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by Kurt28
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT A Little
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: OT A Little

I confess, I've wondered the same.
by Kurt28
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Vam Helpers
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: OT Vam Helpers

Great.
by Kurt28
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P Peace Dollar---Wing Die Break and numerous die chips/gouges?
Replies: 30
Views: 2801

Re: 1922-P Peace Dollar---Wing Die Break and numerous die chips/gouges?

Don't know about the coin, but I am impressed with your photos.
Do you work at a crime lab?
by Kurt28
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT A Little
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: OT A Little

“Anything other than the gold and silver coins are not worth the time to collect in my opinion unless you are going for mint errors or some strange varieties.” For years I have gone to the local coin shop and sifted through his buckets of foreign coins. At 10 to 15 cents apiece I could pick out a ha...
by Kurt28
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN
Replies: 26
Views: 5540

Re: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN

Bert, you set the bar rather high for some of us.
I consider it an inspiration and thanks for sharing.
by Kurt28
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 help for a new guy
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: 1888 help for a new guy

I don't know about the scratch, but the clash looks like a VAM-1 or VNA.
by Kurt28
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 4153

Re: 2021 Morgans Postponed

My observations. Dhalladay, “The United States Mint is committed to providing the best possible online experience to its customers. The global silver shortage has driven demand for many of our bullion and numismatic products to record heights.” As the first two sentences are clearly false, I am incl...
by Kurt28
Sun May 30, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare dark side!
Replies: 12
Views: 2520

Re: Rare dark side!

I'd put it in my collection.
by Kurt28
Fri May 28, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Imaging my coins
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

Re: Imaging my coins

I would star with a little research.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bellows+for+N ... 6-1&ia=web
by Kurt28
Mon May 24, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN
Replies: 26
Views: 5540

Re: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN

Congratulations, that is a beautiful coin.
by Kurt28
Mon May 24, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Imaging my coins
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

Re: Imaging my coins

1) Yes, lighting is key. With proper lighting, you can make a pinhole camera work. My choice is a couple goose neck LEDs. Tissue over the bulb diffuses the light. I also us the timer so that I am not touching the camera. IKEa.jpg 2) Attached directly to the camera is a Sigma Macro 50 mm. For the bel...
by Kurt28
Sat May 22, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Imaging my coins
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

Re: Imaging my coins

Let me simply offer another choice for those that have a conventional digital camera. I've been using this for a few years and it has worked well for me. I start with an old Craftsman drill press, available at garage sales for no more than $15. DSCN6826A.jpg Find a 1/4" nut and bolt to secure the ca...
by Kurt28
Sat May 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 26
Views: 4884

Re: Carson City not seen everyday?

Sure would've been nice for them to use a special holder for both parts to be displayed together, which would also serve to keep them together. Peace Roy I wouldn't think it difficult. And wonder why two holders instead of one? I have coins with the de-lamination barely hanging on. If I separated t...
by Kurt28
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Arkansas House UNANIMOUSLY Votes to End Sales Tax on Precious Metals
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Arkansas House UNANIMOUSLY Votes to End Sales Tax on Precious Metals

Apparently Arkansas Representatives agreed that there are too many taxes on our money.
Would that Congress take note and abolish the Federal Reserve.
https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/ark ... s-metals/
by Kurt28
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: how to remove glue from coin
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: how to remove glue from coin

Glues are diverse, and so are their solvents.
My first go to is acetone.
Then water, rubbing alcohol (polypropylene), and finally an oil base like WD-40.
by Kurt28
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC price guide.
Replies: 26
Views: 4825

Re: SSDC price guide.

I've worked on price guides on every thing from autos to firearms.
It is laborious, and the rewards are meager.
Personal satisfaction is the best one might hope for.
But I thank you.
And Logan, the Pioneer.
by Kurt28
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New LVA VAM 1FL
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: New LVA VAM 1FL

Congratulations. I sometimes think that VAMing is a bit like assembling a jig-saw puzzle. Each piece enhances the overall picture.
by Kurt28
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-O rotate on it
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: 1889-O rotate on it

Kudos. Great snag. I like such anomalies,
by Kurt28
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-OV23 oddity
Replies: 12
Views: 2004

Re: 1898-OV23 oddity

With similar striations on the wreath etc., my guess would be a problem with the planchet.
by Kurt28
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Ebay

For 5 years I have tried to get ebay to list Canadian coins in the North American category.
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