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by messydesk
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1921 Morgan ?
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: New 1921 Morgan ?

Well, they are consistent with this variety. I don't even count it as a screw-up when one comes back in the wrong holder in a bulk order.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 o VAM 1A2 Morgan
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: 1889 o VAM 1A2 Morgan

The only photo I have of this one is the clashed E for the label. The coin is a bit "crunchy," so not every clash is going to show up as strongly as marks on the coin. I really can't tell from the photos, but I think the easiest way to differentiate is going to be whether there is a single or double...
by messydesk
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 o VAM 1A2 Morgan
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: 1889 o VAM 1A2 Morgan

Could you show the g clash? I’m seeing a vam 1a1. Maybe I’m missing something. I was thinking the same thing Brian. That’s why I Refered to it as an 89-O. But then I figured that I’m missing something because it was attributed by JB. Could be a "mechanical error" on my part. I'll fix it if it is, o...
by messydesk
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: At Long Last: 1921-S Vam 29A, 29B & 29C LVA Revisions letter dated 3/24/21
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: At Long Last: 1921-S Vam 29A, 29B & 29C LVA Revisions letter dated 3/24/21

Crazy vs. professional die polishing lines. I guess if it works for Leroy...
by messydesk
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 54
Views: 658

Re: marilyn van allen

Thanks for posting these. I'm glad you were able to attend.
by messydesk
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-14.6 obverse?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: 1878-P VAM-14.6 obverse?

I1 6
by messydesk
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: In memorial
Replies: 25
Views: 242

Re: In memorial

Sad news, and a bit of a surprise. I met him a few times at some FUN shows a few years back. Really nice guy. I hadn't seen around here for a few weeks and was unaware of any health problems he may have had. I bought a few coins from him last year.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM-39 B to A transition point?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: 1878 VAM-39 B to A transition point?

Looks like you have 39A. The big "shark fin" scratch spanning the d and w is missing from your coin. The scratches you show in the same area are weaker on the picture of the 39B.
by messydesk
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone!
by messydesk
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Submission prep question
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Submission prep question

smat45 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:37 am
ok...so acetone is acceptable here? That's kind of what I was hinting at with my prep question. Anyone here use xylene?
Thanks,
smat
Acetone is fine. I've never used xylene, but I assume it's also fine for coins.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-1BJ
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: 1921-P VAM-1BJ

DHalladay wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:19 am
Messydesk would know for sure.
I've always assumed it was late state die erosion.
Referring to the spikes on the top edges of the letters, you assume correctly.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Submission prep question
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Submission prep question

If you're talking about packaging them for shipping, put them in flips and rubber band the bundle together. If you have enough to put in a tube, you can ship that way, too, padded full with packing fill. If you use one of the clear plastic tubes, wrap the whole thing in tape, as they tend to break i...
by messydesk
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 54
Views: 658

Re: marilyn van allen

Sad news, but thankful she's at peace now. Sympathies to Leroy.
by messydesk
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

There was some other coin I or someone sent Leroy with a similar impression. I referred to it as a cootie, but he said it wasn't quite the right shape and said it should simply be a worm. I'm not sure if he was being serious or his sense of humor was having a good day.
by messydesk
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An insane 1882-O Vam-17B wow vam.
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: An insane 1882-O Vam-17B wow vam.

Thanks Vam-mysterio, actually, I didn't know fogie (Brent) was an expert till just now. Here I was thinking that most if not all of the top and major vams on these big lists were not very common to outright rare, that seldom were they common.... The original list, the Top 100, was comprised of coin...
by messydesk
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 P VAM 42/42A
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: 1878 P VAM 42/42A

crabscrape wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:45 pm
John B.
Is like the 1924 1A & 1A2??
Judging from the comments, yes, but it would take both the normal and EDS VAM 1A being submitted to Leroy with a request to delist the VAM 1A2 to get it set right.
by messydesk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Adding 1890-p vam 13a
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Adding 1890-p vam 13a

Sure, why not. I'm sure there are others hidden in my database of thousands of variety descriptions.

Of course, maybe a "dentricle" is a denticle that has sprung a leak, not that that makes any sense.
by messydesk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

Struck through a cootie.
by messydesk
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC VAM 11A Question
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: 1900 O/CC VAM 11A Question

VAM 11A is a later die stage of VAM 11. It does count as a Top 100 coin. We don't really know how rare it is in comparison to VAM 11. as the transition from VAM 11 to VAM 11A is a gradual one. There is likely no premium for one over the other.
by messydesk
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Adding 1890-p vam 13a
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Adding 1890-p vam 13a

Contact John Coxe (@alefzero) for this. It also appears I fat-fingered an 'r' to the word 'denticle.'