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by dcarr
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Holy Hell!
Replies: 11
Views: 2551

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

You might have to explain how the BEP press operators turned their blue ink press upside down to do this.... ;) Well, as it is with inverted currency errors, the press plate doesn't have to be installed upside-down. In a two-pass printing, the paper can be fed inverted into the press for one of the...
by dcarr
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3507

Re: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9

Added link to the counterfeit page. Excellent, thanks ! PS: I have a small request for an update to that page, to add the reverse type to the link text for the three listings that are lacking it. The links for all varieties indicate the reverse type ("C3", "C4", or "C4/C3") in the link text, EXCEPT...
by dcarr
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3507

Re: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9

That is strange - the pictures won't show up for me either in the forum. But if I go to the picture link they won't show up either (ERROR 403 "FORBIDDEN"). But then if I click the page refresh button in my browser - they show up. So here are clickable links for the pictures: Full obverse: http://www...
by dcarr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3507

Re: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die

Brabjohn wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:48 am
Nice find Dan!

Any PUP’s on the reverse worth noting? Hard to tell from the photos but looks like a possible raised dot above the A in America?
Nothing unusual in the vicinity of AMERICA.
The only specific anomaly of note on the reverse is the small die gouge inside the "U".
by dcarr
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best I found so far
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: Best I found so far

Nice find, 1880-[P] VAM-1A2.
by dcarr
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3507

A new 1893-O Privately Made discovery, different reverse die NOW OFFICIAL - VAM-9

I just acquired this piece. It has the same obverse die as other 1893-O Privately-Made, with the dash above the "B". Apparently an earlier die state than the others. The reverse is a newly-identified (by me) Privately-Made die, not previously published or associated with any other listed Privately-M...
by dcarr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found another 1893-O VAM-6 privately-made, post your 1893-O/1894-O PMs
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Re: Found another 1893-O VAM-6 privately-made, post your 1893-O/1894-O PMs

Curious if any of the 93 o privately made are known to have a rotated reverse. Several years back at a local show, there was a dealer that had 5 or 6 of the 1893 o's in his stock that all looked "funny". Each of them had approximate rotation of 45 to 75 degrees. He said he had bought them all from ...
by dcarr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found another 1893-O VAM-6 privately-made, post your 1893-O/1894-O PMs
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Found another 1893-O VAM-6 privately-made, post your 1893-O/1894-O PMs

I think I probably have most of these that are currently known ;)

This one was recently for sale on the internet, unattributed:
Image
by dcarr
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 'Acidic' collection
Replies: 47
Views: 11870

Re: 'Acidic' collection

I do not see anything indicating more than a cursory guess about the cause(s). Also, no acid, abrasive or anything that removes metal will "enhance detail" - it is simply impossible. It is possible to create the illusion of texture that the human eye can blend into existing detail, but that is not ...
by dcarr
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Privately Made Question
Replies: 21
Views: 6203

Re: Privately Made Question

The pieces might have been made at any time after the dates on coins - or over a period of several years. They do not seem to be rare - almost in the "Henning counterfeit nickel" category. As a whole, there is a pretty good quantity of them. But all are rare in higher grades (EF-AU-UNC). Some die p...
by dcarr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Got my 95 Morgan from Dan Carr today
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Got my 95 Morgan from Dan Carr today

The two extra multi-over-struck Morgans are, of course, a thanks for the "1995" suggestion !

Next up (early next year) will be a "1920" Morgan (based on the 1921 style) and a "1920" Peace (Broken Sword) to continue that series.
by dcarr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Anaconda of scribbles
Replies: 13
Views: 2869

Re: The Anaconda of scribbles

It is very possible that the squiggly line is an accidental impression of a thread that was trapped between the hub and die.
So that would be my explanation for it.
by dcarr
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Two recent "privately made" picks
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Two recent "privately made" picks

I hadn't found any of these "in the wild" for a while, but just came across two notable specimens. First is an 1893-O VAM-8 that I bought for about the same price as a typical 1893-O in this grade. This is only the second 1893-O VAM-8 that I am aware of (I also found the first one). It is identifiab...
by dcarr
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newp purchased as contemporary copy 1884-S
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: Newp purchased as contemporary copy 1884-S

Looks like a vintage counterfeit to me, but not the same maker or "family" as the micro-o coins.
See if in between the edge reeding there is evidence of:
1) being cast;
or
2) being struck in a collar and ejected from collar (slide lines).

At that grade it may be hard to tell, though.
by dcarr
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Potential new contemporary counterfeit Morgan Dollars - requesting advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6134

Re: Potential new contemporary counterfeit Morgan Dollars - requesting advice

Dan, what is the weight and silver content on this? Is it die struck? How are the collars? The XRF test (using a hand-held device) registered about 85% silver with the balance mostly copper and tin. But that device is only accurate to about plus or minus 5%. As I remember the weight was close to co...
by dcarr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Potential new contemporary counterfeit Morgan Dollars - requesting advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6134

Re: Potential new contemporary counterfeit Morgan Dollars - requesting advice

The 1900-O shown is a vintage counterfeit. I believe that it is cast (not struck) from a hand-made model and/or mold. The reverse has many characteristics that are similar to my 1901-O: http://www.designscomputed.com/coin_pics/dc_morg_1901O_hc_obv.jpg http://www.designscomputed.com/coin_pics/dc_morg...