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by messydesk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC 8TF registry question
Replies: 32
Views: 2400

Re: SSDC 8TF registry question

This is a case where we are reasonably sure, regardless of the listing. Should a VAM-22, as listed, come up, it would get a lot of attention and would be added with great fanfare. When the registry started, I made it a point to exclude such a coin from the beginning: the 1888 VAM-16. I had accumula...
by messydesk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC 8TF registry question
Replies: 32
Views: 2400

Re: SSDC 8TF registry question

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 am
So, we add the VAM-4A back into the Clashed E set?
I was deliberately silent on what to do about suspected non-existent VAMs with respect to the registry. It is, as you say, a slippery slope to remove VAMs suspected not to exist without Leroy's imprimatur.
by messydesk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new key pic for 1896-O VAM 11 page
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: new key pic for 1896-O VAM 11 page

I just added it.
by messydesk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC 8TF registry question
Replies: 32
Views: 2400

Re: SSDC 8TF registry question

There's a difference between what people believe doesn't exist and what cannot exist. We know from studying the coins that VAM 22 without a clash cannot exist, nor can VAM 86. Neither VAM 22A nor VAM 86A ever should have been listed. 89-CC VAM 4A can be debunked only with examination of the discover...
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM of the Year???
Replies: 49
Views: 3040

Re: VAM of the Year???

DHalladay wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Is there a list (and perhaps links?) to all of the previous VAMs of the year?
There is a list. I'm not sure off the top of my head where to find it, though. I could probably go through past VAM Thing Proceedings (memo to self: write this year's) and put one together.
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2 Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2 Closed

As stated earlier, as soon as I close out one submission, the next is open. My fee is $6 plus shipping, PCGS's will depend on the grade they assign to the coins, which means I won't know total costs until grades are in. Unless PCGS changes them (I don't know the 2019 rates yet), the fees for bulk gr...
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crude 1891-O Counterfeit?... .950 Silver!
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Crude 1891-O Counterfeit?... .950 Silver!

Could it be that the Morgan was "pickled" enough to remove a percentage of copper? That's what I was thinking with the environmental damage throwing off the results. This all assumes that the XRF device is reading correctly on stuff like uncirculated Morgans or wholesome circulated coins. The iron ...
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Finally found One 1900 o VAM 5
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Finally found One 1900 o VAM 5

Nice grab! Congrats!
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Feed Finger Damage Variants
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Feed Finger Damage Variants

You mean general location, correct? Because the dies are keyed the same in the press, the variation in precise location would depend on how feed finger fails, becomes misaligned or bent, right? Yes, general location, with slight variation on the precise location. The problem is that with the marks ...
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Feed Finger Damage Variants
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Feed Finger Damage Variants

Repeated lighter contact may lead to polishing of the die You stumbled across the problem with VAMs listed for the feed finger marks. Repeated contact never really stops, so whatever polishing (scraping) of the die happened at the time a discovery coin was made will continue to change. Each time th...
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAM ID?
Replies: 23
Views: 2232

Re: 1881-O VAM ID?

HawkeEye wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:35 am
Based on the pictures I cannot see detail that would make me think it is a 1D. ...
"ID" as identification, not 1D, as in Flaky Eye. Additional photos that would be good would be close-ups of the date and the wing-neck gap.
by messydesk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Annual Mint Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Annual Mint Reports

Correct, but the destruction of the obverses would tell us how many of those were shipped. Reverses destroyed would tell us how many of those were used up, which would probably be slightly less than the number used.
by messydesk
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crude 1891-O Counterfeit?... .950 Silver!
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Crude 1891-O Counterfeit... .950 Silver!

Perhaps. Or enough of some other metal by weight and then heavily plated.

As lousy as it looks, the date and mint mark are reasonably sharp and match VAM 16. Another possibility is that severe environmental damage is precluding a good read from the XRF.
by messydesk
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crude 1891-O Counterfeit?... .950 Silver!
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Crude 1891-O Counterfeit... .950 Silver!

Odd. Is there a place on the rim to check to see if it's plated, such as the funny textured spot below the mint mark/above IB?
by messydesk
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Annual Mint Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Annual Mint Reports

Thanks for posting the link, Alan. The 92 dies refers to total number of dies. 46 die pairs, but that assumes dies were used exclusively in monogamous pairs, where we know that's not necessarily the case. The other catch is that refers to the fiscal year 1883, which started in July 1882, while dies ...
by messydesk
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PICKIN STORY I CAN'T RESIST
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: PICKIN STORY I CAN'T RESIST

Great story. Friendly competitions are fun, no matter which end of the pool you play in.
by messydesk
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1183

Re: Question

I guess this is a good thread in which to admit that recently I successfully signed up for editing privileges on VW2.0 and feel Drunk With Power. I've starting by editing the 83P pages here and there. Please let me know if anything looks amiss or should be amended. Am I to understand that all membe...
by messydesk
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Pre-Valentine's Day Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Groundhog's Day Sale

Updated the list for Groundhog's Day.
by messydesk
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 closed
Replies: 51
Views: 4041

Re: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 closed

collectinsince65 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Hey John, the polar vortex finally released it's icy grip on my package to you and it is finally available for pickup. Mike
It's in.
by messydesk
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Polished marks
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: Polished marks

Kevinslack wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:33 pm
messydesk does this mean coin will grade, thank you
I don't see the marks I'm talking about preventing it from grading. That's not to say there aren't other problems that aren't apparent in the pictures.