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by demetri
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a Gouge, scratch or something else?
Replies: 10
Views: 183

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: 183

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: 183

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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: 183

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: 183

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: 183

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: 183

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: 213

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: 266

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
by demetri
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with date placement
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Help with date placement

I see, so anything on third denticle is pretty much normal. I was looking at another area of 101 about c3 with images got me turned around. Thanks
by demetri
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with date placement
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Help with date placement

I am studyiong date placements and could use some help from a more knowlegeable member. While studying up about date placement, I ran into two 1900 P's that looked like far dates. Weird that no far dates are noted so, I began thinking maybe Im wrong and went back for more but the dates do look far c...
by demetri
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: are eBay buyers clueless?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: are eBay buyers clueless?

Are ebay buyers clueless? Yes. And so is 98% of the rest of the population. I'll spare you my theories on how this came about. But notice the "food" in the carts of grossly overweight people at the grocery store. Look at the big homes a young couple will purchase just to keep up appearances. Notice...
by demetri
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: are eBay buyers clueless?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: are eBay buyers clueless?

Ha ha ha well put, i see those sales and take advantage every chance I get when I see an obvious raw vam selling for low $$. I used to sell on ebay 20 years but refused to bend knee letting them play with my $$. So now all those fools that sell for less and and china fakes can have fleabay
by demetri
Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stolen coins
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Stolen coins

Nooooooooooooooooooooo
by demetri
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O funny O
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: 1882-O funny O

PMD is a heart breaker
by demetri
Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NGCX
Replies: 17
Views: 366

Re: NGCX

IMHO They use this grading scale for comics (cards too) and I think it works good, although just as subjective. I think in this case a coin with heavy bag marks but is actually uncirculated graded an AU (because of marks) would fair better (9.0) BUT to change a grade scale after millions of coins ar...
by demetri
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: No one posts picks anymore... HERE'S A COUPLE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1173

Re: No one posts picks anymore... HERE'S A COUPLE!!

Im not scared lol Im still real green with the sport though but, Im learning fast what to look for. Im going to post my best pick yet and I will admit was pretty much luck since I was still new to vams but as I started digging and saw the signs of the EDS, I was pretty excited. I know I wont get ric...
by demetri
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 581

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

Yes, that great article by JT Stanton posted at top was a great help. It is my first strike doubling I encountered. I will be sending this coin for grading soon so I look forward to seeing where this coin actually falls in the new listing. So far Im at the v1A MDS stage (I think)so we will see if it...
by demetri
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 581

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

Yes, with no clash. I got that
by demetri
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

RogerB wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:45 pm
I'm attempting to post items of interest to Morgan and Peace dollar collectors. These are more about how and why, rather than varieties.
Love it, thanks so much, all good stuff