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by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 733

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Thanks and maybe the 81-O is a good place to work. The die crack study has given me a lot of insight into the physical die use and I know of several examples where dies are just lumped into either 1 or a when there is clear evidence of their shared characteristics. Just let me know if I can help and...
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O November Update
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: 1881-O November Update

If your coin is PL or DMPL in all likelihood the coin was struck before the cracks appeared, or after a die was repolished. Thew die cracks often only appear on later die states and help with identification when they are present.

Thanks for checking it out.
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 733

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

On a slightly different track, will there be any review of seemly "dead" listings where a single coin might have been attributed way back?

Do you plan any review of VAM designations and some type general cleanup of the listings?
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O November Update
Replies: 2
Views: 41

1881-O November Update

Running a little late because of family visits, but I have now posted the update for the 1881-O for November This month I tackled the die cracks for VAMs 27, 33, and 33B This was also an upgrade to Windows 11 for all my PCs which took a little time Hope you enjoy http://www.1881o.com/2021-11.html An...
by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 46
Views: 1569

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Like PCGS, were they heavily weighted toward the MS70 category?
by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 733

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Great move and one that will benefit the VAMing community.
by HawkeEye
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 46
Views: 1569

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Looks like someone got behind on the database updates
by HawkeEye
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 46
Views: 1569

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Has anyone checked the pop reports at NGC and ANACS?
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NOT AS AN AD, BUT A CURIOSITY
by HawkeEye
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Thanks for finding this reference as always. Maybe I am just thinking about other references to CSA coinage and not New Orleans specific.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Probably my age, but I thought there were some CSA records of letters documenting (bragging) about the capture of the Mint and coins struck with existing and altered dies.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Blanchard Holder

Yes, that is the ones I saw but I didn't remember there were stages of grading.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 46
Views: 1569

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

There are sellers on eBay offering ms69 coins, so is tgis anticipatory or bad accounting on the part of PCGS
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Blanchard Holder

I seem to think that I saw some in holders that have a red background
by HawkeEye
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Blanchard Holder

Can you post a picture of one for us? It has been quite a while since I have seen one.
by HawkeEye
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

This is really interesting because this is where I paused my analysis of the superintendents and where I will pick up again. The last superintendent was William Augustus Elmore before the State took over and I don't think I know I have seen research showing that the State of Louisiana did seize some...
by HawkeEye
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: $85 coin sold for $7,125
Replies: 24
Views: 956

Re: $85 coin sold for $7,125

I still believe there is a lot of value in making all the VAM Discovery Coins NFT's!

We might discover what the true upper limit on a Morgan is
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: way OT but wondering....

I would have guessed a bone marrow extractor.

But apparently a butter pick is the correct answer
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-O Polished Die?
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 2021-O Polished Die?

I assume these are examples where automation of the die creation and repair produced coins of a lower quality than the handmade dies
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

Interesting and explains a lot about the characteristics of dies from year to year.
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 46
Views: 1569

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

A bit strange that all are 70's unless there is a way to preclude others

It might also limit the value if there are nothing but 70's