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by messydesk
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-S
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: 1883-S

Strike doubling would not be listed as a separate variety, because it's not something in the die. This will probably come down to mint mark position and any anomaly on the date.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Made my first 21 PL!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: Made my first 21 PL!!

Congrats! To get a feel for how tough this coin is, look at the pops. 428 in PL and DMPL at PCGS in all grades, which is about 0.4% of the total 1921s graded. Other non-PL coins with pops of about that much include 03-S in 64 and higher (490), 92 in 65 and higher (414), 88-O in 66 and higher (402). ...
by messydesk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-S
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: 1883-S

We can't see the mint mark well enough to tell if it's an S/S, but take a look at the doubling on the mint mark and then see if there's similar doubling anywhere on the surrounding details, especially the DO of DOLLAR. Chances are it could be strike doubling.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Non CC GSA: 1880-S Black Box Morgan Dollar
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Non CC GSA: 1880-S Black Box Morgan Dollar

Nice pickup! Congrats!
by messydesk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete images please
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: delete images please

I will delete them when I get to it.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete images please
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: delete images please

The CC license terms that were cited on the old VW and are on the current one are the non-commercial, share-alike with attribution.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Christmas in October
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Christmas in October

An SSDC "logo" coin! Cool!
by messydesk
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete images please
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: delete images please

Your "fact" is flat out wrong, Mitch. A wiki is maintained by its users. If an individual picture within a composite needs updating, replacing or needs to be moved elsewhere, it is trivial if they are all separate, but if someone uploads a composite, someone maintaining it has to download it and dis...
by messydesk
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete images please
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: delete images please

You are encouraged to upload individual pictures, rather than composites, as they play nicer with the Mediawiki framework and are easily maintained.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Letter, nah... Leroy 2-page ARTICLE !! :) :) :)
Replies: 31
Views: 4083

Re: Leroy Letter, nah... Leroy 2-page ARTICLE !! :) :) :)

I just renamed the VAM 1B1 page as 107 and 1B2 as 107A. The 107 page seems to have pictures from both 107 and 106 on it, so you'll have to sort those out. The 106 page hasn't been created yet, which is why its link on the 79-S page is red. It will turn blue automatically once the page is created. If...
by messydesk
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Letter, nah... Leroy 2-page ARTICLE !! :) :) :)
Replies: 31
Views: 4083

Re: Leroy Letter, nah... Leroy 2-page ARTICLE !! :) :) :)

Chris, Are you going to setup the new pages? For the ones that simple changed VAM number, I can rename the old page and have the Mediawiki framework leave a redirect link to the new page. When you click on the old link (VAM 1Bx), it will take you to the new page and additionally say "redirected fro...
by messydesk
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !
Replies: 20
Views: 2623

Re: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !

LorenAlbert wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:22 pm
... Perhaps an unfortunately placed PMD is obscuring the M. I am not certain one way or the other.
This is the story of most clashed Ms, so it seems. That part of the reverse field seems very prone to picking up bag marks.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !
Replies: 20
Views: 2623

Re: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !

I see what you mean, as the 't' looks like it's too close to the partial 's' to be part of the same clash. I still only see one 't', however, and nothing on the pictures of the subject coin that make it any different from what Leroy has already described.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !
Replies: 20
Views: 2623

Re: 78P ECM - Needs confirmation !

I wouldn't send this to Leroy. His VAM 2A pictures clearly show a single clash with weak letter transfer, and specifies that it is faint. VAM 2 is one of the more common die pairs and later die stages would have this clashing starting to wear off. I think I can see the 't' clash in your photos, and ...
by messydesk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ok....which one of you just won the 85-O tonight?
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Ok....which one of you just won the 85-O tonight?

Since the auction is over, post a link. I'd like to see what I missed.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat original GSA Hoard commercial...
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Neat original GSA Hoard commercial...

So who's going to spring for the $20 to watch the whole thing? I wonder when this was made.

At 1:59-2:02, you can see what might account for some of the no-grades, in addition to wheel marks.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: PDF files from the old VW
Replies: 15
Views: 2940

Re: PDF files from the old VW

Dennis (@DHalladay) let me know that permission to post VAMView was given to the SSDC for SSDC members through the registry. He would have to consult with Logan and Tim before granting permission in a publicly accessible venue.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: PDF files from the old VW
Replies: 15
Views: 2940

Re: PDF files from the old VW

I got permission for the 88-o Oval O guide from Ash. New URL is http://www.vamworld.com/w/images/e/e8/O ... _cover.pdf
by messydesk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1922 Vam 5A3 Value
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: 1922 Vam 5A3 Value

In general, the R-number should never be used to ascertain value. It is an estimate at the time a variety is first listed, and can sometimes be way off. The VAM 5A3 is a tough variety, though.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Jet O
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: 1921-D Jet O

You have an early die stage of the VAM 1AT. Not as desirable as the one with the full break (not a gouge) on the O, which is pretty scarce.