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by CascadeChris
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Grading Question
Replies: 18
Views: 212

Re: Morgan Grading Question

It used to be that a weak strike would limit a Morgan to 64 tops but in recent years they seem to be giving a bit of leeway and giving 5 & 6 gem grades to weak strikes. Think they're still limiting high gem tho unless it's just a hint of weakness or very typical for year/mint
by CascadeChris
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P... v3CA1... LFCP's for page
Replies: 3
Views: 37

1921-P... v3CA1... LFCP's for page

Hey PacificWR here's come nice shots of a 21p I recently bought and locked it as a v3CA1 which can use some full shots... How sexy and how cool is this coin guys? Almost want to keep it. A tale of 2 coins (love that) with a terminal obverse that is actually kind of attractive for a terminal together...
by CascadeChris
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tone removing help
Replies: 13
Views: 145

Re: Tone removing help

If it's a common date and you're sure it's not s premium VAM, this is a good coin to begin with. You will mess up eventually, you will lose money. It happens. But just consider it paying for your education in conservation..
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: striations anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: striations anyone?

I would definitely pass on a 92-CC that looked like that. They're typically well-struck, and that would be too much money to spend on a curiosity. An 84-O like that would make for a really good educational piece, though. True. That situation pretty much sums up my approach with them. If they're sev...
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What happened to 12,000 1895-P silver dollars?
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: What happened to 12,000 1895-P silver dollars?

Good stuff Roger. I wonder though, if the bags were on the bottom or near so to speak in the old vault, and due to that, during the transfer, they were then put at the "top" of the pile or shelves etc could they have been the first to go due to Pittman, and being only 12 measly bags all were sacrifi...
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: striations anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: striations anyone?

I have one with very pronounced roller lines on both sides and all over IIRC, if I come across it I'll post it.
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: striations anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 213

Re: striations anyone?

If I want the coin I wouldn't care, generally. And in some circumstances it might be a bonus.
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 26
Views: 289

Re: what caused this?

I've thought of this as two forms of mechanical damage doubling interacting - a little shear from a loose die during strike and then it gets pushed more at ejection I used to think that too, some sort of severe MD but I started seeing multiple examples of same obv's plus Leroy lists it as die marke...
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 26
Views: 289

Re: what caused this?

A manifestation of date hub doubling. Thanks for bringing this up cuz I've always wanted a more detailed explanation of this. Such a unique look to this kind of doubling, especially with wild ones like this. @vampicker @messydesk ?

I affectionately call them "Melted Dates"
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Lacquer and glue is a funny thing
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Lacquer and glue is a funny thing

And then he cherried it off by sending me a baby yoda smiling meme, no words, no need :lol:

If y'all dont know, JBs got some mad troll skills 😎

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by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921V1AG Zerbe pic
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: 1921V1AG Zerbe pic

Tease :P
by CascadeChris
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Information
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Interesting Information

Um, wow. I've never seen that 12880 number for 1895 in contemporaneous print before :shock:
by CascadeChris
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: For the Squirrel...
Replies: 22
Views: 469

Re: For the Squirrel...

Was just simply driving around running errands yesterday and I ran into a follow cherrypicker. What're the odds?! :lol:

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by CascadeChris
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Group Question. We all have that one...
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Group Question. We all have that one...

We all know we have one. Mine is the 79s v106/107/107A. Going on 20+ from raw F-ish circ to 6+. Its a compulsive disorder. What's yours?!

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by CascadeChris
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New (neat) 79s v107 for the stash...
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: New (neat) 79s v107 for the stash...

Thanks guys. Gotta thank Bri for this one tho. And thanks for the brief synopsis JR ;)
by CascadeChris
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New (neat) 79s v107 for the stash...
Replies: 4
Views: 73

New (neat) 79s v107 for the stash...

...A 107 in a Blanchard w/ color! :mrgreen: 😎 Couldn't resist, even though I have some 20 +/- on various stages of this obv. It's an obsession at this point :lol: vampicker , what's the story with Blanchards, is it the company from New Orleans? 20200116_123808.jpg 20200116_123906.jpg 20200116_123849...
by CascadeChris
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Jet lag SUCKS...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Jet lag SUCKS...

I'm down for Long Beach :D Yeah buddy. Nico lives around here but I have yet to meet up with him. The usual crew is me, Brent, John Coxe & Mark Witkower. Ash and crew & JR come out every so often too. It would be nice to come up with an anchor of some kind to get the flock to come out on the regula...
by CascadeChris
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Jet lag SUCKS...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Jet lag SUCKS...

Could have been worse, you could have driven a sub-compact rental home... :lol: I'm hoping FUN and maybe Long Beach are in my future.... :) It was, I'm 6'6" and got stuck in the middle seat on a direct 5hr fight only partially numbed by going to a John Wick 3 happy place for a couple of those hours...
by CascadeChris
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Jet lag SUCKS...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Jet lag SUCKS...

That is all 😖😴😴😴 So much to do, so little energy. Worth it for FUN tho, mostly to get to see everyone. Coins are secondary. I much prefer shop-hopping anyway. The deals are better and so is the material, typically.. But there is simply no substitute for the VAMradery :mrgreen: Wish y'all would come ...
by CascadeChris
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My last FUN acquisition
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: My last FUN acquisition

Unc90o wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 am
You get a quarter for adult contest? :lol:
Burn :lol: 😎