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by vampicker
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?

If you encounter a Peace Dollar that actually does have a different style of numeral in the date, that's a good coin to stay away from. But I agree with John, they look the same
by vampicker
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best resource for satin and matte low relief peace dollar proof diagnostics?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Best resource for satin and matte low relief peace dollar proof diagnostics?

I'd say the Peace Dollar Red Book done by @RogerB . I'd also suggest looking at images of examples from the Heritage Auction archives
by vampicker
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thank you ANACS!!
Replies: 18
Views: 140

Re: Thank you ANACS!!

You are welcome, and it is well deserved
by vampicker
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; CC gold book
Replies: 15
Views: 164

Re: OT; CC gold book

By the way, the 3 volume set by Rusty Goe covers every date for every CC issue, but doesn't dig into varieties in any depth,
by vampicker
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

There's a long history of questions that got real answers from a 'poke it with a stick' reply
by vampicker
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; CC gold book
Replies: 15
Views: 164

Re: OT; CC gold book

Doug Winter Numismatics site says copies are available for sale, but no price is listed.

https://raregoldcoins.com/blog/dougs-bo ... -1870-1893
by vampicker
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page
Replies: 43
Views: 509

Re: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page

The original VAM 2 listing was generic. It's for an unremarkable coin beyond having the 'Medium O'. Sure - it could have been called Medium O set slightly left like the VAM 51 listing. You'll note VAM 51 already had one duplicate listing that had to be killed off. Van Allen didn't plate anything but...
by vampicker
Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: 1882 O 38B WOW O/O?? HELP

PMD, the sliver in the mintmark opening will move if you poke it with a stick
by vampicker
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; CC gold book
Replies: 15
Views: 164

Re: OT; CC gold book

If you're just after info on the Carson City gold issues, Doug Winter's book 'Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint' is the standard reference.
Rusty Goe's three volume set is excellent and covers pretty much everything
by vampicker
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

Here's a pic of my example. Not seeing the marks.
by vampicker
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

I had published a long article titled "A Brief History of the Morgan Dollar' that was hosted by the ANACS site for years. Sadly, it was lost when the site was changed a few years ago. Some of you may remember reading it. The story about using melted Morgans to coin rupees was part of it.
by vampicker
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 71
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: 1880-S VAM 71

and a thank you back at cha!
by vampicker
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 767

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

The biggest thing that bothered me is this looks deliberate rather than a product of random chance. But that doesn't mean it's fake. If it is a deliberate clandestine mint product, it would have been made for a collector. That goes a long way in explaining how the two pieces stayed together. Still n...
by vampicker
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 71
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: 1880-S VAM 71

probably should tag @fogie so he actually sees this before the thread gets buried. It's a small circle of folks that would actually care about this
by vampicker
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 767

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I'll go along with that WB-2 does look like a good match. Having a known die pair on this thing goes a long way with authentication. Still have reservations but they are not as strong now
by vampicker
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 767

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Like I said, can't put my finger on it. But just because I'm suspicious doesn't mean it's bad. I'm supposed to react to the extraordinary with skepticism.
by vampicker
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 61
Views: 767

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I can't put my finger on it, but something about this piece bothers me. I'd suggest matching it to a listed marriage before sending it out.

http://www.lsccweb.org/BillBugertBooks/ ... -Part2.pdf
by vampicker
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; Thanksgiving Break
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: OT; Thanksgiving Break

'Bisecting die break' is typically how you'd see this described. Great coin!
by vampicker
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 71
Replies: 4
Views: 122

1880-S VAM 71

It's in the 'dubious' group on the attribution pages on our site with no images. The original listing had a single plate in the 1999 LVA update. Had a coin on my desk today that appears to be a match to the point I called it a VAM 71 on the holder. The coin itself is kinda trashy, so it was hard to ...
by vampicker
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?

I'd just be guessing, and doubt that would be particularly helpful at this point. At a minimum, I'd want to see more examples for some context. Do these occur on other die pairs? In other series?