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by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 18
Views: 72

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

First things first, there's no such thing as multiple VAMs on one coin. It's a common misconception stemming from a misunderstanding of what a VAM is. A VAM is a specific combination of an obverse and a reverse die that can be told apart from other such combinations. The way we tell them apart is by...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)

Yes, it's VAM 3. I don't see any actual doubling in your pictures. There may be machine doubling, but you might also be seeing reflections on the coins taking on the appearance of doubling.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost

Take a look at 1G.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80 O possible duplicate listing
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: 80 O possible duplicate listing

VAM 80 was discovered by Lawrence Lane. I'd agree they're probably the same. I'd want to see clear pictures of a coin showing markers that match both sets of Leroy's pictures.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 739

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:24 am
No i understand that part , he said crossover . like it was already in plastic , I thought they returned them if they would not crossover .
I'm assuming the poster meant it went to encapsulation and did not cross. Same thing happened to me once.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 739

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I've had a crossover go to encapsulation and did not grade.. How does that work ? I thought if they would not cross they were returned :roll: Encapsulation is the next step in the process after grading. If nothing in the submission is to be encapsulated, they're done immediately and forward it to Q...
by messydesk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; CC gold book
Replies: 15
Views: 161

Re: OT; CC gold book

I got a quick reply to my email. He said that the book is rare and out of print. I guess that I will have to pony up. https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559683 https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559678 https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559677 https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559675 if you change...
by messydesk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1914 D PCGSMS64 BUFFALO NICKEL
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: OT 1914 D PCGSMS64 BUFFALO NICKEL

That is a very nice Buffalo nickel.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 739

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I'd have to think that encapsulation means it's real, but I suppose it could mean "we're putting it in a body bag."
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

iwillbenice wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:11 pm
Values?
Plenty on eBay. Check there.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

Just checking. If anyone has a 85-S VAM-6, can you check the reverse upper tail feathers and see if your coin has the same "dots"? They look raised to me which means they are incuse on the die, and could be spaced the same as denticles, i.e., denticle impressions. I might add they are repeatable on...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Thanks for posting this. May as well add one to your collection. They are attractive, after all.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 739

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Have the parts of the coin been weighed to confirm that the planchets involved were the right weights?
by messydesk
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Re: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines

"Die File Lines" is a weird term. Sometimes they refer to aggressive die polishing, typically to remove clashes. Other times, they refer to these patches of parallel lines that are created gradually by the die being scraped by the feed fingers, such as on this coin. Whether this coin is VAM 1CL or 1...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 427

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

Per new discovery guide, posting this here. 1897-S received today. The MM and date I consider within normal range. I'm fairly certain that's an unlisted eagle neck gouge and the wing-neck gap seems very unique with a heavy scratch up top. Remnents of a chip and clash on the left wreath. Lines aroun...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 427

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

Thanks JB. Is that die pair study material available to me? If not, what would you do if in my shoes? VM 2.0 is all know for attributing my coins. Sending it to you is certainly an option. TIA Unfortunately, the guide is not redistributable. If you were to send it to me, I'd figure out what to call...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 739

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Exceedingly cool! I assume a multi-coin slab is in its future.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 427

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

The bit under the eagle's jaw is a clash mark. I found a match for the reverse in a die study that Alan Scott did and based on auction and CoinFacts photos and he said it's pretty "Plain Jane," possibly VAM 1 or 3, but the thread impression you show isn't mentioned. The date might qualify for slight...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dave700x
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Dave700x

I'm not sure how many members knew him, but I was informed that long-time member Dave700x passed away last September 22. He was last active here shortly before his death and was a member on the original VAMWorld site. The news was first posted on a CCF thread last week.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?

Similar to the damaged denticles on the 87-S VAM 2A. Not exactly sure how that would happen, though.