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by messydesk
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMWorld Datbase Error
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: VAMWorld Datbase Error

I haven't seen that before, but I've never tried going to that page. Other pages that would seem to query the collection of files seem to work OK. Maybe it's just an issue with this version of Mediawiki.
by messydesk
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 44
Views: 1547

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

JASONKFLO wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:46 pm
I still do not see how there is so many 70s on any of them. All I am hearing is issues. They must of cherry picked the good ones .
People don't make a big fuss about normal looking coins, so those with problems are overrepresented in what you're hearing about.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 44
Views: 1547

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

The 21-D will be the king of the release. Has some messed up strikes too. Can't wait to see my grades and TrueViews. Didn't look at any of them before submission. Just dropped them off. I totally agree... in MS70, D is going to be the tough one. With 2/3 of them grading 70, you need to put quotes a...
by messydesk
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 D VAM 1H
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: 1923 D VAM 1H

The dangly bit hanging from Liberty's hair bun is a big die break. The "Elite 30" is a list of 30 of the more desirable Peace dollar varieties.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886-O Vam 1E2
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: 1886-O Vam 1E2

You can't really compare it with VAM 1A, since everyone's looking for 1A and few are looking for 1E. If you start looking for VMA 1E in quantities and you keep finding VAM 1A, then you might be able to conclude VAM 1E is more scarce, but it doesn't have the market interest that VAM 1A does, so it do...
by messydesk
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

I'm hoping that I can get a copy of Leroy's original notes and photos fairly soon so that perhaps we can put some of this confusion to bed permanently.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stereo Microscope?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Stereo Microscope?

Bausch & Lomb StereoZoom 4 with 10x eyepieces, purchased used on eBay. Fluorescent ring light with about 1/3 of it covered with black tape to give better shadows. It gives me a 7-30x zoom, which is sufficient. Photos are taken with a point and shoot camera through the eyepiece. I've used this for te...
by messydesk
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 28
Views: 1509

Re: Back from Leroy

Thanks for helping out John, John.

John
by messydesk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921P potential duplicate listings
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: 1921P potential duplicate listings

I had a 1Q/1AA on my desk just last night, and I agree that they're the same. I'll look at the others, as well, but I assume that if you and Dennis agree on this, then I will, too.
by messydesk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 717

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

On a slightly different track, will there be any review of seemly "dead" listings where a single coin might have been attributed way back? Do you plan any review of VAM designations and some type general cleanup of the listings? Absolutely. There are a few ways to approach this, and we'll decide ho...
by messydesk
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace Pitted Die or Environmental Damage?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: 1921 Peace Pitted Die or Environmental Damage?

Pretty much just looks like a combination of banged up high points and planchet issues that weren't struck out. You wouldn't see a pitted die in weakly struck areas, because the die didn't make a sufficient impression for any pits to show.
by messydesk
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 717

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Somehow I get the feeling that the threshold for new listings may be higher, meaning not so liberal. :?: But I have been wrong before. You won't be wrong here. There will be a certain amount of "burden of proof" on the submitter that a new listing is necessary. This especially comes into play where...
by messydesk
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 717

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:14 am
Dr. Close looks on as the first Morgan disagreement is worked out by the John's...
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Just kidding! The hobby is in good hands for years to come!!
You're pretty close on our haircuts, anyway.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New SSDC Member. Cant access registry
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: New SSDC Member. Cant access registry

It looks like you've been added to the registry website. You need to create an account there under the "sign up" section before you can sign in. The login account isn't shared between VAMWorld and the registry. Send me a PM if you have additional issues.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 717

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Kurt28 wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:59 pm
I have no doubt that the transition will go smoothly.
The process is in very competent hands.
I hope that Leroy views this episode as one more accomplishment made possible only through his efforts and coordination.
Leroy is happy with the way things are going.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 Calendars Available!
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 2022 Calendars Available!

Longstrider wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:11 pm
Hey John, is Pay Pal F & F cool as payment? Thanks🐍
Yes.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

I think it's a combination of damage and a small lamination.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 717

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

I am so heartened to hear that it's you three taking on this mantle and sharing this load, as you're all clearly so knowledgeable and passionate about die varieties. Congratulations! Will there be any change in the format of new designations to signify that they are post-LVA? Not my intention. It n...
by messydesk
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 717

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Sounds interesting and fun at the same time. Hopefully all the logistics can be ironed out and presented at the VAM Thing. A moderated Q&A session at the VAM Thing might be something to consider for the agenda. Not sure if it is possible, but a presentation from Michael Fey about the acquisition mi...