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by keilg1
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 241

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: 547

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: 187

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: 442

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: 442

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: 962

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: 571

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: 980

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: 980

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: 484

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: 980

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: 1171

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: 890

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: 763

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: 1201

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: 1666

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: 763

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...
by keilg1
Thu May 19, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: 1888-P VAM7 stage help, please?

I believe the end result of the original coin in question was a 7A. Have a different coin that I'd appreciate input on. What is the consensus? 7B on this one? Thanks in advance! Gary 1888PV7stageunknGRedobv.jpg 1888PV7stageunknGRedrev.jpg 1888PV7stageunknGRedrevdetail#1.jpg 1888PV7stageunknGRedrevde...
by keilg1
Tue May 17, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?
Replies: 27
Views: 7389

Re: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?

I'm not buying this as a die stage based on the pictures. If I was to hazard a guess, I'd say there was residue built up around the stars and then the coin saw further circulation. Later the crud was removed. If it crossed my desk, I'd most likely tank it for environmental damage. I'd really have t...
by keilg1
Mon May 16, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 18
Views: 890

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

@JackBnimble01, what a wonderful series of stories within a bigger story that is still unclear.

Myth? Lore? Reality? Doesn't matter... Joseph Campbell would approve of this version of a hero's journey even if the hero is a round slab of silver (or not...).

Gary