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by vampicker
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - MS or PR??
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: OT - MS or PR??

He will definitely circulate
by vampicker
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan Mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: 1921-P Morgan Mystery

The original VAM 2 was not an infrequent reeding listing. It was a generic D2 with claimed reverse doubling that's on pretty much all of them. The holder doesn't say it is infrequent reeding. Listings have changed multiple times over the years and this is one of them. And yeah, slabbed about twenty ...
by vampicker
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Vam Helpers
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: OT Vam Helpers

In honor of your Frenchies....
by vampicker
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P Peace Dollar---Wing Die Break and numerous die chips/gouges?
Replies: 30
Views: 2199

Re: 1922-P Peace Dollar---Wing Die Break and numerous die chips/gouges?

It's worth adding that further examination of the coin made the original poster look at the coin differently. If you can re-evaluate based on others experienced opinions then this piece may be the most valuable 'variety' you'll ever encounter.
by vampicker
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P Peace Dollar---Wing Die Break and numerous die chips/gouges?
Replies: 30
Views: 2199

Re: 1922-P Peace Dollar---Wing Die Break and numerous die chips/gouges?

It's all damage. The 'wing break' is a reed mark. It has been hit right near the edge of one of the feather rows with the reeding of another dollar. The 'chips' are deliberate damage - period. The cause is irrelevant, but some hardened implement had been jabbed into the reverse repeatedly. The crate...
by vampicker
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help needed with 1901-O Morgan (Appears to be a cast counterfeit)
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: Help needed with 1901-O Morgan (Appears to be a cast counterfeit)

I'm dubious of this being treated with mercury. That's an 'old-school' cleaning method and leaves a very unnatural looking shine without hairlining the surface. You'd typically find it on Bust Dollars and Capped Bust Half Dollars.
by vampicker
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P VAM33A VS. 33B
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: 1880-P VAM33A VS. 33B

Yeah, there's no "The E won't be there' marker. This B stage is a result of die wear taking out a barely visible E .
It's the type of coin that all but defines the special hell it is to be a vammer.
by vampicker
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: possible new variety- need some help
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: possible new variety- need some help

There's a trace of the I in the original LVA plate. I don't see a clashed t visible in your images. Think this would just get called VAM 1B
by vampicker
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC Need Help Attributing
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: 1883-CC Need Help Attributing

Yeah, they get fainter in later stages. Nothing definitive jumped out in your pictures. It's more about what's not there. No line in the wing, so the VAM 5 series is out. The mintmark position eliminates VAM 4. It also doesn't look quite right for VAM 8 and the diagnostic scratch from the e of we do...
by vampicker
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC Need Help Attributing
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: 1883-CC Need Help Attributing

Nope. Looks like you have a stage of VAM 3.
by vampicker
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-CC Need Help Attributing
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: 1883-CC Need Help Attributing

Is there a dot like gouge near the denticles between the 2nd and 3rd right stars?
by vampicker
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help Needed with 1878-S
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Help Needed with 1878-S

VAM 7 stage. Excellent pics of this by the late Norm Salter are on the page
by vampicker
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with CAC
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: having fun with CAC

I get the Poor-01 pieces, there's a demand. But why else would anyone care about a CAC sticker on a lower grade circ common date dollar? A 29A might be worth a sticker in the AU range, but that's about it. There's marketability for a Micro O in a holder, so I wouldn't be at all surprised at CAC bein...
by vampicker
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with CAC
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: having fun with CAC

I'd wager the CAC people weren't fooled. Have they stickered other Good 4 00-O slabs?
by vampicker
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: stupid eBay auction title... really stupid
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: stupid eBay auction title... really stupid

That's awesome but put me down for never wanting any of my round parts 'squared' . Ouch!
by vampicker
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: stupid eBay auction title... really stupid
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: stupid eBay auction title... really stupid

I've got a "Squared Quarter" in my collection

http://numismatics.org/pocketchange/andor/
by vampicker
Fri May 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just cause it's purdy
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Just cause it's purdy

Common VAM on an 83-CC but damn it's eye catching!