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by Mediocrates007
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 659

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: 1143

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: 659

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: 659

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: 659

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: 1060

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: 420

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: 420

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: 420

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: 420

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: 289

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: 2334

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....
by Mediocrates007
Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unicorns Are Real!
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: Unicorns Are Real!

Fantastic write-up! Thank you for making me appreciate my 1N2 even more!
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

@Kurt28 and @pup_picker , i think you both got it right. Thanks for the insight, I think this was a case of looking too closely.

I held up a coin to the spot and it lines up too perfectly.

I appreciate the help on a pretty trivial and minor thing.
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

If the PMD came from a glancing blow (low angle of incidence,) then you may have the mark above the R, and a dragging of the offender to the left. Unable to upload photo showing arrow, but it is on the wreath leaf above the R. Ok that is making more sense and adds to the above. Also, I noticed you ...
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

edited to add. that cac'ed? WOW So that’s what got me too and sent me on this “it’s not PMD” train lol. The area is clean where the top of the R is and the metal is clearly pushed into the letter. A 66 and CAC? Not hard to miss in-hand either. If it was a hit, I would expect to see the marks above ...
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

A few more of the R
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

Vammers, I’m looking for an assist on this 1903-O VAM-4A I just picked up. The attribution was an easy one, so I’m not sweating that part (or am I?) The part I’m confused by is the “broken R” on dollar. To my eye, it appears to have happened during the strike and not post-mint-damage. At first look,...
by Mediocrates007
Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: What method are they using to achieve that look
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: What method are they using to achieve that look

If you’ve seen Canyon City coins on eBay, you’ll notice their photos are very deceptive. I was able to mimic the look as an experiment and it’s achieved by using a warm and cool lamp, then in post processing, kill shadow detail and crank blacks while adding some brightness/luminance. They also use a...
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: WTT: NGC MS66 1903-O VAM-12

Listed FS on eBay now, thanks for looking!

Edit: sold.