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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

BTW, Leroy said he's sending you a copy of the write up and plates
by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Not exactly. VAM 7 is back as a catch all for 'High 9' - or slanted dates other than the VAM 23/A/B marriage. VAM 7A is now a pre-clash version of the VAM 7B. VAM 7B is back to where it was and belongs. The former versions of VAM 7A are now lumped into VAM 23B.

And they're all so much cooler
by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

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by vampicker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 978

New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Some of you are familiar with some of the background on this story, but it is now official . I opened today's mail and I had a letter from Leroy along with a group of pieces I had sent him. I was expecting to have to drive up with the loaner example of the VAM 23A I've been sitting on, but my offer ...
by vampicker
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"

Or they are tanking the program so they can shutter it without any meaningful opposition.
by vampicker
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any 1893 s specialists in the house?
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Any 1893 s specialists in the house?

Date position is way off.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rim Error 1887 O
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Rim Error 1887 O

Yeah, a broken collar looks very different and it's kind of a shame to put it in a slab - hides the effect. I'd think this is an early strike from a collar clashed die. See the other thread I bumped up. Now picture that die not being able to push outward the way it's intended to because of the pictu...
by vampicker
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What a Collar Clash really looks like
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: What a Collar Clash really looks like

bumping this for a current thread on same subject
by vampicker
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-S Counter Clash?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: 1881-S Counter Clash?

Contact mark from the edge reeding of another dollar.
by vampicker
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80s... v7/94 obv... NOT Rev of either?... Leroy?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: 80s... v7/94 obv... NOT Rev of either?... Leroy?

Now in fairness, that revision that eliminated the old VAM 36 (what we now have listed as 7) was an attempt to clean up a listing - it just happened to be wrong.
by vampicker
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80s... v7/94 obv... NOT Rev of either?... Leroy?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: 80s... v7/94 obv... NOT Rev of either?... Leroy?

There's this thing called the VAM book...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 80s... v7/94 obv... NOT Rev of either?... Leroy?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: 80s... v7/94 obv... NOT Rev of either?... Leroy?

That's the original VAM 7. The revision eliminating VAM 36 has always been questionable at best in my opinion. If you send it in you'll likely end up with a VAM 94 attribution. Without a comprehensive and simultaneous study, this sort of thing will continue ad nauseam
by vampicker
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: New VAM-e

Certainly, it just may not appear 'conventional'.....
by vampicker
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: New VAM-e

a subject near and dear to my heart
by vampicker
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P 1A series
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: 1880 P 1A series

There's no clearly defined answer here, and splitting the listing has created two grey areas of transition where it had been one before. For me (and ANACS if it crosses my desk) a Knobbed 8 needs a knob on it. The comparison JB made to the Scarface is spot on. I may have done a few pieces similar to...