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by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with date placement
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Help with date placement

Not sure I see the need for something like this. But folks draw lines all the time and it seems to work for them, somehow, just not sure for what or why. I try to stay away from making VAMming too precise for an imprecise hobby. It's kinda like the suggestion put out there before about using only a ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Date placement querry to the experts
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Date placement querry to the experts

Date placement can enter the grey area. Take a look at this date placement. The same obverse die was listed as both "normal" and "near" by Leroy in two different listings. This is why I don't use line drawing to figure a date placement. The DPIS is about as good as it gets, but even it has grey areas.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued
Replies: 24
Views: 610

Re: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued

Just my humble opinion. Just collect what you like and find cool. Ignore the R&I ratings. This makes it easy.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

And just to get into the minutia of this issue. Part of the conclusion of whether this M/M is "high" or not depends on how thick you make the horizontal line you draw and where and how high you connect it to the bottoms of the bow ribbons. Just food for thought.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

According to your line drawing interpretation, which is qualitative. But if you try and take that M/M placement into the VAM listings and try to find a match, you may come up dry. Not trying to be a curmudgeon. I remember a LVA submittal when I suggested a doubled profile existed on a coin. His resp...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

I've never been a fan of line drawing. While it can help with a die study to discern differences in dies, it is generally unreliable to use this approach to try and match a M/M placement with the VAM listing placement.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: (somewhat blinded) Mint mark research question: What'd you call this?

Loaded questions. 1. I would call the M/M placement "centered & upright", aka C3a. Some might call it "slightly tilted right" or "slight tilt to right". Some folks like to try and "quantify" M/M placements, but since the actual VAM listings can call the placement different things but also similar pl...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: Coin Divesting

I did not put a reserve an any of the coins and the subject didn't come up. I suspect HA is afraid they have to handle and deal with coins multiple times with reserve auctions, hence the higher commission.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Kinda Reminds Me of..............
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Kinda Reminds Me of..............

A few posts recently reminds of something that came up a while ago. The question seems to be posed something like, "my coin has this feature and why isn't it listed"? This question reminds me of the "Dots on berries" inquiry. What caused it and why isn't it listed? I won't attempt to answer what cau...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Bar D
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: 1924 Bar D

I will try to add my two cents worth. There is a sordid story behind the listing of the V1A2. But I won't repeat it. The VAM1A2 got listed and it shouldn't have been. The "feature" on the V1A2 was on all the VAM-1A's at the time. So when the V1A2 was listed, LVA made the V1A the V1A1. So the V1A2 do...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hiatus
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Hiatus

While I will miss your posts, it is not really a surprise. Let's just hope JB doesn't get to this point.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 O Morgan reverse die VAM help
Replies: 21
Views: 542

Re: 1904 O Morgan reverse die VAM help

The issue you point out is very common on all C4 and C4/C3 reverses. It is certainly not rare. Look at a bunch of C4 and C4/C3 reverses on the PCGS or HA websites. It is so common, that it is not used as an attribution aid since it is so common it would be useless anyway.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Oct 22, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AU58 Paper Test
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: AU58 Paper Test

JB, how can you tell the difference between circulation rub and bag rub with this test?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Oct 21, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Top 30 Rarity List
Replies: 19
Views: 572

Re: 1878s Top 30 Rarity List

I agree Brent. But the precedent for removing something from a VAM list that someone doesn't believe exists was set with the 89-CC VAM-4A a long time ago. I protested, but was told to pound dirt. It just depends on who you are and what connections you have with the SSDC Registry police.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: one of a kind GSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: one of a kind GSA?

Now that is cool. Never knew it existed.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Oct 16, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: AMAZING VAM VALUES 2015 to Present WOW
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: AMAZING VAM VALUES 2015 to Present WOW

As far as VAM prices go, has anyone ever considered the prices from several years ago were too high and they have settled to where they should be?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Dennis, nice work. I am always a fan of one & done attribution tools. Hope you find that V6.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Almost 1st VAM Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: My Almost 1st VAM Pick

vampicker wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:04 pm
Did we slab that lanyard?
You told me at some point it would be slabbed, but if it was, I never saw it. Would have been cool.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Almost 1st VAM Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: My Almost 1st VAM Pick

Sine we are sharing stories, here is one that many folks may not have seen and is also one of my favorites.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Almost 1st VAM Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: My Almost 1st VAM Pick

Pete, I remember the V12B debacle. You raised quite a stir, but of course Leroy was complicit in this as well. One of my fondest memories is the VAM dinner at a FUN Show with JR, Fogie and you, where the fire damaged V45A was transferred to you for part of the dinner tab and summarily named by JR be...