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by impairedsquirrel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mispicked... a WOW! VAM???
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Mispicked... a WOW! VAM???

So I was doing some speed VAMming in the Bay recently and came across an ANACS MS62 1890-S for cheeeaaaap and noticed with a quick glance that it was a v2b. I pulled the trigger and didn't give it another thought. It arrived yesterday and I took a look at it with the loop to make sure it wasn't a mo...
by impairedsquirrel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21 P Morgan clash
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: 21 P Morgan clash

Hey Lee, no worries, didn't take it that way. The only 3b3 I've ever seen or found was the DC. I'm not sure if the other pics on the page are yours, but it looks like that one suffered another clash episode that mine didn't, which may have weakened the overall strength of the clashing. I don't reall...
by impairedsquirrel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21 P Morgan clash
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: 21 P Morgan clash

Seeing these replies makes me think my 3b3 might look cooler than other 3b3's...
by impairedsquirrel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Dropped R
Replies: 28
Views: 6679

Re: 1921-P Dropped R

Cool Brent, but, just out of curiosity, have you poked it?
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887-P VAM 27 (eye die clash)
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: 1887-P VAM 27 (eye die clash)

Find one where the n clash is still visible (v27a) and you get into some rare air, but still not sure it’d have much premium.
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-1A1...
Replies: 36
Views: 7890

Re: 1891-O VAM-1A2/3... How to tell which I have?...

Well, it appears Fey and Oxman published a boo-boo in the book. It happens.
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-1A1...
Replies: 36
Views: 7890

Re: 1891-O VAM-1A2/3... How to tell which I have?...

Also, without looking, you're misreading something in the book. The full progression is: 1a1 Clashed E 1a4 Clashed E, Gouge at AT 1a2 Clashed E, Die depression (dome on coin) 1a3 Clashed E, Die break at profile/eye clash It states almost exactly this VERY PROMINENTLY on all of the VAM=1a pages. All ...
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-1A1...
Replies: 36
Views: 7890

Re: 1891-O VAM-1A2/3... How to tell which I have?...

Good! It's been a long road, but you're starting to get some of the basics. Now look at how STRONG that eye, profile and E clash is and tell me if you see ANYTHING resembling any of that in your myriad other "E clash" coins from the past few weeks.
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-1A1...
Replies: 36
Views: 7890

Re: 1891-O VAM-1A2/3... How to tell which I have?...

Ok, so here's what's happened in the last couple hours: You had absolutely no idea what the eye clash was or what it should look like, then you did, in fact, figure it out (congrats, you took a step!)... next tell me what you believe that long arched line is to the left of the eye clash. Also, for t...
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-1A1...
Replies: 36
Views: 7890

Re: 1891-O VAM-1A2/3... How to tell which I have?...

Ant, post a pic with the eye clash circled, please.
by impairedsquirrel
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O VAM-1A1...
Replies: 36
Views: 7890

Re: 1891-O VAM-1A2/3... How to tell which I have?...

Well Ant, you don't have either of those... but you're on the right track.
by impairedsquirrel
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?

Well, no, that's not really what I'm saying. Generally speaking, clashing will appear in the same areas and in the same fashion on all clashed dies (and there are TONS of unlistable clashed dies through out the Morgan dollar series). The first thing YOU, specifically, need to do is learn where the c...
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?

Ant, here's another good little piece of advice for going forward: if anything "drowns out" clashing, you can ignore that clashing as a diagnostic, because it is too weak to concern yourself with. Clashes are sometimes tough to photo, but any worth mentioning are EASY to see.
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

Need Okie to win, but not by enough to take the 4 spot from aOSU. Hell, let's see another 7ot game! Look, I'm rooting for your Buckeyes and that isn't easy for me!
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

Actually need OU to win too, but not pretty. If Texas wins they and Oklahoma will prolly both take NY6 spots.
In other words Oklahoma needs to win, but by a lot less than 14 points!
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

He'd have to be 14 times more experienced to understand what you mean VP...
Ps:those Buckeyes better thump NW bad enough to get themselves into the playoff, I want another NY6 bowl!
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

Oh boy. Ant, I have a feeling that last comment burned a bridge your gonna look back on with regret... :(
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

If there is no letter transfer the clashing is meaningless and would NEVER be mentioned or noted on the page... and likely not on earlier die state examples... ;)
by impairedsquirrel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MS63 1883-P VAM-14 LDS... Pitted Obv/Rev... Clashed... Doubled Profile...?
Replies: 135
Views: 28324

Re: MS63 1883-P VAM-10 (EDS?)... Pitted Obv/Rev... N Clash?... Doubled Profile...

Ant, there is no N clash... not even close.
And VAMpicker, Ant's a novice, it may take him 14 minutes and 14 seconds...