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by vampicker
Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Help sought
Replies: 10
Views: 90

Re: 1900-O Help sought

It reinforces my repetitive point about not liking the near vs normal description. The original listing makes no mention of date position. But I'll go ahead and put a DPIS notation on the page
by vampicker
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Help sought
Replies: 10
Views: 90

Re: 1900-O Help sought

Near vs normal will cook your brain if you let it. It's irrelevant here because the VAM 28 date is plated in the VAM book. Enough is captured in the image to positively determine it's a match.
by vampicker
Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Every Two Year ANACS Submission Returns
Replies: 22
Views: 421

Re: My Every Two Year ANACS Submission Returns

BTW, that 80 VAM 1A2 is probably worth sending back in for grade review with your next order.
by vampicker
Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Every Two Year ANACS Submission Returns
Replies: 22
Views: 421

Re: My Every Two Year ANACS Submission Returns

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by vampicker
Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Every Two Year ANACS Submission Returns
Replies: 22
Views: 421

Re: My Every Two Year ANACS Submission Returns

Doug's reholder due to Rottweiler damage may end up on the NSDR website sometime soon. I'm planning on doing a series of brief articles for the organization. I'll post notice when it actually happens. It will take something resembling free time so it might be a while
by vampicker
Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 12783

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Bump. Because December 1st is almost here
by vampicker
Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Holiday special? (VAM 14.19!)
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Holiday special? (VAM 14.19!)

Clay, you suck.... feel the envy
by vampicker
Sat Nov 18, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Submission back from ANACS
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Submission back from ANACS

If those Micro O's are wrong, we'll fix them.

Might need to mark it to my attention,
by vampicker
Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 12783

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

...and yet, you'll still try.
by vampicker
Fri Nov 17, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O VAM-56
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: 1884-O VAM-56

'Dubious' is unofficial. This has come up multiple times for a variety of pieces. Please take VAM World with a grain of salt.
by vampicker
Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Hiccup in the ASE registry
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: O/T Hiccup in the ASE registry

I'm not happy that I know this, but, the (mintmark) labels are the result of being able to distinguish mint of origin by the green monster banding and serial numbers. Once out of the box, that information is lost. If you find yourself not caring, you're probably right.
by vampicker
Thu Nov 16, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 45
Views: 12783

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Another year has passed and Dec 1 is rapidly approaching again. Brush up those sets before the deadline.....
by vampicker
Wed Nov 15, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pitting on 1921-D VAM-1o EDS
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Pitting on 1921-D VAM-1o EDS

Try putting a little acetone on a Q-tip and putting it on one of those lumps.
by vampicker
Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another 1921 Morgan Question (VAM-3CL)
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Another 1921 Morgan Question (VAM-3CL)

I'd definitely note it if requested. Usually, I'd do something this size anyway. But there's no guarantee this would cross my desk unless it was part of a variety order. It's a judgement call on the part of the grader when there's no request from the submitter.
by vampicker
Sun Nov 05, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?

One thing I didn't say is that I'd be pretty stoked if any of us (I'd prefer me) ran across a VAM 6 with the clashing and no polish job. But it's most like like JB noted - the thing that caused the reverse die swap.
by vampicker
Sat Nov 04, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?

OK, I've had a chance to look at a few coins in hand from my set. A pair of VAM 18 - 61 PL and 53, a pair of VAM 6 - 62PL and 58, a pair of VAM 4 - 64+PL and 63 and one VAM 2B. I made a few observations with coins in hand that confirm the conclusions I reached when I wrote the 78-CC guide. VAM 6 is ...
by vampicker
Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PEACE Dollar BREAK
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: PEACE Dollar BREAK

Late to the party, but it's well known that excessive use of the Force will cause a break
by vampicker
Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?

Can't rule out VAM 18 clashing later, but that obverse clash is always present. I'll have to dig a few CC's out this weekend or Monday and look again

And yeah, what JB said about likely being the thing that caused the 6/18 reverse swap
by vampicker
Fri Nov 03, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?

I'll have to dig thru my examples this weekend and see if I have one. I'm not sure I do, I don't specifically recall having a clashed VAM 6 in hand, but the one sided clash on VAM 18 leaves no doubt that the episode occurred in a previous marriage
by vampicker
Fri Nov 03, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: Seeing stars (and more) - can you guess the VAM?

The polished obverse clashing is always present on a VAM 18. The clash occurred during its use for VAM 6.