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by vampicker
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1900-O & O/CC - 4/4?
Replies: 20
Views: 10960

Re: New 1900-O & O/CC - 4/4?

Wow, that's a pretty wild clash on that VAM 38D
by vampicker
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!
Replies: 54
Views: 23744

Re: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!

Prior to the announcement, Coin World contacted me about this piece. Their article including my comments is linked here

https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins ... piece.html
by vampicker
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Which 1892-S is this? **UPDATED IN NEW POST**
Replies: 28
Views: 13348

Re: Which 1892-S is this?

What JB said...
by vampicker
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice gift!.. 1st edition?
Replies: 11
Views: 5950

Re: A nice gift!.. 1st edition?

Pretty sure the fake leather plastic cover job you have is a first edition. I have a copy of the larger format hardbound 'Top 100' and it states it is a second edition limited to 100 copies. There are pictures of Fey and Oxman signing stacks of 1st editions the day before they were released and they...
by vampicker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

I just needed the grades for the SSDC Registry, the attributions are mine. It's all about running up the score on just one set against fogie....
by vampicker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 P Adjustment Strike?
Replies: 7
Views: 3791

Re: 1900 P Adjustment Strike?

Yeah, I agree with Brian, the reeding is the best indicator. But having full denticles is an additional piece of evidence. Think this is the result of a bunch of grease and crud on dies from a normally weakly struck date
by vampicker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 P Adjustment Strike?
Replies: 7
Views: 3791

Re: 1900 P Adjustment Strike?

Full denticles and at least average reeding, so I'd say no to a die adjustment strike.
by vampicker
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

So the unknowns are
VAM 7
VAM 19A
VAM 19B
VAM 24 ( the one piece graded by NGC in hard pack is a 24A)
VAM 28

yeah, easy stuff to begin with....
by vampicker
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM of the Week
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

New VAM of the Week

I jumped in a day early, but I suspect I'll be forgiven. The subject really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that knows of my fondness for this date.
by vampicker
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat 79p Error... S/T?
Replies: 13
Views: 6991

Re: Neat 79p Error... S/T?

Calm down, no one said you did, just pointing out that it can't be a proof.
by vampicker
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat 79p Error... S/T?
Replies: 13
Views: 6991

Re: Neat 79p Error... S/T?

The 79 proof has the 78 VAM 215 reverse - a C2 hub die. This was also used for all of the 1880 proofs.
by vampicker
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat 79p Error... S/T?
Replies: 13
Views: 6991

Re: Neat 79p Error... S/T?

That can not be a proof 1879 dollar. The reverse is simply wrong.
by vampicker
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Welcome Back RJ ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5047

Re: O/T Welcome Back RJ ?

Looks like he's moving to England....

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/23/politics ... index.html
by vampicker
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New from leroy(07/20/2018)
Replies: 37
Views: 16112

Re: New from leroy(07/20/2018)

Cool as hell that you found yet another ground down and acid treated reverse that is earlier in a progression than a Rev of 78 marriage
by vampicker
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Fake??? Very odd surfaces
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Re: 1900-O Fake??? Very odd surfaces

I'd say it's genuine but beat to death. Looks like fire damage or some serious environmental damage. Someone tried to 'fix' it
by vampicker
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

...still hunting....

the lowball hard pack is in my set
by vampicker
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

Here's the link to the thread from 2011 when I found the first known VAM 7A in a soft pack

http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/33942768
by vampicker
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

Jimmy, none of the pieces are new purchases. I found my pair of VAM 7A examples maybe about a year apart. I posted the first on VAMworld when I found it. I've had these for a few years. It's been eight years since my 78-CC book was released, and at that time I was aware of 14 distinct varieties in G...
by vampicker
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

BTW, I have a few Peace Dollars in GSA soft packs and Paramount holders. If I get those done, that would define the dark side.
by vampicker
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12238

Re: Back from NGC

The reason for the NGC plastic is that I got sick of waiting for my employer to offer this service for soft packs. I needed grades on them for my 78-CC GSA Registry set with the SSDC. Catching me on this set just got A LOT harder. The 81-O has been sitting in my collection for nearly twenty years, s...