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by vamsterdam
Thu May 05, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 1324

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

I clicked on the link several times and it wouldn’t open.
by vamsterdam
Thu May 05, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Central States coin show

Wish i had known about the Schaumburg indian grill. I would have loved trying it. Lots of international food In Schaumburg
by vamsterdam
Wed May 04, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate VAM-20
Replies: 51
Views: 11612

Re: Overdate VAM-20

wish i could have afforded to keep my v20's. it would have been fun to see them in hand again.
by vamsterdam
Wed May 04, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New SSDC Set for 1879-S B Reverse Sisters
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: New SSDC Set for 1879-S B Reverse Sisters

well, see what i started? it all started with a reward to the first person who could find a new 1879s r 78 vam. i found the v34b, and then the v57, 58, 62, 65, 68, 74, 83, 86, 58 die 2, 104, 110. i picked a vam 89, but did not discover it, same for 16a, and 78. i still haven't found a reused v56 obv...
by vamsterdam
Wed May 04, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

i had thought of going to denver but considering all that i have been through in the last few months, i think i will take it easy. i killed myself last year doing 68 shows because my wife kept saying that i had to do more shows, more shows, more shows(for the last 5-6 years)! then she left me 3/25. ...
by vamsterdam
Wed May 04, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 1324

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

reminds me of a personality test i took years ago. forgot the name of it. it said i should have been a doctor or teacher, which is spot on. i didn't look into this one yet.
by vamsterdam
Wed May 04, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

i have seen multiple examples of this vam, slabbed unattributed this year, including another one at CSNS.
by vamsterdam
Wed May 04, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Central States coin show

had a great show. picked 1891o v3a2 au58, 78s vam 78 die 4 ngc64, 78s vam 69 ngc64, 1890o v14a ngc62, 1878 v143 pcgs64, 1888 denticle clash reverse ms63 pl, and some great doubled dies and toners. I even sold coins! yeah, i was at my table for stretches of time. food was very good, and i got to see ...
by vamsterdam
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate VAM-20
Replies: 51
Views: 11612

Re: Overdate VAM-20

Sunce the is no date and mintmark mentioned in this, what were we talking about 2 years ago?
by vamsterdam
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 18
Views: 1199

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

So, RogerB , how would you explain the elongated ray , if not a deliberate alteration of a die? Much like the wisconson quarter extra leaf high and low? Just happened to be on wisconson quarters in the shape and position of leaves. Same gor the 1962 50c fs-901 d in bell? Very lightly punched d, poss...
by vamsterdam
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Central States coin show

I have a table but don’t know the number
by vamsterdam
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T on Blanchard Holder coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: O/T on Blanchard Holder coins

i called those MCCS holders "tombstones."
by vamsterdam
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 44
Views: 1918

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

i cannot accept random errant punches as an explanation for misplaced dates. there is an 1866 seated half with 2 digits (likely 6's in the base of the rock, 2 overlapped upper portions of 1's in the lower left shield, a 1 in the hand holding the pole, a 6 in the shield above liberty on the right sid...
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Longnock Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Longnock Mystery

i love the serious doubling of vam 30. but hey, i'm a doubled die guy at heart.
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P 'eYe D'
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: 1922-P 'eYe D'

i have both vam 17 and vam14. v14 doesn't get the respect that it ought. ii can't prove it yet,but i think vam 14(and maybe v17) are both type 2/type 1. no doubling of rays. doubling appears at lower left of branch where they start. , leaves are widely doubled, but again, no doubling of rays. not su...
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 44
Views: 1918

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

absolutely an MPD! had not seen that one before. Not sure if it is in the MPD book. my wife packed up all of my reference material and put it in storage. that's an awesome find!!
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

this is sad, and no reason for it to happen. there is a 1878 vam "117" NGC63pl, or ngc64pl for sale that is a vam 141. i keep seeing it at the shows. and they(ngc) have the audacity to tell me that my coins that i sent in for attribution are either "too minor, or not varieties at all." so far, no on...
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

what a spectacular brockage! yes, for not rewriting and destroying history. learn from it, and move on accordingly.
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New!!!1879-S VAM-130
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: New!!!1879-S VAM-130

have we started taking submissions for discoveries ? i have had coins backed up awhile and have not heard anything.
by vamsterdam
Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S Trade Dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: 1878 S Trade Dollar

i would also caution everyone when buying trade dollars. i saw 2 slabbed counterfeits that were so good that i could not tell they were counterfeits until i was shown why. one is in a PCGS AU50 holder and the other is ICG60(and i warned ICG what to look for before it was slabbed!).These are of a cla...