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by MarkyB
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page
Replies: 41
Views: 437

Re: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page

Delete: I was looking at the wrong (1888-O) listing.
by MarkyB
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 403

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

There are more die pairs in his study identified than are currently listed in the VAM catalog, so there are new die pairs out there that could be listed. I'm not sure that this is one of them. Thanks JB. Is that die pair study material available to me? If not, what would you do if in my shoes? VM 2...
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 403

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:21 pm
Why is it that everything with new comers seems to be a new discovery? I encourage enthusiasm, but get tired of the constant "discovery?" question.
Pretty sure its expected to lay it out here first. Can you match it up? If you're tired, go rest up. Buck up mate.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 403

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:31 pm
Can I see the MM and wreath please. I'm tired of looking at the coin I've been looking at all day , lets look at yours . :popcorn:
Sorry UB. Thought I had posted it.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 403

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

More Photos
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 403

Please consider for DISCOVERY

Per new discovery guide, posting this here. 1897-S received today. The MM and date I consider within normal range. I'm fairly certain that's an unlisted eagle neck gouge and the wing-neck gap seems very unique with a heavy scratch up top. Remnents of a chip and clash on the left wreath. Lines around...
by MarkyB
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?

More photos. Notice crack below and to the left of ribbon. I know i know....
by MarkyB
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?

Tonight was what I call a go-back night. Relook at what I couldn't match previously. Nice new guides to help zero me in so I thought; this is gonna be successful. No match using the guides. I then opened each VAM and still no luck. I'm about to give up and I notice the dubious listings and lo and be...
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: OT: Whoops!

Good one. When comedy was actually funny.
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: OT: Whoops!

In the past month I sent a coin back to them due to a mechanical error, better known as: they labeled it wrong. This past year, a coin they DETAILS graded went to another TPG and straight graded. Another TPG rep I caught handling my coins by the surface vs the edges. To say the least, I'm a bit down...
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show off some of your best vams!!
Replies: 101
Views: 1832

Re: Show off some of your best vams!!

VAM 107. She added a little something to her hair. Quite the looker....and I tried for 30 minutes to make that slab standup. Never had that issue before.
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P Peace Dollar VAM Help......continued
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: 1922-P Peace Dollar VAM Help......continued

Your two farthest right arrows and the line thru the T in TRVST is a die crack. Unto itself, these features do not warrant a VAM designation. I suggest going to the 1922 B2 listings and try another angle. I sometimes will open each and every listing and try to match my coin to each one. Also, take a...
by MarkyB
Mon Jan 16, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

Yea I get it. I have a problem understanding many of the "die progession" discussions. Unless you have physical possession of the dies and can match them to a in-service log, to include when die maintenance was accomplished, I find the science suspect. But for all I know, somebody has done just that...
by MarkyB
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

Thanks for those pictures. I'm confident our wing-neck gaps match. Not as confident about the upper tail feathers but bending the light can work wonders. I may try to match that up later. I also agree with what you said about the eye. I feel better about it being a 5 now.
by MarkyB
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

C3 reverse. First time I've noticed that scratch above the berry. Stars and her lip are unremarkable. Thanks for looking UB.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

Went thru all VAMs twice and ruled out everything. Wings, wreaths all clean. No cracks or gouges. No polishing lines. This one will be marked a 5 for now with a note to send to JB in the future. I thought the ribbon was pretty cool. Thanks for the prodding keilg1.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC -ANACS - VAM World
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: SSDC -ANACS - VAM World

Bravo!!
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

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by MarkyB
Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

Re: 91-S: Friday night fight

Thanks keilg1. My new scope won't do FCPs. I didn't pay attention to the zoom levels. Sigh. Another will soon be on the way. More photo's. I think the lines under her ear are an interesting PuP.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 91-S: Friday night fight
Replies: 33
Views: 475

91-S: Friday night fight

Plz help me understand. Vam 5. The lines around the cotton leaf above LIBERTY are an exact match. Her eye is totally different as the anomaly at the tip of her upper lid is very prominent. It's this that makes me think it's not a VAM 5. The "S" matches, as does the far date. There are two photos of ...