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by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

The huge problem is, the 1921-D Die Crack Break Guide is horribly not up to date. Only 77 different VAMs are represented in it, out of the 228 that currently exist. I would like to try and help fix this somehow. Any ideas how I can contribute? I own 3 raw, circulated 1921-D that you folks have seen...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Looks like VAM 148, then.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

pup_picker wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:26 pm
looking forward to see where this is going! :)
I'll probably list it as new. Waiting to hear from other 79-S specialists. The bit pointed to in the R above is just a hit on the coin.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

No VAM number is assigned without me seeing the coin.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Again, I find I need some help w/1879-S

Updated photos, same coin, less dirt.
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by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thank you ANACS!!
Replies: 25
Views: 268

Re: Thank you ANACS!!

As much as 1921s drive me nuts, congratulations on this well-deserved award for the dedication it takes to pursue, assemble, and document a set like this.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?

They look the same to me. The thinner one might be thin because of machine doubling.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 19
Views: 117

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

First things first, there's no such thing as multiple VAMs on one coin. It's a common misconception stemming from a misunderstanding of what a VAM is. A VAM is a specific combination of an obverse and a reverse die that can be told apart from other such combinations. The way we tell them apart is by...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 111

Re: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)

Yes, it's VAM 3. I don't see any actual doubling in your pictures. There may be machine doubling, but you might also be seeing reflections on the coins taking on the appearance of doubling.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost

Take a look at 1G.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80 O possible duplicate listing
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: 80 O possible duplicate listing

VAM 80 was discovered by Lawrence Lane. I'd agree they're probably the same. I'd want to see clear pictures of a coin showing markers that match both sets of Leroy's pictures.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 852

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:24 am
No i understand that part , he said crossover . like it was already in plastic , I thought they returned them if they would not crossover .
I'm assuming the poster meant it went to encapsulation and did not cross. Same thing happened to me once.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 852

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I've had a crossover go to encapsulation and did not grade.. How does that work ? I thought if they would not cross they were returned :roll: Encapsulation is the next step in the process after grading. If nothing in the submission is to be encapsulated, they're done immediately and forward it to Q...
by messydesk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; CC gold book
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: OT; CC gold book

I got a quick reply to my email. He said that the book is rare and out of print. I guess that I will have to pony up. https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559683 https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559678 https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559677 https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/559675 if you change...
by messydesk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1914 D PCGSMS64 BUFFALO NICKEL
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: OT 1914 D PCGSMS64 BUFFALO NICKEL

That is a very nice Buffalo nickel.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 852

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I'd have to think that encapsulation means it's real, but I suppose it could mean "we're putting it in a body bag."
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

iwillbenice wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:11 pm
Values?
Plenty on eBay. Check there.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

Just checking. If anyone has a 85-S VAM-6, can you check the reverse upper tail feathers and see if your coin has the same "dots"? They look raised to me which means they are incuse on the die, and could be spaced the same as denticles, i.e., denticle impressions. I might add they are repeatable on...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Thanks for posting this. May as well add one to your collection. They are attractive, after all.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 852

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Have the parts of the coin been weighed to confirm that the planchets involved were the right weights?