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by Kurt28
Fri Feb 04, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Struck Thru Grease?
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: Struck Thru Grease?

HawkEye
I examined your images and think it cannot be in the planchet or in the washing process.
Ergo, it is most likely in the die.
Is it possible that a chemical caused a faint frosting in places, similar to an acid cleaning?
It may take 10 years but we'll find out.
Thanks for sharing.
by Kurt28
Thu Feb 03, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

I'm sometimes hard to catch, but happy to help.
And I did use a .jpg extension, but I may have made another mistake.
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by Kurt28
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

If the PMD came from a glancing blow (low angle of incidence,) then you may have the mark above the R, and a dragging of the offender to the left.

Unable to upload photo showing arrow, but it is on the wreath leaf above the R.
by Kurt28
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: so many error messages
Replies: 18
Views: 2031

Re: so many error messages

I thought it was just my computer.
by Kurt28
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Struck Thru Grease?
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: Struck Thru Grease?

Geseas, The explanation is simple. I stumbled across VAMworld a bit over a decade ago. Exceedingly smart, honorable and world class Numismatists helped me get a strart. And as a crazy old man something just fit. For the first time in my life I wanted to focus on one thing and make a difference. Othe...
by Kurt28
Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Arkansas House UNANIMOUSLY Votes to End Sales Tax on Precious Metals
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

Re: Arkansas House UNANIMOUSLY Votes to End Sales Tax on Precious Metals

You have to chews the right county in Texas and your taxes will be low . land tax ok , damn school tax 3times higher . Why is a land tax OK? Why should anyone be taxed for something they already own? Do the authorities have the right to assess your coin collection and tax it annually? Not being con...
by Kurt28
Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Struck Thru Grease?
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: Struck Thru Grease?

Hawkeye, my first guess is that you have coins showing micro variations in the planchet, enhanced by the washing process. Certainly, I could be wrong and welcome correction. But this coin demonstrates my understanding of a strike through. Slab.jpg Close up of "sawdust" strike through. Strike thru.jp...
by Kurt28
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?

I'm no expert in this department, but it looks too ugly to be a counterfeit.
My guess is genuine and abused.
by Kurt28
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Encouraging Article in NYT

I enjoyed the article, especially the depiction of the Morgan Dollar.
I do question the statement that coin collecting is not a good investment.
It requires some study and understanding, but it as lucrative as many other fields of investment.
Thanks for sharing.
by Kurt28
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Sellers Beware
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

Re: Coin Sellers Beware

I fear that this is just the beginning.
by Kurt28
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: DPIS added to Attribution 101
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: DPIS added to Attribution 101

I've found the DPIS to be a simple and powerful tool.
As I do not view most coins in hand, and have to rely on auction photos, the finer features of the coin may not be visible.
But even in a blurry picture, the date position is discernible.
Thanks for the constant improvements.
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hey Ash, DON'T PANIC!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Hey Ash, DON'T PANIC!!!!

Are we talking cold inside or outside?
In Fahrenheit.
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by Kurt28
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 6106

Re: Legal or Not?

My take, and it is likely to vary as I learn more, is that the regulations cover what the mint must do with used dies. I haven't seen regulations having authority over someone that comes in possession of such dies. If I go to the dumpster behind the local Police department and recover a revolver the...
by Kurt28
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3722

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)

I'm amused by the thought that somewhere is a F 15 coin in an EF 45 holder.
And glad there isn't a website that exposes my errors.
Thanks for sharing.
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 3059

Re: Here's today's puzzle

I'm not really good at this, but if I had it in hand I would see if it was attracted to a magnet.
by Kurt28
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PVC Damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: PVC Damage?

I have viewed that as oxidation.
by Kurt28
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Death of Harvey Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: OT: Death of Harvey Slack

Penned in 1624, and still true today.
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by Kurt28
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 6106

Re: Legal or Not?

My copy just arrived and at the risk of playing the fool, it is a gold mine of information. I'm not sure when I will be able to study the book, but I did take a quick at the section on regulations. As the regs appear to be written prior to the Reconstruction Amendments, I believe they are lawful (as...
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TOP GOALS FOR 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: TOP GOALS FOR 2022

I hope to upgrade my reference set to MS64 or better.
by Kurt28
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P wing halo
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: 1878-P wing halo

I believe you have one of the earliest know works of Pugsley Fenderbolt.
While he never achieved the status of Master Engraver, he was able to make a modest income making love tokens and hobo nickels.
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