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by vampicker
Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peace
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: peace

Yeah, I also don't have this. Or the 'development' tab on the navigation pane.

Think we just got an image of a work in progress that we should say thank you for in advance.
by vampicker
Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A question about the 80-CC VAM 7
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: A question about the 80-CC VAM 7

Thanks Mitch, your discovery of VAM 9A answered one question but raises another. That earlier stage of the VAM 7 marriage likely still has the N tick from 9A.
It makes the VAM 7 versus 7A call problematic. Looks like there's work to be done here involving an elusive stage.
by vampicker
Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A question about the 80-CC VAM 7
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: A question about the 80-CC VAM 7

For clarity, the VAM 9A occurred first, so the early stage of VAM 7 would have the single clash on the obverse only.
It should not have the little die crack above the hair in front of the L of LIBERTY.
by vampicker
Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A question about the 80-CC VAM 7
Replies: 4
Views: 54

A question about the 80-CC VAM 7

I've been chasing an actual example of this for years with no luck. It is the marriage with the Reverse of 78 that is not the VAM 4 . It should exist, but every purported example I've seen has the doubled clash of VAM 7A. Or it's labeled like a VAM 7, but is a VAM 4. I just went thru a couple hundre...
by vampicker
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 91
Views: 1636

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Indented unifacery?
by vampicker
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 91
Views: 1636

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I Cant' Drive 55?
by vampicker
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 91
Views: 1636

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

That's cool!
by vampicker
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 41
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: 1878 S VAM 41

Ties the top pop in the SSDC census. It's also on my 2013 list and set. Great find!
by vampicker
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF VAM-14 Proof??
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: 8TF VAM-14 Proof??

It's the second use of the VAM 9 obverse, so any claimed proof is mistaken in the most charitable reading. This marriage does exist in a PL stage however.
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: 99

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: 90

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: 25
Views: 407

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: 231

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: 155

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: 231

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: 745

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: 155

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: 231

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: 249

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: 488

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.