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by messydesk
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-o micro "o" vam 6
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: 1899-o micro "o" vam 6

Nice!
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions - is this 15 A or B - 1891 o
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Opinions - is this 15 A or B - 1891 o

It looks like the break goes rim-to-rim, which is what VAM 15B specifies, so I'd say 15B.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8 tailfeather vam9
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: 1878 8 tailfeather vam9

VAMWorld isn't a place that someone can ship coins to. Start with pictures of the engraved feathers under the eagle's wings.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS results
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: SEGS results

Awesome 00-O! You can tell Larry Briggs is no longer involved with SEGS, though, since they didn't properly capitalize VAM.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 damaged coins
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: 2021 damaged coins

Pocket piece candidate?
by messydesk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open

That is correct. :lol: I'm at about 90, so there's a little room left. Looking to ship in a few weeks if possible.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a WOW 2021-D error
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: a WOW 2021-D error

Keep an eye on it and see what it goes for. There's probably a critical mass of 21-D sheared rim strike-thrus out there that'll drive up both interest in these errors and price.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my 2021 boxes now open
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: my 2021 boxes are still unopened

Box #3 arrived today. And by coincidence so did the Visa bill. Still haven't opened anything, but I paid the bill. I guess the next step is PCGS. If you're looking to get (i.e., pay $18 a pop extra for) the First Strike™ label, the guidance on their web site states that there is no need to mail any...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Distribution of New Orleans dollars - late 1880
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Distribution of New Orleans dollars - late 1880

The 1,000 per month that ended up in Illinois probably ended up in Cairo.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: another guess the grade
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: another guess the grade

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:16 pm
DHalladay wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:28 pm
Here's the reveal:


NGC-64 holder.jpg


I wouldn't want this dog as a 62, let alone as a 64... and the "select" sticker is a joke in every way.
Maybe only a select few would pay 64 money for it.
If they're buying 64s from Littleton, they're paying a lot more than 64 money.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Had to do a quick double-take realizing that's really only 7 years (6 if you count that 1861 and 1880 were reporting 1/2 calendar year of production).

What would the purpose of this statement have been? An assertion that they're a relevant mint again after reopening?
by messydesk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Check 2021-D Morgans for strike-thrus
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Check 2021-D Morgans for strike-thrus

Looks more like it's sitting on the coin than struck into it.

Nice close-ups showing the "raster scan" luster imparted on the dies.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my 2021 boxes now open
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: 2021 boxes are still unopened

Imagine having to pack the entire mintage of these for shipping. I've received the same ones you did. They look fine. Appearance is as I predicted -- a bit underwhelming, wrong luster, not very sharp, but otherwise faithful to the original. I've since shipped them to my buyer. I will probably buy so...
by messydesk
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Check 2021-D Morgans for strike-thrus
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Check 2021-D Morgans for strike-thrus

I've seen two different 2021-D Morgans posted on Facebook tonight that appear to be struck through a sheared rim fragment, one of which has the fragment retained. If you got any of these, check them out before selling unopened.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: any ideas?

Isn't this where the "bearded eagle" clashes come from? I don't have my clash guide in front of me to verify.
by messydesk
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Water droplets on the 1885
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Water droplets on the 1885

Check VAM 9E. That has these marks on it, as well. Yours would be an EDS without the cracks if that's what it is, but die polishing would still match. The date position looks about right.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: San Francisco and Carson Mints routinely cross checked one another.
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: San Francisco and Carson Mints routinely cross checked one another.

I hope to provide members with a little deeper appreciation for the "background" of their coins, and the things done to maintain quality or identify problems. The stuff that makes my day is when: - documentation confirms conclusions drawn empirically - documentation refutes current assumptions and ...
by messydesk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 37
Views: 1417

Re: PCGS has graded 2021 Morgans

Not sure they offer a minimum grade of 70, but maybe they do now. If there are no (or very few) 69s in the bunch, the bigger dealers moving a lot of these are going to be pretty upset, since 70 will carry no premium.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: guess the grade (obv. only)
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: guess the grade (obv. only)

A bad picture, indeed, and I'll assume this is a trick question GTG and say 64. The fields that I can actually see look pretty clean.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans (pictures)
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 2021 Morgans (pictures)

These weren't made to have the luster of the originals.