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by LorenAlbert
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Name that crack game
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Name that crack game

I don't know about the crack, but, unless photographic trickery is in play, the doubling associated notching on the E is about the most pronounced that I have seen. I expect this VAM to be attributed on that basis.
by LorenAlbert
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have a Laugh at My Expense
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: Have a Laugh at My Expense

After market inks? Denatured alcohol because that's what I have on the shelf. I routinely refill Epson aftermarket cartridges. I refuse to wear gloves as a means to make me pay.
by LorenAlbert
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O help
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: 1883-O help

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1883-O_VAM-39 http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1883-O_VAM-39A http://www.silverdye.us/wiki/Main/NeOr1883#A_1883_45O_VAM_4539_I3R4 http://www.silverdye.us/wiki/Main/NeOr1883#A_1883_45O_VAM_4539A_I2R5 http://www.s...
by LorenAlbert
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 9912

Re: Covid Shots

(Edited away)
by LorenAlbert
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 55
Views: 7136

Re: marilyn van allen

I am a silver dollar collector who is saddened by the passing of a historian who so closely shared my interests. I hope that her enthusiasm lives on in the lives of those who knew her and that the light of history shall not dim.
by LorenAlbert
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: RMG1883CC
Replies: 28
Views: 4881

Re: RMG1883CC

Thank you Jon, Dave, Mike, and others. Ron devoted much of his last decade to VAMming. He found great satisfaction in collecting the Morgan silver dollar. He brought much enthusiasm to the table. He was infectious in this regard. Loren Addendum: Ron's sister, Laurie, replied to me that Ron was not r...
by LorenAlbert
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: RMG1883CC
Replies: 28
Views: 4881

Re: RMG1883CC

Reflections of Ron as I knew him. Ron was exceptional. He was known for riding the rear wheel of a motorcycle for blocks at a time. He was known for pitching a no hitter. In fact, he was recruited into major league baseball. Kansas City I think. Ron married his childhood affection; Linda. As it beca...
by LorenAlbert
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LEROY says DOUBLE Date NV - 82P
Replies: 10
Views: 2051

Re: LEROY says DOUBLE Date NV - 82P

Congratulations Ron. Great work. And Andy, great formatting. Loren
by LorenAlbert
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-32A Rectangles at Base of Denticular Clefts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2699

Re: 1921-P VAM-32A Rectangles at Base of Denticular Clefts?

RogerB wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:45 pm
May I use your photo and credit line in FMTM-2 ?
Please contact Andy (andywoj00). Andy is the photographer. More images are available here.
by LorenAlbert
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-CC VAM-15 with Quadrupled eyelid?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: 1878-CC VAM-15 with Quadrupled eyelid?

For those not familiar with Class VII (me) - Die Varieties: Doubled Dies
by LorenAlbert
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-32A Rectangles at Base of Denticular Clefts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2699

Re: 1921-P VAM-32A Rectangles at Base of Denticular Clefts?

Looks as if the denticles were cut too deeply. Each raised tooth is really a cut into the die. If the cut is too deep it could interfere with rim formation next to the collar. Suggests haste in doing the work....common enough in 1921 Morgans. Thank you. I have always been a bit fuzzy about the dent...
by LorenAlbert
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-32A Rectangles at Base of Denticular Clefts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2699

1921-P VAM-32A Rectangles at Base of Denticular Clefts?

Would someone please explain/conjecture about what caused the rectangles at the base of the denticular clefts that are located below the date. Are these of the die, the collar, or maybe the optics? 1921-P VAM-32A I3R5 AW030720 Click on the photograph to view at high resolution. http://www.silverdye....
by LorenAlbert
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA
Replies: 18
Views: 4962

Re: Back from LVA

Great incremental work. Certainly a powerful addition to the Morgan database. Nice work with the tabular layouts for 7, 12, and 14. I wonder if there might be a home for some UHRLFCPs somewhere. Loren
by LorenAlbert
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)

Thank you for commenting. Interesting that the letter cited above might have been inspired by someone's signature work. Also, I did not know about using lime at the San Francisco mint. Perhaps this explains why the most photogenic, and affordable, Morgan dollars tend to be from the San Francisco Min...
by LorenAlbert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-o ? 37a2 Does it matter?
Replies: 14
Views: 2857

Re: 1884-o ? 37a2 Does it matter?

indian4 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:57 am
Thanks Loren a#$&%$!
Oh no! I better get things in order.
by LorenAlbert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)

(The work cold be done with an emery wheel or a horizontal lathe in the machine shop. I don't know which was in use at NO in that year. The irregularities imply a emery wheel was used - machinists would be sensitive to misalignment, etc.) Thank you so much for commenting. You might have noticed tha...
by LorenAlbert
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)

Do the coins share the same reverse die? For the most part; no. Here are more examples. Include VAM-12 in this library. The only shared reverses that I currently know about are VAM-22A and VAM-36A. Notice that the VAM-52A has both wing tips involved. 1883-O VNC-09 I2R4 LAE730480. Click on the photo...
by LorenAlbert
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

1883-O Right Wing Tips: Strike vs. Polish vs. FFG (VAM-4)

Approximately 20 percent of the 1883-O varieties appear to have a "polished" right wing tip. For example, VAM-4 . Is this appearance due to polishing, strike, alignment, feed finger gouge, or something else? Thank you for commenting. 1883-O VNC-4 TF868724. Click on the photograph to view at full res...
by LorenAlbert
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: just won this 80 p
Replies: 17
Views: 3148

Re: just won this 80 p

Nice coin. If that is a cut wreath stem clash I see at the folded wheat leaf, it does not go with the wing clash at the jaw line. I would like to have a copy of that coin in hand. Nice.