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by messydesk
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O.........VAM-52A
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: 1883 O.........VAM-52A

Last two pictures were enough. It's VAM 52A.
by messydesk
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: PCGS Issues?

They have a higher volume than they can handle. I imagine their jobs board is pretty full at the moment.
by messydesk
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ton of new 79-S pages added
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Ton of new 79-S pages added

Finally got caught up with these. VAMs 131 through 143 and VAM 18B.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Central States coin show

I'll be at table 805 Thursday through Saturday.
by messydesk
Sat Apr 16, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Way to Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: New Way to Display?

A new way, indeed. Usually, they put the tape over the front of the coin.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: are we vamming the new morgan/peace
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: are we vamming the new morgan/peace

Short answer: No

Long answer: No VAMs for modern Morgans
by messydesk
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Not sure if this is allowed, but thought you’d all enjoy this
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Not sure if this is allowed, but thought you’d all enjoy this

Covering rare errors from Asphalt Rash to Zebra Stripes.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 P Far Date?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: 1900 P Far Date?

Not a far date, just a slanted date. Absent any of the features specified by the other slanted dates, I'd call it VAM 15.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

vampicker wrote:
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:11 pm
The VAM 55 has the same reverse as VAMs 6C, 6D, 68 and 11/11A/11B - a real workhorse
Right. And then it's tied to the Hangnails through VAM 49.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

Coin was graded in 2002. Looks like VAM 55, which didn't exist at the time. Are the lines in the wreath leaves just to the left of the bow present? BTW, I own a VAM 16 and 17A. VAM 16 is clearly earlier in the progression. I think the whole stated progression needs a review with the various pieces ...
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA Paper Chase
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: LVA Paper Chase

Leroy did just release a 2020-21 supplement. I'll post details an send out a VAM-e a bit later. Going forward, we haven't decided upon a format for annual supplements. All pictures will be on VAMWorld. I am working on automatically generating the text of an annual supplement from the database I buil...
by messydesk
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Hand me down

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:33 am
I GOT IT
Congrats!
by messydesk
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Coin Insurance

Hugh Wood
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Hand me down

14.17. A1c reverse. One of the key pick-ups is that it isn't VAM 3, 4, or 5 and doesn't have any good pick-ups.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Hand me down

Wow! That's a hole not many can fill.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?

If it isn't simply banged up, I'm going with some sort of strike through.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Evidence for a kill

OK. Not that I look, clearly different coins with the same stuff on them. Putting away the pokin' stick.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: Evidence for a kill

Some of the stuff on VAM 1H would make me want to reach for my pokin' stick. Have planchet issues been ruled out for all the new features?
by messydesk
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just Out of Curiosity
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Just Out of Curiosity

Looks like it was 79-S VAM 128 in early November according to my records, but there may have been others after that last year.