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by messydesk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Favorite Non-List VAM
Replies: 18
Views: 1088

Re: Favorite Non-List VAM

1898-O VAM 20.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A tough set just got tougher
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: A tough set just got tougher

Nice! 3 left in any GSA or just soft pack?
by messydesk
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Finished a Short but Challenging Set
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: OT - Finished a Short but Challenging Set

alefzero wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:14 am
The LaFayette Dollar die variety set is a fun one. There are only 5 varieties ....

As for the rarities, I will have a variety guide ready by Long Beach but can roughly review them. After inspecting thousands of these, the relative percentage are pretty well known.
Do you have a guide ready?
by messydesk
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Long Beach Roll Call
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Long Beach Roll Call

Looking good!
by messydesk
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC 2B or 2C
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: 1882-CC 2B or 2C

While I haven't done this exercise with this coin, one thing I often find helpful is to stop looking at the pictures and read only the official specifications.
by messydesk
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891 VAM-6B
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: 1891 VAM-6B

The "under review" comment that shows up on several pages is misleading, in that it means that someone at one time was not convinced the variety should have been listed. It doesn't mean that anyone is actually reviewing it or a conclusion will be reached anytime soon. In this case, I would go only w...
by messydesk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF ID Help
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: 8TF ID Help

That's not an A1c reverse.
by messydesk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tape Your Boxes!
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Tape Your Boxes!

Please take 8 seconds to watch this video of me opening, emptying, and reclosing a Small Flat Rate box in 6 seconds. Fortunately, all contents were accounted for when I received the box. Tape your boxes!

by messydesk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Struck Through Obverse and Reverse
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: 1921 Struck Through Obverse and Reverse

Yes. Fairly major strike-thru on the obverse.
by messydesk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899O,morgen gouge on Eyes
Replies: 41
Views: 2782

Re: 1899O,morgen gouge on Eyes

Still VAM 43 by my reckoning.
by messydesk
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vam designation "JOH-23" 1921-D
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Vam designation "JOH-23" 1921-D

Close-up picture? Leroy's standards have shifted to include more trivial breaks than he did 15 years ago.
by messydesk
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vam designation "JOH-23" 1921-D
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Vam designation "JOH-23" 1921-D

Since the book was written, many have had VAM numbers assigned due to scribbling scratches, or later die stages being found and determined to be listable. There's a list of these on the " Fun with 1921 " page. If you have one that has not had a VAM number assigned, it may be eligible, especially if ...
by messydesk
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost in USPS land
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Lost in USPS land

If Newman is giving you trouble, you might need to get this guy involved:
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by messydesk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899O,morgen gouge on Eyes
Replies: 41
Views: 2782

Re: 1899O,morgen gouge on Eyes

Start with the date and mint mark. The date is in the normal position, and the mint mark seems to be slightly high. I don't see any repunched digits in the date and don't see a repunched mint mark. There might be some doubling on the left wreath, but maybe not. Other marks you are posting are just d...
by messydesk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?

Yes
by messydesk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: 1899 Morgan. Is this a new VAM?

The surface of the 9 is messed up from damage, but look above the 2nd 9 and you should see that the date is repunched. You'll probably also find the underside of the flag of the 1 and the top right of the 1st 9 doubled. These are the keys to identifying this popular variety. Die cracks develop over ...
by messydesk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-D Vam 1U EDS? Or ???
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 1922-D Vam 1U EDS? Or ???

I don't see a match for the two cracks shown taking a quick look through the Peace dollar supplements and VW pictures. They're also not strong enough to be considered a die break, so they would not be listable as anything until a later die stage is found. Both locations are very common for die crack...
by messydesk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 cc gsa holder
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: 1885 cc gsa holder

Can't tell how severe the marks on the face are from the picture. 62 or 63.
by messydesk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need 1921-P help before going to LVA (solved!)
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Need 1921-P help before going to LVA

Drawing a similar blank.
by messydesk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: American Eagle 2021 One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: American Eagle 2021 One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition

Exact same thing happened to me regarding the order. Couldn't connect during the first 20 minutes, came back after lunch and errands 2 hours in and ordered a set no problems. The new reverse is more realistic depiction than the old one, and it was odd to see the original ASE reverse with that obvers...