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by messydesk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?

Yes
by messydesk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?

The surface of the 9 is messed up from damage, but look above the 2nd 9 and you should see that the date is repunched. You'll probably also find the underside of the flag of the 1 and the top right of the 1st 9 doubled. These are the keys to identifying this popular variety. Die cracks develop over ...
by messydesk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-D Vam 1U EDS? Or ???
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: 1922-D Vam 1U EDS? Or ???

I don't see a match for the two cracks shown taking a quick look through the Peace dollar supplements and VW pictures. They're also not strong enough to be considered a die break, so they would not be listable as anything until a later die stage is found. Both locations are very common for die crack...
by messydesk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 cc gsa holder
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: 1885 cc gsa holder

Can't tell how severe the marks on the face are from the picture. 62 or 63.
by messydesk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need 1921-P help before going to LVA (solved!)
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Need 1921-P help before going to LVA

Drawing a similar blank.
by messydesk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: American Eagle 2021 One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: American Eagle 2021 One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition

Exact same thing happened to me regarding the order. Couldn't connect during the first 20 minutes, came back after lunch and errands 2 hours in and ordered a set no problems. The new reverse is more realistic depiction than the old one, and it was odd to see the original ASE reverse with that obvers...
by messydesk
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WWYD? Keep or Return?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: WWYD? Keep or Return?

Return it, but in a professional manner. If the seller is reputable, this will go smoothly without the need for a SNAD.
by messydesk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: 1884-O Help?

Post a closeup of the date. I don't see anything at first glance that wolf lead me to an attribution. I think what you're calling a thread-like impression is just a die polishing line.
by messydesk
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM? Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: 1897-S VAM? Part 2

The chip on the 1 is the most interesting thing about this one. LateDateMorganGuy identified this as die pair 28 in his study, but noted that it was not a match to any specific VAM. I would describe it to Leroy as "Date slightly left within normal position, S mint mark set right, tilted right. Crack...
by messydesk
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A gift, a ‘pick, a TRU_T
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: A gift, a ‘pick, a TRU_T

Nice pick (and nice touch-up job on the slab label)!
by messydesk
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 S Attribution Assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: 1921 S Attribution Assistance

Circulated 21-S is not going to be easy. They usually start out mushy and only get worse with wear. If there are no scribbles and nothing else noteworthy, I'd just call it VAM 1 and move on.
by messydesk
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

Contemporary or modern either way it's counterfeit, so why are there listed "contemporary counterfeits"? There are almost 40 fake coins that have been VAMed and several in the top 100. I can't think of many hobbies where credence is given to fake items, regardless of when they were faked. I can see...
by messydesk
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21P die crack break guide - guidance / discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 21P die crack break guide - guidance / discussion

My guidance is to start with the templates at the bottom of the 21-P page and draw the cracks on those. These make it much easier to see where the cracks are when scrolling through the crack pages.
by messydesk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1885 Morgan obverse die - not cancelled
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: 1885 Morgan obverse die - not cancelled

According to 18 USC 25 §487: Whoever, without lawful authority, makes any die, hub, or mold, or any part thereof, either of steel or plaster, or any other substance, in likeness or similitude, as to the design or the inscription thereon, of any die, hub, or mold designated for the coining or making ...
by messydesk
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 520

Re: New VAM-e Sent

Looks like it's working now.
by messydesk
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 520

Re: New VAM-e Sent

OK, so something wrong on my end. Will try again.
by messydesk
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1AQ Without the Cud?
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: 1921-D VAM-1AQ Without the Cud?

I would simply refer to this as VAM 1AQ EDS and note that it is the stage before the rim cud.
by messydesk
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 520

New VAM-e Sent

I just sent out a new VAM-e to SSDC members. If people didn't get it, I'll blame the bulk mailing e-mail client software I'm using. This is the first one sent out since I upgraded my PC.
by messydesk
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L
Replies: 19
Views: 549

Re: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L

... Just above the mint mark and dots there is a horizontal line that i take to be a polish line and not a light gouge. Of the 22 examples only 4 coins exhibited this feature. Three of the four were DMPL coins and the fourth an AU58 that I could tell had been a PL or DMPL coin before being circulat...
by messydesk
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterfeit or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Counterfeit or what?

Looks fine from here. Once in a while, older holders are missing from their database for some reason.