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by messydesk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: IN NEED OF DIRECTION
Replies: 40
Views: 3398

Re: IN NEED OF DIRECTION

LorenAlbert wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:35 pm

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That peak was during the Central States show that year. I remember unloading a roll of AU 21 Morgans for $800 -- one of the few times I had really good timing. There are people who lost 10% during their flights home after the show.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: IN NEED OF DIRECTION
Replies: 40
Views: 3398

Re: IN NEED OF DIRECTION

... There's lots and lots of money out there for the Morgan collecting market, and young people *love* to collect things . I'm the generation that grew up collecting MTG cards, the last era of baseball cards, hotwheels, video games, etc... We just need to get them interested in collecting Morgans (...
by messydesk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881p Morgan Vam question
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: 1881p Morgan Vam question

TheYokel wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:38 pm
That's exactly what we have in other more popular dates like the 87 series or the 83-O though...
What makes a date popular is someone deciding they want to study it closely. It typically involves a lot of time, coins, mistakes, and packages to Leroy, but you are guaranteed to learn a lot.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881p Morgan Vam question
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: 1881p Morgan Vam question

CascadeChris wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:13 pm
That 1 is a pretty sick evil mimic PUP to the v8. Wonder if its on multiple 81p's?
Based on what I've seen on 1881-O, I would say that it is. I don't have the VAM book in front of me, but I think VAM 14 shows it, as well.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete please
Replies: 31
Views: 3553

Re: delete please

Mhomei wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:35 am
So comply with restore or delete
Or risk the consequences.
If I restore them this weekend, I expect that you'll break them up as you said you would to comply with the guidance VAM page template.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881p Morgan Vam question
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

Re: 1881p Morgan Vam question

It's going to be one of the "Doubled 18-1" VAMs. Not sure which. 1881 isn't a high-profile date that's been studied much.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete please
Replies: 31
Views: 3553

Re: delete please

Several years ago, I spent considerable effort in trying to grasp Creative Commons licensing within the context of copyright. I devised the following scenario as a way to help remember what I thought I may have learned. Please speculate whether this scenario reflects the spirit of the Creative Comm...
by messydesk
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete please
Replies: 31
Views: 3553

Re: delete please

The LVA plate photographs and the Heritage Auction photographs, by virtue of being on VW20 take on the CC license provisions? Original HA photographs could be displayed on another site on the heels of matching "thumbnails" on VW20? Are LVA and HA aware of usage provisions provided by the Creative C...
by messydesk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: BOLO... Mega-Morgan Theft>>> (93cc BMP, Chicago)
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: BOLO... Mega-Morgan Theft>>> (93cc BMP, Chicago)

Woof. High profile coin, so I'm hopeful it will be recovered. Sure the insurance will cover it, but I'm fairly certain all parties in this transaction would rather see the coin than an insurance payout.
by messydesk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete please
Replies: 31
Views: 3553

Re: delete please

LorenAlbert wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Thank you. By "remove", I can edit the topic script, but as a non-administrator, I can not remove from versioning or storage?
Correct.
by messydesk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete please
Replies: 31
Views: 3553

Re: delete please

I have read the licensing clauses pertaining to thumbnails and cache, but it was a few years ago. What is quoted above is immensely important to me. I don't recall a discussion of "someone must realize" in regard to a linked thumbnail. Would you please provide a citation/link for the thumbnail, cac...
by messydesk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete please
Replies: 31
Views: 3553

Re: delete please

Several points I'm going to address here. Two reasons for downscaling images were space and performance. We were way over the limit on VW 1.0, and we are charged for space used (among other variables) on VW 2.0. At the time VW 2.0 was created, it wasn't clear what the storage costs would add up to. ...
by messydesk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with 1921-D Labeling Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: Need help with 1921-D Labeling Question

One of the issues here is that the letter suffixes aren't meant to indicate die stages in many cases, most obviously 1921 Morgans and 1922 Peace dollars. They indicate specific dies. I use an "EDS" or text stating something like "early die stage without break" on various VAMs that fit the bill, beca...
by messydesk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: o/t 2020 Redbook
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: o/t 2020 Redbook

Yes, a complete Red Book collection can be hard to put together, and 70+ years of hardcovers look impressive on a bookshelf, but all I was saying was that you shouldn't feel "required" to buy one each year unless you're interested in collecting them. Interestingly, one of the appendices in the Red B...
by messydesk
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #3 Done
Replies: 66
Views: 8081

2019 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #3 Done

2019 Shipment #2 is at PCGS, Shipment #1 still hasn't come back yet, but I'm going to tempt fate and open up another one. I expect that I'll be given some coins at CSNS, so this order should be going out in late May or early June. My fee is $6 plus shipping, PCGS's will depend on the grade they assi...
by messydesk
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with 1921-D Labeling Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: Need help with 1921-D Labeling Question

weth wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:46 pm
It sounds like it is of that die, but an earlier die state before the jet break.
I'd call it "VAM 1AT EDS".
This.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANYONE INTERESTED?
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: ANYONE INTERESTED?

There's an explanation of the "I" value in the VAM book on page viii.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: o/t 2020 Redbook
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: o/t 2020 Redbook

This might sound dumb, but I've never used or referenced a Red Book. Is there a benefit to having the most current version or is having a complete library of all since the 40's more relevant? Thanks in advance......Andy If you're only going to buy one, then get the most recent one. The relevance of...
by messydesk
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T.. oh, this just happed too! (((DROOL ALERT)))
Replies: 24
Views: 2747

Re: O/T.. oh, this just happed too! (((DROOL ALERT)))

Going to pick one up this week. Thank you for that info boss. You are correct, I've never bought one, as my collecting is fairly specific, and it's easy enough to look up prices online for Morgans, Franklins, and ASEs... Are there any special years that were released with extra appendices, or other...
by messydesk
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T.. oh, this just happed too! (((DROOL ALERT)))
Replies: 24
Views: 2747

Re: O/T.. oh, this just happed too! (((DROOL ALERT)))

Those eagle feathers are Beautiful..! Is that where they got the design for the flying chicken cent for 1857/8?.. I know there was a 1856, but it wasn't legally commissioned and is considered a pattern... So that's where the design was lifted from :shock: The more you learn! If you don't have a Red...