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by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

If it's not the same, then it's a seriously evil mimic. There are multiple vertical lines under the cotton bolls and that diagonal line in the L of LIBERTY too.
by vampicker
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

BTW, can we link this thread to the page?
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O VAM1???
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: 1902-O VAM1???

VAM 38
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Wow, think you're right. Looks a little different in a higher grade. But, there's enough there to convince me it's a match. Thanks!
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Anyone recognize this 79-S?

More images including the RPM
by vampicker
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone recognize this 79-S?
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Anyone recognize this 79-S?

Thought it would be pretty basic since it has a strong RPM - but I'm coming up empty.
Ring any bells?
by vampicker
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897 Vam 6A
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 1897 Vam 6A

So is the J shaped scratch at the bottom of the ear present? Why is the 'dot' a different color?
I'll invite you to entertain the idea that I and others on this site might know a little bit more about VAMs than your guy at the local coin store.
by vampicker
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-17 EDS?
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: 1878-S VAM-17 EDS?

The slot listing was for denticle impressions. The early stage doesn't have them. It's akin to the unclashed version of a clashed die listing
by vampicker
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897 Vam 6A
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 1897 Vam 6A

Surface crud, not in the die
by vampicker
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

The filled die was on an early stage with no breaks. A crack pattern matching VAM 1P would have likely prevented the duplicate listing from its inception. Thanks again for the help with putting this one to rest
by vampicker
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

Thanks guys. I'd call this VAM 1P1. I don't think it would affect the later stages. Based on this VAM 1AO should be eliminated.
by vampicker
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

So I have the discovery piece on my desk now and I am wondering if any of you (Dennis) recognize this as another VAM. I have that strong sense of 'deja-vam' and can't find a match. The strike thru that caused the missing letter entry wouldn't get listed today. There are faint scribbles and a strong ...
by vampicker
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

If it crossed my desk, I'd pass on listing it even if it was pristine. This example is not
by vampicker
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT just a bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: OT just a bit!

Ummm..... how close were you?
by vampicker
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT: phone charger adapters?
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: way OT: phone charger adapters?

I'd think one of those round plugs for what used to be the cigarette lighter with the USB port on the other end would work. That's if the other end of your charging cord is a standard USB
by vampicker
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 53
Views: 34268

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

Strike doubling
by vampicker
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 18
Views: 766

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

Most likely it came out of an absolutely original 82-CC bag
by vampicker
Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A visit with Leroy
Replies: 19
Views: 479

A visit with Leroy

Saturday I made the drive from just outside Columbus over to Sidney and met up with John Baumgart (who drove much further) in front of Leroy's assisted living apartment building. We found Mr. Van Allen waiting for us with several friends in the dining room and after a short tour around the place spe...
by vampicker
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mirror mirror part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Mirror mirror part 1

I'll say it again - you suck for that 85
by vampicker
Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1AN Reinstatement ?
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: 1921 D VAM 1AN Reinstatement ?

VAM 1AN was delisted by Van Allen. To get it back officially, either John or myself would need to see examples of both the 1AN and 12A side by side. Think I've have at least one example of VAM 1AN cross my desk since it was delisted and still used the 1AN designation. It would be nice to clear this ...