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by messydesk
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-V9 dot on wing
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: 1878-V9 dot on wing

One thing I heard from Pete "Da NUTT" Bishal years ago was that there were dots visible on the eagle on some A1 reverse 8TF coins because Morgan worked in wood rather than plaster and nailed the finished products together. The dots were actually nail heads that got transferred with the design. I hav...
by messydesk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF....VAM-6
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: 1878 8TF....VAM-6

The little eyelid booger is a one and done for VAM 6.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans and Peace Dollars - Orders are processing
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: 2021 Morgans and Peace Dollars - Orders are processing

DHalladay wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Two of my three orders are also showing as "processing" -- the CC & O, and the D & S. The P and Peace dollars are still showing as "backorder".
Same here. Two of the three just hit the credit card.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888'0' VAM-4 HOT LIPS T100 WOW LIST
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: 1888'0' VAM-4 HOT LIPS T100 WOW LIST

Looks like XF details, cleaned.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-V9 dot on wing
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: 1878-V9 dot on wing

Picture?
by messydesk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die life for 1897 - San Francisco
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Die life for 1897 - San Francisco

Does obverse die 37 really say 872,793 pieces?
by messydesk
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sending 2021 Morgans/Peace for grading-
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Sending 2021 Morgans/Peace for grading-

I'll be sending them to my buyer for Obscene Profit™. With some of that profit, I'll buy some slabbed coins from him next year that I can inspect for spots.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 453

Re: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!

Congrats, and good luck with the shop!
by messydesk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Favorite Non-List VAM
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

yobo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Hi new to VAM World the 1884 O Vam 56A is a very interesting one. Not really sure how the letters got below the other letters.
Welcome, and that is, indeed, quite a cool VAM. I was fortunate enough to get one for myself. The clashed letters are faint, but unique, for sure.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry

Don't know if I can/should ask this here, but how are additions to SSDC registries woven in? I.e., I'd like to ask the new discovery coin to be included. The VAM-81 is a new addition/variety ( http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1880-O_VAM-81 ) to the 1880-O family of mistr...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry

Not a reply; however, the definition seems inconsistent: Buffed Reverse Highly over polished and eroded dies. (See -1883-O VAM-1C1) Polishing and erosion are different things. "Buffed" implies polishing or use of abrasive, and has nothing to do with erosion and displacement of die steel. The on-lin...
by messydesk
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: this will keep me busy (results posted)
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: this will keep me busy

Better you than me. ;)
by messydesk
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition

Sell it for a modest markup today, buy one without spots in a few years.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 43
Views: 24946

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

The machine doubling on the obverse of the Peace dollar gets people all the time, it's that common. The mark on the reverse is a common clash from the top of Liberty's head.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1964-P Kennedy DDO FS-102: Meaning of "FS"
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: 1964-P Kennedy DDO FS-102: Meaning of "FS"

Check against the 1964 50c DDOs on VarietyVista, first. Many are proofs, but FS-102, as well as others, are shown there in better detail. PCGS and NGC will label coins that have FS numbers. ANACS and I will additionally do the rest of the DDOs shown here.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open

About half way there as of today.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Finished a Short but Challenging Set
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: OT - Finished a Short but Challenging Set

The LaFayette Dollar die variety set is a fun one. There are only 5 varieties .... As for the rarities, I will have a variety guide ready by Long Beach but can roughly review them. After inspecting thousands of these, the relative percentage are pretty well known. Do you have a guide ready? No. It ...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 s discovery coins
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: 1879 s discovery coins

The only picture I have of VAM 63 is the same as Leroy's official picture.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie Question - May not be VAM Related
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Newbie Question - May not be VAM Related

Nasty bag mark on the mint mark. There are some 84-O VAMs with filled mint marks. VAM 5 is the first that comes to mind. Far date, filled mint mark, not much of anything else to look at.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Favorite Non-List VAM
Replies: 18
Views: 584

Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

1898-O VAM 20.