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by messydesk
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New pick 1889-0 oval 2
Replies: 5
Views: 58

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: 14
Views: 243

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: 196

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...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Looking For RogerB........
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: I'm Looking For RogerB........

He stops by now and then. He'll probably respond when he does.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

And the gouge in the 7th left wing feather is a dead match to my two VSS-attributed 29As. In fact, the gouge is the photo PUP on one of the VSS stickers. Interestingly, my ANACS VAM 29 (very semi-PL surfaces and no trace of crack or beveling) doesn't yet have the 7th feather gouge. I've updated the...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

Are you sure the top of the cap isn't machine doubling? This is one you're going to have to hang on to until you find a PL that has the same gouge in the wing.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An intersection of interests
Replies: 14
Views: 210

Re: An intersection of interests

Cool piece of history. I wonder if the smooth brass features have to do with exposure to abrasion or if it was polished that way after being cast. Psychic Bank of Ohio. But really, the bank was founded in 1907 and I think the building this came from was built back in the mid 1920's. The bank is long...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 clash
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: 1892 clash

Please post a picture of what you're seeing.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sister Vams; Together at Last
Replies: 22
Views: 292

Re: Sister Vams; Together at Last

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by messydesk
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A BIG THANK-YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: A BIG THANK-YOU

Congrats! Wish you could have been in Orlando with us.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1st pick of 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: 1st pick of 2022

vamnuke wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:59 pm
:popcorn:
Indeed. Not 100% positive from the picture, but it kind of looks like it.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)

I'll give you bid for it.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PVC Damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: PVC Damage?

Environmental damage. May also have PVC damage.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

John's talking about the 2017 version with two volumes. Pretty much every thing from the 1992 edition carried over with enough material to fill another volume that's just as big Wow. Two volumes that big? That's got to be 8-10 pounds of books. He had 25 more years worth of family vacation pictures ...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade

I see luster, but 16-D isn't one of the weak strike dates. XF45?
by messydesk
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch

RogerB wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:04 pm
Why is it so strong in that spot, but not elsewhere? The portrait outline is the same depth throughout.
Take a look at the hair outline below the R in LIBERTY as well as behind the neck. These are actually deeper than the surrounding field for 1922-35, therefore the highest points of the die.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Where is George?

Read the part of the VAM book that discusses the events of 1878 with regard to the development and evolution of the design. Morgan was the designer, but not in charge of sinking the dies. Modifications that he made were to the models so that a good design could be usable for enough coins per die. Re...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-o micro o confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: 1899-o micro o confirmation

DHalladay wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:48 am
The 1st coin... no.
The 2nd coin... yes.
They're the same coin, and indeed a Micro O. Lighting can do weird things.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Price Guide!
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: Price Guide!

Any issues with pricing should be reported to Ash. We expect there will be both legitimate inaccuracies as well as "mechanical errors."
by messydesk
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open

DHalladay wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:51 pm
messydesk wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:51 am
Submission #4 is full. I'll start 2022 Submission #1 with the next coins I receive.

I have 23 to get you started.
Send them whenever. Submission 4 just hit the grading room.