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by PacificWR
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 423

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

Looks like I will find out on Monday what LVA has to say. Hope he has plenty to do in retirement and keeps in touch with the VAM folks.
by PacificWR
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS submission
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: ANACS submission

congrats!
by PacificWR
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 423

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

Wow! I take this to mean we should no longer send coins to LVA...is this correct? Correct. Don't send him anything. If he still has coins headed his way, he'll process them, but treat this as you would the usual end-of-year break. The end of an era for sure. Makes me wonder, what LVA will have to s...
by PacificWR
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 423

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

Wow! I take this to mean we should no longer send coins to LVA...is this correct?
by PacificWR
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back FM LVA, 3 new, some corrections/Revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Back FM LVA, 3 new, some corrections/Revisions

Congrats on your revision and new DC's. I'll added the new pages.
by PacificWR
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

vamtiques wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:14 am
So after thinking about it a little more, I'll say vam-12 MDS then .
That would be correct.
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

So this appears to be a vam-12 on some points, but this begs the question, are any vam 12s known to be prooflike and EDS? Reason I say is that this is not an exact match to the vam-12; my coin doesn't have the same level of die cracks as the page of vam-12, nor do I observe that fine die polish str...
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 3 Fresh Rolls of Carson City's Plus
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: 3 Fresh Rolls of Carson City's Plus

Nice haul!
by PacificWR
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

You have a VAM-12. If the coin is clashed (left serif of the N) then you have an LDS. If the coin is not clashed, then you have a VAM-12 MDS.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

The new VAM-18 page is all setup.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page

The VAM-4B page has been updated.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Unusual 1900-S, vam not found yet?

Have you checked the Die Crack attribution guides? There are four of them.
by PacificWR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update

I have to use a camera for the material's you are looking for - they vary in size too much to work well on a scanner.(I have a 12x17 flatbed scanner, but many of the original documents are larger and NARA does not allow scanning of anything larger than the scanner's face plate.) Baby steps, but it ...
by PacificWR
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update

After several months of waiting, I got an appointment for Nov 19 and was able to scan about 400 documents between 9am and 4pm. I have another appointment for the 30th where I hope to complete scanning the same box. This is really slow compared to using a camera. For comparison, using my Nikon camer...
by PacificWR
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 1902-O VAM-4B Photos for Page

Alan,

I'll add the new photos and chart to the pages.
by PacificWR
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: 1897-S VAM-18 Discovery coin

Congrats on your new DC. Do you need help setting up the new page?
by PacificWR
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Documents requested from NARA - December Update - November 2021 Update

Somehow this does not surprise me. Hopefully...one of these days.
by PacificWR
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

A composite die handling process from multiple comments in letters..... Dies were coated in either light oil or beeswax, then packed in sawdust and shipped in wooden boxes. At the mints they were kept in the Coiner's vault, typically in a locked cabinet. Before use they were cleaned with solvent an...
by PacificWR
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

Thanks for the info Roger. Very useful information. What would be nice is to find out what the storage/cleaning procedure was.
by PacificWR
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: 1888-P non-slanted date VAM-39B?

Very nice find there.