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by vampicker
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 87
Views: 1225

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: 87
Views: 1225

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: 307

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: 154

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: 75

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: 71

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: 301

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: 196

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: 124

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: 196

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: 594

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: 124

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: 196

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: 222

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: 184

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: 138

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: 87
Views: 1225

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: 138

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: 87
Views: 1225

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: 87
Views: 1225

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.