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by vampicker
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newp from Heritage VAM sale
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Newp from Heritage VAM sale

That's swell!
by vampicker
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1154

Re: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos

I did just call this a VLDS and didn't split the listing. I don't recall my exact wording, but I think this is one I'd want to see with and without all the crack/break pattern to generate a distinct VAM stage listing

But that doesn't subtract from the present example being cool to look at
by vampicker
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - No VAMs ANACS Grades
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: OT - No VAMs ANACS Grades

Yeah, I was all proud of myself for figuring out the overstrike on the proof commem then I turned the flip over and it was written on it. D'ohh!
by vampicker
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19
Replies: 14
Views: 348

Re: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19

Bid on four coins & got stomped hard on three of them. The one I did win isn't earth-shattering, but it does move one of my sets closer to completion.
by vampicker
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1882 O MM
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Help with 1882 O MM

Sorry, that is a VAM 22. Your picture of the end on the stem doesn't really capture the split, but I kinda see it. I apologize for the extra day of trying to figure this out
by vampicker
Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1882 O MM
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Help with 1882 O MM

Yeah, not 22
by vampicker
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1882 O MM
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Help with 1882 O MM

Is the end of the branch above the first L of DOLLAR split? It's pretty much a 'one and done' diagnostic for the DDR associated with VAM 22
by vampicker
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

I read the article here https://www.error-ref.com/peripheral-die-damage/
Interesting, but I'm not convinced that explains the weirdness on your Walkers. It's somewhat similar, but not the same. I don't recall the pronounced peripheral element in the affected area
by vampicker
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT MY NICEST MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: OT MY NICEST MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR

Awesome coin!
by vampicker
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS re-holder back
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: ANACS re-holder back

OK, good. Sorry you had to deal with this
by vampicker
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS re-holder back
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: ANACS re-holder back

Custom labels like the description I used before this obverse got listed do not and will not appear in the ANACS population
by vampicker
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS re-holder back
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: ANACS re-holder back

The VAM 115 should not have downgraded from one yellow holder to another. That's worth an email to Paul and a review. The same senior grader was OK with this as a straight VG08 when it went thru before.
by vampicker
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Almost 1st VAM Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: My Almost 1st VAM Pick

Damn! I wonder if it's still kicking around in Paul's desk somewhere
by vampicker
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Almost 1st VAM Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: My Almost 1st VAM Pick

Did we slab that lanyard?
by vampicker
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Discovery Pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Discovery Pieces

No Plus grades from ANACS
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid

Thanks John
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid
Replies: 2
Views: 88

1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid

I had a couple of pieces on my desk yesterday that looked like a good match for the obverse plate from the VAM book and the reverse plate from the update showing a close triple spread of the right wreath. I noticed this page is in the 'dubious' category. It likely landed there because 'dash' is in t...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

OK, I stand corrected.
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

The reverse image posted looks like a B2 to me. Might be worth digging out the VAM 1i discovery piece and flipping it over. Didn't find the obverse plate earlier because I didn't look through the B1 listings.
by vampicker
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

I don't see anything in the current listings matching this. I had thought this may have gotten revised before the update came out, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'd suggest you PM Dr. Close