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by messydesk
Mon May 16, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

Never heard of the term "grand snake". Does the article show a picture?
by messydesk
Sat May 14, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885P....VAM-4A...ELITE CLASHED....Pitted.
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: 1885P....VAM-4A...ELITE CLASHED....Pitted.

If you're talking about the vertical band of stuff on Liberty's face, that's not a pitted die. That's damage to the coin.
by messydesk
Fri May 13, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT question
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: OT question

Look at varietyvista.com for this stuff. That's where the official CONECA numbers are illustrated online.
by messydesk
Sun May 08, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of Morgan patterns sold by HA
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: A couple of Morgan patterns sold by HA

Too many zeroes for my wallet.
by messydesk
Sat May 07, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MPD and pitting advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: MPD and pitting advice.

The date was completely in the hub for 1878, so there are no MPDs. The stuff by the wing is just some light pitting.
by messydesk
Thu May 05, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 1236

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

Would a different test produce the same results? https://my-personality-test.com/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us-m-45%2B&utm_content=ad3&fbclid=IwAR1IzhKZjDtqw-nKFqNB62BAiOCB2DIVDQ40HEbd6mDmmDd0MrDIdIi7li0 I believe they’re mostly all based on a study done long ago, but I forget...
by messydesk
Thu May 05, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Central States coin show

had a great show. picked 1891o v3a2 au58, 78s vam 78 die 4 ngc64, 78s vam 69 ngc64, 1890o v14a ngc62, 1878 v143 pcgs64, 1888 denticle clash reverse ms63 pl, and some great doubled dies and toners. I even sold coins! yeah, i was at my table for stretches of time. food was very good, and i got to see...
by messydesk
Wed May 04, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

It is more pronounced. It matches the original VAM 1L. So which is it? The fact that it is difficult to say leads me to think the best solution may be to scrap the current 1L1, 1L2, and 1L3 and create new ones as I mentioned above, yours being 1L3. It wouldn't really be that disruptive, since most ...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

It is more pronounced. It matches the original VAM 1L. So which is it? The fact that it is difficult to say leads me to think the best solution may be to scrap the current 1L1, 1L2, and 1L3 and create new ones as I mentioned above, yours being 1L3. It wouldn't really be that disruptive, since most o...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

The listings are a bit of a mess, to say the least. All cite the die break at AM, which should really only be on the late die stage. What makes sense if there are to be 3 stages is (1) scribbles on a fresh die, (2) die break not fully developed, (3) full die break on M. The other stuff is noise and ...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S light tweak
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: 1879-S light tweak

For 79-S, start with the date, mint mark, and the leaves opposite the N in ONE.
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 1236

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

I got Defender. Much of the analysis seemed on point, but I wonder how much my answers would change based on my mood at the time. I've done the test several times in different settings, always with the same result. There's probably limit to how many times you can do such a test before your answers ...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

The Andover, KS drone video of an EF-3 ripping through part of town should be required viewing for anyone considering moving to the tornado belt. Every school kid should see how important having a tornado shelter is in that region. (Along with stronger building codes.) My brother is a teacher in St...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-P Peace VNA?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: 1926-P Peace VNA?

I see machine doubling on the G and bag marks on the tips of the leaves. The olive you point to always looks like that. The crack across the bust is common and not listable.
by messydesk
Sun May 01, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 1236

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

I am the Architect.
by messydesk
Sun May 01, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

RogerB wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:20 pm
Where's the "Tornado Alley" flying coin show on the schedule? I know it moves around..... ':)
Funny you should mention that. The sirens went off about 45 minutes after the official end of the CSNS show.
by messydesk
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update

I have a 2021 Morgan with a small CUD on the obverse I would like to submit, but I can't find an email address to the administrator or proper area of this site for submission. Thank you for your help in advance. The 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars are not eligible to be listed as VAMs, as they are co...
by messydesk
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know this one?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Anyone know this one?

fogie wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:28 pm
Thank You!
I agree with VAM 67. The mint mark is encroaching on high, but calling it something new without seeing how it's different from VAM 67 would risk creating a listing that stands a good chance of needing to be deleted.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stumped on an 82-S (Dbl. cap & wing)
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Stumped on an 82-S (Dbl. cap & wing)

Start with the date and mint mark before looking elsewhere. The S/S is machine doubling, so ignore that. The 882 in the date has legitimate doubling around the tops of the digits and the first 8 looks to have doubling on the inside left surface of the upper loop. That should get you far. The base of...
by messydesk
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

Add the Central States one for this Thursday-Saturday.

Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4. Admission $5/day, $10/3-days. Free parking. Something like 700 restaurants within about 5 miles.