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by lioncutter
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19

I was impressed with the 80-O VAM 6D auction price. Probably need to update VAM Value Guide on that one. I did pick up the 83-O VAM 36A PCGS 64. I have one of these already but not attributed on label and this one is better looking. The 88-O VAM 1B that went for $2880 I still cannot comprehend. The ...
by lioncutter
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S 1 of 4 "Funky Feather" question
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: 1878 S 1 of 4 "Funky Feather" question

I could be wrong but the die chip by the mouth and your mintmark placement might be VAM 50. Both VAM 50 & 76 have the triple or double eyelid & "R" in trust not broken. Only VAM 50 has die chip by mouth. I would guess VAM 50 but I am no expert. Either way, it is an awesome grade for either VAM.
by lioncutter
Sat Aug 27, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dome Die Break Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Dome Die Break Questions

What caused the start of a dome die break on the 1891-O VAM 1A2? Is there a theory or is there a most likely cause. Are there other VAMs of this type? This VAM has always fascinated me.
by lioncutter
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM PowerPoint presentations? Please share...
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: VAM PowerPoint presentations? Please share...

I don't have much to add other than what has already been said, but what a great opportunity to expand VAM knowledge. I would only add that you take some of your best VAMs to show and I think they will stay interested.
by lioncutter
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Years for a 18A hunt.
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: Years for a 18A hunt.

uh-oh spaghettio's. Great Pick!
by lioncutter
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 895

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

I believe the "s" in "Trust" is not broken. Your Morgan is covered in some type of residue (glue, varnish, etc....) that is hiding part of the "s" and is surrounding many parts of your Morgan. Also, see it around the date. Need to poke it with a stick.
by lioncutter
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help me name is awesome Toner.
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Help me name is awesome Toner.

"Dawns early light"
by lioncutter
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate, over mint marks
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Overdate, over mint marks

Here on VAMworld you can view the page Mhomei made up of all the 1880 P/O/CC overdates.

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... _OD-Checks
by lioncutter
Mon May 23, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild

That is sweet! Nothing like pickin' and a grinnin'.
by lioncutter
Sat May 14, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: EBAY Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: EBAY Sale

All can be found on Ebay in no reserve auctions starting .99 cents - 5 day auctions
Come and bid'em!
https://www.ebay.com/sch/lioncutter/m.h ... 3561.l2562
by lioncutter
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Watch your backs at coin shows!
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Watch your backs at coin shows!

You can read about this story and others at the Numismatic Crime Information Center website. It is a unsafe world out there.

http://numismaticcrimes.org/category/nc ... bulletins/
by lioncutter
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: EBAY Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: New Years Sale

I 1880/79-P VAM 6 ACG 55 (Accugrade) - attributed on holder 1883-O VAM 57A PCGS 64 - non-attributed on holder - Crack through date 1884-P VAM 2A ANACS 63 - attributed on holder - E reverse - EDS clash version - "E" is bold 1888-O VAM 1A2 PCGS 62 - non-attributed on holder - E reverse 1889-P VAM 22 A...
by lioncutter
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883CC....VAM-5D
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: 1883CC....VAM-5D

Nice pics and one of the cooler 83-CC VAMs.
by lioncutter
Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just Out of Curiosity
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Just Out of Curiosity

What was the last VAM the Mr. VanAllen put a discovery lable on since new discoveries are now done by VAM experts? I wouldn't slight Leroy since I would consider him a very substantial VAM expert. After all, without Leroy we wouldn't be where we are with VAMs. It was not intended to slight Mr. Van ...
by lioncutter
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just Out of Curiosity
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Just Out of Curiosity

What was the last VAM the Mr. VanAllen put a discovery lable on since new discoveries are now done by VAM experts? Do we know?
by lioncutter
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace Dollar Elite 30
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Peace Dollar Elite 30

It was first noted as far as I can tell in January of 2013 in a VAM bulletin called "THE VIEW" and was authored by Dr. Close and Ash Harrison.
by lioncutter
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A 1885 Tour of U.S. Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 995

A 1885 Tour of U.S. Mint

I love reading old newspapers and this article caught my eye. A reporter's tour of the Philadelphia Mint in 1885 explaining how silver dollars are made. It starts on the first column under "The Silver Dollar". A good read. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034235/1885-12-17/ed-1/seq-1/#dat...
by lioncutter
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5487

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

... Since many of these date digits ended up in the denticles, I believe the person doing the punching put his own mark on the die in order to say to his friends & family that he put that there on a piece of American history. JMO Remember that we're looking at stuff that nobody saw for 100 years. N...
by lioncutter
Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5487

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

Unless we get a historical confirmation from the person who did the punching, we shall never know. I do have my own theory on this based on my own woodworking career. Being a craftsman and like many other craftsman, we like to put our mark on our work that does not interfere with the whole look of t...