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by Bigbub
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 344

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

Thank you, Leroy Van Allen, for all the lifetime of work and effort put into your most excellent hobby.

Corresponding and sharing Morgan Dollar varieties with you over the last decade was an educational delight and one of my distinct pleasures. Your letters will be missed.
by Bigbub
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS results
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: SEGS results

Very nice and rare example. If I remember correctly, we saw an ICG graded 58 example posted here a few years back too.

So some escaped the tumbler. Most are heavily circulated and only grade G or VG.
by Bigbub
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie Question - May not be VAM Related
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Newbie Question - May not be VAM Related

Yes, the fact that there is no damage around the mintmark makes me think it was struck through grease or some other small foreign object in the mintmark on the die.
by Bigbub
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: *Gift*, Upgrade, Move
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: *Gift*, Upgrade, Move

A very nice gift and a hard VAM to find. Congrats Lee.
by Bigbub
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 1648

Re: New VAM-e Sent

It's almost 10PM Friday on the west coast and I did not receive the email.
Checked my spam folder and its not there either.
by Bigbub
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 967

1896-O oval O mystery coin

I ran across this 1896-O coin on eBay. I didn't win the auction, but it is a strange looking coin. Posting here for discussion and opinion. What caught my attention was the apparent oval O mintmark. The 1896-O VAM 8 oval O has never been seen since it's initial listing and is rumored not to exist. T...
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L

Wow, what an intriguing piece of detective work. Denticle impressions have always fascinated me as the artifacts seem to be the result of sloppy work in the press room. I always wonder if the press men said "Oops", kept quiet, faced disciplinary action from superiors or didn't notice the end results...
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Date on PCI Slab?
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Date on PCI Slab?

I picked up this coin on eBay in 2009. Note the mistaken nomenclature on the label as a 7 TF which is why I bought it as a curiosity piece. I didn't know who Brian Raines was when I bought it. But since it is signed by Brian Raines, (who attributed and graded for PCI for a while) he may be the go to...
by Bigbub
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: sign-in issues with Firefox (fixed)
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: OT: sign-in issues with Firefox

I am able to log in and post using Firefox version 91.0 (64 bit). It is the latest version that they updated a couple of days ago. You could try an update check by clicking on help and about Firefox. It will tell you if you have the latest version. You can also try clearing your cache and Vamworld c...
by Bigbub
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 2203

Re: Congrats to RogerB

Way to go Roger. Your work is now legendary.
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS PCGS lost package
Replies: 34
Views: 2557

Re: USPS PCGS lost package

I had one mis-delivered coin last week. Fortunately, my neighbor got it and returned it to me. That makes 5 mis-deliveries for coins in the last couple of years. I never recovered two of them. I get other peoples regular mail delivered to me all time. So much so that I've actually met some of them m...
by Bigbub
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O, Could it be the new vam?
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: 1900O, Could it be the new vam?

Congratulations. You are now on the way to becoming a successful VAMmer.

Leroy doesn't list everything seen on a coin. A VAM by definition is a die classification, so multiple dies of the same VAM may exist. This concept is difficult at times to reconcile with a coin in hand.
by Bigbub
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900O, Could it be the new vam?
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: 1900O, Could it be the new vam?

Yes, your photo's now show sufficient information to attribute this VAM with the tools available on VAMWorld. In fact, your photos are pretty good and show some attributes not seen in VAMworld photos before. As soon as you identify the VAM, I'll post them to the page. No one is being cagey with you,...
by Bigbub
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900,another O/CC LOW so different.
Replies: 20
Views: 1462

Re: 1900,another O/CC LOW so different.

The VAM-7 and the VAM-10 share the same reverse die, so that's not the difference between the two. As dies wear from use, as well as with coin wear, they can appear differently. To attribute properly, you need to look at the obverse of your coin and determine the position of the left hand edge of th...
by Bigbub
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1900-O/CC??
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Help with 1900-O/CC??

None of the O/CC coins currently listed have a high 'O' as part of their identification attributes.
by Bigbub
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any ideas???
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: any ideas???

I think this coin may have more significance than apparent at first glance. William Jennings Bryan gave his stirring "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention in July of 1896 and was an advocate of "Free Silver" or bi-metallism, a populist position opposed to the gold standard. Je...
by Bigbub
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any ideas???
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: any ideas???

Dec 7, 1896 was the first day of the second session of the 54th Congress of the United States of America.
by Bigbub
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O VAM 28A photos
Replies: 0
Views: 296

1896-O VAM 28A photos

Recently, I've been looking into the 1896-O series of Morgans. It's a fairly short series with only 31 VAMs listed and 7 of those being privately made. The recent discovery of 2 new VAMs, the VAM 28 A & B by LateDateMorganGuy also sparked my interest. In a low mintage series such as the 1896-O, new ...
by Bigbub
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 45A
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: 1900-O VAM 45A

The 1900-O VAM 45A is a terrific clasher and is available in high grades, but it is not seen that often. There really is no 'E' to be seen on the high grade specimens. But finding one at all is a nice pick.
by Bigbub
Sat May 29, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 4164

Re: 2021 Morgans Postponed

Here is my take on government agencies, their performance and their promises.

1) If they can find a way to mess it up, then they will.
2) All mess ups have a reason which is "unclear".
3) The first excuse will not be the last excuse.
4) No one is ever held responsible for any mess up.