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by messydesk
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 D VAM 1X2
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: 1923 D VAM 1X2

Probably not. I imagine someone sent him the VAM 1X2 in 2010 because of the break above the 1 that wasn't mentioned on the VAM 1X1 because of the larger break by IN, causing him to list that break separately. Three years later, someone realized that the break above the 1 was there before the one by...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 D VAM 1X2
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: 1923 D VAM 1X2

Probably not. I imagine someone sent him the VAM 1X2 in 2010 because of the break above the 1 that wasn't mentioned on the VAM 1X1 because of the larger break by IN, causing him to list that break separately. Three years later, someone realized that the break above the 1 was there before the one by ...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with an 1881-S
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Need help with an 1881-S

The first 8 looks legitimately doubled on the lower right. I'd start with that, because that's probably your best hope at attributing it. This is a horrible date to attribute because of all the die fatigue and machine doubling.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P Help
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: 1880 P Help

Dirtdoctor wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:42 pm
Thanks - I think that works. Dumb question #2 then, what is IIRC?
If I Recall Correctly.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P Help
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: 1880 P Help

I think that's VAM 32, IIRC.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Beveled Field Capped R
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Beveled Field Capped R

Will a "beveled field" still be a listable die feature or just used as a die marker? Short answer is that it's not listable on its own. The longer answer lies in the rules for listing die stages. I have a VLDS 1921 D VAM 1B1 with displaced field breaks : above and below tip of bust top of E and abo...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Strike-thru
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Strike-thru

Fixed it.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

VAMs 3GR, 3HC, 42 seem the same. 42 as shown is a later die stage than the coin shown as 3HC. Will probably make these 42 (no break at F) and 42A (break at F).
by messydesk
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 Calendars Available!
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: 2022 Calendars Available!

Glad you like it! There are 2 left if anyone still needs a 2022 calendar. Even if you don't need one, you probably do need a bunch of pictures of cool coins.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

It looks like the slab took it hard in the scribble zone. Can you polish it or at least smear some oil on it to make it easier to see?
by messydesk
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 86 Chip at TY
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: 86 Chip at TY

The 1886 date Is a mess Quite a few duplicate listings of the same Variety Just a different die stage Expl: vam 23,vam 28 Also The new vam 27A is a duplicate of vam 19lds! I'm glad you're looking into this date in detail. It seems like most of the 86s I see that don't have repunching around the dat...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 86 Chip at TY
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: 86 Chip at TY

Is JB talking DIE CHIP TY not the double ear ...CHIP CHIP and dip . I thinking their is to much reading and thought going in to this ear . Die Chip . On the coin in question, the only feature of note is the chip by TY. The die hadn't worn enough to cause the doubled ear, but apparently this chip is...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 86 Chip at TY
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: 86 Chip at TY

Ray, any year actually that makes the point. Yes, the doubling around the inside edge of the ear tends to be die fatigue regardless of the date. If I had both an early and late die state in hand I could easily show this, but that seldom happens. When die fatigue causes a doubled ear, it seems to ha...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 86 Chip at TY
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: 86 Chip at TY

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:33 pm
John
Vam 24
Interesting. This would be an early die stage, then, without doubling inside the ear. Unfortunately, I think the VAM 24 listing is a "catch-all" for multiple die pairs that have a normal date and doubling on the ear.

Anyone else also have this on an 86 VAM 24?
by messydesk
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 86 Chip at TY
Replies: 14
Views: 220

86 Chip at TY

Here's a potential new 1886 I'm considering listing. Checking to see if anyone has seen it before on a coin they have. Date is at left half of normal position (LH3/RE4), nothing else interesting on the coin. If you've studied 1886 and know of this being associated with a currently listed VAM, let me...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there any vams that are with the 1921 d JOH-22 small break above m Morgan?
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Is there any vams that are with the 1921 d JOH-22 small break above m Morgan?

@Geseas how would one go about getting a vam number listed for it that would be really cool. I'm curious on how people get errors attributed by them? Take a look at the links at the top of the VAMWorld home page, including "Guidelines for New Die Varieties." Be aware that for this specific variety,...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there any vams that are with the 1921 d JOH-22 small break above m Morgan?
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Is there any vams that are with the 1921 d JOH-22 small break above m Morgan?

I agree with this. It took me a while to realize what a listable VAM meant. I still feel the Attribution 101 page http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/Attribution_101 should be immediately under the VAMWorld Home page link at the TOP of the page so everyone entering in is mo...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New pick 1889-0 oval 2
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: New pick 1889-0 oval 2

Put me down for AU53
by messydesk
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pcgs vams sold
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Pcgs vams sold

Congrats to both you and Andy!
by messydesk
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 P Vam 4 or 4a?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: 1896 P Vam 4 or 4a?

The short answer is that for now I would call it VAM 4. The long answer becomes complicated. Looking at the pictures of VAM 4A, the gouges in the field are easy to see. What I must wonder, however, is if the reason you don’t have them on your coin is due to die wear or because the gouge in the cap c...