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by RogerB
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vams for Ikes...
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Vams for Ikes...

No. "VAM" refers to "VanAllen-Mallis" varieties for Morgan and Peace dollars. The originators did not make any definitions for Eisenhower dollars.

There is a group of active Ike dollar variety collectors, but their name escapes me at present.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 0/cc
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: 1900 0/cc

Helps to confirm that O/CC coins were issued for circulation - that is, nothing special about them from the NO Mint's position.
by RogerB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Question on this Morgan!

You are observing, asking meaningful questions, and accepting reasonable information for more experienced collectors. You might be a "rookie" but your approach is not "mistaken."

:)
by RogerB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Member with a Possible New VAM - 1922-P Peace Dollar - Extra Olive Branch?
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: New Member with a Possible New VAM - 1922-P Peace Dollar - Extra Olive Branch?

Interesting. Could both coins be shown with identical lighting and orientation?
by RogerB
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

There are other documents on this subject...maybe I'll assemble a small article. ?
by RogerB
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:57 pm
I’ve seen several on EBay
Are you sure they
Didn’t make any?😎😉
I’ve also seen 1878 s rev 79 being offered for sale
Those are from the secret "Prescient Mint." It was first to use the "P" mintmark.
by RogerB
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

This little letter gives a concise explanation for the absence of 1878-O silver dollars. [RG104 E-1 Box 113] Mint of the United States at New Orleans, LA. November 16, 1878 Hon. Michael Hahn, Superintendent U.S. Mint New Orleans, La. Sir: I have the honor to hand you herewith two tracings of the st...
by RogerB
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Adjustment Strike ?
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Die Adjustment Strike ?

Possibly hard planchet (poor annealing) at normal pressure. Common problem at NO Mint. Insufficient annealing capacity to balance HQ coinage demand.
by RogerB
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Cool Mint Error
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: One Cool Mint Error

vamsterdam wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:21 pm
how could the Y show if there was something on the die that obstructed it?
It wouldn't - or would be distorted. That's why post minting damage is suggested.
by RogerB
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Cool Mint Error
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: One Cool Mint Error

Based on the photos, the odd defect is likely post mint damage – possibly intentional. The key to determining post mint versus strike through is the “Y” in Liberty. That part of the die is raised and strikes the planchet before the surrounding cotton. If something were on the planchet before strikin...
by RogerB
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace dollar Slanted reverses
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Peace dollar Slanted reverses

Good information, RogerRock!
by RogerB
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Holy Hell!
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

You might have to explain how the BEP press operators turned their blue ink press upside down to do this.... ;)
by RogerB
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMnesia setting in
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: VAMnesia setting in

Hmmm.... "Milk of VAMnesia" ?
by RogerB
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Die Pitted and Worn?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: 1923-S Die Rust and Wear?

Clogged, cracked and over used die. No rust.
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Sorry Flat-Chested, but you are entirely incorrect. You appear to be repeating dogma, not facts. If that presumption is correct, there's nothing more to be said; and this thread is just a waste of time.

RWB
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Something not seen everyday?

is it die failure or planchet? Holder says strike 1 then strike 2... :lol: Planchet defect. Likely created when an inclusion of copper oxide (scale)was rolled into a strip, and a blank cut. The label is misleading in that the coin was struck normally and fell apart sometime after bagging. This was ...
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 17
Views: 764

Re: Something not seen everyday?

...kenny wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:50 am
is it die failure or planchet? Holder says strike 1 then strike 2... :lol:
Planchet defect. Likely created when an inclusion of copper oxide (scale)was rolled into a strip, and a blank cut. The label is misleading in that the coin was struck normally and fell apart sometime after bagging.
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

This is really not a place for discussions of economics - theoretical or practical. Please enjoy collecting VAMS and be comfortable that Morgan dollars were not inflationary; they were a subsidy of silver producers which, unrecognized by the sponsors, aided production of antimony, bismuth, copper, l...
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Banks don't "manufacture money." Expansion of money supply is a product of expansion of economic activity, which uses part of the additional supply to create both broad and specialized growth. However, too much of one distorts and eventually damages the other. Excess money supply contraction can be ...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: WoW! You guys are really branching out!

Hmmmm...does Exeter sell lawn/landscaping tools or women's clothing?

Maybe VAMworld could do some cross branding for monetary support.