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by messydesk
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Polishing
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Die Polishing

It's explained in pretty good detail on p. 58 of the VAM book, although it omits the use of an emery stick to selectively polish out clash marks. Short answer is spinning the with some polishing grit with the die face held against dished plate. The book From Mine to Mint should have even more detail...
by messydesk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Local show picks
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Local show picks

Congrats on the 91-O! Looks like it would grade AU55 from here.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A swing and a miss
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: A swing and a miss

More like a swing and a pop foul into the stands, but, yeah, it's always a shame to not see wide reeds with this reverse.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS strikes again!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: USPS strikes again!!!

So were the repackaged package contents missing as suspected?
by messydesk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM 13A pix & question
Replies: 13
Views: 93

Re: 1921-P VAM 13A pix & question

Die chips in the ear are unreliable for 1921 for differentiating dies. It's better to look at the polishing around the cotton bolls or in the hair.
by messydesk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #5 Open
Replies: 0
Views: 23

2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #5 Open

2019 Submission #4 is at PCGS, so I've decided to open up the next submission. Whether it is 2019 submission #5 or 2020 submission #1 depends on when I get 100 coins. 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 grad...
by messydesk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 at PCGS
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 at PCGS

Submission is now at PCGS. Let the waiting begin. I'll open up the next submission as 2019 #5. Whether it becomes 2020 #1 depends on when 100 coins show up.
by messydesk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One good day of pickin!
Replies: 26
Views: 241

Re: One good day of pickin!

Here's the other diagram I was talking about, which contrasts machine doubling and a doubled die ("hub doubling" on the diagram).
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by messydesk
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O Doubling or Machine Doubling
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: 1884 O Doubling or Machine Doubling

When you see the same doubling on the mint mark as you do on surrounding design elements (e.g., letters in DOLLAR), that's a pretty good sign you have machine doubling. The mint mark is punched into the die separately from the rest of the design, so it's very unlikely that they'd exhibit the same do...
by messydesk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One good day of pickin!
Replies: 26
Views: 241

Re: One good day of pickin!

You're reading the machine doubling wrong. The more raised part of the digits is thinner than a normal digit. This is what's left after the second impact smashes part of the digit from the initial strike into a wider outline. There is a monograph by JT Stanton on Die Doubling vs. Machine Doubling he...
by messydesk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One good day of pickin!
Replies: 26
Views: 241

Re: One good day of pickin!

Your 34-D is machine doubled, unfortunately. Not VAM 4.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: O/T but critical /Important
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: O/T but critical /Important

Sales tax exemptions on coins and bullion is one of the things that ICTA has been working at for some time, and with measured success. The current map of sales tax rules definitely gives some people advantages over others in eBay and Heritage auctions. It also makes eBay a much less attractive place...
by messydesk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wounded Ladies - VW Logo Which One?
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Wounded Ladies - VW Logo Which One?

vampicker wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Think the 'Whisker Cheek' has greater visual impact
Yup, as would a nice "Mustache"
by messydesk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Talk about an old holder. WOW! I would say that is a soft wood veneer of some sort covering the core. The square is hand cut by a knife and you can see chips flaking from the edge. It is wrapped in plastic of some sort. If only we could see the edge or backside we might know exactly. The font looks...
by messydesk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Here's a really old holder from the Coin Rarities Online archive.

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I never got to see it in hand, but I'd be curious as to the composition of the plastic part, as that might be the best way to date it.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Modern Dollar Error NewP... Guess I'm starting a set!
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: Modern Dollar Error NewP... Guess I'm starting a set!

Now you need an Ike certified by ICG.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy 4 NEW 1878 Varieties W/ 2 new 8 TF
Replies: 44
Views: 949

Re: Back from Leroy 4 NEW 1878 Varieties W/ 2 new 8 TF

We can all hope to have the energy to polish 55 mailboxes when we're 85.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Interesting. I'd put it at mid 80s. That font wasn't around until about 1984, and the software to make the label was becoming popular within a couple years on early Macintosh computers.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D identification
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: 1921 D identification

Yes. EDS VAM 1B. These can be found in all die stages from no cracks at all on either side to the full cap on the R. Also two different filled dies are known (filled 'e' in 'we', filled mint mark).
by messydesk
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy 4 NEW 1878 Varieties W/ 2 new 8 TF
Replies: 44
Views: 949

Re: Back from Leroy 4 NEW 1878 Varieties W/ 2 new 8 TF

vamnuke wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:08 pm
Thanks for the update!!! Unfortunately, a hole that I expect too remain unfilled. :|
Well, as far as I'm concerned, there's no hole there, and the SSDC registry scoring department would agree.