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by Mediocrates007
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help narrowing down 1899 O
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Help narrowing down 1899 O

Have a look at VAM-39
by Mediocrates007
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS
Replies: 29
Views: 4109

Re: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS

If you want to attract new members and then retain them, you will have to simplify. Allow me to put it directly -- there is too much "stuff" to catch the interest of new collectors. They will not wade through the chest-deep mire of multiple sub- sub- super-sub varieties and suffixes to VAM numbers....
by Mediocrates007
Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unicorns Are Real!
Replies: 16
Views: 2520

Re: Unicorns Are Real!

Fantastic write-up! Thank you for making me appreciate my 1N2 even more!
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

@Kurt28 and @pup_picker , i think you both got it right. Thanks for the insight, I think this was a case of looking too closely.

I held up a coin to the spot and it lines up too perfectly.

I appreciate the help on a pretty trivial and minor thing.
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

If the PMD came from a glancing blow (low angle of incidence,) then you may have the mark above the R, and a dragging of the offender to the left. Unable to upload photo showing arrow, but it is on the wreath leaf above the R. Ok that is making more sense and adds to the above. Also, I noticed you ...
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

edited to add. that cac'ed? WOW So that’s what got me too and sent me on this “it’s not PMD” train lol. The area is clean where the top of the R is and the metal is clearly pushed into the letter. A 66 and CAC? Not hard to miss in-hand either. If it was a hit, I would expect to see the marks above ...
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

A few more of the R
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

Vammers, I’m looking for an assist on this 1903-O VAM-4A I just picked up. The attribution was an easy one, so I’m not sweating that part (or am I?) The part I’m confused by is the “broken R” on dollar. To my eye, it appears to have happened during the strike and not post-mint-damage. At first look,...
by Mediocrates007
Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: What method are they using to achieve that look
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: What method are they using to achieve that look

If you’ve seen Canyon City coins on eBay, you’ll notice their photos are very deceptive. I was able to mimic the look as an experiment and it’s achieved by using a warm and cool lamp, then in post processing, kill shadow detail and crank blacks while adding some brightness/luminance. They also use a...
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: WTT: NGC MS66 1903-O VAM-12

Listed FS on eBay now, thanks for looking!

Edit: sold.
by Mediocrates007
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…

messydesk wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:02 pm
Fixed it.
Nice, the user’s profile also has some spam links. Not sure if you can suspend privilege while they fix their login security.
by Mediocrates007
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…

Home page has been changed by someone using an editor’s credentials.

User’s name is AbigailVrooman.
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: WTT: NGC MS66 1903-O VAM-12

Forgot to add a picture of the doubled profile described in the listing.
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Sold

Hello and thanks for looking! I’d like to trade my NGC MS66 1903-O that I’ve attributed as VAM-12, O/O Down. Willing to trade for any clashed 1903-O MS65-MS66; PCGS, NGC, or ANACS. I’m trying to build a New Orleans date set with only clashed varieties, so this one doesn’t fit in. No cash, just a str...
by Mediocrates007
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a LDS 1899-O VAM-30?
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Is this a LDS 1899-O VAM-30?

Looking at this recent pickup, appears to be an 1899-O VAM-30, but a slightly later die state? There’s a neat die crack through the lower hair V that made me initially think it was a letter.

Thanks for looking!
by Mediocrates007
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

Re: Here's today's puzzle

OK, here's the story. This is obviously struck by a cancelled die. In fact, this is one of the 2 oz tokens Ash had struck with the mated 84-CC pair he bought at the ANA. I did an 'About VAMs' column on the dies right after the show. I've had the dies in hand. The pic is from the ANA. After the toke...
by Mediocrates007
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 3498

Re: Here's today's puzzle

Die flake from the canceled die?
by Mediocrates007
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1889-O VAM-11
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Help with 1889-O VAM-11

I picked this 1889-O up recently, I believe it to be a VAM-11 but there’s not a lot of info on the page. I’ve included some full coin photos and the TrueView if it helps. I can also get some better closeups if needed.

Thanks in advance!
by Mediocrates007
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o proof like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: 1883-o proof like?

Screenshot_20211228-190915_Chrome.jpgReally, oh I appreciate it a good education as I said I'm new I am not the type to let pride get in the way and when I was actually looking at the proof coins from the same year they have that Mark behind her head that zigzag, now I may be wrong about that I jus...
by Mediocrates007
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the 'clashing through the snow'?
Replies: 14
Views: 2714

Re: Guess the 'clashing through the snow'?

If I’m guessing correctly, this would fit in with the clashed set in building from that mint. Also… WOW!