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by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

All food for thought. As I said, lots of logistics to work out. I imagine we'll CC you and Brent to update the registry for changes.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Meet your new Official Attributors

I left this out of the previous announcement, because it hadn't been totally figured out yet. Going forward, Morgan dollars will be attributed by me and John Roberts, and Peace dollars will be handled by David Close. The exact logistics of this, including guidelines for submissions, will be worked o...
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 Calendars Available!
Replies: 0
Views: 10

2022 Calendars Available!

My 2022 coin calendar is ready for shipping. Printing and postage costs went way up this year, unfortunately, so the price is now $20 (includes shipping in the US), which gets you a wall calendar with a different coin photo that I've taken for each month. The calendar is printed on heavy card stock ...
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 333

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

blh74 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:55 pm
I have a few coins ready to send to LVA. Now what? And the best of days to Leroy. I will miss him, he is the best.
Treat this like the annual end-of-year moratorium on sending him stuff while the logistics are worked out for this process going forward.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P VAM-1E/VAM-25 Digit in denticles?
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 1880-P VAM-1E/VAM-25 Digit in denticles?

First step would be to remove the dirt from between the denticles. I've never noticed the possibility of a MPD on those I've seen.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 333

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

:popcorn: WOW - Will be real interesting to see what effects this will have for SSDC /vamworld in coming future We knew something would come out as we all get older but one single person, not SSDC or etc? I think VW has been struggling to hold members and i hope this does not deter further. Like to...
by messydesk
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 333

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

PacificWR wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:14 am
Wow! I take this to mean we should no longer send coins to LVA...is this correct?
Correct. Don't send him anything. If he still has coins headed his way, he'll process them, but treat this as you would the usual end-of-year break.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 333

New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

A new VAM-e has been sent to SSDC members. As this is a press release, I am also including a link to it here. No doubt there will be questions. I will monitor (and moderate if necessary) this thread for questions and have Michael respond en masse to the questions. Anything I can answer at this time,...
by messydesk
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open

...kenny wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:15 am
How much room left JB? TY!...kenny
Submission #4 is full. I'll start 2022 Submission #1 with the next coins I receive.
by messydesk
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds

"Having Fun with LDS 1921-Ds" is the longer, more awkward title of the book, after all.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B

Nice coin! Welcome, and glad you're having fun with this little corner of the hobby! I was definitely more of a hoarder and date/mint collector for decades. It took me a while to get here, but enjoy this aspect of the hobby more than I ever have before. I appreciate that VAM hunting really refines ...
by messydesk
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area

I like the clip. Stronger than many in that it actually shows the Blakesley effect quite well. Nice pick-up!
by messydesk
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B

Nice coin! Welcome, and glad you're having fun with this little corner of the hobby!
by messydesk
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmm. What did I find?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Hmmm. What did I find?

DHalladay wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:40 pm
Wow, that eagle sure has a lot of upper tail feathers.
The original scribble scratches, done right, as it were.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmm. What did I find?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Hmmm. What did I find?

mikev50 wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:29 pm
reverse of "78" also--nice coin--imo i would keep it--
Rev. of 78 is just the tip of the iceberg on this one.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmm. What did I find?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Hmmm. What did I find?

Too many upper tail feathers. No good. Better send it to me for proper... uh... disposal. :D
by messydesk
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: 1891-S VAM-3 Die question

i have not studied vam 3 reverses enough to prove one way or the other but could any of these be different stages of the other with a different polishing line at trust? ie-a similar polishing scratch due to a repeating phenomena? could the original polishing line have been polished off, or worn off...
by messydesk
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

Check VAM 12.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan newp via 3 different mints
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Morgan newp via 3 different mints

At the ANA show, Ash managed to find and buy an original set of cancelled CC Morgan dollar dies. He later arranged to go to Dan Carr's Moonlight Mint to have a bunch of Morgan dollars overstruck with these dies. Therefore, between the CC mint, Moonlight Mint, and the mint the overstruck coins were o...
by messydesk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 35
Views: 1387

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

JASONKFLO wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:23 pm
Dang a 62 .
The Denver mint had to do that one on purpose .
Watch, it'll probably be worth more than any of the others.