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by lioncutter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Turkey Day Auction Style
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Turkey Day Auction Style

A few auctions on the bay and ending Thursday evening. All starting bids at $1.00.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/lioncutter/m.h ... 7675.l2562
by lioncutter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Breakout
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Breakout

Tekkie1 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:17 am
Either of these would work too Patrick. :D :D



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Yes, that would work here in guntucky. :D
by lioncutter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Breakout
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Breakout

Thanks for the responses. I will try all three of these ideas.
by lioncutter
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Breakout
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Breakout

What is the best way to take break out a coin from a TPG holder using everyday or around the house items? Is it different for different company's holders say PCGS to ANACS or NGC? Is there one that is difficult to breakout?
by lioncutter
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How do I resize an image?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: How do I resize an image?

What I do from my iPhone is send the photos to my email and when it ask me what file size I want to send it in, I choose the smaller size. So when I open up my email it should be the smaller size pic.
by lioncutter
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scare Of My Life
Replies: 20
Views: 1741

Re: Scare Of My Life

Godspeed to your recovery Mike. Take care of yourself.
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: eye candy

Though "eye candy" has different meaning for me, I will go with the flow.
by lioncutter
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: New VAM-e

Great article Dennis. The 1895-S VAM 1A is also the toughest one to find in the Broken Mintmark Set. One day, I will find one.
Also, if you didn't find the VAM-e in your mailbox, look in your junk mail. That is where mine landed.
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Die Polishing

It's explained in pretty good detail on p. 58 of the VAM book, although it omits the use of an emery stick to selectively polish out clash marks. Short answer is spinning the with some polishing grit with the die face held against dished plate. The book From Mine to Mint should have even more detai...
by lioncutter
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Die Polishing

I see it often in the Morgan and Peace Series. Do we know exactly what tool or item they used to polish the dies? Did it change over time any? Was it done by hand? My mind wants to know. :?:
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Doubled RIB
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: 1878s Doubled RIB

It could not fit VAM 111. VAM 111 has unbroken 4th right star. Yours is broken. Try VAM 71. It looks to be an engraved wing feather type but the coin is worn well so its hard to determine by pics. Good Luck!
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 P Morgan with double clashed reverse. What VAM is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: 1888 P Morgan with double clashed reverse. What VAM is this?

I cannot say what VAM it is but I would use the attribution guides to narrow it down. You can start by "date position" (looks like a near slanted date) or by "double ears VAMs" or by "reverse" or by "clash" on the 1888 P listing page. Clashing is not always associated with a VAM #. If there is no le...
by lioncutter
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Here's a really old holder from the Coin Rarities Online archive . https://www.coinraritiesonline.com/images/pictures/1795-mg03656s.jpg?1571230666 I never got to see it in hand, but I'd be curious as to the composition of the plastic part, as that might be the best way to date it. Talk about an old...
by lioncutter
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fred Flintstone Slab
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

I have no idea who made it but by the looks of it, it looks kinda home made. Maybe a coin collector club door prize? or auction company? I would guess being made in 1980's or 90's by the paper and font on front. JMO
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

[/quote]Hope I didn't hi-jack your thread Pat,but a good Vam story!!!![/quote]

bjv, awesome story. That has to be a R-8 VAM? :lol:
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

very nice coin--i have a 1884o that i just checked and i think it might be the vam29b--i had it marked up as a v13--what do you think--the sixth star looks right Thanks for posting your pics Mike. My ANACS MS63 attributed as VAM 29A after 2017 (VAM 29B was discovered in 2017) has the same star look...
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

WTG! So which VAM # is this to chase? Mike It is VAM 29A. You can find it usually in lower grades. MS 64 & above is much tougher to find. VAM 29B with the chip in the 6th left star on obverse is the elusive one. If you have a VAM 29A attributed before 2017 it might be a VAM 29B. Its worth a check.
by lioncutter
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Top Pop Pick for my Broken Mintmark Set

Probably not on a many VAM radar lists but it is on mine. I have a MS63 & MS64 in this VAM but now have found it in a PCGS MS 65. Did not think I would find one at this high of grade but here it is. It has a nice O/O broken mintmark. Still looking for that elusive VAM 29B.
by lioncutter
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1C, TOP 50, WOW LIST.
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: 1886P VAM-1C, TOP 50, WOW LIST.

This is one of the coolest VAMs out there. Nice pick up.
by lioncutter
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help I have an 1880 o morgan with a unique error and cannot find its vam number
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Help I have an 1880 o morgan with a unique error and cannot find its vam number

Will need a closer shot of the eagle's head but looks to be a lamination error which is not considered to have a VAM number to identify it. Either way, it is a nice looking error.
Check for other attributes to identify the VAM. It looks to be a small "O" mintmark. Start there.