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by alefzero
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars

That would obviously be a question for Leroy. If 90% silver, they would not really be a circulation issue, but bullion. However, the original ones were essentially bullion anyway for the most part.
by alefzero
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed one
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: I missed one

Vulture Capital, aka Venture Capital
by alefzero
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Submission prep question
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Submission prep question

The only exception I might make is in the case of obvious PVC on the coin, in which a harmless but careful acetone dip can be worthwhile. Doesn't harm the surfaces (unlike the PVC) but removes the problem and the reason certification would probably be rejected. There might be a conservation option f...
by alefzero
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed one
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: I missed one

The recent problems probably are largely attributable to the pandemic protocols/staffing and the bottlenecks in the imaging department due to their specials related to the gold shield roll out. There have been personnel changes, as we know, and the VC activity is probably on par with that in signifi...
by alefzero
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 396

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

There was originally only one listing. I forget the details, but I sent four coins to Leroy and two of the others were my discoveries. The original is the VAM-36 listing. About a decade ago, I got also the 1F and 79. The clashed 1F was declined as separate but was later, I believe, listed.
by alefzero
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Adding 1890-p vam 13a
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Adding 1890-p vam 13a

Added to the Registry.
by alefzero
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 396

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

Looks like it was struck through some sort of fabric overall too.
by alefzero
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Details. details??
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Details. details??

Question is whether it is a Philadelphia strike even. Near slated date. Might even be able to VAM it.
by alefzero
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

While many don't believe the San Francisco Mint was operation in 1798, well before California was even considered for a US state, I have proof otherwise in this Trade dollar.
1798-S-Trade-2.jpg
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by alefzero
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Verification please
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Verification please

Fake. 1893-S date position is arguably far or far side of normal. That has a near date position. Run away!

Might be an altered 1898-S VAM-16. On second look, it is just plain fake.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9

Registry is updated. (Of course, these privately made are not in the 1893-O date set but in the set just for them.)
by alefzero
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9

4 privately made to 7 Mint made die varieties (6 if VAM-1 doesn't actually exist). Be funny if there ends up being more of those contemporary counterfeits than actual Mint issued die pairs.
by alefzero
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Holy Hell!
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

My grandmother tried to get me into collecting stamps as a youngster. It didn't work, but I did become familiar with the names and photos of the Mt. Everest rarities. An inverted Jenny was the #1 stamp I always wanted to see in person, which I now take as a sign that having become a VAM collector i...
by alefzero
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: hair splitting 1921-P help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: hair splitting 1921-P help needed

I tend to go with calling it 13A if there is clear presence of the gouging episode. So 13A, 13A, 13 for those three, respectively.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace Dollar variety?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: 1922 Peace Dollar variety?

Interesting reverse color.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 1838 South Peru 8 Reales
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: OT - 1838 South Peru 8 Reales

Sweet coin!
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...

Yeah, that auction estimate was nuts. Just imagine someone listing that on an eBay 7-day auction with a $1500 reserve.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace Dollar Doubling
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Peace Dollar Doubling

Machine doubling at best. But see this often where they are tooled right up to the design elements. See it along the Morgan eagle wings often enough.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 Can't find VAM; Extra wing feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: 1900 Can't find VAM; Extra wing feathers

Of the two with that reverse, the VAM-11 is far more difficult to locate than the VAM-24. The obverse is critical. VAM-11 in mint state is a VERY tough coin. We have 27 UNCs listed in the Registry, but some of those might be misattributed VAM-24 (we have 52 UNCs of those registered).
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS Order Grades In
Replies: 1
Views: 148

ANACS Order Grades In

Not a fancy one. I added the 7A at the last minute to make the quota for the grading special, and is a good eBay coin. Actually, I only was going to send the Carr token and the rest was just as case of finding 9 raw coins. That Die Pair 8 Circulated had a total mintage of 8 and was a key one for the...