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by messydesk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 271

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: 541

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: 167

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: 167

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
Replies: 20
Views: 391

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: 227

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: 42
Views: 24781

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: 186

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: 610

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: 672

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: 812

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: 139

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: 541

Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

1898-O VAM 20.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A tough set just got tougher
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: A tough set just got tougher

Nice! 3 left in any GSA or just soft pack?
by messydesk
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Finished a Short but Challenging Set
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: OT - Finished a Short but Challenging Set

alefzero wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:14 am
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?
by messydesk
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Long Beach Roll Call
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Long Beach Roll Call

Looking good!
by messydesk
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC 2B or 2C
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: 1882-CC 2B or 2C

While I haven't done this exercise with this coin, one thing I often find helpful is to stop looking at the pictures and read only the official specifications.
by messydesk
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 VAM-6B
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: 1891 VAM-6B

The "under review" comment that shows up on several pages is misleading, in that it means that someone at one time was not convinced the variety should have been listed. It doesn't mean that anyone is actually reviewing it or a conclusion will be reached anytime soon. In this case, I would go only w...
by messydesk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF ID Help
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: 8TF ID Help

That's not an A1c reverse.
by messydesk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tape Your Boxes!
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Tape Your Boxes!

Please take 8 seconds to watch this video of me opening, emptying, and reclosing a Small Flat Rate box in 6 seconds. Fortunately, all contents were accounted for when I received the box. Tape your boxes!