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by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Where is George?

Now that you bring this up, I do remember some of the sequence to design changes and I always assume that he made the models and did the design work. But was Morgan ever called upon to correct hubs or dies was my question, and if so, did he "tinker" and inadvertently create what we know as "VAMs"? A...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Where is George?

Well we do know that things other than die cracks and breaks are out there in abundance. Little gouges, scratches, scribbles, etc. Some were done in repolishing dies at the branch Mints for sure, but some had to be done at the Mint before shipment. Just a little food for thought. How many did he per...
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Where is George?

Well I was pondering this one the other day and certainly don't know the answer, but here is George working away at his job. In his capacity at the Mint did he in fact personally create some of the VAMs we now collect? In theory he would have been responsible for VAM 1 I would suppose, but did he to...
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 6111

Re: Legal or Not?

Once I read the book I started to use it as a reference. As I remember I kind of read a chapter a day because it isn'r light reading. Once you get through it you will understand a lot more on the processes at the Mint.
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

I think getting Leroy's perspective on new or popular VAMs would be welcomed information. His perspective on how our hobby evolved is unique, and he has more knowledge than any of us. I have a feeling that if we were to vote on the current 100/50/40/Hot lists 80%+- would probably not change. But to ...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toned Morgan Web Site
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Toned Morgan Web Site

I think you hit it right on the numbers. The old site was informational but not to modern web standards.

The other thing here is featuring outstanding sets in a way you can see the effort and accomplishments.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toned Morgan Web Site
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Toned Morgan Web Site

I ran into this web site from another collector who studies toned Morgans and I have to give them credit. This is well done and references the work done by Doug Kurz.

https://www.monstertonedmorgans.com/all ... ed-morgans

Worth a few minutes to visit and enjoy.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

Well I would probably pay more attention to a VAMworld Top 100/50/40/Hot based on the experience level here. Not that the authors of the other lists are not knowledgeable, but they are selling a product and perpetuating the list and reputations is a factor. Someone, probably JB, compiled the List of...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

Interesting because I think we blindly accept these lists as time tested and fact. I know I have my thoughts about the desirability and rarity of coins. Maybe this is good food for thought since no group knows Morgan VAMs better and perhaps our leaders should help define those lists. I worry about a...
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

Does anyone know the last time the Top 100, or Hit List 40, or Hot 50 lists were updated?

And who governs these lists?
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 6111

Re: Legal or Not?

As in making even tokens from cancelled dies at least breaks the spirit of the regulations?

I have to admit that this is a bit of an enjoyable rabbit hole.
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TOP GOALS FOR 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Re: TOP GOALS FOR 2022

Good luck with the sales, but you don't have to own them all to be a VAMer.
by HawkeEye
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TOP GOALS FOR 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Re: TOP GOALS FOR 2022

I just want to finish my E clash set and start upgrading some of the lower grades. I only need 2 to finish . 1891 O Vam 3A1 and 1888 O vam 1a1 I think as I just picked a early state 1a2 I believe. I would like to upgrade my 1891 O Vam 1A3 to AU-50 or at least XF if I can find one. I really like thi...
by HawkeEye
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: TOP GOALS FOR 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

TOP GOALS FOR 2022

This year one of my goals, and probably the top goal, is to prove or disprove the existence of the 1881-O VAMs 29 and 31. VAM 29 - Doubled 18 and Stars was discovered back in 1998, but there are no images and only one has been recorded. VAM 31 - Doubled 18 was discovered in 2001 and is also supporte...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 messed up Morgan!
Replies: 19
Views: 2610

Re: 1 messed up Morgan!

With Photoshop you really don't need a direction, but this looks like an image worth a little more study.

But without the full coin images real or fake is indeterminable.
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 messed up Morgan!
Replies: 19
Views: 2610

Re: 1 messed up Morgan!

No chance of a planchet not ejecting and being restruct?

The full coin images would help a lot to see if the rotation was the same on both sides.
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O December Update with Toned Coins
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: 1881-O December Update with Toned Coins

I got a letter off to Leroy late last week to get the benefit of his experience on VAMs 1 and 1A. I will post more on this today or tomorrow
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW GSA PACKAGING
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: NEW GSA PACKAGING

I thought this one was interesting because I had a conversation where it was thought that the soft packs were uaed only for circulated coins and this would debunk that
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW GSA PACKAGING
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: NEW GSA PACKAGING

Good question, but they have lasted since the GSA sale which I think was back in the 60s.
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW GSA PACKAGING
Replies: 5
Views: 916

NEW GSA PACKAGING

Here is a new one for me. I guess PCGS has started encapsulating GSA soft packs like NGC.
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