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by messydesk
Sun Jan 08, 2023 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

Can anyone put names on the faces please :D 20230106_194607a.jpg From left, Andy Hansen, don't know, Michael Dustin, Colin something, don't know, Dave Miller, Lan (Dave's GF), John Coxe, Alan Scott, John Roberts, Russ James, Fogie. Included on the other side of the table are Dennis Dunn, Ash Harris...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

And speaking of an infusion of youth into the hobby, this picture was from the Harry Bass sale.
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by messydesk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

They preferred fiat.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

Every FUN show features dinner at Delmonico's, a noisy Italian steak house. I think tonight was the biggest crowd we've had yet. About 25 people, some younger VAM-interested collectors, some collectors I'm meeting for the first time at FUN, and a few plus ones. This is what walking down one side of ...
by messydesk
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trying to determine if this is an N clash
Replies: 32
Views: 542

Re: Trying to determine if this is an N clash

Half way between IB in PLURIBUS is 12:00 on the obverse. The knot on the wreath is 6:00 on the reverse.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trying to determine if this is an N clash
Replies: 32
Views: 542

Re: Trying to determine if this is an N clash

Ask yourself if the corresponding clash on the reverse lines up with what you think you see on the obverse.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New to VAM searching and may go crazy
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: New to VAM searching and may go crazy

I'll reinforce "learn the basics." Date position, date repunching, mint mark position, mint mark repunching, obverse and reverse hub types, where to look for actual doubling, how to not get fooled by machine doubling, notable vs. ignorable die clashes, cracks, and breaks. Some dates let you divide a...
by messydesk
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 8a question
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: 1878s Vam 8a question

All the lines I'm seeing are rather deep planchet striations that were not struck out. They are not damage to the coin.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

Thank you John and RWB. ...Yes, compared to a coin without a lamination error. I am thinking a lot of a lamination error is hidden; kind of like an iceberg. Often this is the case, but it's hard to tell. I find the prospect of conducting these sorts of experiments interesting, but I'm not up for do...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Help with 1878-S VAM attribution

Start with a close-up of the engraved feather under the eagle's right wing.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?

If this is a UK auction house, I'm going to guess that nobody there had the slightest interest in the die variety and that the "clerking error" was legitimate and had something to do with book bids being screwed up. Without the error, you might not have won the coin, anyway. A phone call might be en...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

... A flap of silver must make a different noise, right? From a coin without a lamination? Yes, but you have to be able to repeatably acquire a ping from the two coins enough times that you know the difference between them is outside the margin of error. If you can get the same spectrogram 10 times...
by messydesk
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?

Yes. Quite.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

So i Have a funny (sort of ) the second calendar hit the house tonight ,,,,,,, Complete with a computer signature letter from Stephanie that is more about advertising than anything else . I guess I should be grateful because now i can hang something in my office that my beloved clowns can write the...
by messydesk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:17 pm
This is interesting, but not sure I see a commercial application for it.
The story of so much of what we do. :lol:
by messydesk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Orlando FUN Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Orlando FUN Roll Call

I'll be at table 806 doing photos Thursday afternoon through Saturday. VAM Thing Friday, dinner at least Thursday night. Private study session with the 21-S Zerbe and maybe 21 Chapman probably Saturday morning. Looking forward to it.
by messydesk
Thu Dec 29, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have an 1894 S vam 2
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Does anyone have an 1894 S vam 2

I was hoping to find someone, that has an 1894 S vam 2 Morgan. On the 1894 S vam 2 page, it only has a small picture of the S mint mark. I was hoping to see larger area or more of the reverse. I tried clicking and sending George Mallis, who discovered it, back in June 1965, but I could not send him...
by messydesk
Thu Dec 29, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock

Thanks again all for your help. I'm happy to create a VNA section for the webpage and upload pictures to help others in the search for Plain Jane if that would be OK. Right now it's lacking that section. I've added a comment to the VAM 2 page that links back to this thread. If someone searched 1902...
by messydesk
Thu Dec 29, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

Do coins of different designs have different spectrograms? Are they different enough between designs and similar enough within designs that you could tell the design by the spectrogram, much like Merlin does with birds?