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by messydesk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: odd stuff on this 1921-D
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: odd stuff on this 1921-D

Send it. I can't find the scribbles in all of Leroy's photos.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

So can we speculate that the 78-S B2 minting process started on May 15? No. There were only 4 B1 reverses that produced coins in the second shipment of 15 die pairs received April 26. The rest of the production was B2, so either 11 of those reverses were unusable or some were B2. Due to die sequenc...
by messydesk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1890-P Face and wing ?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: 1890-P Face and wing ?

Damage. If it were a strike-thru, it would show on the eye. Damage may skip over the eye since it's slightly protected by the eyelids being higher relief.
by messydesk
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: PCGS Frustration

Progress! Both remaining orders are in Encapsulation status! BTW, took advantage of a slab error not noticed by the dealer; bought a ‘62 1878 V203 slabbed as Rev of 1878. That happens quite often IMO. :shock: That's probably the most common mislabeling that comes back from bulk grading, although 18...
by messydesk
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

Where did this come from: "We also know that the VAM 57 and 26 used the same reverse." This statement clearly says VAM 26 and 57 used the same ("identical')reverse....or is that supposed to refer the the REV HUB design not the specific die? Think it was simply a typo and he meant obverse. The three...
by messydesk
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

Gonna need a picture.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

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April 29, 1878, telegram from Linderman:
"Requests that five standard silver dollars of the coinage be forwarded."
by messydesk
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: finished my 1921 mint mark set!
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: finished my 1921 mint mark set!

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:54 am
Also if your into modern, will need one with the P and W. And if you gold plate any you will also need a C and a D.
Don't forget the ones made in Manila.
by messydesk
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: finished my 1921 mint mark set!
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: finished my 1921 mint mark set!

You have an O mint?
by messydesk
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

The telegram saying how many dies were condemned doesn't really say how many were used through 4/20. Many could have been deemed useless before being put in a press. We do know that one that was used and condemned was the VAM 60 obverse. We also know that the VAM 57 and 26 used the same reverse obve...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 32
Views: 646

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

... Further the word "Specimen" is undefined and has no meaning. This is a recurring problem exacerbated by the fact that TPGs want a two letter abbreviation to put in front of the numeric grade to tell us all about the coin. Fortunately, the word "special" also starts with "SP," and that comes in ...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P a break or a crack? Yes it has a Broken R
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: 1878-P a break or a crack? Yes it has a Broken R

The line bordering the denticles is simply a remnant of the die preparation and nothing special. A full picture of the obverse and reverse would help in attribution.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: PCGS Frustration

My world submission just went to grading this week after over 2 months in "received." Thinking I'm not getting grades before the June 30 registry deadline.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 11A... but with a scratch
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: 1888 VAM 11A... but with a scratch

Yeah, that's a nasty one.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

vampicker wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:37 pm
Wow, think you're right. Looks a little different in a higher grade. But, there's enough there to convince me it's a match. Thanks!
The scratches in the upper tail feathers don't look like a match from here, but you have the coin.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - A Cool Trade Variety
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: OT - A Cool Trade Variety

Remember that it takes many hubbings to completely sink the design into the dies. Given the relief contour of the stars (wider at the base than the high points), a first hubbing from a Trade Dollar hub would give smaller stars, which would grow over the course of the rest of the hubbings. Class I, I...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS question
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: USPS question

No need to delete. There's no expectation here that people read other forums for answers to questions like this. Also, the reference to certified mail is incorrect. That offers no protection other than proof of mailing and acceptance by the recipient.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS question
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: USPS question

This topic covered quite extensively on the PCGS forum. It seems coin related claims will not be honored unless they are sent certified mail. About 6 months ago, someone posted the USPS paragraph outlining the policy but I can't find it at the moment. Collectible coins are covered by USPS insurance...
by messydesk
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: R NUMBERS
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: R NUMBERS

Ignore R numbers. They were all estimates at the time of discovery of their respective varieties and more often than not are not terribly accurate. Moreover, they are not a reliable indicator of value. As of last December new varieties do not have R numbers.