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by vampicker
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879P....VAM-44
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: 1879P....VAM-44

This looks like a match for VAM 58. It's an 'evil mimic' of VAM 44. The example on the VAM 44 done by ANACS (and most likely me) is probably wrong. The gouges inside the ear on a 44 are almost perfectly vertical.
by vampicker
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 54
Views: 689

Re: marilyn van allen

Thank you for attending the service and sharing the pictures
by vampicker
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: In memorial
Replies: 25
Views: 251

Re: In memorial

Very sad new indeed. He was a good man with a keen eye
by vampicker
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 54
Views: 689

Re: marilyn van allen

by vampicker
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed one
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: I missed one

I've been thru several changes of ownership with ANACS. I have little doubt the PCGS brand and its service will survive regardless of its current corporate incarnation.
by vampicker
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 54
Views: 689

Re: marilyn van allen

That is sad news. She was a good person and a charming host every time I was able to visit Leroy
by vampicker
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions welcomed 1883CC VAM
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Opinions welcomed 1883CC VAM

Some version of VAM 5. 5B is the most likely
by vampicker
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 348

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

Kinda looks like a fish
by vampicker
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 CC Die Scratch I Cannot Attribute
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: 1878 CC Die Scratch I Cannot Attribute

It's a good learning experience. It's easy to focus on the feature that grabs your eye (in this case the long line) and search the listings for just that pick up point. It's not always going to be there for a variety of reasons. That second look at the coin for another 'listable' feature will almost...
by vampicker
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Adjustment Strike ?
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Die Adjustment Strike ?

Normal reeding puts this in the 'weakly struck' pile. Sorry

But I gotta ask - there's those pancake stars on the left and no clashing apparent in the pics. Is this an actual VAM 22?
by vampicker
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Adjustment Strike ?
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Die Adjustment Strike ?

What does the reeding look like?
by vampicker
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Cool Mint Error
Replies: 20
Views: 604

Re: One Cool Mint Error

Maybe you should buy more coins that look just like this
by vampicker
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Cool Mint Error
Replies: 20
Views: 604

Re: One Cool Mint Error

Here's the thread Roger is referring to.... http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4186&hilit=ike+indent It's worth noting the limited Ike design in the indented area stays more or less in its original shape. It does not bend and stretch thru the indented area like we see on the Morgan in...
by vampicker
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Verification please
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Verification please

It's its own site - kinda like a Craigslist knock-off.
by vampicker
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Verification please
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Verification please

Gotta ask - is that thing sitting in an aquarium?
by vampicker
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: FOUND! 1900-O VAM 29

That's really cool. I'd think we could infer a couple of things from the relative condition and scarcity of VAMs 29 and 29A. It would seem virtually the entire production of this die pair was released into circulation in an area where dollars stayed in commerce instead of going back to the banks. Th...
by vampicker
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: DEALERS BEWARE and LOOK OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: DEALERS BEWARE and LOOK OUT

Aside from the uggo fake coin, the artificial black coloring should stop you in your tracks. Wear gloves if you're forced to handle stuff that looks like this in quantity.
by vampicker
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMnesia setting in
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: VAMnesia setting in

That's funny right there....
by vampicker
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMnesia setting in
Replies: 17
Views: 591

VAMnesia setting in

So I bought this a couple of days ago off eBay. I didn't care what VAM it was. This was about color and the Paramount black holder. I figured I'd just ID it once I got it. It shows up today, and like most 79 Phillies, there's not a lot to go on. I certainly didn't recognize it - at best I had a slig...
by vampicker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...

Yeah, stunning example!