Search found 1922 matches

by vampicker
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S Vam 1B4C (new stage) Thorn or Thornhead (new variety)
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: 1921-S Vam 1B4C (new stage) Thorn or Thornhead (new variety)

To be clear, we're talking about two stages of the same reverse die, not two separate dies. The scribble scratches match across all stages. I checked this against an example of VAM 1B5 in hand and the earlier stage plates.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: 1900-P V18 & 30 - same or different?

It a VAM 18. But you've come across one of the defining examples of an 'evil mimic'.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 36
Views: 10003

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Judging starts tomorrow
by vampicker
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1903 O
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: 1903 O

Hard hit on the bottom of the O mintmark, damaged outside the mint
by vampicker
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New to VAM analytics...
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: New to VAM analytics...

A good place for anyone to start with Peace Dollar varieties is the http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/PEACE_VAM_Attribution_101 found on the home page. I'd suggest a long look at the clashed die section. Can't tell you how many newer collectors in this field get tripped up...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 36
Views: 10003

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Only a couple days until the deadline for judging to begin
by vampicker
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with date placement
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Help with date placement

I for one appreciate seeing other methodologies even if I'd never use them myself. I prefer the simplicity of the DPIS, but I do most of those guesstimates in hand. I can see where 'Ghost' might have a useful digital overlay for auction photos. It is worth noting as has already been stated that seve...
by vampicker
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1893-CC VAM 2 LDS
Replies: 2
Views: 76

1893-CC VAM 2 LDS

Had this come across my desk today. It's a later stage of the VAM 2 marriage that occurs after the VAM 2A stage. It is identical to the purported 'branch mint proofs' but there's no trace of mirrors. I've see other examples, but this one is 58ish and tells its story fairly well. It's a coin that pre...
by vampicker
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-S VAM-3
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: 1900-S VAM-3

I've never done one
by vampicker
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 O Vam 1A not 4
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: 1891 O Vam 1A not 4

Fair to say they didn't show Bill the coin. Nice find
by vampicker
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

Love the color
by vampicker
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Discovery
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: New Discovery

I've already sent the plates and a copy of the letter to @messydesk

A discussion between the two of us takes place before we list new Morgan VAMs
by vampicker
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

Very cool, thanks for posting it
by vampicker
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: 78-S V017 small gouge in lower hair

That's cool. That gouge is present on the original VAM 17A(17B now) discovery piece. Did you find the stage just before all the denticle clashing occurs?
by vampicker
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Impact of Rim Ding on grading
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Impact of Rim Ding on grading

If it crossed my desk, I'd call it 'rim damaged'
by vampicker
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool Peace $ CUD
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Cool Peace $ CUD

that might be FUN!
by vampicker
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool Peace $ CUD
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Cool Peace $ CUD

If only there was something like an annual short list for stuff like this...
by vampicker
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Date placement querry to the experts
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Date placement querry to the experts

Couple more thoughts on this then I'll shut up. It's worth remembering that style of noting date position in tenths predates the wider use of the DPIS. It is a legacy of the early days of VAM World from a professional that wanted to share information with his peers. In this case, it was to make a cl...
by vampicker
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hiatus
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Hiatus

Guess I'll still stick a toe or two in the water now and then.
by vampicker
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 501

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

Couple of thoughts on this thread. First off I'm guessing the VAM 1B reference on the page was a typo. There is the issue of VAM 20 having a different reverse also raised. fogie should be able to clear this up because the page history indicates he posted the note. If his VAM 20 actually does have a ...