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by Kurt28
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hey Ash, DON'T PANIC!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Hey Ash, DON'T PANIC!!!!

Are we talking cold inside or outside?
In Fahrenheit.
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by Kurt28
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

My take, and it is likely to vary as I learn more, is that the regulations cover what the mint must do with used dies. I haven't seen regulations having authority over someone that comes in possession of such dies. If I go to the dumpster behind the local Police department and recover a revolver the...
by Kurt28
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)

I'm amused by the thought that somewhere is a F 15 coin in an EF 45 holder.
And glad there isn't a website that exposes my errors.
Thanks for sharing.
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 452

Re: Here's today's puzzle

I'm not really good at this, but if I had it in hand I would see if it was attracted to a magnet.
by Kurt28
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PVC Damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: PVC Damage?

I have viewed that as oxidation.
by Kurt28
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Death of Harvey Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: OT: Death of Harvey Slack

Penned in 1624, and still true today.
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by Kurt28
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

My copy just arrived and at the risk of playing the fool, it is a gold mine of information. I'm not sure when I will be able to study the book, but I did take a quick at the section on regulations. As the regs appear to be written prior to the Reconstruction Amendments, I believe they are lawful (as...
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TOP GOALS FOR 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: TOP GOALS FOR 2022

I hope to upgrade my reference set to MS64 or better.
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P wing halo
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: 1878-P wing halo

I believe you have one of the earliest know works of Pugsley Fenderbolt.
While he never achieved the status of Master Engraver, he was able to make a modest income making love tokens and hobo nickels.
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by Kurt28
Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

I just ordered a copy from Wizzard and am embarrassed I waited so long.
I'm sure I'll have some more questions, but my brain is a little fuzzy as I didn't go to bed last night and still have a few hours work ahead of me.
Thanks All.
by Kurt28
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Struck Thru Grease?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Struck Thru Grease?

Beautiful coin and great photo.
For research purposes, it would be hard to find a better example.
by Kurt28
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

I like rabbit holes, they offer much. And I have always said that VAMmers are the smartest people I have ever met. So let's share our views. Yes there is a problem with Chinese fakes, but that has nothing to do with legality, it is a problem of enforcement. The law is clear. And the Liberty Dollar a...
by Kurt28
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Current Vam prices
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Current Vam prices

I recently purchased a VAM that was of low population. It is neither interesting nor rare I2 R6. The condition was better than the other two in the SSDC registry. Yet someone wanted it almost as badly as I did and made me pay dearly for it (several times PCGS or NGC values for an unattributed coin.)...
by Kurt28
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: O/T Investing in Bullion ie: Gold/Silver etc
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: O/T Investing in Bullion ie: Gold/Silver etc

It's 7AM local time and I still haven't been to bed. Too many fun things to do I guess. I support the hard assets approach to investing. But I don't sell very often, so I guess I am a hoarder. My military training was geared to prepare for the worst. I'm doing it. I know there is a big premium on go...
by Kurt28
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Struck Thru Grease?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Struck Thru Grease?

Not everyone will recall, but Rob broached this subject back in Version 1.0 I would wonder if the dark streak isn't oxidation or a counting mark. To my thinking, the grease on a die leaves a spot on the coin. As visible here in the neck/wing gap. 7.JPG And with successive strikes, some of the grease...
by Kurt28
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

"I vote we bury this one since apparently we could point, counter-point to infinity!"

Isn't that the essence of learning?

In Plato's The Republic he argued against Democracy as a flawed form of government.
Twenty four hundred years ago.
by Kurt28
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

Standing ovation.
by Kurt28
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

I agree LDMG, and I have spent some time learning about the law.
It has turned my hair white.
But when it comes to expressing my views, especially concerning our currency, I sometimes get in trouble.
by Kurt28
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

I don't doubt that your Lawyer's information is correct, but it seems inconsistent with the history of the Norfed coins. What am I missing. Norfed.jpg In May 2009, Von NotHaus was charged with federal crimes in connection to the production of Liberty Dollars. On March 18, 2011, he was found guilty o...
by Kurt28
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1333

Re: Legal or Not?

I believe I understand you position, and thank you for clarifying.