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by Melvin_Deal
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stumped on an 82-S (Dbl. cap & wing)
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Stumped on an 82-S (Dbl. cap & wing)

Hi all! Once again I'm stumped after going through the list and pics four times. Imagine that! :shock: Once again I'm hopeful somebody wiser than I (that being about everybody here) can help me out. I've looked at this coin until I'm seeing stars. Ha Ha. This is a doubled date with die chips in all ...
by Melvin_Deal
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1934 D Peace Obverse Doubling
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: 1934 D Peace Obverse Doubling

Hi pep58,

There are things about that coin that look counterfeit to me, but I may be wrong. There are others here who know much more than I do and you should wait for them to weigh in. If its not counterfeit, it is definitely "machine" or "strike" doubling.

Sincerely,
-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Poss. New 1922-P Peace Variety (B1 Reverse with spike clash)
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Poss. New 1922-P Peace Variety (B1 Reverse with spike clash)

Hi Dr. Close, Thank you for your input and generosity concerning discovery! I certainly appreciate your considerations!! I've looked through your posts and see no indication that you're ready to receive any coins for review or instructions on how to proceed. I'll keep an eye out for them and look fo...
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Forum Error 78/79 page
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Forum Error 78/79 page

Hi all!

This should probably be fixed.

Thanks,
-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Poss. New 1922-P Peace Variety (B1 Reverse with spike clash)
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Poss. New 1922-P Peace Variety (B1 Reverse with spike clash)

Hello again Vammer friends! Once more I need help and as always am clueless. :shock: I've been through the list three times again and find nothing. This is a brilliant, low mint state 1922-P Early B1 reverse coin. It is clashed and I find no mention of a b1 clash other than a couple collar clashes, ...
by Melvin_Deal
Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Hi Vampicker... that coin is on the way to ANACS now and should arrive mid to late this week. I've enclosed a note to bring it to your attention as well as an insert in the flip. There's several more in the order for verification as well including a '78 8TF VAM-9. I really appreciate everybody here ...
by Melvin_Deal
Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hardening and heat treating US Mint dies – 1878
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Hardening and heat treating US Mint dies – 1878

It's amazing what a true art and personal experience it was creating coinage in the 18th and 19th centuries.
by Melvin_Deal
Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vampicker
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Vampicker

Sounds Great Vampicker! Will be out the door within two weeks, Waiting for s a small auction lot to come in late this week.

I'll make sure not to ask for a blue holder label in the note! HA! :D

Thank you!

Sincerely'
-Me
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Awesome!

I appreciate it MarkyB! I have 14 to go for variety confirmation with them already... I'll add this to the order.

Sincerely,
-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Thank you as well messydesk!

How would I proceed to have a new variety studied and perhaps recognized? I am clueless! :shock:

-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vampicker
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Vampicker

I don't care for the color. The old blue color is great or even a light green would be nice. The yellow screams at my eyes and detracts from the coin a bit (only my opinion of course). I would send more coins to ANACS if the slab were more appealing. Last year out of about 80 I had graded only one f...
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Thanks for that Vam-mysterio! I'm pretty sure too. I looked at the other mints for that year thinking it was possibly a mint error pressing of a mint-mark less coin from New Orleans or SanFran but it matches none of those either. New Orleans has a couple "Eight in the denticles" but neither are as d...
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

As the coin has already been cleaned, I soaked it in Acetone to see if maybe it's an illusion created by debris. It's still there.
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Thank you for that Kenny!

I went through them three times. One time completely ignoring the 8, It doesn't seem to match any of them.

Sincerely,
-Mel
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

The cotton bolls are interesting.

I found just a couple more things... nothing significant.

The eye is not doubled, just weak.
by Melvin_Deal
Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 5596

Re: Help with 1886-P

I now think it is an eight laying sideways in the denticles.