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by messydesk
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 73

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: 80

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: 30
Views: 1101

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.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-O Polished Die?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: 2021-O Polished Die?

I assume these are examples where automation of the die creation and repair produced coins of a lower quality than the handmade dies They're lower quality by design. The dies will last longer that way. The single squeeze hubbing process is basically load the machine and push a button. Downstream fr...
by messydesk
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

RogerB wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:19 pm
...and as it was usual for the Mints to keep a supply of dies on hand, some of the reverse dies might not be used for several years.
...
1880-CC Rev. of '78, anyone?
by messydesk
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: found this on a 2021-CC
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: found this on a 2021-CC

If they are indeed flakes that broke off the die, they would seem to have broken off before the "dead luster" was applied to the dies.
by messydesk
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

Re: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!

Hoping you get well soon. Sounds like you won't have much use for that booster.
by messydesk
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-O Polished Die?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: 2021-O Polished Die?

If there is full detail there on others, then it would seem more likely to be a weak hubbing. It wouldn't surprise me if the dies weren't polished at all, rather simply given their uniformly bland luster after being hubbed.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 o vam help (Mitch vam 43?)
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: 1887 o vam help (Mitch vam 43?)

I don't see anything that makes me say anything but VAM 1. Date and mint mark are in the normal position and orientation, and neither have doubling that I can see. Is there any doubling on the stars, profile, eye, or ear?
by messydesk
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: way OT but wondering....

alefzero wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:56 pm
I have ideas. None of them are pleasant.
I'll take "Things you don't want to see at your doctor's office" for $800, Alex.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

The combination of a doubled die and machine doubling is best seen on the E you show above. 8TF reverses are full of doubling, and to describe it all would introduce too much noise into the description, especially on VAM 8, where there are easily identified pickups. This would make it more difficult...
by messydesk
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's an interesting submission
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Here's an interesting submission

There are a lot of groups on Facebook wherein people will ask about something and someone will tell them to get it graded. Blind leading the blind all over the place.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars

The technical people have been advised of several short comings, including their "sandpaper" frosting. However, nothing is likely to change unless a new director demands it. I would bet that any engraver given the opportunity to recreate 19th century craftsmanship would jump at the chance. Pity it ...
by messydesk
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1884 vam-2a
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: 1884 vam-2a

Gentle reminder that discussion of pricing should be in the "What's it Worth" forum.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars

They're going to be that nasty, 60-grit cameo junk the mint has been putting out over the past 15 years. Not really looking forward to it.
by messydesk
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: $85 coin sold for $7,125
Replies: 24
Views: 791

Re: $85 coin sold for $7,125

Gen 1 holder. The coin is irrelevant. The thing is, it's not the earliest dog matrix printer, even though it is a 108xxxx serial number.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-o micro "o" vam 6
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: 1899-o micro "o" vam 6

Nice!
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions - is this 15 A or B - 1891 o
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Opinions - is this 15 A or B - 1891 o

It looks like the break goes rim-to-rim, which is what VAM 15B specifies, so I'd say 15B.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8 tailfeather vam9
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: 1878 8 tailfeather vam9

VAMWorld isn't a place that someone can ship coins to. Start with pictures of the engraved feathers under the eagle's wings.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS results
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: SEGS results

Awesome 00-O! You can tell Larry Briggs is no longer involved with SEGS, though, since they didn't properly capitalize VAM.