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by vampicker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 26
Views: 4303

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Only a couple of days left before judging begins
by vampicker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ssdc awards approaching
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Ssdc awards approaching

There are some of the basics covered on the page with previous winners

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... ry_Winners
by vampicker
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Blanchard Holder

I have 9 examples (including 2 Redfield) with the white Blanchard label with gold lettering. They all have that scratch inside the reverse shell. I also have 1 with a grey label and white lettering - no scratch.
by vampicker
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Blanchard Holder

Both the Blanchard and Paramount holders represent coin dealers grading their own inventory. Third party grading existed at this time, but it was still in it's infancy. I don't ever recall seeing a Blanchard Redfield holder for anything other than Peace Dollars. There's a wide array of pieces in the...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 26
Views: 4303

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

It's that time again. December 1st is coming soon. We didn't have an alternate version of VAM Thing last year so the registry awards were not announced or presented. We are going to double dip this time and do last year's then this year's awards. Still going with silver eagles in custom holders for ...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Blanchard Holder

I'd be in favor of this as I have a group of these. The problem is how to weight their grading. A possible solution is that they only count for a Blanchard set and aren't admissible in others. How that works is beyond me.
by vampicker
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: way OT but wondering....

looks like some sort of stirrer
by vampicker
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926P $229.99 + $9.99 S&H Bradford Ex.
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 1926P $229.99 + $9.99 S&H Bradford Ex.

The master die for 1926 had the word "GOD' strengthened. It is visibly in slightly higher relief than all of the other words in the motto. Any 1926 Peace Dollar would have this feature unless it's heavily worn - so yeah....
by vampicker
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: any ideas?

Shaved Eagle?
by vampicker
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: PCGS has graded 2021 Morgans

Strictly a bulk seller game at this point. Gotta push the 70's at grossly inflated prices before you drop a single 69 at a lower but still grossly inflated price. Coming soon to a TV near you.....
by vampicker
Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: any ideas?

It is a clashmark and the very thing that puts the beard on a bearded eagle. It's from the curved underside of the eagle's neck. It's a deep and protected area that's about impossible to polish away without creating a big void. Look on Liberty's neck at the hairline for traces of the beak
by vampicker
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887 morgan 7 over 6 help
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: 1887 morgan 7 over 6 help

Let's get more basic. Is the shape of the digits and lettering correct? What's it weigh?

Was it actually minted in the United States in 1887?
by vampicker
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 VAM 1BB
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 1924 VAM 1BB

The big thing is there's actually a partial E in the clash
by vampicker
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 VAM 1BB
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 1924 VAM 1BB

It's flat out wrong and I doubt there's actually any trace of an E clash present. I own the VAM 1BB discovery piece and have since it was listed.
Here's a full shot of obverse and reverse.
by vampicker
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 30
Views: 1153

Re: PCGS has graded 2021 Morgans

Or they did a 70 or pass order
by vampicker
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 vam 41
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: 1879 vam 41

A personal favorite - nice find
by vampicker
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 p vam 57 with multiple reverse clashing??
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: 1880 p vam 57 with multiple reverse clashing??

Seems to be the most likely candidate.
by vampicker
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 p vam 57 with multiple reverse clashing??
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: 1880 p vam 57 with multiple reverse clashing??

Here's a few shots from a VAM 57 to clear up whether or not it's the same reverse, because you might be right. The first image is a close up of the weird fan shaped lump at the top of the leg. The second shows a gouge between the first and second left clusters in the right bough. This is above the L...
by vampicker
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 p vam 57 with multiple reverse clashing??
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: 1880 p vam 57 with multiple reverse clashing??

That's not the VAM 57 reverse. There's doubling on the outer leaves of the left bough that isn't present on your example. I'd have you doublecheck for the VAM 25 reverse marker of several die chips in the center of the outer right (viewer's left) wing. If this is a VAM 25 marriage, this stage occurs...
by vampicker
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When some PUP's are missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: When some PUP's are missing?

In general, when some of the later stage listing features aren't present, carefully read the earlier stage listing. As in read them. In this case, the VAM 19 listing mentions the pitting on the neck. VAM 32A has been eliminated, so there's no such thing as an EDS VAM 32A any more. If your verbal des...