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by messydesk
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW/NEWER MEMBERS
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: NEW/NEWER MEMBERS

I invited a few hundred people to join today during the ANA Webinar. I'm sure some will.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1890-O MS62 Are theses feeder finger marks?
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: 1890-O MS62 Are theses feeder finger marks?

Assuming you're referring to the marks across the ear, those are not feed finger marks. These are known as "roller marks," and they come from when the silver strip was drawn out to planchet thickness. Normally they're struck out of the coin, but in this case of your 90-O, which has a poor strike (ev...
by messydesk
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: eLearning Class Wednesday
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: eLearning Class Wednesday

Longstrider wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:46 pm
I'm all signed up and waiting. 15 more minutes. Sam, one of the ANA educators of the Young Numismatists, did an excellent errors and varieties seminar yesterday so everyone is primed for the Morgans🐍.
Done! That was fun, but that 2 hours goes by fast!
by messydesk
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: eLearning Class Wednesday
Replies: 3
Views: 54

eLearning Class Wednesday

It's too late to sign up, since it's full. Michael Fey and I are looking forward to talking about Morgan dollars tomorrow for a couple hours. Those of you who signed up, I hope you enjoy it and learn something. Those who weren't able to and still want to see it, the recording will be posted by the A...
by messydesk
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sears Coin Shop
Replies: 14
Views: 183

Re: Sears Coin Shop

This is probably shortly after the Treasury release, but after clad coinage started. I have my doubts that it's "that" Sears. The holder probably would have been more decoratively printed and said "Sears, Roebuck & Co." or have the then official logo. Maybe I'm wrong. I think Tom DeLorey might know,...
by messydesk
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78s v103
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: 78s v103

... as only two of the five die pairs are visually represented with close up images of the pups. I would be more than willing to add the images to the page if they were posted here. The links to specific pages for each die are hidden in the comments of the VAM 103 page. Each of these pages has suff...
by messydesk
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW First LVA
Replies: 15
Views: 176

Re: WoW First LVA

I have not heard from Leroy about sending him coins. Usually, he lets me know when he sends out the supplements. I imagine anything he's working on now is whatever he hasn't gotten to since December. The guidance to not send him coins at this time stands.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?
Replies: 24
Views: 207

Re: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?

@messydesk - would you pass sending to leroy for a new e-clash PCms69 monster toner? how about a new crumbled obv or rev? an obv clasher with 4 partial letters? now we are figuring it is not a monster date of course. there are some key morgans/peace vams where the coin itself is 5 figures or more a...
by messydesk
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: '79 Off Center Newp!
Replies: 4
Views: 74

'79 Off Center Newp!

1979, that is. About 1% the price of what a 15% off-center 1879 would have cost.

Image
by messydesk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-P VAM-232?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 78-P VAM-232?

I tightened up the page and took care of adding it to the secondary pick-ups
by messydesk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-O VAM 12A pixs & question
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: 1888-O VAM 12A pixs & question

Thank you John! However, several of the cracks I posted are not included in even the latest die state discussed in the article. Yours looks like Stage 4, Dennis. I'm looking at the depth of the rim cud above the I in PLURIBUS. The radial crack next to the I seems to be there as early as Stage 3.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?
Replies: 24
Views: 207

Re: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?

CascadeChris wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:24 am
messydesk wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:51 am
If I had an MS69 Morgan, I wouldn't be looking to get a new VAM assigned to it.
Right. But Jack Lee did own one or two. That was my thought process anyway :lol:
The PCGS 69s are all 80-S and 81-S, except for one 96-S. That Jack Lee is not the VAM Jack Lee.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?
Replies: 24
Views: 207

Re: 83 o vam 36 or 36 a?

If I had an MS69 Morgan, I wouldn't be looking to get a new VAM assigned to it.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-O VAM 12A pixs & question
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: 1888-O VAM 12A pixs & question

There was a VAM-e on this variety several years ago (4/12/2014) showing 5 stages.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 o questions
Replies: 15
Views: 157

Re: 1896 o questions

What you show inside the 8 and 9 is a result of die polishing, not repunching such as that seen on VAM 19.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new VAM coins
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Possible new VAM coins

Welcome to VAMWorld! First, note that "errors" refer to striking errors, where varieties (and VAMs) refer to variations in the dies. If you have a loupe, try taking a picture of what it is on your coin you'd like us to see through the loupe. Also describe it in words. I can't tell what it is I'm sup...
by messydesk
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 o ?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: 1884 o ?

As soon as I see this filled O, I'm thinking VAM 5.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-o vam 11a?
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: 1899-o vam 11a?

Might be too early for VAM 11A as shown. I see a lot with the cracks like that, but there needs to be wider breaks for VAM 11A. What complicates things is that the 11A discovery coin was VF, and the thickness of the breaks might be due to wear on the coin. I've been calling coins like yours VAM 11A ...
by messydesk
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TPG Question
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: TPG Question

If I look only at the recent bulk order that came back from PCGS, it seemed in line with previous submissions. A few that I disagreed with in both directions, a couple no-grades that will probably grade sometime and somewhere, and most graded reasonably.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 P vam...
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: 1886 P vam 1C3? With an update?

That's a LDS VAM 6.