Search found 108 matches

by lioncutter
Tue May 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: found another one
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: found another one

Very Nice Dennis.
One of my favorites in the broken mintmark set that is hard for me to afford as of late. Maybe one day I will get there.
by lioncutter
Tue May 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My First Try at Conservation
Replies: 20
Views: 709

Re: My First Try at Conservation

Thanks for all the responses and information on conserving. I have a PCGS AU 53 1891-O VAM 14A to compare to. The one in the pic above is very close in detail to the AU 53 in the PCGS holder. I am thinking AU 50 imo. or EX 45 as the lowest. As for getting a details or not, I am 50/50 on it. I have h...
by lioncutter
Mon May 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My First Try at Conservation
Replies: 20
Views: 709

My First Try at Conservation

I have never tried conserving or cleaning before but since I have had these dirty Morgans laying around raw for awhile, I decided to try it out using MS70 cleaner. My first try is with a dirty 1891-O VAM 14a (I cherried long ago) that has much of its details left on both obverse and reverse. In one ...
by lioncutter
Sat May 11, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mail call
Replies: 25
Views: 693

Re: Mail call

Lee,
Much deserved. Congrats!
by lioncutter
Sat May 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hillbilly Road Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Hillbilly Road Trip

Take pics because that is some beautiful country your rolling through.
by lioncutter
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 Proof Vam 4
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: 1901 Proof Vam 4

At ANACS there are total of 64 graded 1901 proofs with MS64 being the highest.
There are only 3 1901 proof VAM 4's with MS 62 grade and being the highest graded.
by lioncutter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1992 Video of George Mallis at ANA
Replies: 5
Views: 287

1992 Video of George Mallis at ANA

Ran across this 1992 video of George Mallis discussing Morgan Dollar history and VAM varieties. It is about 50 minutes long and is worth every minute to watch. If new VAMmers don't know already, George Mallis put the "M" in VA"M" literally.
Enjoy!
https://archive.org/details/ANA92016DieVarieties
by lioncutter
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmmmmmmmm.....
Replies: 217
Views: 6262

Re: It's Finally In-Hand... Is It a New E Discovery?... Muahaha...

Most of us on this thread have all been there. It looks like there could be an "E" but man! it ain't there. It's called a phantom "E" because your mind wants it to be there. You are just in the stages of becoming a better VAMmer. I have a few phantom "E's" myself.
by lioncutter
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Name this Vam, answer 1921 S Vam 15E
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: Name this Vam???

I'm thinking 21-S VAM 15E?
by lioncutter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An E Exercise...
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: An E Exercise...

I totally understand trying for this one.
I have only one question.
Does it have the obverse clash above the cap?
by lioncutter
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Worthy?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Leroy Worthy?

THANKS for all the opinions. From the mintmark to the rim, the crack or break is a raised area. Not sure if that would be considered "displacement". It is very hard to take pic of it but when I look through my loop, it shows up well. If others have this VAM, it would be great to see if this crack/br...
by lioncutter
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Worthy?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Leroy Worthy?

I recently bought a NGC XF45 1899 O VAM 5 for my broken mintmark set. It is in a Gene Henry Legacy Collection holder. Really cool by the way. What surprised me was the break that extends through the mintmark and extends to the rim of the coin. It is a break for it is raised as shown in the photo. It...
by lioncutter
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT, a Bunnies riddle.
Replies: 33
Views: 1455

Re: OT, a Bunnies riddle.

Washington did not belong to any political party
Being a U.S. history weenie I am, Washington was associated with the Federalist party after the first presidency election. During the first election for President, there were no parties yet.
by lioncutter
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS Grades in for my Discovery Pieces
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: ANACS Grades in for my Discovery Pieces

Congrats Ray! Glad to see new discoveries on the dark side. Love to see pics when they arrive.
by lioncutter
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 'Acidic' collection
Replies: 27
Views: 1044

Re: 'Acidic' collection

This should help in learning about acid dies. I copied and pasted the article Mr. VanAllen written in the VAM-E in May 2011. INTERMEDIATE May 24, 2011 Volume 8, Issue 10 Acid Treated Dies at San Francisco by Leroy Van Allen Another chapter has recently been added to the modification of the 1878-S ob...
by lioncutter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Raw, PCI, ANACS, PCGS, NGC VAMs - Summer sale
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Raw, PCI, ANACS, PCGS, NGC VAMs FOR SALE

ANACS 1883-O VAM 1C2 AU 55 Sold.

Take 10% off any dollar coin list price.
Take 20% off any 3 dollars or more list price.
by lioncutter
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Raw, PCI, ANACS, PCGS, NGC VAMs - Summer sale
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Raw, PCI, ANACS, PCGS, NGC VAMs - Summer sale

Mostly ANACS. FREE SHIPPING included with prices. Buy any three or more Dollars & take 10% off total price or $1500 for the lot or make offer. Pics available upon requests through PM. I accept Paypal or check. Coin(s) ship after check clears. Raw coins are guaranteed attributed or I will pay return ...
by lioncutter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-cc Clashed Die Break Cap?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: 1883-cc Clashed Die Break Cap?

This one is in the Broken Branch Mintmark Set. I've been looking to cherry pick one of these but I just haven't pulled the trigger yet. The VAM 5D is harder to come by since it has a die break at the cap and has multiple clashes and cracks throughout. Nice looker there. Is that a MS63?
by lioncutter
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I overpaid... and I SURE DO care! (update 1st post)
Replies: 32
Views: 1413

Re: I overpaid... and don't care!

ANACS 64
PCGS 65
NGC 66
by lioncutter
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Speech... and the end of a long road!
Replies: 45
Views: 1982

Re: The Speech...

What a great achievement Rob! Search and you shall find, even though it may take years, you stayed the course. Congrats! I am honored to have a few top pops in your WOW! set. Hope to find more.