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by MarkyB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS question
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: USPS question

Found it:
https://about.usps.com/publications/pub ... 450%2C000.

Receipt, Bill of sale, apprasial required with any claim. Registered better than priority.
by MarkyB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS question
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: USPS question

This topic covered quite extensively on the PCGS forum. It seems coin related claims will not be honored unless they are sent certified mail. About 6 months ago, someone posted the USPS paragraph outlining the policy but I can't find it at the moment.
by MarkyB
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1886-P open or close 6?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Morgan 1886-P open or close 6?

I would consider it a closed for VAM purposes. No pics of the open type and it may not exist.
by MarkyB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

Impressive cleanup. The junction between lower and upper half is really narrow. I can't believe I don't have a picture of it or a Morgan out but for a letter to be "broken" it's very obvious. I'll attach what I have in the form of a broken "r". If the "s" is missing something, it could be just wear ...
by MarkyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

The "s" is not broken. Do you see the white/milky field around the word "trust" and in other areas? This is not normal and hints that the coin may be covered with a resin or similar. Perhaps soak it to remove the debris. Acetone is safe for silver. I suggest not rubbing or scrubbing the coin.
by MarkyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 s vam id
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: 1881 s vam id

Try 37. I think I see that tic mark by the last right star.
by MarkyB
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with doubling... 1883-S
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Help with doubling... 1883-S

Mel....Did you attribute it? I don't see an S tilted right. It seems upright and slightly low and left. The date most resembles VAM 6. Other than wing-neck gap, there's really not a lot of other visuals to help you out. I hope this helps. GL
by MarkyB
Sun May 01, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 O VAM help
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: 1880 O VAM help

I see a c3h reverse. VAM 39 maybe.
by MarkyB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

Perfect! VAM 14 needs to be listed under the pitted dies guide. Thank you.
by MarkyB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

Another weird spot for a crack.
by MarkyB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

Wing Neck shots were tough so I added two. Not much there.
by MarkyB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

I'm not sure I understand. So if I have the 1B, 1E, and VAM 25 pitted obverse with those cracks, what might it be? I do not have the 1E and 25 attributes.....
by MarkyB
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

Holysmokes! I just noticed that wreath crack goes all the way through the wing to the s in trust. Can't say I've seen that before.
by MarkyB
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 794

1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

I received one of these today (VAM 1B/190 reeds/Yes, I actually counted them). Other than the obvious pitting, this coin has significantly more die cracks not seen on the others. My T-A crack takes a differnt path. I've read VAM 101 and submission guidelines. Do my pictures possibly qualify for a ne...
by MarkyB
Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 3672

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Question -- How does a digit get into the denticles; a way, way off center die contact, or? I wondered same. Here's an interesting discussion on the very topic. An erratic date punch seems to be the favorite. https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/759379/numbers-in-denticles-i-find-them-very-inte...
by MarkyB
Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S Slanted date, Doubled 1-81 die chip first 8, doubled stars, letters. Doubled reverse letters S/S
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: 1881-S Slanted date, Doubled 1-81 die chip first 8, doubled stars, letters. Doubled reverse letters S/S

I took out my 1881-S with C3k reverse and tried to match things up. No bueno. There is no s/s listed for the tilted S and many links discussing the tilted right S are broke. I attributed mine as a VAM 36 but have my doubts. Even the slanted date, which I think you have, doesn't lead anywhere. GL
by MarkyB
Sun Mar 13, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 3672

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Awesome! I appreciate it MarkyB! I have 14 to go for variety confirmation with them already... I'll add this to the order. Sincerely, -Mel Glad to help. I have to admit I was a bit jealous as I have no VAM with anything in the denticles. Lo and behold tonight, going thru my nonattributed but slabbe...
by MarkyB
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 3672

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Thank you as well messydesk! How would I proceed to have a new variety studied and perhaps recognized? I am clueless! :shock: -Mel If you send the coin to ANACS, team Vampicker will research it for you. If a new VAM, they will label it as a discovery coin but unfortunately Details Cleaned. Grading ...
by MarkyB
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-D: Saturday Night Fun
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: 1923-D: Saturday Night Fun

haha uppity I don't think we are but it was nice to meet you at the Lincoln coin show I was the guy that told you that glad you found something at our show like I said you can contact me anytime for help with our uppity Morgans this place it full of experts that can help you Ha well cetainly not up...
by MarkyB
Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-D: Saturday Night Fun
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: 1923-D: Saturday Night Fun

I pulled my 1923-D VAM 2 out to be shore of my attribution .. IT is VAM 2 . My 1923-D VAM 2 NGC MS 63 also VSS label . One of the most striking features of the coin is that Y die break and nothing mentioned about it in the VAM 2 data. Seems 1Q should be eliminated and VAM 2 updated. The obverse des...