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by messydesk
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open
Replies: 20
Views: 2217

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open

2021 Submission #4 is in QA, a.k.a. submission purgatory.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Encouraging Article in NYT

I enjoyed the article, especially the depiction of the Morgan Dollar. I do question the statement that coin collecting is not a good investment. It requires some study and understanding, but it as lucrative as many other fields of investment. Thanks for sharing. Coins are not as liquid as tradition...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Morgan
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: 1921 Morgan

Comparison with other 1921 Morgans is the easiest way. Wide reeding coins become very obvious that way. Second easiest way is to compare the reeds with the denticles. There are 150 denticles on either side. A wide reed coin has 157, so the reeds and denticles are almost spaced the same. The normal ...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?

Genuine and trashed.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S repunched mm?
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: 1881-S repunched mm?

No repunched mint mark. There's doubling on the surface of the first 8, though.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1884 PCGSPR63CAM
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: OT 1884 PCGSPR63CAM

vamsterdam wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:42 pm
The seller’s pictures look a little juiced. I am curious how your pictures turn out. The coin looks way too nice for a 63cameo.
It does. All I can think is that when you tilt it right a bunch of hairlines pop out at you. Those are easily hidden in photos, especially blurry ones.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Encouraging Article in NYT

Thanks for posting. Glad it wasn't behind a paywall.

There are definitely several disjoint worlds of collectors. Those crying doom and gloom tend to be unaware of this.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1884 PCGSPR63CAM
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: OT 1884 PCGSPR63CAM

Do you have the coin in hand yet? I hope it's as nice as the seller's pictures. PR63 is the bottom grade I'd recommend to anyone buying a proof Morgan, but that looks really nice.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Were all 1921-PDS Morgan dies basined or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Were all 1921-PDS Morgan dies basined or not?

RogerB may have a quick answer for this, but if I recall, the mint correspondence for 1921 is sparse, as much was discarded. No citations, but few commemoratives would have lent themselves to being basined after the Lincoln half in 1918. Rochelle, Rochelle, maybe, since there are special looking co...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-CC VAM-13?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: 1892-CC VAM-13?

Not sure where you saw the photo. Change history on that page shows there was never a photo there. I found Leroy's photos and uploaded them just now.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O just got a nice makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 147

1880-O just got a nice makeover

All of the LVA Photos on the 1880-O pages have been replaced by his original annotated photos fresh from his archive. No more photos of paper printouts or stray stripes from a printer. Thanks to Wayne, Geoff, Fogie, Gary, and Andy for updating all the pages with 188 photos that should make attributi...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…

Mediocrates007 wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:05 pm
messydesk wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:02 pm
Fixed it.
Nice, the user’s profile also has some spam links. Not sure if you can suspend privilege while they fix their login security.
It's a spam account and will be removed.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Archives Update
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Leroy Archives Update

I just uploaded about 190 files for 1880-O (gotta start somewhere). I'll send lists and instructions by e-mail tonight to everyone who was interested, using either the e-mail I have on file or the e-mail address associated with your VW account. These date back to 2004, so there may be some that end ...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: DPIS added to Attribution 101
Replies: 3
Views: 121

DPIS added to Attribution 101

What's that, and why? DPIS stands for Date Position Indexing System, and offers a more precise description of the lateral position of the date than is given in the VAM book. In addition, it uses the base of the 1 relative to denticles as its landmark, which should be familiar to everyone collecting ...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 D VAM 1X2
Replies: 3
Views: 95

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: 95

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: 77

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: 76

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.