & 2nd right stars just outside the denticles?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: lost and found
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: lost and found

All good on the VAM front. Thanks Brent for all you do.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: lost and found
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: lost band found

Maybe not what everyone would do, but I treat the later listings with more reliable PUPs as the go-to VAM for a certain die pair, rather than earlier listed VAMs with little to no PUPs listed or plated. In this case, when LVA listed the VAM-14, he was not listing "ticks" of clashed letters. People c...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Awards page
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: SSDC Awards page

I got a Mallis and Armstrong award a ways back. I am out of town so can't look at the dates. If Messy can't find them, I will report back when I get home. I am still waiting for the VAM of the Year Award for the 1903-O VAM-22 from 2019. Still waiting, still waiting, still waiting.......................
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 654

Re: Die Studies

Roger, I went thru the link you posted for mint correspondence from 12/88 to 2/89 while on a 4 hour plane flight today. I did not find a mint usage table for the 1888-S dies. But an interesting read for the parts I actually stopped and read. Thanks for the link and history lesson.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 654

Re: Die Studies

John, I didn't find one in my die study. Maybe Wayne has found one or at least some thoughts on the subject.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 654

Re: Die Studies

What is inherent in this "hobby" is that everyone can forge their own path, or follow their own interests, which may change over time. While I have no interest in 1921 scribbles, those that do seem passionate about them. I would never take on a die study of the 1900-Os because of the high mintage. B...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 654

Re: Die Studies

I'm out. There is a saying in St. Louis, "YCFS".
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 654

Re: Die Studies

Again, the point is seemingly being missed. If a One & Done die marker or two are identified for each distinct obverse and reverse die, then you might understand how the One & Done actually works. It works irrespective of die marriage.