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by MintyFresh
Fri Feb 17, 2023 12:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM 1 can be fun AND evil
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: VAM 1 can be fun AND evil

Thank you for this BTW ..... I don't know if I would call it evil . Confusing to some of us trying to understand how this all works , defiantly ... I have thrown my hands in the air a couple times and just put a note down to check the coin again. Its a process I guess. I can empathize with you, dea...
by MintyFresh
Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Date Numeral issue and much more
Replies: 1
Views: 295

1879-S Date Numeral issue and much more

I just got a new handheld microscope to examine and photograph my coins, along with a used Cannon D60 from eBay to do macro photography. Wow - what an obsessive learning curve. I ran across this coin during a photo shoot. At first, the condition caught my eye - a possible DPML. While photographing i...
by MintyFresh
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Selling a few Morgans - Revised
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Selling a few Morgans - Revised

Buying a new camera and microscope - selling a few Morgans 1879-S Morgan Dollar Condition: MS63 $200 1879-S Morgan Dollar Condition: MS63 $200 1881-S Morgan Dollar Condition: MS63 $200 1902 (P ) Morgan Dollar Condition: MS64 $375 Reasonable offers considered Shipping: Singles $8.44 (includes trackin...
by MintyFresh
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show off some of your best vams!!
Replies: 101
Views: 8017

Re: Show off some of your best vams!!

I'll start here is a few of my favorite vams in my collection starting out with a PCGS MS64 1922 D peace dollar vam-2A elite 30 R7, and my NGC MS63PL 1882 CC Morgan silver dollar VAM-2 misplaced date Hitlist 40, and one of my All time favorites A GSA 1880 8/7 Morgan silver dollar Graded by NGC MS65...
by MintyFresh
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show off some of your best vams!!
Replies: 101
Views: 8017

Re: Show off some of your best vams!!

As I liquidate most of my VAM collection, most likely the last two I will let go of is my MS-62 Scarface and the only known example of the only known CC Cud. 1892-CC VAM-2A ljs-1892CC-V-2A-Cud-01.jpg Wow, your Scarface and CC Cud are awesome. I especially like the Cud. Great fortune finding that in...
by MintyFresh
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 67
Views: 68715

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

Remodeling1 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Yes I do. See post below.
Great photograph. Is the color natural? What camera, and lens, did you use for this shot? I can see that you are using a ring light.
by MintyFresh
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 S VAM 54B WOUNDED EAGLE
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: 1881 S VAM 54B WOUNDED EAGLE

RogerRock wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:56 am
Awesome long large die break bisecting eagle's breast vertically. Great coin Bert !! 8-) :mrgreen:
My only wounded eagle specimen is a 2000 P Sacagawea $ Speared Eagle variety NGC MS 65
Cool find. I am new to this VAM. Now I want one ;-)
by MintyFresh
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Thank you.
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Thank you!!! I have about 45 minutes just trying to find that on http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... /wiki/Home. I wasn't using the correct, or succinct keywords evidently... :-)

Curious, What do you think it would be worth at AU58?
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

ThankS!

I really appreciate your help.

Where can I find info and photos on VAM 33 Die 2? I have an older copy of Cherry Pickers and won't be able to afford the latest until next month.
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Did my best using cell phone camera and tired eyes ;-)

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by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Really Strange Luster
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Really Strange Luster

Nice feedback. Good thought to consider.
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:27 am
I'm gonna call it all "on", not "in"...
Not sure what that means.
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Thanks. I know that the wavy lines are bag marks. I labeled them for reference. I guess that I just need to remove those labels as they only confuse the conversation. I do question the long surface abrasion. It appears to have some indication of a crack at the apex of the longer abrasion run, one of...
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

...kenny wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:43 pm
just spit balling, could it be a de-lamination issue? planchet?
who knows... possible theory... spit has acidic properties :-)

I do some research on delamination. Thanks.
by MintyFresh
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Really Strange Luster
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Really Strange Luster

Interesting. Are you using an LED ling light? Try taking a photo under a table light. Do you see the same, or a similar reflection (luster) from the coin when it is rotated and tilted (angled) from the eye (or camera lens)? For photographing it. try tilting the stand or table with the camera station...
by MintyFresh
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: TWO (2) RARITIES FOR SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: TWO (2) RARITIES FOR SALE

I forget to remember my experiences here listing coins for sale has been very frustrating not to mention worthless, as many buyers just waste ones time here. IMHO- Only about 10% of potential buyers here are for real and not cheapscates. Screw it- the coins i just listed are no longer for sale- and...
by MintyFresh
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P -LAST ONEs - I promise

Some more detail of what I am seeing on this coin.
by MintyFresh
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P -ADDITIONAL VIEWS

I thought I'd share some more slides.
by MintyFresh
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting 1879-P
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: Interesting 1879-P

Characteristics of polishing differ from these. At first glance, I thought I saw clashing (between Epluribus and Unum, but upon closer examination I am seeing cracking. The stains may be a result of environmental exposure to the internal structure of the alloy. The thin lines that I am looking at ar...