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by messydesk
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: pixs for 1888-O VAM 16 page

A picture of the doubled 2nd 8 would be welcome, since that's in the specification.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stupid Questions from the new guy!
Replies: 16
Views: 173

Re: Stupid Questions from the new guy!

Hello all, I must apologize because I am sure you get this post on a regular basis. I have collected coins with my father for most of my life (I am 31 now) and recently stumbled into the world of VAM dollars. I have mostly stayed in the world of date/mint mark sets and have small amounts of experei...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 VAM 14.11 MS65
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: 1878 VAM 14.11 MS65

DH Thanks for explaining that for me . Sorry about that , Maybe the moderator can delete the post then . OPPS I didnt want to do something wrong like that , My mistake and I apologize . I do appreciate the explanation . John I moved it from the discussion board to this one, where coins currently fo...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings

i wonder if we will have striking issues like they had with the mercury dime issue struck in gold. those were terribly struck.... No kidding. The first thing everyone looked for on those was full bands, and the coins have no bands. Horrible detail inthe braid and wing, too. Not sure how much of thi...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM 3FP has been killed
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: 1921-P VAM 3FP has been killed

You'll forgive me if my main takeaway from this is that Leroy seems to be in good spirits, and not that VAM 3FP was killed.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 vam 70 / 70A ?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: 1878 vam 70 / 70A ?

VAM 70A is said to be an early die state, so I imagine that most, if not all coins currently attributed as VAM 70 are now VAM 70A, and VAM 70 may not exist. The VAM 70 in 62DMPL pictured on CoinFacts has the VAM 70A die cracks. This is a listing that never should have been made unless one without cr...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question to ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Question to ponder

raynat3 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Well the map of 1866 in LOC, 2 years after statehood, shows the name to be Carson City.
Sure enough. I could wastespend an awful lot of time looking at old maps there. The 1865 railroad map shows it that way, too.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: RMG1883CC
Replies: 26
Views: 420

Re: RMG1883CC

Sorry to hear this. I know Ron was struggling with MS for quite a while. Condolences to his family and RIP, Ron.

I added him to the "In Memoriam" section of the Wiki and linked to this thread.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question to ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Question to ponder

RogerB wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:23 am
On coins made by the U S Mint at Carson City, Nevada the mintmark is "CC." (The village was commonly called "Carson, Nevada" in contemporary mint documents.)

Which "C" stands for "City" and which for "Carson?"
M-m-maybe it stands for C-Carson.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 reverse with some reflective fields
Replies: 12
Views: 123

Re: 1921-P D1 reverse with some reflective fields

Ah. Close-ups help. Indeed, it is a VAM 1AA.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D1 reverse with some reflective fields
Replies: 12
Views: 123

Re: 1921-P D1 reverse with some reflective fields

D2 reverse, so it's not going to be from the "Zerbe proof" or Chapman dies. A PL 1921 is a good find, though.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-s pups, I'm learning but VAM?
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: 1878-s pups, I'm learning but VAM?

Namvet69 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:28 pm
Thanks messy desk and others. Btw, my Big VAM encyclopedia came today. What an accomplishment for collectors. Have a good night. Peace Roy
Make sure you read a lot of the stuff in the beginning of the book, and learn the diagram on page 57 well.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-s pups, I'm learning but VAM?
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: 1878-s pups, I'm learning but VAM?

Yes, 46A. Since you're stating that you're learning, you should know that sometimes, searching the wiki finds exactly what you're looking for. Words that are in quotes must appear in the order they are given in quotes. The dash screws up searches unless it's in quotes with the rest of the date. Lang...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings

Thanks for the information! Sure hope these work out especially in a Pl or Dmpl finish! I think those wanting cameo coins will be disappointed. Today's "60-grit" cameo finishes wreak havoc on the details of the design, leaving mostly just a silhouette. It would be cool if they polished the dies for...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings

H.R. 6192 authorizes production of Morgan and Peace dollars in not less than .900 fine silver, with the balance of the alloy in copper. Uram said that, in discussions with U.S. Mint officials, they indicated options would include issues struck at the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints. Pr...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Open
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Open

pup_picker wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:58 am
messydesk wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:06 pm

If you want to submit coins for (1)PCGS bulk at the same time as coins (2)already in slabs or coins that just (3)need one of my slabs.
please fact check me. t.i.a.
1. submit to pcgs raw through you
2.vamseal
3.vamslab
Correct.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings
Replies: 18
Views: 264

2021 Morgan/Peace renderings

The Mint Director released the renderings for these a few days ago. Looks quite promising. The Morgan looks to be the 1879-1904 design with C3 reverse. The Peace dollar is a hybrid of a low-relief 1921 obverse and B2 reverse. I hope the fields of the Peace dollar have a little curvature to them like...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Open
Replies: 4
Views: 90

2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Open

Submission #5 is at PCGS, so I'm opening 2021 Submission #5 My fee is $6 plus shipping, PCGS's will depend on the grade they assign to the coins, which means I won't know total costs until grades are in. Unless PCGS changes them, the fees for bulk grading of Morgan and Peace dollars are 60-63 $5, 64...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 36
Views: 735

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

I'm glad people enjoyed it, and that we had a good crowd in attendance. Not the same as being together at a show dinner, but it did lift my spirits a bit.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 36
Views: 735

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

alefzero wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:14 am
Hoping to hear about the awards, VAM of the Year, etc. Tried to join, but technical problems.
Awards and VAM Thing-style presentations will be part of a webinar-style call, yet to be scheduled.