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by keilg1
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Doing a little deeper dive into 1891 o - VAMs 14, 14a and 20
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Doing a little deeper dive into 1891 o - VAMs 14, 14a and 20

Be interested to see if this is a straight 14 and not just a worn-down 14A.
by keilg1
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A

Interesting, the 1991 original 'big book' only mentioned the one with the massive scratch into the field with clear picture of it. I2/R4 supposedly - thankfully we're not using I and R ratings anymore... this is a good example of those maybe being true-ish at some time but neither the case now! Love...
by keilg1
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S PCGSMS63 VAM 76 or 50?
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: 1878 S PCGSMS63 VAM 76 or 50?

Crikey, mate. What a coin! I'll need to look at my 50 to make sure it is a 50 - mine is beat up for sure, but still in hand!
by keilg1
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 41
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: 1878 S VAM 41

Flippin gorgeous coin and wickedly cool variety. Congrats all the way round.
by keilg1
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S NGCMS64 VAM 28
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: 1878 S NGCMS64 VAM 28

Nice looking. Looks like your has some machine doubing on the letters. I have three different coins and each show different degrees on the E (the one with the blob): one slightly less than yours, one barely noticeable and one completely blobbed without any doubling. My VAM-16 doesn't show any letter...
by keilg1
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: So do you have something positive to add to this Great FREE forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: So do you have something positive to add to this Great FREE forum?

We're all looking to discover something... and we can... with effort and our own work:
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by keilg1
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 19
Views: 134

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

Nice find on the 1923 VAM 1AC2. Any variety with a nickname is special as in this case "Whisker Chin". Twin clash spikes off the eagle's shoulder, intersecting die cracks forming an X below eagle's talon, and line through D are interesting die markers. Recently, my 1923 VAM 1AC2 specimen received a...
by keilg1
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES
Replies: 16
Views: 369

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: 218

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: 122

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: 342

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: 218

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: 342

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: 342

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: 506

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: 80

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: 209

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: 2276

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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