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by keilg1
Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break

Second coin, an earlier die stage with only the beginnings of cracks along the date and stars, but clear crack at (PLUR)IBU. Oh, and has the die scratches along the cotton leaf, too... Happen to have a neck-wing gap picture of this one already and it appears to match yours. For clarity, the previous...
by keilg1
Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break

And the reverse on the same advanced coin:
Die cracks upper rev.JPG
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1888PV39B_3124_crack_rev_NITED_S.JPG
1888PV39B_3124_crack_rev_NITED_S.JPG (60.44 KiB) Viewed 1286 times
by keilg1
Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break

Still pulling the coins out to get additional pictures, but though I'd start with the pictures I already have. This first batch of seven pictures comes from the more advanced stage coin - clear cracks along the stars and date, above Liberty's head adn PLURIBUS and on the reverse. Also shows signs of...
by keilg1
Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break

I have a 15A and two 39Bs (one early but with cracking, the other later with more clear cracks/displacement). I can pull these to get up-close PUP pictures if you'd like? Gary, I think the 39B's would help considerably. Thanks Will pull them and get pictures but can say immediately that the 39B's l...
by keilg1
Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 VAM 19 issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: 1882 VAM 19 issue

Look different to me - small die scratch on the left leaf, second from the top, is missing on the bottom coin; the dot in the bow of the lower coin might be debris or toning (hard to tell), clearly not there in the upper coin; the small die scratch on the middle leaf, right above the wreath stem) of...
by keilg1
Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break

I have a 15A and two 39Bs (one early but with cracking, the other later with more clear cracks/displacement). I can pull these to get up-close PUP pictures if you'd like?
by keilg1
Thu Dec 07, 2023 6:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: 1888 VAM 39 B but w/out the displaced break

Interesting. Hard to tell without looking more at the reverse but the obv is looking more like an earlier die state of the 39B which, as was stated, would make this a 39 (and not the revamped 15 version)? Without seeing the official versions side by side, though, this is a rather perplexing continua...
by keilg1
Wed Dec 06, 2023 7:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 New Orleans Mint dollar dies destroyed/returned
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: 1888 New Orleans Mint dollar dies destroyed/returned

Fascinating. A huge thank you for continuing to educate us!
by keilg1
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Award for most Posts in a year
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Award for most Posts in a year

Kurt28 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:13 am
"Is there an AWARD for the most posts in a year by a member?"

I wouldn't encourage it. I prefer quality over quantity.
And I am not critical of the current ratio.
Agree.
by keilg1
Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:53 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Selling Vams - Heritage Dec. 3rd 1878-1885
Replies: 37
Views: 10174

Re: Selling Vams - Heritage Dec. 3rd 1878-1885

This was an incredible sale - put bids on LOTS of them but only snagged one as others were clearly not just with the willpower (desire) but the way-power (means... i.e., money!). Fantastic, fantastic testament to your collecting passion.
by keilg1
Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:06 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: O/T METALS MARKETS
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: O/T METALS MARKETS

All l can say is a sincere thank you for capturing your thoughts. I'm trying to learn as much as I can but will admit most of this flies over my head. Ironic as I've been studying the human brain for over 30 years and I fail to understand why I can't grasp this stuff that comes so naturally to you! ...
by keilg1
Fri Dec 01, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any 1886-O experts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2971

Re: any 1886-O experts?

Dunno because each time I look at the FCPs I'm mesmerized and can't see anything but beauty. Nice looking coin!

Looks almost like a far date but it doesn't match the 14 or 17. Looking forward to learning what this is...
by keilg1
Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 47
Views: 14260

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

vampicker wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:25 pm
Last call for this year's edition. Judging starts tomorrow
Is there a "Nice try by a nice person" category?
by keilg1
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Help sought
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: 1900-O Help sought

Near vs normal will cook your brain if you let it. It's irrelevant here because the VAM 28 date is plated in the VAM book. Enough is captured in the image to positively determine it's a match. Agree but my brain was well cooked in high school in the early 1980s for other reasons. This raises a vali...
by keilg1
Wed Nov 29, 2023 7:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O VAM?(3)
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: 1901 O VAM?(3)

According to what you see and have shared, and searching the http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1901-O_Obverses guide for 'profile' - you're right to limit your choices to 43 or 46. Unless you see the "Three vertical polishing lines at bottom of eagle's right wing" describe...
by keilg1
Wed Nov 29, 2023 7:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Help sought
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: 1900-O Help sought

Nice story in the making, but might need a bit of adjusting? A handful (ok, two handfulls as there are 10) of clear pictures of major PUPs of a non-circulated coin and the variety nailed. According to the pictures, but not the description. Unfortunately, the description doesn't mention it being a ne...
by keilg1
Sat Nov 25, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O VAM?(1)
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: 1901 O VAM?

I understand the confusion and see what you mean. The ultimate and likely best route is to send the coin to either messydesk or vampicker as they'd have the definitive say (and confirm if, indeed, some of what you're seeing is machine doubling and/or PMD). Might not be possible if this is a circulat...
by keilg1
Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O VAM?(1)
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: 1901 O VAM?

I'd say it's a VAM-35 agreeing that what you have to go (off the webpages) is a bit light, but the two major PUPs (double rev legend and date with srack) are pretty much spot on.
by keilg1
Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Birthday Thoughts Today of Yesteryear & Beloved Morgan Dollars
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: My Birthday Thoughts Today of Yesteryear & Beloved Morgan Dollars

Happy birthday (even if it is a little late - extending the celebration at a minimum, right?!). Thanks for sharing your memories as these are what makes the community what it could be beyond the amazing coins we hunt.
by keilg1
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O VAM?(1)
Replies: 21
Views: 946

Re: 1901 O VAM?

I'll simply add my own hesitation to add to the hunt (i.e., your general posts) because I find it (them) overwhelming. I count almost 50 pictures of this coin yet most varieties can be identified fairly quickly -- in the order of 5-8 steps, if you will, if the major PUPs are the focus. I don't want ...