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by messydesk
Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any 1886-O experts?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: any 1886-O experts?

If he has a bunch of 86-Os, it may be best to have him put together a "research" submission of those after I return his other stuff, and then coordinate with you for your coin. I'd like to minimize the number of corrections I need to make.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Authenticity of 1891-CC Morgan
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: Authenticity of 1891-CC Morgan

It seems to be graded correctly, which is more than one can say for most fakes. The holder looks fine.

That said, I don't like the coin. It is cleaned, recolored, and banged up pretty bad. I would hold out for a problem free XF if that's the grade you want.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any 1886-O experts?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: any 1886-O experts?

Albannach wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:15 pm
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That series seems ripe for study
Given the report of 44 obverse and reverse dies used by NO in 1886 that Roger just posted today, I would agree with you.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any 1886-O experts?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: any 1886-O experts?

OK, so I see far date, O set slightly right. Not a match to a VAM 14 verified by LVA (on which far date is a stretch), mint mark is in a different place from VAM 17, and no other far dates listed, so I'd be inclined to call it something new and use the lines in the upper tail feathers as die markers...
by messydesk
Fri Dec 01, 2023 3:29 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2024 Calendars!
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 2024 Calendars!

Calendars are in and ready to ship.
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by messydesk
Fri Dec 01, 2023 3:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Authenticity of 1891-CC Morgan
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: Authenticity of 1891-CC Morgan

The pictures make the coloring look like a fake, but stuff like the date and mint mark look OK. What's it grade? Does PCGS have a photo?

Can you return it if you don't like it? A real coin bought cheap because of problems will end up being sold cheap because of them later.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 01, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any 1886-O experts?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: any 1886-O experts?

Those tell me that I should check the date and mint mark first. ;)
by messydesk
Thu Nov 30, 2023 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Site maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Site maintenance

Michael Fey now has the rights to the VAM book, but the issue is as Alan says. Permission was never granted to reproduce those photos here.
by messydesk
Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?

So one of the questions this begs is what causes a clash. Not the simple "no planchet between the dies" answer, but more of a root cause analysis. I can come up with four, and they're fairly straightforward. Dies come together during setup before the coin is intended to be struck. Dies come together...
by messydesk
Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Holiday special? (VAM 14.19!)
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: Holiday special? (VAM 14.19!)

Yeah, that's a genuine "you suck" moment. Congrats!
by messydesk
Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:27 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2024 Calendars!
Replies: 2
Views: 86

2024 Calendars!

I'm continuing my tradition of offering nice wall calendars with some photos I've taken over the years. I've been making these since 2009. Heavy card stock, A4-size pages with a spiral binding. I should be ready to ship within the next week or two. $25 each shipped in the US. Let me know if you're i...
by messydesk
Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:23 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2

DHalladay wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2023 8:21 pm
John:
Just sent you 18 coins this morning.
Thanks! That should fill out the order, I think.
by messydesk
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S Morgan 1BR/13A Duplicate Listing?
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: 1921-S Morgan 1BR/13A Duplicate Listing?

I have received all the coins in question. Will probably eliminate VAM 1BR and re-specify 13, 13A, and 13B.
by messydesk
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TPG SERVICE FEES
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: TPG SERVICE FEES

Larry Briggs sold SEGS and is no longer involved with the company as far as I know. CACG's grading fees are in line with PCGS and NGC.
by messydesk
Sun Nov 19, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mint Director explains cause of cracked planchet coins
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Mint Director explains cause of cracked planchet coins

They're quite common for those dates. Cracked planchets can also be a result of a vein of impurities in the strip. Depending on size and how they're oriented within the strip they can manifest as laminations, cracked planchets, clamshells, or blowholes.
by messydesk
Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O VAM-56
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 1884-O VAM-56

This has been moved back to the "Official Listing" section.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 17, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 D Elite 30 VAM 1B
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: 1926 D Elite 30 VAM 1B

Wondering if they didn't think it was late enough die stage. I would contact them to see if they forgot. It may take a while, but should eventually get you an explanation.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 16, 2023 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 Dies used, Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: 1878 Dies used, Philadelphia

I take it from the 0 obverses for nickels that these numbers do not include proof dies.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 14, 2023 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1921 Morgan Question (VAM-3CL)
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Another 1921 Morgan Question (VAM-3CL)

Struck through grease.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 13, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM-3CE Rim Cud?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: 1921 VAM-3CE Rim Cud?

It's too minor to warrant revising the listing to include it. Die chips on the rim are usually not noticed or ignored until they start encroaching on the denticles. Being on the rim, they're also susceptible to being worn away on AU coins.