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by Mediocrates007
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new finds
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Possible new finds

It is quite possible also that the mint polished off any evidence of the clash from the field to keep from having to rebuild a die. And the L inside the B is in the high point of the B. And I believe that I have evidence of the mint doing just that on another Morgan. For the dies to have clashed th...
by Mediocrates007
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Chin
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: 1882-O Chin

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:10 am
At the end of the day that's one of most 60 most favoritest VAMs...
Too bad someone had to assault her so.
Definitely a fun VAM and not as hard to find as I was led to believe 😅
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible new finds
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Possible new finds

To better understand clashed dies and get some visualization help, there is a great resource on VAM world:

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... e_Clashing
by Mediocrates007
Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: fake ASE $1 from eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: OT: fake ASE $1 from eBay

Something that’s also wrong is the letter U on obverse and reverse. That letter type was used from 1986-2007. From 2008 and beyond it’s been a U with a tail. The tilde between silver and One is also different, though less obvious to casual observers.
by Mediocrates007
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: finished my 1921 mint mark set!
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: finished my 1921 mint mark set!

I think this would qualify as an SP. SP40 maybe? 😅
by Mediocrates007
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT just a bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Re: OT just a bit!

The mint outdid themselves on this one, very nice detail! Looks like a gem all day.
by Mediocrates007
Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Have you looked at VAM-6? Appears to be similar.
by Mediocrates007
Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: 1915-S Panama Pacific Half
Replies: 4
Views: 451

OT: 1915-S Panama Pacific Half

Recently received one of my favorite commemoratives, Charles Barber designed Obverse and George Morgan designed reverse.

As you can see, Morgan still had a difficult time with eagles.

Eventually I’ll get the $2.5 if the price is ever right.
by Mediocrates007
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

I agree it’s likely reeded edge that has the mimic of a double tap. It’s in an ANACS soapbox, but not a desirable one, so I can crack it for a closer look, but it’s more of just an interesting oddity in my eyes. When I saw it, I thought denticles, but as I was corrected and looked closer, it couldn’...
by Mediocrates007
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???
Replies: 22
Views: 2159

Re: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???

I’ve collected off and on for around 30 years. I found my first Morgan at my grandmothers house. She let me keep it and that started my love of them. In California you could make money by recycling cans, so I would collect cans then head to the pawn shop or LCS. I’d upgrade my collection by using my...
by Mediocrates007
Sat Mar 26, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

keilg1 wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:31 am
Agree, wickedly cool either way.

Being a Wyoming boy, this reminds me of the Tetons or the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho:

Sawtooth mountains ID.jpg
Beautiful country there, I dig the comparison
by Mediocrates007
Fri Mar 25, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

vampicker wrote:
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:45 pm
Edge reeding shot, not from the denticles.
Ahh, I appreciate the correction!
by Mediocrates007
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Came across this interesting denticle hit

Looking over a double date 1880-S and noticed this interesting hit in the center arrowhead I thought I’d share. The date is kind of annoying since I thought it was an ears variety when I first picked it up, but appears to just be a crack.
by Mediocrates007
Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Old holder madness at Heritage
Replies: 15
Views: 1673

Re: Old holder madness at Heritage

I like ANA/ANACS soapboxes, particularly the slightly smaller generation holders. There’s a bit of nostalgia for me with them, as my first slabbed coin was in a soapbox and they were a little cheaper than the others at the time. While I don’t collect them per se, I do seek them when looking for comm...
by Mediocrates007
Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation

There was a VAM-e issued on this subject if you are interested and can find it. It was dated March 19, 2011 Volume 8 Issue 7, entitled, "Where is the 1904-O Missing Link?" It will provide more insight and background. I appreciate the continued support on this! I have access to the SSDC so I’ll take...
by Mediocrates007
Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation

@LateDateMorganGuy is that just a typographical error on the VAM-18 page where it says die #2 same reverse as VAM-23?

The 18.2 wreath bow certainly looks like VAM-32’s.

Edit: I see now, VAM-23 is now 48.
by Mediocrates007
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation

You have stumbled across one of the conundrums of the 1904-O series. The best explanation is this: An anomaly in the series involves the VAM-32. Both obverse and reverse dies were involved in clash episodes at some point in time. However, the rotation of the reverse clash marks in relation to the o...
by Mediocrates007
Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation
Replies: 5
Views: 689

1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32 observation

I noticed something I hadn’t expected when comparing the reverse of 1904-O VAM-28A and VAM-32. While I know they share an obverse (along with VAM-2A), I hadn’t expected to find the reverse of VAM-32 also clashed. I tried looking for faint marks of the second clash on the obverse of VAM-32, but with ...
by Mediocrates007
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help narrowing down 1899 O
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Help narrowing down 1899 O

Have a look at VAM-39
by Mediocrates007
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS
Replies: 29
Views: 3262

Re: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS

If you want to attract new members and then retain them, you will have to simplify. Allow me to put it directly -- there is too much "stuff" to catch the interest of new collectors. They will not wade through the chest-deep mire of multiple sub- sub- super-sub varieties and suffixes to VAM numbers....