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by keilg1
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1882-o 38-b value
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: 1882-o 38-b value

A fantastic Vam with tons going on within. A total rotton shame the value has plummented to bargain basement IMHO Typical case of many ms examples being found after initial discovery and high value originally. MS 64 quite available with ms65 tough find but out there. if memory serves me correct, or...
by keilg1
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Coin Divesting

Great post - thanks for sharing all the information. Buying is one thing we all think about... but most don't think about the natural second part: selling! Like the death that naturally follows life, we often live beliving we're blissfully unaware or immune to the end, unprepared for the eventual to...
by keilg1
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Minor 1882-O shake-up
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Minor 1882-O shake-up

fogie wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:02 am
Thank You!!
Agree. Thanks John. Raising another person's child is never an easy thing but with persistence, patience and a fair share of care it is possible!
by keilg1
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

My inexperineced 2-cents - I hope my comments are to help us all learn a bit, but they are far from official! Can't be a VAM-2 with doubling of the date. The VAM-2 description is set without date doubling. Has to be something else. I also do not see significant tilting of the mintmark. There is alwa...
by keilg1
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A visit with Leroy
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: A visit with Leroy

Adding my thanks for sharing the story. The smiles summarize it all.
by keilg1
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mirror mirror part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Mirror mirror part 1

Um... w.o.w.z.e.r.s.
by keilg1
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-P VAM-4 - with a (possible) dash?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: 1883-P VAM-4 - with a (possible) dash?

First thing I'd want to do is poke it with a stick. If it survived, I'd think this is a die break. No way that's a dash mark. Thanks and will gently poke. With as many scratches on it already one more might not harm it if I poke too hard. Agree it doesn't look like a dash even if it's in the right ...
by keilg1
Tue May 31, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-P VAM-4 - with a (possible) dash?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

1883-P VAM-4 - with a (possible) dash?

1883 was a good year for dashing around. The Brooklyn Bridge was openend in May after 13 years of construction. Supposedly the world's first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas. And the Philadelphia, San Fran and New Orleans mints were busily adding them below the second 8... At least 6 varieties from Ph...
by keilg1
Sun May 29, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a long OT: my new 1567 dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: a long OT: my new 1567 dollar

DHalladay , what a wonderful read. Thanks for sharing and educating us. Living in the UK now I'm fortunate to attend multiple talks on coin histories and perspectives I'd never known living in the U.S. One club I am a part of and will be presenting to in the autumn (on VAMs!) is the Numismatic Soci...
by keilg1
Fri May 27, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S MM Position Guide Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: 1881-S MM Position Guide Suggestion

Wow. What a tremendous amount of work! Any way to better objectify a rather subjective process is to be encouraged. I'm for better standardizing whatever we can because I've struggled with mint mark placements, date placements and more! Looking forward to hearing what more experienced voices have to...
by keilg1
Wed May 25, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:37 am

I don't have anything to say, just wanted to add another pic of that beast!
#toofunny :mrgreen: :popcorn: :mrgreen:
by keilg1
Mon May 23, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

Gary I like the idea. For me, it's all about the hunt in the wild. For some folks, that may not be possible but that's fine. whatever works. Here is my best pick in the wild. About 1 1/2 years ago, I stopped by the local coin gallery and walked over to the case with the slabbed Morgan Dollars, noth...
by keilg1
Mon May 23, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild

Wowzer... fantastic fantastic find!
by keilg1
Sun May 22, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

Prompted by the recent post - http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6543 by vampicker , that should be lauded and applauded!, as well as the story I shared ( http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6541 ), I am curious to hear opinions from others of the following thought. The ...
by keilg1
Fri May 20, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coins to car racing
Replies: 19
Views: 1319

Re: Coins to car racing

blh74 wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 6:03 am
I hope dreams come true!
Echoing this directly because I hope the same!!!!!
by keilg1
Fri May 20, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

The Error Trends Coin Magazine small booklet titled Mint Errors on Carson City Silver Dollars ©1973, has quite a few pictures and seven pages of information on this 82-CC off-center. Having this publication is another fantastic find! Love to have that reprinted so we could all own a copy... Any way...
by keilg1
Fri May 20, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share
Replies: 14
Views: 864

Re: An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share

That is a tough coin for sure! Welcome to the club - there are not many of us that can say we have one of them! Grade? NGC62 which I think is fair. Plenty of bangs across the whole coin that are somewhat hidden in the FCPs that'd prevent it from grading higher, but nice eye appeal. I see someone ha...
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A personal goal reached
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: A personal goal reached

No small feat! Well done. I've got a looooong way to go to get there but I'm marching slowly toward that finish line.

Congrats again,

Gary
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?

DurhamJnKY wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 12:24 pm
IMO, I'd call it a 7C since all of the lines above the left wing are gone.

Jonnie
Thanks. That's what I was thinking. Now if I can find a pretty 7, 7B and 7D... garsh, I'm not even half way to being 'complete.'

;-)
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share
Replies: 14
Views: 864

An 03-O find honoring @LateDateMorganGuy - and a story I'd like to share

Having had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Alan, aka LateDateMorganGuy , and getting to know him better as a person lately, I was absolutely thrilled to pick up the following coin. His original find prompted LVA to get all 'modern' and write things like "OMG! (OMG! is stronger than WOW! )" an...