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by messydesk
Thu Mar 30, 2023 5:07 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: OT; Duckor/Akers Saint Gaudens
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: OT; Duckor/Akers Saint Gaudens

Cool coin! I got the party started, not that it'll be close to hammer.
by messydesk
Thu Mar 30, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879O Morgan help
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: 1879O Morgan help

by messydesk
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Master level challenge....
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Master level challenge....

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:33 pm
1902-O VAM 10
If Alan answers with a 1902-O attribution, you can take that to the bank.
by messydesk
Wed Mar 29, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: BORING ??????????????
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: BORING ??????????????

No matter the hobby or segment of hobby, there are always people coming and people going. I'm frequently approving new members here. Some just drop by for a quick attribution, others stick around and get involved. The same thing happened in the early days of VAMWorld.
by messydesk
Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 dbld, trpld cotton boll, trpld, quad tailfeathers
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: 1889 dbld, trpld cotton boll, trpld, quad tailfeathers

89 is tricky to attribute because of all the doubled ears. Most of these are due to die fatigue, so the degree of doubling actually changes a little over time. Go through the 1889 Doubled Ear page. That should help with this one.
by messydesk
Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P VAM-1G and VAM-35/35A (1F) clarification?
Replies: 12
Views: 110

Re: 1880-P VAM-1G and VAM-35/35A (1F) clarification?

It looks like the VAM 35A picture (labeled VAM 1F) of the first 8 is shown alongside the first 8 from VAM 1G, perhaps to show that VAM 1G doesn't have the big blob in the bottom of the 8.
by messydesk
Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O OVER POLISHED REVERSE VAM 1J
Replies: 13
Views: 61

Re: 1881 O OVER POLISHED REVERSE VAM 1J

That looks like VAM 16 from the mint mark location. It's always PL on both sides, so the reverse die failure came immediately. The reverse was swapped out to become VAM 28.3, which is common. VAM 16 is decidedly not common.
by messydesk
Sun Mar 26, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 31 new 1921-D crack maps added
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: 31 new 1921-D crack maps added

DHalladay wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2023 1:17 pm
messydesk wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2023 4:36 am
Excellent! Looks nice. Sticking with the template makes it easier to view them all quickly. Thanks for doing this. Hoping you have a graphics tablet of some sort.

No tablet. Just Photoshop, a mouse, and a 27" monitor.
I'll send you a spare tablet I have.
by messydesk
Sun Mar 26, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what's with this S? (1921-P)
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: what's with this S? (1921-P)

Until I got to the last picture, I was thinking "poke it with a stick." Looks like it could be a tiny bit of "Longacre doubling."
by messydesk
Sun Mar 26, 2023 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 31 new 1921-D crack maps added
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: 31 new 1921-D crack maps added

Excellent! Looks nice. Sticking with the template makes it easier to view them all quickly. Thanks for doing this. Hoping you have a graphics tablet of some sort.
by messydesk
Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 30
Views: 1289

Re: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

I would like to see the supps continue. I don't recall seeing the 20-21 being available, but I need that one as well. Is it available? There is a 2020-21 supplement, but selling it is complicated. The text and photos are two different documents. Actually the photos aren't even a document, they're a...
by messydesk
Fri Mar 24, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I88I O FLAKY EYE VAM 1D
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: I88I O FLAKY EYE VAM 1D

Yeah, this is one of those where you don't even need a magnifying glass to see it, so additional pickups on the obverse aren't going to come into play. They might on the reverse if there were multiple reverses used with the obverse, but for this variety that isn't the case.
by messydesk
Fri Mar 24, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 30
Views: 1289

Re: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

SilverToken wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2023 12:32 pm
When the supplements become available, do they have a VAM kill page for that year's changes ?
They'll show new, revised, and eliminated VAMs for 2022. They won't contain previous years' stuff, however.
by messydesk
Thu Mar 23, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC HELP...
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: 1891-CC HELP...

Perfect! Listing the gouged bow as VAM 8A tonight.
by messydesk
Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1922-D VAM designation
Replies: 17
Views: 117

Re: Help with 1922-D VAM designation

From here, the bit by the forehead looks like nasty machine doubling. I think I also see it on Liberty's upper lip.
by messydesk
Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1922-D VAM designation
Replies: 17
Views: 117

Re: Help with 1922-D VAM designation

Looks like VAM 2P1.
by messydesk
Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886-P VAM-6A with Doubling?
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: 1886-P VAM-6A with Doubling?

What you're seeing is called die fatigue or die deterioration doubling.
by messydesk
Mon Mar 20, 2023 1:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)
Replies: 30
Views: 449

Re: My own 78-S head scratcher I need help with (please)

vampicker wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2023 12:01 pm
This looks like one that needs a trip to me or JB
Agree
by messydesk
Mon Mar 20, 2023 4:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 7 Tail Feathers Reverse of 78 Can Someone Help Identify? Missing lower part of Nostril and lower part below lips.
Replies: 15
Views: 175

Re: 1878 7 Tail Feathers Reverse of 78 Can Someone Help Identify? Missing lower part of Nostril and lower part below lip

One thing you need to do in addition to returning this is contact the Anti-counterfeiting Task Force . The seller will plead ignorance and refund your money and it'll seem like a one-off mistake. ACEF will keep tabs on this seller and see if they can establish intent, then law enforcement can come d...