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by messydesk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My FUN score - Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: My FUN score - Pics

vampicker wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Bitch slapping the Boy Wonder seems a bit harsh, but that's funny right there....
He asked for it. (Really, he did.)
by messydesk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My FUN score - Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: My FUN score - Pics

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by messydesk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: striations anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 199

Re: striations anyone?

Obverse looks like it's a generally nasty coin that's been boinked. I looked through 92-CCs in MS63 and didn't find it, but I did notice that while most have decent strikes, there are several pancakes in the bunch. I didn't look closely to see if it's all one die pair, but I wouldn't be surprised if...
by messydesk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting remnant and question
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Interesting remnant and question

It seems this is most common on 83-O, 84-O, and 85-O dollars.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My FUN score - Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 152

Re: My FUN score - Pics

Twice in one week, nay, one day. You Suck™, too! (VSS attributes Seated Dollars, BTW. ;) )
by messydesk
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 Vam 9a?
Replies: 26
Views: 194

Re: 1885 Vam 9a?

ljs123 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:02 pm
JB,
I think the 9C reverse marker in the eagle's neck-wing gap can be seen on his LFCP, even if not very clearly.
Yes. It's pretty obviously a VAM 9C. I didn't realize he split up the die stages into two listings like that based on the number of clashes.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 Vam 9a?
Replies: 26
Views: 194

Re: 1885 Vam 9a?

Please post a picture of the line left of the bow on your coin that is shown with the arrow labeled "bow line" on the VAM 9A page. Bow line pic. Shows a gouge line left of the bow I don't see a match for VAM 9A. Now use the same picture to compare the lines in the bow with those shown on the VAM 9B...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1894 o flatly struck Morgan
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: 1894 o flatly struck Morgan

I would file that under "Questionable Authenticity." You see it as bad rather than just a common 94o that has been evenly slicked from dryer/water erosion over time/acid/ etc JB? The amount of rough detail (wreath, cotton leaves, hair) remaining is consistent with an AU coin. It would be rather unf...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 Vam 9a?
Replies: 26
Views: 194

Re: 1885 Vam 9a?

Please post a picture of the line left of the bow on your coin that is shown with the arrow labeled "bow line" on the VAM 9A page.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1894 o flatly struck Morgan
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: 1894 o flatly struck Morgan

I would file that under "Questionable Authenticity."
by messydesk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Big 2019 Cherry.... VAM 44 !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 214

Re: My Big 2019 Cherry.... VAM 44 !!!

I rarely give these out, but this one earned it. You Suck™! Congrats!
by messydesk
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 26
Views: 289

Re: what caused this?

This shows up a lot on 81-S and 82-S, and can make them a nightmare to attribute, especially when as severe as the coin shown. The sheared date is caused by the coin being in contact with the hammer die for too long while being ejected by the feed fingers. It is always on the "northern" edges of the...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Starting over from scratch
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Starting over from scratch

Bottom line, look for quality. Tough varieties in high grade or with great eye-appeal. Bang-for-the-buck issues that are PL or DMPL -- use pop reports and value guides to figure these out. Cherrypick for grade in the grade just below where the price jumps. Don't buy a coin you don't like. Word has i...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States Show in IL
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Central States Show in IL

Shyatt01 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Cool. I have at least 35-40 more Morgans for you to attribute (mostly 1921 scribble scratches). I'll bring them with me.

What night is the feed ?
Probably Friday.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whitman Toning
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Whitman Toning

And while we're at it, here are the cents, all from the same album. I showed them to a big toning dealer at one of the shows and he kind of freaked out. http://varslab.com/misc/511c.jpg http://varslab.com/misc/521c.jpg http://varslab.com/misc/52s1c.jpg http://varslab.com/misc/53s1c.jpg http://varsla...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States Show in IL
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Central States Show in IL

I'll be there, as it's 10 minutes from home. We'll have our annual Central States VAM "Meat and Greet" dinner at Texas de Brazil again, most likely.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whitman Toning
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Whitman Toning

Longstrider wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Cool. What was against the coin to spell DO? Thanks..
"DOLLARS," probably.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whitman Toning
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Whitman Toning

One of the coins I picked up at FUN was an 88-O with "Whitman Toning." The coin seems to have been in a Whitman folder long enough for the ink on the paper in the album to stencil the toning caused by the paper ("DO" on the cheek). The reverse is untoned, so the varnish backing that's in these must ...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Grading Question
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: Morgan Grading Question

Big bone of contention for me. I am intolerant of using strike in consideration of grade. That is market grading and is contrary to their independence. They try to defend the practice as though they are arbiters and market makers. Opens up a can of worms that some of them welcome. If they are going...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: New VAM-e

colwillys wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 am
renewed membership 1-15-2020 .
No VAM -E .
My log shows it went out to your current e-mail address that you use here. Check you spam folder.