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by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC 8TF registry question
Replies: 32
Views: 8160

Re: SSDC 8TF registry question

I am not sure what the answer is here. This could be a slippery slope so to speak. If Leroy has not officially delisted a certain VAM, does it belong in the Registry or not? The precedent was set when the 89-CC VAM-4A was removed from the Clashed E set, much to my chagrin. If you can tell I did not ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Annual Mint Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Annual Mint Reports

If anyone wants access to the Reports of the Director of the Mint for various years, here is a link. I find it useful for my die studies. Most of it will put you to sleep. But buried in the reports is some interesting info.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007822982
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Annual Mint Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Annual Mint Reports

Ray, I have found much discrepancy in the Mint Directors Reports on dies prepared for the branch mints versus how many I find doing a die study. The reported dies prepared is always much larger than what I find. Somehow, The Red Book of Morgan Dollars by Bowers lists the number of dies shipped to th...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAM ID?
Replies: 23
Views: 6776

Re: 1881-O VAM ID?

Before you commit to a road trip to Sidney, I suggest you give HawkeEye a chance to help you. Just be patient. Besides, Leroy is not taking submissions until mid-March, or later.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Day Early - Finally
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: One Day Early - Finally

Gotta applaud those doing die studies. Nice work. Wish more folks would take on the challenge.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Bargain Bin Conundrum

Yeah, I had thought about die polishing after basining at the branch mint. This 'might" explain why the feature is smooth if a die lamination occurred. But of course a scrap during hubbing could also explain it. Several possible explanations. No conclusive evidence on which one, or a different one. ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4126

Re: Question

This debate has been going on since I joined in 2006. It will continue to go on. I call it the beauty and the beast of an open wiki. This thread too shall pass, but will be resurrected sometime in the future in a different thread. But if folks think there is not bad info on some of the pages, you wo...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4126

Re: Question

Because it is an open wiki and they can. Personally, I would defer page edits to the guy who did a die study and would hope if folks think something is wrong, that they contact the die study guy before making changes. But hey, that's just me.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Bargain Bin Conundrum

I know this is a rhetorical discussion, since we don't know what caused this "feature". My conundrum is why does the "gouge" get deeper into the die (higher on the coin) when it approaches the devices of the left wing and back of neck? My thought was that if there were a lamination issue with the di...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Bargain Bin Conundrum

And Chris, you said you think you saw this photo before. Maybe you did. I posted the better auction photo last June after I found it, and knew it was in the die. I posted it here on the Test Feedback forum. http://www.vamworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70 I wanted to test the drop & drag option,...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Bargain Bin Conundrum

I wasn't trying to throw anyone off with my photos. Yes, lighting can cause things to appear different than what you see in hand (think photo poop). Also the subject coin has been cleaned, so certain parts "shine" artificially and throw light from my Dino-Lite. But my point is that if you ran into s...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Bargain Bin Conundrum

So okay, I was hoping for more responses, but alas, that is not happening. Go figure. So here is the back story for the benefit of whoever cares. I was doing a die study last summer, and I ran across a coin that had this feature. When I first saw it, I chalked it up to a planchet lamination flaw. I ...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Re: Bargain Bin Conundrum

I'm surprised no one has mentioned planchet flaw :(
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bargain Bin Conundrum
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

Bargain Bin Conundrum

I am curious on what folks have to say. If you are going thru a bargain bin of Morgan dollars, and you see this, what would you think caused it?
by LateDateMorganGuy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I overpaid... and I SURE DO care! (update 1st post)
Replies: 32
Views: 8290

Re: I overpaid... and I SURE DO care! (update 1st post)

Many of you likely know this if you have studied on-line auction photos enough. I have fallen for "photo poop" many times before. Things can look doubled that are not for example. Dennis made mention of something like this in his 1901 earlier post. Of course photos can be altered (think Photoshop) a...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 9394

Re: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)

Good points Rob. Let's let this conversation die and just congratulate Tom. If this discussion needs further exercise, a new thread can be started. Way to go Tom!
by LateDateMorganGuy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 9394

Re: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)

I am not trying to hijack Tom's thread, but does anyone stop and ask why kills are necessary in the first place? What causes duplicate listings, and what causes multiple different VAM listings of the same die pair in different die stages/states?

Food for thought hopefully.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Proposed New VAM Page Listing Format. Vote in the poll below.
Replies: 54
Views: 14399

Re: Proposed New VAM Page Listing Format. Vote in the poll below.

I answered a post about a 1904-O V18 Die Pair #1 tonight. So before I posted, I went to the VAM-18 VAM page to see what Kurt had posted there to see if I could help. I got confused, and after a while figured out I had to go to a different page for each die pair via a link that was IMHO kinda hidden,...
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 9394

Re: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)

Congrats. I wish more folks would do die studies and put multiple coins together to tell Leroy a story rather than send singleton coins.
by LateDateMorganGuy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904-O VAM 18 die marriage 1?
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: 1904-O VAM 18 die marriage 1?

Yes, you have a VAM-18 Die Pair #1. Loren is correct, the "gouge" on the right wing is PMD.