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by vampicker
Tue May 17, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 6480

Re: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?

I'm not buying this as a die stage based on the pictures. If I was to hazard a guess, I'd say there was residue built up around the stars and then the coin saw further circulation. Later the crud was removed. If it crossed my desk, I'd most likely tank it for environmental damage. I'd really have to...
by vampicker
Mon May 16, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

I have a copy of the Margolis booklet (1973) and the reverse is pictured several times. Pixelated, but there's enough there to conclude the coin was a VAM 3A. Hopefully it still resides in its GSA holder.
by vampicker
Mon May 16, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Betting that dot looks different in hand
by vampicker
Sat May 14, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble of my own ID'ing 78 Philly
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Trouble of my own ID'ing 78 Philly

In my defense it had been turned into a store card back in 1988. The 1878 date is clear and the 4th right star might be slightly broken. The nostril appears to be reasonably intact. The reverse has the B2 short nock and the r of trust is intact. The host coin seems like it was scrubbed before it was...
by vampicker
Sat May 14, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Help with 1878-P reverse of 79

Think it's VAM 210B1
by vampicker
Fri May 13, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT question
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: OT question

Second piece looks like a legit doubled die. It's not the biggie, but still a nice find. I'll echo the Variety Vista recommendation
by vampicker
Thu May 12, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 44
Views: 1859

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Did the piece in question today. This is now officially the new VAM 33
by vampicker
Mon May 09, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 989

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Thanks JR for the 2 cents on the counterfit. It really has been tooled hard & is really kinda cool. I am not sure if it is a 100% counterfit of if it just has been tooled so much it might as well be a counterfit. @vampicker It's old school. Saw a bunch like yours when I first started with the compa...
by vampicker
Sun May 08, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you seen this major clash before?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Have you seen this major clash before?

The distinction between error and variety can be tricky with some pieces. This is particularly true when both are present.
by vampicker
Sun May 08, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you seen this major clash before?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Have you seen this major clash before?

I'm guessing you're talking about the struck thru grease area on the neck itself. Unrelated to any sort of clashing and not part of any particular variety. A minor mint error that's a coincidence.
by vampicker
Sat May 07, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of Morgan patterns sold by HA
Replies: 2
Views: 137

A couple of Morgan patterns sold by HA

Ended May 5th. Strong prices but the Judd 1553 lost a little since the last time it was auctioned https://coins.ha.com/itm/patterns/1877-50c-morgan-half-dollar-judd-1510-pollock-1674-high-r7-pr65-cameo-pcgs-cac/a/1344-3650.s?ic2=mytracked-lotspage-lotlinks-12202013&tab=MyTrackedLots-101116 https://c...
by vampicker
Sat May 07, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 89P- 23B, but what stage?
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: 89P- 23B, but what stage?

The front of the neck is intact. This coin is not part of the VAM 23 progression.
Maybe take a look at VAM 30
by vampicker
Sun May 01, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 O VAM help
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: 1880 O VAM help

VAM 39A like you thought. Think it's just a random mark in the field rather than letter transfer
by vampicker
Sun May 01, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Place Holder: Post auction discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Place Holder: Post auction discussion

Don't see anything that resembles or mimics VAM 1X. Still leaning towards VAM 1 on this - nothing special
by vampicker
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know this one?
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Anyone know this one?

That's the VAM 31 obverse. With the apparent tilt on the mintmark, I'd most likely call this VAM 67 if it crossed my desk
by vampicker
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

This is a VAM 4. The reverse is a good match and the obverse has a fine crack from the point of the bust thru the lower two tips of the first left star, You can see this crack on the full obverse shot in this thread and on the second set of full coin shots on the VAM 4 page. There should also be a s...
by vampicker
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 989

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

fogie wrote:
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:53 pm
I got me a counterfit!
Your counterfeit has some great handwork if you appreciate such things
by vampicker
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: picking you brains
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: picking you brains

Can't swear to the VAM 1B, but comparing the 42 and 42A plates to the original VAM 26A plate does demonstrate they are all the same.
by vampicker
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: 1878 P 7/8 Tail Feathers Question

It's 37