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by UncleGildy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New direction
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: New direction

Its was a vampile that took him out get it vampile lol Yikes! Poor Squirrel. If not already mentioned, there's also a good book that provides large photos guidelines on condition, scarcity and relative degree of WOW! ness. It provides some good background on each and why they are ...well ..WOW! You...
by UncleGildy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The end all be all of strike thew morgans
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: The end all be all of strike thew morgans

Here are a couple more polishing lines that I think may be worth keeping an eye out for. The horizontal line may is pretty high up, and the parallel lines in the gap next to the Eagle's left leg is also not always in the scribble zone pics. But iff you can confirm they are polishing lines on the coi...
by UncleGildy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The end all be all of strike thew morgans
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: The end all be all of strike thew morgans

TheYokel wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:10 am
Ejection error possibly...
ljs123 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:50 am
Yes I have seen denticles on 21-Ps look like this.
Cool - more to learn! (I should spend more time reading the books and less time out on the bay hunting VAMs.)
by UncleGildy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The end all be all of strike thew morgans
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: The end all be all of strike thew morgans

This dont seem right http://www.vamworld.com/forum/download/file.php?id=7272 No, I agree. Something funny's going on there (and it's not funny ha-ha). Two things seem odd - Are those reflections of denticles and rim, or actually impressions on the surface of the metal (cameras, lighting and shiney ...
by UncleGildy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Type of VOTW is up
Replies: 51
Views: 1509

Re: New Type of VOTW is up

Great idea for VOTW Wayne! I love it. "Logotype"... learned another very interesting part of the history and minting process.

Thanks for the extra info and excellent illustrations Larry. (That's all I need - another cool set to add to my list of goals.)
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Crack or Break?

:lol: That didn't take long. Yeah, despite my best efforts, I could find no 'n'. But I don't have the best eye for letter transfers and Leroy will see it if it's there. Some of the doubling in the pic turned out to be reflections. It's shinier than it looks in the photo. The top of the diagonal of t...
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Crack or Break?

It would be more convincing as a break on an uncirculated coin with fairly clean surfaces, or if you were able to produce a coin in similar grade that had a weaker crack. Argh! Exactly what I think the AU58 that disappeared so fast would have showed. And of the other four, I believe a couple actual...
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Crack or Break?

Gosh, I feel like I should explain myself now ;) Was hunting the bay for a cool crack VAM that proved to be impossible to find. Discovered this coin with significant eye appeal - "Hey it's gotta be a VAM - I can settle." Scanned all the listings for this series (year+mint) but nothing was there - "W...
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Crack or Break?

Thanks for the inputs! I'll check my photos for more of the area Loren requested and add to the post (fields around & above the cap). In the meantime, here's one I took with the cell phone + loupe last night. CapBreak03.jpg I can say it is raised metal for sure, and a sizable "gap" or width to it in...
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Crack or Break?

RMG1883CC wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:19 am
MOVE LIGHTS AROUND,,,,,,,DIFF ANGLES
Didn't see that in your original reply. Yup, I did that plenty, and I swear it's a die break, but just can't trust myself anymore.
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Re: Crack or Break?

Thanks Ron. I know, it's covered in Attribution101 cracks and breaks section , which is sometimes overlooked by the OP. I'm just trying to be as objective as possible, and looking for opinions from the experienced VAMmers. So would you judge this as adequate raised metal to be considered a break? bt...
by UncleGildy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack or Break?
Replies: 22
Views: 804

Crack or Break?

Please reply with your vote. Does the crack become a break at the cap?
by UncleGildy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 4 new discoveries from LVA
Replies: 21
Views: 961

Re: 4 new discoveries from LVA

Looks like it was well worth the wait :D
Congratulations Dennis!
by UncleGildy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos

:lol: Oh that's too funny.
As you may have guessed, I don't text message a lot, and am quick to consult the online texting translators. But more importantly, I forgot one of the key VAMWorld acronyms. :shock:

Thanks for clarifying.
by UncleGildy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos

Thanks much!! Book (Encyclopedia) to PCGS and supplements on VW - that sounds right. (Glad I got my book :))

Thanks for providing the good explanation of why open 6's (and 9's I guess) no longer carry the weight they originally did. Always easier to remember when you know the reason why.
by UncleGildy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos

Thanks for the response blh74. Assuming I translated that correctly - "The Devil's in the Details", and I guess so. Meaning "the plan seems well enough on the surface", but when examining in closer detail, the flaws are revealed. Or, as time went on and more of the details were encountered the flaw ...
by UncleGildy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How do I reduce in the size of my avatar photo
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: How do I reduce in the size of my avatar photo

Assuming you have a Windows OS, just use Microsoft Paint and change pixels to 90 (see below).
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by UncleGildy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Sweet Greaser.. 21-D semi-PL
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Another Sweet Greaser.. 21-D semi-PL

Hey! Don't you think you're being a little greedy here? ;)

I love how the string of five left stars went out, and were just erased along the side there.
Oh, and nice one (two).
by UncleGildy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos
Replies: 7
Views: 318

1886 Open 6 listings, and missing plate photos

What's up with the "open 6" listings in 1886 -P and -O? There are only two "open 6" listings for both mints (86P v2 and 86O v3) and both have absolutely no photos to judge the necessary gap between upper knob and lower loop . While The Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars...
by UncleGildy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mother of ALL Greasers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: Mother of ALL Greasers...

WOW! That is sooo cool! Even more special that the reverse was intact and you were able to attribute her to 3EA ...MOAG, scribbles and a spiked olive - what more could one ask for? :mrgreen: