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by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for June
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: 1881-O Update for June

The confusion between 81-O VAM 1H and VAM 40 stems from the fact that strike and die wear both vary among coins. I will no longer call anything VAM 1H, because I'm convinced it is the same as VAM 40 after looking at about 1000 81-Os as a result of this project. The doubling on the ear is not always ...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Summer Seminar
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Back from Summer Seminar

For the fourth time, I've had the pleasure and privilege of teaching the Collecting and Investing in Morgan Dollars class at the ANA Summer Seminar this week. We had 9 awesome students who enjoyed "drinking through a fire hose" as we covered history, grading, toning, problem coins, design evolution,...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Just wondering

Once everything is worked out, the new VAMWorld should have the same features as the old one, including VotW and a familiar looking home page, and hopefully a lot of improvements. The only thing that concerns me a little right now is the "VAMs by date" pages, based on how it's currently constructed,...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Time of postings is off
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Time of postings is off

How much were they off by? You can set your time zone in your profile.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78s rev feature help...
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: 78s rev feature help...

On 78-S reverses, I usually start and end with the engraved feather under the eagle's right wing. From here, it looks like the 24/30/43 reverse.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission
Replies: 48
Views: 2436

Re: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission

Yes, there's still time. Send coins soon, as I'd like to get them out by the 6th, if possible.
by messydesk
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New URL for VW2?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: New URL for VW2?

Tweaks will be done as I can do them. This will be the new VAMWorld message board site, so anything posted here will be kept.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Summer Seminar Newp
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Summer Seminar Newp

So one of the cool things about the ANA Summer Seminar is their library book sale. Tons of books available for really good prices, all of which were donations to the sale. I picked up some good references the first day, when everything is full price and you need to act fast to get the premium stuff ...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: struck through?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: struck through?

That's a big planchet inculsion. It makes sense that they body-bagged it as a normal coin, since it's has a big negative effect on eye appeal.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Private messages hanging in Outbox
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Private messages hanging in Outbox

You need to post at least three times on the message board before being able to send a PM.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission
Replies: 48
Views: 2436

Re: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission

PacificWR wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:33 am
John, have the coin's been mailed in yet?
Not yet. Still waiting for a few submitters.
by messydesk
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New URL for VW2?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: New URL for VW2?

Eventually, it will be vamworld.com, but e have to transfer the domain after the migration is done and a few things get ironed out.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan dollar pattern and privately made
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Morgan dollar pattern and privately made

I think an overlay will show drastic differences in the shape of the 5, as well. Intriguing.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Collar Clash?

I think you're just seeing the way the reeded edge makes contact with the slab gasket.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki page sample
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Wiki page sample

Certainly looks familiar. Congratulations. I like the TOC option. I made a minor change to the main heading to reflect agreement with the subheading. It seems that the heading in VW10 has a typo. I'd say the error is actually is the other way around. O/Horizontal O makes more sense than O/O horizon...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki page sample
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Wiki page sample

I just updated this page again. Now the different sections are level 2 headers, which causes a table of contents to be generated automatically at the top. It can be hidden by the user and perhaps always hidden by user preferences. I'll have to see if it can be moved to the right and not take up vert...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Off to recruit more VAM enthusiasts!
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Off to recruit more VAM enthusiasts!

Well, not right now, but I head out Saturday morning. I just picked up the class notes from the printer and am looking forward to adding to my stack of Summer Seminar badges. Shout out to Leroy for providing signed copies of "Wonders of Morgan Dollars" to all the students at no charge! summerseminar...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: 78-S -- new VAM-51 die 2

Cool! Is this the one you showed me at FUN? I wish he would have called it VAM 115, instead.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Selling all my Morgan and Peace Dollar VAM's .... BIN or Make an Offer
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: Selling all my Morgan and Peace Dollar VAM's .... BIN or Make an Offer

Hold down the Ctrl key and click to open in a new tab. I need to figure this problem out. Might have to do with certificates. I hope to get to it tonight.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Duplicate Vam Alert on 1922 D Peace Dollar
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Duplicate Vam Alert on 1922 D Peace Dollar

RogerRock wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:11 am
... Duplicate vam listings need to be eliminated.
Absolutely. The problem is that it takes a lot more work to eliminate one than it does to get a new one assigned.