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by messydesk
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A little something different for the Dark Siders
Replies: 15
Views: 5476

Re: A little something different for the Dark Siders

vampicker wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2023 6:50 pm
Bumping this for a conversation about it at FUN with @messydesk
Yep. That's a cool medal.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grade vs Desirability
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Grade vs Desirability

Buy the actual VAM 2A. There's no premium for the EDS of that break.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Worth Grading?
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Worth Grading?

How often does Messydesk do bulk submissions and does he post a notice beforehand? I could definitely save a few bucks this way over submitting them on my own, especially since I've burned through my vouchers. Thanks! I send in 3 or 4 submissions each year. I always have a submission open and send ...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 08, 2023 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

Can anyone put names on the faces please :D 20230106_194607a.jpg From left, Andy Hansen, don't know, Michael Dustin, Colin something, don't know, Dave Miller, Lan (Dave's GF), John Coxe, Alan Scott, John Roberts, Russ James, Fogie. Included on the other side of the table are Dennis Dunn, Ash Harris...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

And speaking of an infusion of youth into the hobby, this picture was from the Harry Bass sale.
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by messydesk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

They preferred fiat.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

Every FUN show features dinner at Delmonico's, a noisy Italian steak house. I think tonight was the biggest crowd we've had yet. About 25 people, some younger VAM-interested collectors, some collectors I'm meeting for the first time at FUN, and a few plus ones. This is what walking down one side of ...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trying to determine if this is an N clash
Replies: 32
Views: 542

Re: Trying to determine if this is an N clash

Half way between IB in PLURIBUS is 12:00 on the obverse. The knot on the wreath is 6:00 on the reverse.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trying to determine if this is an N clash
Replies: 32
Views: 542

Re: Trying to determine if this is an N clash

Ask yourself if the corresponding clash on the reverse lines up with what you think you see on the obverse.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New to VAM searching and may go crazy
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: New to VAM searching and may go crazy

I'll reinforce "learn the basics." Date position, date repunching, mint mark position, mint mark repunching, obverse and reverse hub types, where to look for actual doubling, how to not get fooled by machine doubling, notable vs. ignorable die clashes, cracks, and breaks. Some dates let you divide a...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 8a question
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: 1878s Vam 8a question

All the lines I'm seeing are rather deep planchet striations that were not struck out. They are not damage to the coin.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

Thank you John and RWB. ...Yes, compared to a coin without a lamination error. I am thinking a lot of a lamination error is hidden; kind of like an iceberg. Often this is the case, but it's hard to tell. I find the prospect of conducting these sorts of experiments interesting, but I'm not up for do...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Start with a close-up of the engraved feather under the eagle's right wing.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?

If this is a UK auction house, I'm going to guess that nobody there had the slightest interest in the die variety and that the "clerking error" was legitimate and had something to do with book bids being screwed up. Without the error, you might not have won the coin, anyway. A phone call might be en...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

... A flap of silver must make a different noise, right? From a coin without a lamination? Yes, but you have to be able to repeatably acquire a ping from the two coins enough times that you know the difference between them is outside the margin of error. If you can get the same spectrogram 10 times...
by messydesk
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?

Yes. Quite.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

So i Have a funny (sort of ) the second calendar hit the house tonight ,,,,,,, Complete with a computer signature letter from Stephanie that is more about advertising than anything else . I guess I should be grateful because now i can hang something in my office that my beloved clowns can write the...
by messydesk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 553

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:17 pm
This is interesting, but not sure I see a commercial application for it.
The story of so much of what we do. :lol:
by messydesk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Orlando FUN Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Orlando FUN Roll Call

I'll be at table 806 doing photos Thursday afternoon through Saturday. VAM Thing Friday, dinner at least Thursday night. Private study session with the 21-S Zerbe and maybe 21 Chapman probably Saturday morning. Looking forward to it.