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by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ohio State Show in Dublin
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

Now that is cool. As a structural earthquake engineer by training (yes, training in what happened in the 1906 SF earthquake), and numismatist, I would have bought it hands down. Thanks for sharing 8-)
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question: I am attributing my 1902-o VAM-24
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Question: I am attributing my 1902-o VAM-24

I went back thru my files to 2009 including all the letters from LVA. It appears that the reference to Die 1 is just a misnomer in the listing. There never was a VAM-24 Die 2. Hope that helps.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's
Replies: 80
Views: 5029

Re: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's

Oh My!!!!!!!!!!! What a find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 23F Discovery Coin
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: 1900-O VAM 23F Discovery Coin

Always nice to see that happen. Congrats!!!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-o Morgan - Confusing page.
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: 1897-o Morgan - Confusing page.

You may have just entered the "gray area". Multiple die pairs may exist. There may not be a "proper" single die pair that fits into the VAM-6.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Spiked 2... (02o)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Spiked 2... (02o)

What "jumps" out at any one VAMmer is where they look in rapid in-hand viewing. This changes from person to person. The doubled ear and cotton leaves of the VAM-56 is prominent enough if trained to look there first. Another way to put this is "one man's one & done is not another's". The doubled ear ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Spiked 2... (02o)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Spiked 2... (02o)

Yup, VAM-56.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-29 and VAM-47 Reverse die marriage.
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 1904-O VAM-29 and VAM-47 Reverse die marriage.

Kurt, I did look at V21.1. I don;t think it fits at all in the V29/V47 reverse die discussion. The roughness around the IGWT letters just doesn't fit. Besides, "dots at denticles" are common on reverse dies, especially for the 1904-O series.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VOTW Inspired Me
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: VOTW Inspired Me

It is a great crack/break combination. Kinda rivals the Scarface but on the reverse, which is why I wanted one. Thanks all for the kudos.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Outdated Sheldon Grading Scale
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: O/T Outdated Sheldon Grading Scale

I use the LDMG scale. If Iike the coin, and I can obtain it for what I think it is worth, it meets the LDMG grading system 8-)
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VOTW Inspired Me
Replies: 10
Views: 742

VOTW Inspired Me

I guess I am a sucker for the VOTW from time-to-time.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-29 and VAM-47 Reverse die marriage.
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 1904-O VAM-29 and VAM-47 Reverse die marriage.

Just to address the question I posed, here are some photos. First is the VAM-29 "G-we" then the denticles below the D in DOLLAR. Followed by the VAM-47 photos of the same areas.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM-29 and VAM-47 Reverse die marriage.
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: 1904-O VAM-29 and VAM-47 Reverse die marriage.

Well, I finally have my Reference Set in front of me. Here is what we do know. My example of VAM-29 is PL. Thus it is either the first or second use of the reverse die. Given the clear G-we, let's assume it is the first use. The reverse of the VAM-47 is clearly a later die state, since it is clashed...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-1B vs VAM-67
Replies: 11
Views: 1309

Re: 1881-S VAM-1B vs VAM-67

Looks like Nico beat me to the punch on this question. But we are still not any closer to a resolution. Seems the 1B/67 are the same die pair from all indications. Thanks from me for all the feedback on this.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-1B vs VAM-67
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: 1881-S VAM-1B vs VAM-67

Thanks JB. You saved me time to make the same response.

I guess the real question is if anyone has a 1881-S with the die chip on eagle's wing with a different obverse than the VAM-67. There are enough around for folks to take a look. It would seem the DC of the VAM-1B is long gone.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S VAM-1B vs VAM-67
Replies: 7
Views: 631

1881-S VAM-1B vs VAM-67

I see on the pages that there is a question about the two subject VAMs possibly sharing the same reverse die. Looks like JR has seen VAM-67 coins both with (LDS) and without the chip in eagle's wing. Has anything been decided about these two listings? It seems there is a question whether the 67 and ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: just won this 80 p
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

Re: just won this 80 p

Won't swear that everyone would agree with what is in the Scorecard, but it does demonstrate basic attributes.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hammered 21... Can't nail it down tho + Which would u rather?
Replies: 22
Views: 1920

Re: Hammered 21... Can't nail it down tho + Which would u rather?

The word "hammered" reminded me of this. To keep it above board, I have no interest in this company, but thought it was cool.

https://www.besttoptenever.com/best-top ... Coin_Rings
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P Reverse "E"
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: 1880 P Reverse "E"

Try VAM-50A. Got faked out in my early years with it.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Recent Covid Acquisitions
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Recent Covid Acquisitions

Some things never change. While doing my VAM stuff, I get a hair to obtain some cool coins. Just wanted to share some recent acquisitions.

The last one is a Daniel Carr 1964-D Die 9 fantasy piece.