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by messydesk
Tue May 26, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of memories for today
Replies: 16
Views: 216

Re: A couple of memories for today

At 3:00 today, I grabbed my old Boy Scout bugle, went to the front porch and sounded Taps in remembrance of those who gave their lives serving our country.
by messydesk
Tue May 26, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterfeit 1901-P Morgan ????
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Counterfeit 1901-P Morgan ????

Well, the first thing that caught my eye was the fact that it looks like an XF DMPL cameo, which, of course, makes no sense for a few reasons. The pictures aren't good enough to say much of anything else, but I'd avoid this coin.
by messydesk
Mon May 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: FS: 1891-CC VAM 7
Replies: 1
Views: 92

FS: 1891-CC VAM 7

This one is PCGS AU Details. You need to tilt it just right to see the wipe/cleaning marks. Very attractive, though, and a tough variety. $450 shipped. HOLD

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by messydesk
Mon May 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 22-D Poss VAM-2AC2 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: 22-D Poss VAM-AC2 ?

ljs123 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Thanks JB.
Yes, I did mean 2AC2. I don't know how to revise the title, or I would.
You can edit the first post of the thread (since it's yours) and change the title that way.
by messydesk
Mon May 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 22-D Poss VAM-2AC2 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: 22-D Poss VAM-AC2 ?

Assuming you mean VAM 2AC2, then, it appears that's what you have.
by messydesk
Mon May 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: LVA

@vampicker Would love to know what equipment Mr van allen uses for his vam work, if u know? great pic, I can imagine the story’s he can tell, I wonder if he has a favorite vam? I like the scar face! Cheers! :mrgreen: In Chapter 18 of the VAM Book, he discusses equipment and techniques (down to the ...
by messydesk
Sun May 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887P VAM 10A- No Die Clash on Obv & Rev: EDS?
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: 1887P VAM 10A- No Die Clash on Obv & Rev: EDS?

If it has all the breaks for VAM 10A and they're strong enough for VAM 10A, then it's VAM 10A. As mentioned, this is one of those gray area VAMs. The "displaced field" breaks listed on VAM 10A are dubious, and seem to be little more than die erosion that crosses a die crack. This is not the only VAM...
by messydesk
Sun May 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Here's an article about the Carlos - Juana coinage. This one looks to be from 1543-46, probably a shipwreck coin.

https://sedwickcoins.com/articles/carlosyjuana.pdf
by messydesk
Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA
Replies: 25
Views: 601

Re: LVA

The subject of Leroy's "passing the torch" has come up in the past repeatedly. Until such time that Leroy (and only Leroy) decides that he is done, the task of maintaining the VAM catalog lies exclusively with him. Speculation about how it will be handled in the future is merely that, and I'd rather...
by messydesk
Sat May 23, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Teaser of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1140

Re: Teaser of the Day

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:24 am
@ jb
Hi, can you just spit it out?
😎😉
As soon as I can, I will.
by messydesk
Fri May 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-S VAM-36A/37A die chip wing tip
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: 1882-S VAM-36A/37A die chip wing tip

Tagging @CascadeChris @fogie to look at these pages and determine what's right and what's wrong.
by messydesk
Fri May 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: message outbox
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: OT: message outbox

It also gives you a brief window to edit or delete the message before the recipient sees it.
by messydesk
Fri May 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Teaser of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1140

Re: Teaser of the Day

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:12 pm
You completed a VAM 1 set in AG3, with holes drilled in all coins. So you can wear them as a necklace.
You mean your want list?
by messydesk
Fri May 22, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Gold/Silver Ratio
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: Gold/Silver Ratio

Looks like this week people are learning what gets threads locked.
by messydesk
Thu May 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Gold/Silver Ratio
Replies: 32
Views: 388

Re: Gold/Silver Ratio

"by vampicker » Tue May 19, 2020 7:43 pm $1 is the max value by law for a silver coin $50 is the max value by law for a gold coin" So... If the "government" requires you to turn in your gold and silver Eagles, how much compensation do you think you will get? Gold, and especially silver eagles are r...
by messydesk
Thu May 21, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newly uncovered photo of punishments at US Mint c.1878...
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Newly uncovered photo of punishments at US Mint c.1878...

It was either that or shorten the other two fingers on his left hand.
by messydesk
Thu May 21, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Teaser of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1140

Re: Teaser of the Day

CascadeChris wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 am
vamnuke wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:38 am
Blue or Pink reveal???
Oh, snap. I think we have a winner! That fits JBs personality too. Making us look left when its coming from the right 😎
And yet anvils come from overhead.
by messydesk
Wed May 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Teaser of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1140

Re: Teaser of the Day

raynat3 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 pm
You found the holy grail of the 83-O series!!
Is there such thing?
by messydesk
Wed May 20, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Teaser of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1140

Re: Teaser of the Day

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:07 am
You found a 1921 S, Chapman Proof, broadstruck, rotated reverse, Thornhead, double die lips, wild eye, wounded Eagle, D5 reverse, 7/8 tail feathers, wide reeds, overdate, Scarface, TRU_T, E clash, cud, struck in copper.
Gilt.