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by messydesk
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 15
Views: 57

Re: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE

demetri wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:57 am
How can that be? is it circulated then? How can the surface be PL if it has wear?
Light wear that results in an AU58 grade can still leave sufficient mirrors in the fields to qualify the coin for a PL designation. I haven't seen a 55PL, if the mirrors are still there, it should be graded PL.
by messydesk
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "78 8TF VAM-9A Possible new die state??
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: "78 8TF VAM-9A Possible new die state??

I don't see anything that would make me think to list another stage. 9A has a weak clash, 9 doesn't have a clash. Your looks like it might have a second, weaker clash, but it's not listable.
by messydesk
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Rotation

Rotation under 15° isn't considered a big deal. Other features of the coins will help with the attribution more than the rotation will.
by messydesk
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 w/filled O
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 1884 w/filled O

If there's no dash under the 8 and no doubled arrows, I'd call it VAM 5.
by messydesk
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 33
Views: 493

Re: What is the correct term?

DHalladay wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:52 pm
The term I first heard about 25 years ago was "orange peel". I was told it's fairly common on 1901-Ps and I've seen it many times since on that date.
This thread has a lot of good stuff about "orange peel."
by messydesk
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S Listing Carnage
Replies: 4
Views: 75

1880-S Listing Carnage

Lots of changes to the 80-S listings, making it a little easier to attribute that date. Former 7A is 122. since it's not related to VAM 7. 45A is now VAM 124, for a similar reason. 124 has the reverse shared with some 79-S's and the obverse of VAM 63, which shares a reverse with a few others, which ...
by messydesk
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

vamsterdam wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:38 pm
78s v96 should never have been removed. I still have the vam 96 79s and it has die gouges in the lower hair that i have never been seen on vam 43.
Can I borrow it and a VAM 43 during the ANA show so that John R and I can study how they're different?
by messydesk
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter? (1878-S V 8 die 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Letter?

Plausible, but nothing convincing from those pictures.
by messydesk
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Time for a new light
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Time for a new light

keilg1 wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:39 pm
According to the oracle in the Matrix... you created the scenario by the power of your thought.

The next and more important question knowing this is: What new and exciting future reality are you willing to create?

Temet nosce, my friends...
You're thinking of a different kind of magic smoke.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Time for a new light
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Time for a new light

I knew I wanted a new light for my microscope for a while, and I finally got around to ordering one last night. My currently light, which has probably lasted over 10 years, caught wind of me doing this. The bulb started flickering today and then it started smelling like magic smoke. Looks like I'll ...
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"

Out in front of the ANA HQ there's a coining press. Last couple times I taught the Morgan class there, I tried to explain what moved where and how when a coin was struck. What would be neat is annotated illustrations that show the movement of a planchet through the press and what parts are moving th...
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

And just to finish fixing it, 79-S VAM 96 has been killed as was intended.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these scratches contact or cleaning?
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Are these scratches contact or cleaning?

Impossible to be sure from the pictures, but they seem to be random, incidental lines and marks from being handled, not a coherent patch of lines from a cleaning. Tilt and turn under a single light and see if there's a patch that suddenly pops out. That's what a TPG will call out as a cleaning.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

I can un-kill that one in my database, as if it were never killed. JohnR had sent me a kill list back in March, and this was on it, although tentative.
by messydesk
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: need some 1881-O help - PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: need some 1881-O help - PLEASE!

Check VAM 13. @HawkeEye should be able to verify with actual coins.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

SilverToken wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:05 pm
The big elephant in the room question.....

Does PCGS through their insurance use PCGS posted values of the coin(s) that was stolen/lost to make you whole?
They state that they use the fair market value, not to exceed the declared value.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE

I can officially reinstate VAM 58, but the question remains as to why the description of the mint mark is clearly different than the one that is posted. There are no photos from Leroy, so unless someone has the discovery piece that Logan once had, we're not going to know for sure what he saw.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call

Thursday through Saturday. Not sure what table yet.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

Do PCGS, NGC and ANACS openly inform customers that they carry private insurance to cover the stated value of a shipment? PCGS's submission forms state that the declared value is for insurance purposes. I don't have the others in front of me. They don't inform how stuff is insured, but whether they...
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Coin Divesting

Longstrider wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:47 pm
@messydesk That is great news. Well done.🐍
Thanks to people who persistently asked about it. Ian contacted me by e-mail Monday and I called him back to answer a few questions and now they'll start running them.

Apologies for hijacking the thread.