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by vamsterdam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My best ‘pick in years
Replies: 15
Views: 153

Re: My best ‘pick in years

if ya don't look, ya don't find. great pick!
by vamsterdam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My 1881 S vam 54B
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: My 1881 S vam 54B

way to go beet! keep it up!
by vamsterdam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: earthquake in Boise, ID
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: OT: earthquake in Boise, ID

i heard about it right after it happened but this is the first report of anyone I know who was close to it or felt anything. I experienced one in troy, Michigan in 1985. it felt like a big semi going buy and I realized that was an earthquake but everyone else told me it was just a semi going by. I f...
by vamsterdam
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show mw your OT picks
Replies: 36
Views: 750

Re: Show mw your OT picks

Might need help figuring out how to post pictures from an iphone. Format does not look similar to what shows up in my laptop.
by vamsterdam
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen - Doing well
Replies: 22
Views: 342

Re: Leroy Van Allen - Doing well

i enjoyed checking up on them and not having any vam news, or questions. just a chance to see how they are and what they are doing during these unusual times. I could hear his voice perk up several times when i'd ask certain questions. they have plenty of exercise equipment, including a stairclimber...
by vamsterdam
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen - Doing well
Replies: 22
Views: 342

Re: Leroy Van Allen

I was interrupted while writing. He finished the 1878s guide, but because he is confined he has had a hard time getting it printed.
by vamsterdam
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen - Doing well
Replies: 22
Views: 342

Re: Leroy Van Allen

I just talked to leroy. He just finished the 1878s guide but since he is now confined due to the virus. He has been working on the peace dollar and morgan wonders. He still takes care of Marilyn, who use a walker to do anything, he walks the dog, makes dinner, and everything else. He is now 86, and ...
by vamsterdam
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen - Doing well
Replies: 22
Views: 342

Re: Leroy Van Allen

i'll call him tomorrow
by vamsterdam
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from JB
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: Back from JB

I keep going to the post office looking for it.
by vamsterdam
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One more early Morgan dollar letter -the Last, I promise !
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: One more early Morgan dollar letter -the Last, I promise !

MORE intrusions, of this nature! not less.
by vamsterdam
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from JB
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: Back from JB

my coins still haven't arrived.
by vamsterdam
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FINALLY, the elusive 78-P V123
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: FINALLY, the elusive 78-P V123

yes, that is a vam 30.
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Took my loupe to the VAM book
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Took my loupe to the VAM book

I've used my loupe on vambook pictures before. sometimes it works, but sometimes it just turns into black and white, or colored dots.
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Who else is growing a Quarantine Beard?...
Replies: 63
Views: 768

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

nope. but the last 10 days have been the longest year of my life.
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from JB
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: Back from JB

wow, a 1922 vam 26a in ms64! tough coin in any grade!
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Name That VAM - 1891-O edition
Replies: 26
Views: 260

Re: Name That VAM - 1891-O edition

rogerB, clearly a vam 1A, and maybe a later die state(v1a3?) if the dies were reported to be " evidently fractured".
by vamsterdam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT... Franklin CDLT... Cool or Meh?
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: OT... Franklin CDLT... Cool or Meh?

I’ve seen several dates with this clash. I sold a 1955 showing several letters in pcgs65fbl for bid. No one seemed to care as much as i did.
by vamsterdam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show mw your OT picks
Replies: 36
Views: 750

Re: Show mw your OT picks

i'm finally getting caught up on things around here and am trying to add a few pictures to this thread. we'll see what happens tomorrow. one that I want to shoot is a 1914 5c pcgs64 with color. it is a super clash and counterclash. it has a counterclashed U of UNITED on the reverse.
by vamsterdam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Offices are Closed
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: PCGS Offices are Closed

well, I had a few more to get graded but now it really seems irrelevant.
by vamsterdam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Looked off center, so took a shot on it
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Looked off center, so took a shot on it

what a cool find! and rare. I once found an 1899o vam 6 partial collar in a junk bucket. once you get hold of one of these you just don't want o let go of them(unless you have to).