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by messydesk
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT- Putting the cart before horse...
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: OT- Putting the cart before horse...

Great score! No idea on the value, but the coolness factor is definitely worth something.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Status of submissions for discovery coins
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Status of submissions for discovery coins

The pinned thread in the announcement section at the top of the discussion forum discusses this. Morgans are in full swing, talk to David Close about Peace dollars.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAM-22 eliminated
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: 1880-O VAM-22 eliminated

It was not.
by messydesk
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Great recent finds attributed
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Great recent finds attributed

Yowza!
by messydesk
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Help with 1921, broken E Obv
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Need Help with 1921, broken E Obv

The color change around this further supports some sort of struck thru debris error. Can't explain the flow lining, but this might be natural on a filled die that's already well worn. Wouldn't mind seeing additional examples Could be the debris was impacted in the die long enough to develop flow li...
by messydesk
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Help with 1921, broken E Obv
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Need Help with 1921, broken E Obv

I'd guess it's a strike thru, but could be an unfortunately placed hit. Not buying this as an actual die thing I don't think it's in the die either. The flow lines are vexing, though. Another possibility is that there was a gas bubble here when struck which later deflated, collapsing the top of the...
by messydesk
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 41
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: 1878 S VAM 41

Nice looking variety in BU!
by messydesk
Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-18A
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: 1878s VAM-18A

VAM 18 is usually found in XF-AU, often with problems. Uncirculated ones are much tougher. The XF-AU count is probably underrepresented in the registry because it's not on as many want lists or in as many collections as the long nocks.
by messydesk
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: F/u on JB's 91-O 1A2 purchase...
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: F/u on JB's 91-O 1A2 purchase...

There are a few issues with the price guide, and this might be one of them. AU 58 is almost the end of the line for any 91-O VAM 1A. There are a handful graded MS for all die stages combined. I wanted a 58 for my collection, Lloyd's pedigree was a bonus, as was the 1A2 stage. I think the only stage ...
by messydesk
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newp from Heritage VAM sale
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Newp from Heritage VAM sale

My purchase from last week's auction showed up today. 91-O VAM 1A2 PCGS 58 Ex California

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by messydesk
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock low ball?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: 1878-S Long Nock low ball?

Looks like an AG3, but might get a details grade given staining and damage.
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 39
Views: 3972

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

Wexler obviously wasn't sure what it was, didn't think it was a die gouge, and thought it worthy to draw attention to. There are other moderns that have fit into this category, most notably the extra leaf Wisconsin quarters. Is there a reference to Tom DeLorey's rationale for saying it's actually a ...
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

Thanks, Dennis, although technically these are not scribbles. Scribbles are added by hand to add detail (so far as we can tell), while these are die polishing lines. Still just as useful in determining what die they are, but decidedly different.
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1978 7/8TF VAM 39 PCGS MS65 - no longer available
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: 1978 7/8TF VAM 39 PCGS MS65

lewisr2 wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Looks like a 39A
They're one and the same.
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Over polishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Over polishing?

ShamShield wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:32 pm
Damage after the mint? There is alot of flattening and gouging on the obverse but the reverse looks great.
Once it's struck, if the damage in inflicted after or by the mint doesn't really matter, and there's no way of telling. Bottom line is that the obverse has been chewed up by something.
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Over polishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Over polishing?

No, that looks like damage.
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

Re: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos

I did just call this a VLDS and didn't split the listing. I don't recall my exact wording, but I think this is one I'd want to see with and without all the crack/break pattern to generate a distinct VAM stage listing Pursuant to the current guidelines for new listings, I agree. But that doesn't sub...
by messydesk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

Re: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos

DHalladay wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:52 pm
What did J.R. say?
Looks just like the one I have!
Sounds like he just said VAM 67 VLDS.