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by Geseas
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Plug for JB
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

Re: Plug for JB

I've been trying to learn to use a camera and have my suspicions whether it is being honest with me all the time. Light can make such an illusion. It could be JB persuading the camera to tell the truth, no easy task. He maybe a paleontologist also...The two professions are related, IMO.
by Geseas
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail tip (now removed)
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

Re: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail talon

I took a quick look at the VAM-35 page. While the main title is correct, a subtitle lists it as a 1935-P. I also vote debris. If it were ever encapsulated and then broken out, small bits of plastic can find their way to a coin's surface. Probably not likely here, though. ...Pretty sure not encapsul...
by Geseas
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail tip (now removed)
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

Re: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail talon

Looks like a booger!! I except that as a 'pick at it' vote. Probably my Grandfathers. It is from his collection of.... coins. Screenshot_2020-02-04-23-15-09.png gcs21pVAM35.JPG I would like to continue this conversation without putting it on top of Discussion Forum. Not for the squeamish. tmanhg He...
by Geseas
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail tip (now removed)
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

1921-P Morgan VAM 35 upper tail tip (now removed)

Screenshot_2020-02-04-16-51-02.png Hello all       Any idea what maybe going on with this upper tail?   It's on what I think is a VAM 35.  The bump does not seem to be magnetic from my crude testing. Its edges seem to blend with the surounding field.   Its all I can do to keep from picking at it, b...
by Geseas
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A clarification of why Roger Burdette is posting on VAM World
Replies: 15
Views: 6385

Re: A clarification of why Roger Burdette is posting on VAM World

....this here is a reference, and you all are the authors. IMO
by Geseas
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-3ED1
Replies: 8
Views: 4304

Re: 1921-P VAM-3ED1

Reminds me of what some very old varnishes look like on wood, although the scale is much different. I wonder if there is a thin film of something on the coin. I have seen this surface before also, but can't find a photo. I am thinking it maybe in an old pocket watch? Maybe a coating used there? Int...
by Geseas
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896/6 Toned Vam 6B Correct Vam?
Replies: 7
Views: 3461

Re: 1896/6 Toned Vam 6B Correct Vam?

Appreciated. I learned something. Thank you.
by Geseas
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-3ED1
Replies: 8
Views: 4304

Re: 1921-P VAM-3ED1

Now that is one difficult jigsaw puzzle. My guess is a planchet metallurgical variation because of the way the field and detail interact. Most interesting!
by Geseas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 13037

Re: what caused this?

I can visualize that happening in a mechanical device. Thanks for insight.
by Geseas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 13037

Re: what caused this?

Thank you CascadeChris, very unusual.
by Geseas
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 13037

Re: what caused this?

If I had to guess, from just that one photo, using a Galaxy 4: It could be a jeweler with some fine silver soldering tools and skills. I have even made simular shapes in my soldering attempts on a circuit board.
by Geseas
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 3484

Re: Removing solder...

Different alloys in the solder reacting with the silver/copper may be a problem. Alot of different kinds of solder I think.
by Geseas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

This old Cowboy did not treat his coins well. He had some different reasons for collecting, I'm thinking.
I am positive he wasn't thinking of sending me to Fla.
by Geseas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

Well, at least if you're sharing an Uber to the show from the airport with someone, you've pretty much got your half covered. Almost. ;) If I gave this coin to the Uber driver as our tip, would I be supporting the fine art of collecting or criminal counterfeiting? In otherwords, do you think, from ...
by Geseas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

Yes, I believe thats the good attitude for collecting, and persuit of knowledge. Thank you for input.
by Geseas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

jgrinz wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:04 pm
I guess I do not understand what you are saying or implying
please elaborate ..
I apologize for being unclear. My wife feels collecting should be profitable. This coin is my attempt to pay for that flight to F.U.N in Florida. How am I doing?
by Geseas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

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Just found this in a old saddle bag from The Colorado Cowboys collection... Is it my ticket out of here? Thanks for all your free (for me) lessons!
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by Geseas
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 4315

Re: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

IMO it is post mint damage. If not post mint damage, it could only be a strike thru of some sort, but that is a long shot. thank you for your insight. What a interesting area of collecting. This post altered: 03 2020 no disrespect, just persuit of Knowledge. Thanks for great site! lioncutter In the...
by Geseas
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 4315

Re: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

Thank you all for your help and patience on my learning curve. I am aware of my protocol mistake mentioned below and I think we fixed it. Update: I know we fixed it! I bought the coin in question on Ebay. I saw something in Ebay photos that proved to be there, or not there. Here is a Ebay screenshot...