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by vampicker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FINALLY, the elusive 78-P V123
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: FINALLY, the elusive 78-P V123

When the definition of 'evil mimic' sets in, it sticks. The coin that does it for you has enduring value.
by vampicker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Leroy Van Allen

I don't appear to have a current phone number for him. Maybe @twohawks does? Russ, can you call him and see how he's doing?
by vampicker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Leroy Van Allen

I've got some interesting pieces to show him that I think he'd actually enjoy. Ohio is under a version of 'stay home' orders now, so we probably all have to wait
by vampicker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Van Allen
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Leroy Van Allen

I've emailed several times over the past month or so and got no response
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

'Faint' really is the operative word here. Thanks for looking.
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

Shows a lot of the same stuff. This piece has been offered as proof that the marriage is genuine. Apparently Newman owned it for decades.
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

Yeah, it sounds far more professional than 'snaggle tooth gap'. Ain't mad at ya, just saying the LDS naturally obscures clarity
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

and gotta show that nasty old ringworm
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

the weak profile
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

Apparent faint die crack from edge thru tip of U to S of PLURIBUS. Note odd texture of surrounding fields
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

Looks like a die crack from lower left of 8
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

odd lumps in the D gap instead of lines
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

Same sort of thing at the cap fold
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

Look at the lines in the R of LIBERTY, indistinct dots instead of solid lines. Suggests it's copied
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

I have the discovery piece on my desk as we speak. It's AU 55ish. I could use an AU+ example with the crack pattern on the reverse for that edge comparison I was talking about. I appreciate the offer, but like Alan has done, I've also looked for matching depressions. It's been years now, and I've lo...
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

It's also worth noting that for several years now, I've compared the edge reeding of the discovery piece to multiple examples of clearly genuine examples of the date. I've yet to find a definitive match for the collar used on the discovery piece, but there have been several that qualify as pretty da...
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

The stage illustrated by the AU 58 example linked above is similar to the discovery piece. It's a weird looking coin in hand.
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: 1887-p Morgan VAM-11 Question

You can see a 'something' but 'clearly' is a stretch
by vampicker
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

So I'm at a point where the ones with the reverse crack pattern look like they might be genuine while the ones without these cracks look fake.
by vampicker
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm
Replies: 23
Views: 179

Re: Think this NEWP has a case of Ringworm

OK, now I want to see more pictures.
Thing that threw me is the profile looks far too strong. There's an ongoing debate about these.