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by messydesk
Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-P VAM-??
Replies: 16
Views: 210

Re: 1885-P VAM-??

Turns out this coin looks like a later stage 24A . Alligator eye not seen in auction pics. I posted a photo spread at SDP if anyone is interested in looking. There are other questions. Break to the left of the LIBERTY banner appears to have some displacement. Would this warrant a new listing? There...
by messydesk
Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: @bhinkle's scribbled 78P got me enjoying my 10A...
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: @bhinkle's scribbled 78P got me enjoying my 10A...

Cool variety! Those lines all over the field on 1878s aren't technically scribbles. I would call them "grit gouges", as they're likely from stray, oversized pieces of grit that got caught up in die polishing and did a number on the die. Scribbles are presumed to be intentional, targeting weakly hubb...
by messydesk
Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Silver Dollar 1904 O
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Silver Dollar 1904 O

I'll keep beating this drum. Search can be your friend.
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by messydesk
Tue Feb 07, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An Open Letter To VAMworld
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: An Open Letter To VAMworld

keilg1 wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:35 am
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Are you all finally done?
Yes, they are. If you don't want to see someone's posts, add them to your "foes" list.
by messydesk
Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New CAC TPG
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: New CAC TPG

I have issues with the design of their slab, but they're minor and will be worked out in time. The font is too narrow to be easily legible while walking by a table at a show. They should also choose a font that has Greek and Cyrillic sort l support if they are to ever do world coins. NFC verificatio...
by messydesk
Sat Feb 04, 2023 5:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Happy happy joy joy.. crossover grade in.
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Happy happy joy joy.. crossover grade in.

Wow! Congrats on the crossover. That's tough enough in circulated grades.
by messydesk
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 91
Views: 1657

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

You should have told PCGS to call it/them "Half and half". Then you could talk about the half half of half and half and the smaller half half.
by messydesk
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 91
Views: 1657

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Congrats! I would not have been surprised with environmental damage on the half dollar part.
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Morganman No more posts/info on metals mkts etc
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Morganman No more posts/info on metals mkts etc

No more good is going to come of this thread.
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

Huge difference between Jody's coin and the OP coin, but a big part of that is the strike. Grading 1921 Peace dollars is like grading Buffalo nickels. You have to know what part of the missing detail is wear and what part is strike. Like Buffalo nickels and Walking Liberty halves, 1921 Peace dollars...
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924P 1AH1
Replies: 20
Views: 222

Re: 1924P 1AH1

Hideous obverse die. Cool!
by messydesk
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

Well, if you can get a gold CAC sticker on it, then it'll be worth 64 money (because stickers :roll: ).
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

Re: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1

Should be about half-way there after these submissions arrive.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Sure. If there are specific shots you'd like to see, let me know.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF VAM-14 Proof??
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: 8TF VAM-14 Proof??

Is it online somewhere or just in the pops? NGC attributions have historically needed to be taken cum grano salis.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

These are tough to grade from TrueViews with that flat lighting. This die pair tends to have an above-average strike, if I recall. I also keep coming back to the middle row of feathers across the wing looking like they're worn and not just weakly struck. The rims look nice, though, as they would on ...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

The huge problem is, the 1921-D Die Crack Break Guide is horribly not up to date. Only 77 different VAMs are represented in it, out of the 228 that currently exist. I would like to try and help fix this somehow. Any ideas how I can contribute? I own 3 raw, circulated 1921-D that you folks have seen...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Looks like VAM 148, then.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

pup_picker wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:26 pm
looking forward to see where this is going! :)
I'll probably list it as new. Waiting to hear from other 79-S specialists. The bit pointed to in the R above is just a hit on the coin.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

No VAM number is assigned without me seeing the coin.