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by keilg1
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Great job pickin Bert; My next challenge for you is: 1878 S vam 18A Good Luck my friend I have a sneaky suspicion that he has one (or more) already. If not, I'll gently remind him/us what the radial die crack looks like. This picture if from my NGC61 coin... not the best lighting (sorry) but a dand...
by keilg1
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

tbconcrete wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:06 am

LateDate guy worked for George Morgan back in 81'
1881
lol
BWAAAAAAHHHHHH!!

Sometimes the truth is more enjoyable, not just stranger, than fiction!?
by keilg1
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

One of my favorite coins! To the point of attempting a bit of holiday fun in the past: http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5980&p=50301 . The PCGS 64 I have on hand looks to be in a similar die state as yours. I don't apparently see the same potential O/O: 82Ov38B P64 mm detail GRed.jp...
by keilg1
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: 1878s VAM-109

I'll take your rant accusing me of being some kind of elitist (let alone an abusive anything) as some profound hurt and frustration you're harboring - and choose to not reply in any fashion that doesn't help the conversation. I requested pictures from you to help... as did LateDateMorganGuy and lewi...
by keilg1
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

Nothing from me. I'd simply like to have an 85-S with as much luster and lack of wear as this one appears to have. Tough to find above circulated grades, eh? Oh, wait. I do have one! A CAC NGC64... here's the same area.

I don't see anything, sorry.
85-S V6 NGC64CAC rev details GRed.jpg
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by keilg1
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: 1878s VAM-109

If there is a coin with eye spikes that look 'absolutely nothing' like the VAM-109 plate picture, the coin is not a VAM-109. (Please note I'm choosing to not textually 'yell' back at you with capital letters - 8-) - let's all keep our cool here, eh?) The FCP and other pictures of the VAM-100 (the ne...
by keilg1
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: 1878s VAM-109

We all have a choice to post or continue a post - or not. We'll support your decision whatever it might be. I, personally, encourage learning from these experiences, not giving up. To me your question and follow up questions were ambiguous so you received different answers than you expected. I caugh...
by keilg1
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 405

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

Combining many thoughts and threads into one posting. Using phrases like "Buck up mate" will not advance ANY conversation. Please everyone stop with this type of banter. We all need to be careful with our words - 'Please consider for discovery' is a lot different than 'Hey, anyone seen something lik...
by keilg1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool 1884-O
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Cool 1884-O

Hi cheezbean . Unless you can get better pictures I'm afraid you're not going to get much help. I can't tell if this is PMD (post-mint damage) or something else. Plus, without seeing the date placement and a few other details it will be impossible to help narrow down a potential identification. Look...
by keilg1
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?

Can't be a VAM-2 because you have at least a doubled 82. Keep looking!
by keilg1
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 S VAM 54B WOUNDED EAGLE
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: 1881 S VAM 54B WOUNDED EAGLE

Zing and ca'ching. Stellar pick - and one I'm STILL hunting for. Had a bit on one last year only to be outdone.

Congrats, my friend.
by keilg1
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show off some of your best vams!!
Replies: 101
Views: 1840

Re: Show off some of your best vams!!

Seeing @MarkyB's 107 reminded me of my one lesser - a 106:
79-S V106 P66 FCO.jpg
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79-S V106 neck details.jpg
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by keilg1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 477

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

You're questions are good ones, my friend. I hesitate to offer my opinion here because I am still in the learning phase, but part of learning is called discourse (or dialogue) where people speak with each other (not at)... and this post is a great one encourging the good behavior! Despite my superfi...
by keilg1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Really Strange Luster
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: Really Strange Luster

In the field of woodworking you can get wickedly cool swirl patterns when applying oil or epoxy to pieces and spinning them with a blow dryer directly above. These remind me of those... Not saying this is the case on this coin, but if the patterns don't disappear when seen under different lighting, ...
by keilg1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Sorry to say the pictures are not clear enough to make any definitive statements to me. The only thing I can see is significant damage across all areas - the wavy forms are damage from the reeded edges of other coins smashing into it, there are pronounced scratches (and long ones, at that) - in fron...
by keilg1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

As much as I love this, it would be nice to find a 113, you know, to enjoy something not broken?

Keep up the hunt and sharing stories...
by keilg1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

More great work and to be appreciated and congratulated.
by keilg1
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: OT: Whoops!

Don't know if I'd be happy with the "fair offer":
allowing him to keep the cleaned coin and receive a payment of about 70 per cent of the coin’s insured value plus a full refund for postage and other fees

Seriously?
by keilg1
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

bhinkle - Bert, Most of your coins blow mine away so this is not sent as a comparator. I wanted to let you know that I have your coin's twin with me in the UK... Also a slabbed 64... A094 - 20211212_104329.jpg Let's not compare cracks because that gets a little personal (but I believe mine beats yo...