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by demetri
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: 1878 S VAM 36 B DRAGON SCALES

Wow, great pics of the scales, appreciated since finding good pics of the scales is hard, i gotta pick one soon and the newest 113 vam yeah right lol
by demetri
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

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.j...
by demetri
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

No matter what conclusions come forth here about O/O or etc, This v38B needs more research work as many PUP'S are also on 1882 o/s, which is only natural. Rust is but one of 38B that is a huge PUP on O/S- Ive been calling for some in know to look at 38B further, to no avail I love 38B with all goin...
by demetri
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

There's a long history of questions that got real answers from a 'poke it with a stick' reply I'll bet man, have seen you say that in a few posts. Just poking atcha lol The 1882 O never ceases to amaze me. Somehow I missed this vam and it is one of the coolest so far. Could definitely use more rese...
by demetri
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

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.j...
by demetri
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

vampicker wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:22 pm
PMD, the sliver in the mintmark opening will move if you poke it with a stick
Really or are you kidding lol Im guessing it is PMD too
by demetri
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

Just picked this AU 1882 O vam 38B @fogie (this coin is on your list but was not in a holder) and noticed the MM seems doubled or can that be PMD. Any thoughts.........


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by demetri
Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New to VAM searching and may go crazy
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: New to VAM searching and may go crazy

Big thanks to everyone for all the insight! I'm beginning to understand how to use the unbelievable resources this site offers to determine what VAM's I might have. Now the real hunt begins and I'm certain I'll be bringing more questions to the group. :D I did the same thing when I first started a ...
by demetri
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trying to determine if this is an N clash
Replies: 32
Views: 536

Re: Trying to determine if this is an N clash

messydesk wrote:
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:58 am
Half way between IB in PLURIBUS is 12:00 on the obverse. The knot on the wreath is 6:00 on the reverse.
Excellent information, appreciated always
by demetri
Sat Dec 24, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die no letters
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Help- 1880-S Doubled date, medium S centered and upright, slightly high Multiple lettering. Clashed die with letters

Yes, I commented that the clash did not look like the full n should show, but there are too many straight lines at angles in the blob for it to be anything else. Tried to fit the whole I there and part of the n but that didn't work. If I can get my Photoshop loaded (new PC but no CD port and online...
by demetri
Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AU58 Paper Test
Replies: 31
Views: 1164

Re: AU58 Paper Test

@messydesk you did post it here, i found it one day and used it ever since, thanks for all your efforts to help us new to vams, very appreciated
by demetri
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

Here is an observation that might help, using a loupe 7X from every angle it looks like a gouge even a double (split) one. The coin surfaces are PL and if I get the angle just right, the "gouge" appears to shine like the surface, like a polished path right down the middle of the haze. So maybe this ...
by demetri
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

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by demetri
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

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by demetri
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

Yes, it seems to go right into the wing gap.

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by demetri
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

vamsterdam wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:00 pm
It does look raised, but i think someone will have to see it in hand to confirm it.
You might be right, have you seen any pups that look anything like it?
by demetri
Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

It is raised and goes down into the wing though and otherwise is an almost flawless coin,
by demetri
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?

Picked this beautiful PL 1880 large S with this wicked scratch I think in wing gap. You can see it easily on full coin but its giant and it does not seem to show in any listings. While Im still digging in the listing looking I was wondering if anyone with more knowledge can explain this mark. Is thi...
by demetri
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collector's East Coast vs West Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Collector's East Coast vs West Coast

messydesk wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:40 pm
A quick, unscientific survey of submissions to me over the past year shows the Southeast being represented most often.
That makes sense, Im from NYC and split time in the south east and it seems like everyone down there is from up here lol
by demetri
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with date placement
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Help with date placement

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:16 am
Extremely interesting ! My head may explode before I can truly grasps this sacred geometry lesson , but thank you just the same .
AMEN