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by raynat3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Grading Question
Replies: 18
Views: 5919

Re: Morgan Grading Question

I acquired this raw and the thing that stood out for me was how clean the fields are and the over all appearance. I thought surely a MS65. The first pictures were from my old iPhone and these are from my Nikon. Not sure if the second set is any better after reduction in size. Have always had trouble...
by raynat3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-D VAM 2X
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: 1922-D VAM 2X

Have not seen this one before. It’s interesting how the design creates weak points in the die that cause breaks to occur in some of the same or nerarly the same locations like the Y in Liberty.

Does that break go all the way across to the forehead from Y?
by raynat3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: For the dark siders
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

Re: For the dark siders

The breaks on the Peace Dollars are fun to look for. I like the way breaks look on Peace Dollars, more so than Morgans.
by raynat3
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: For the dark siders
Replies: 10
Views: 3810

For the dark siders

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by raynat3
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Grading Question
Replies: 18
Views: 5919

Re: Morgan Grading Question

Based on the comments what would you think this would grade?
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by raynat3
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Grading Question
Replies: 18
Views: 5919

Morgan Grading Question

I was looking through ANA grading standards for Morgan’s and I did not see any mention of weak strike consideration. I was wondering if any of the grading companies take into consideration weak strikes when grading? Does it matter if the date mm is typically weak compared to a date that is not typic...
by raynat3
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 10297

Re: what caused this?

Reminds me of that double struck picture a while back. I suppose strike doubling and double struck are cousins.
by raynat3
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: returns from last VSS Bulk to PCGS
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

Re: returns from last VSS Bulk to PCGS

83-O VAM 64?
by raynat3
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cap Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 5273

Re: Cap Parts

Always good to know the correct terminology. I was thinking bun, but it appears to be apex or crown?
by raynat3
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884O/O
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

Re: 1884O/O

Based on the surrounding features having the same doubling it looks to be strike/machine doubling rather than a re-punched mm.
by raynat3
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder
Replies: 7
Views: 2834

Re: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder

It’s the 87-O 30A. The clash above Dollar in leaves shows enough to know what it is.
by raynat3
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder
Replies: 7
Views: 2834

Low grade attribution on ANACS holder

Was wondering about very low grade varieties that the letter transfer is not visible, however many of the clashes that are only present on the particular variety can be seen. Would it still be AOH as the variety?
by raynat3
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM 63
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

1883-O VAM 63

Why does VAM 63 say "De-Listed" ?
by raynat3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - three 1883P kills! (one inadvertent)
Replies: 28
Views: 12313

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

Thanks for your work on this series Tom.
by raynat3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Privately Made Question
Replies: 21
Views: 7974

Privately Made Question

Are there theories or facts as to why the contemporary counterfeits (privately made) that are listed appear to first start with 1893 date?
by raynat3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Breakout
Replies: 13
Views: 4839

Re: Breakout

I don't have a vice set up so I use 20" Channel Lock Pliers to control the amount of force to limit the amount of shatter.
by raynat3
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A clarification of why Roger Burdette is posting on VAM World
Replies: 15
Views: 5282

Re: A clarification of why Roger Burdette is posting on VAM World

Yes Roger, Thank you for the research you do that many of us are either unable or unwilling to do. Thank you for taking the time to share with us the information that opens up the small windows in time that we can understand more about the process and events that influenced the minting of coins.
by raynat3
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Veterans Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Veterans Day

Thank you to all of you who have served our country.
by raynat3
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cost of shipping bullion and coins - Western Mints
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Re: Cost of shipping bullion and coins - Western Mints

Great to see these correspondence, thanks for sharing Roger.

Dennis it is beautiful and sad to know many schools do not teach this anymore. What I find amazing is that they were still using dip or quill pens at this time and still produced such appearance of perfection.
by raynat3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS order back
Replies: 12
Views: 4545

Re: ANACS order back

That's quite a list. Congrats.