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by messydesk
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: San Francisco and Carson Mints routinely cross checked one another.
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: San Francisco and Carson Mints routinely cross checked one another.

I hope to provide members with a little deeper appreciation for the "background" of their coins, and the things done to maintain quality or identify problems. The stuff that makes my day is when: - documentation confirms conclusions drawn empirically - documentation refutes current assumptions and ...
by messydesk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS has graded 2021 Morgans
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: PCGS has graded 2021 Morgans

Not sure they offer a minimum grade of 70, but maybe they do now. If there are no (or very few) 69s in the bunch, the bigger dealers moving a lot of these are going to be pretty upset, since 70 will carry no premium.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: guess the grade (obv. only)
Replies: 16
Views: 219

Re: guess the grade (obv. only)

A bad picture, indeed, and I'll assume this is a trick question GTG and say 64. The fields that I can actually see look pretty clean.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans (pictures)
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: 2021 Morgans (pictures)

These weren't made to have the luster of the originals.
by messydesk
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans and Peace Dollars - Orders are processing
Replies: 32
Views: 460

Re: 2021 Morgans and Peace Dollars - Orders are processing

JASONKFLO wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:06 pm
Someone I know on Facebook got the D snd S I think. From there photos they looked dull not even burnished but will wait to pass judgement until I am holding them .
Don't expect the luster to resemble anything we're used to. They're not being made to reproduce that, unfortunately.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-V9 dot on wing
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: 1878-V9 dot on wing

One thing I heard from Pete "Da NUTT" Bishal years ago was that there were dots visible on the eagle on some A1 reverse 8TF coins because Morgan worked in wood rather than plaster and nailed the finished products together. The dots were actually nail heads that got transferred with the design. I hav...
by messydesk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF....VAM-6
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: 1878 8TF....VAM-6

The little eyelid booger is a one and done for VAM 6.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans and Peace Dollars - Orders are processing
Replies: 32
Views: 460

Re: 2021 Morgans and Peace Dollars - Orders are processing

DHalladay wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Two of my three orders are also showing as "processing" -- the CC & O, and the D & S. The P and Peace dollars are still showing as "backorder".
Same here. Two of the three just hit the credit card.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888'0' VAM-4 HOT LIPS T100 WOW LIST
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: 1888'0' VAM-4 HOT LIPS T100 WOW LIST

Looks like XF details, cleaned.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-V9 dot on wing
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: 1878-V9 dot on wing

Picture?
by messydesk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die life for 1896-1897 - San Francisco
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Die life for 1897 - San Francisco

Does obverse die 37 really say 872,793 pieces?
by messydesk
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sending 2021 Morgans/Peace for grading-
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Sending 2021 Morgans/Peace for grading-

I'll be sending them to my buyer for Obscene Profit™. With some of that profit, I'll buy some slabbed coins from him next year that I can inspect for spots.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 585

Re: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!

Congrats, and good luck with the shop!
by messydesk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Favorite Non-List VAM
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

yobo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Hi new to VAM World the 1884 O Vam 56A is a very interesting one. Not really sure how the letters got below the other letters.
Welcome, and that is, indeed, quite a cool VAM. I was fortunate enough to get one for myself. The clashed letters are faint, but unique, for sure.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry

Don't know if I can/should ask this here, but how are additions to SSDC registries woven in? I.e., I'd like to ask the new discovery coin to be included. The VAM-81 is a new addition/variety ( http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1880-O_VAM-81 ) to the 1880-O family of mistr...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry

Not a reply; however, the definition seems inconsistent: Buffed Reverse Highly over polished and eroded dies. (See -1883-O VAM-1C1) Polishing and erosion are different things. "Buffed" implies polishing or use of abrasive, and has nothing to do with erosion and displacement of die steel. The on-lin...
by messydesk
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: this will keep me busy (results posted)
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: this will keep me busy

Better you than me. ;)
by messydesk
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition

Sell it for a modest markup today, buy one without spots in a few years.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 43
Views: 25178

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

The machine doubling on the obverse of the Peace dollar gets people all the time, it's that common. The mark on the reverse is a common clash from the top of Liberty's head.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1964-P Kennedy DDO FS-102: Meaning of "FS"
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: 1964-P Kennedy DDO FS-102: Meaning of "FS"

Check against the 1964 50c DDOs on VarietyVista, first. Many are proofs, but FS-102, as well as others, are shown there in better detail. PCGS and NGC will label coins that have FS numbers. ANACS and I will additionally do the rest of the DDOs shown here.