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by vampicker
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM"38"... Final New Pics, and I'm Mailing it In to Get Checked...
Replies: 199
Views: 87633

Re: 1883-O new Partial E location... Need help... (Machine doubled letters and broken arrow?)

I'd strongly suggest you buy a couple of varieties that are already attributed on the holder and study them carefully. An 83-O VAM 36A or 91-O VAM 1A can be found with ease and shouldn't break the bank. It will far cheaper than chasing reedmarks as something desirable. You really are at a crossroads...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???
Replies: 9
Views: 4886

Re: 1888-S "What Do You Think" ???

Think you already know and are just hoping you're wrong. That second U in UNUM tells the story ... damage. All of the scratches around the area are from that same grinding hit.

The stuff on the reverse looks like die scratches though.
by vampicker
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big Problem with this 1878 P B1 Reverse with a CUD
Replies: 29
Views: 11669

Re: Big Problem with this 1878 P B1 Reverse with a CUD

No question about this being deliberate damage with deceptive intent done outside the mint. There's a press or vise involved along with some material like thick leather or gasket material protecting the obverse. Not sure why they didn't also cover the reverse area that's involved. It would have made...
by vampicker
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: color?
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Re: color?

All his Morgans are toned... just sayin'
by vampicker
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Which VAM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Which VAM?

VAM 215
by vampicker
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Thing FUN 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 9776

Re: VAM Thing FUN 2019

My presentation '12 VAMs for 2019' will be just before it at 2:45 in the same room W304-A. The set from my program will go live in the SSDC Registry shortly afterward. Hope to see you in Orlando.
by vampicker
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Shortnock's 1878 P Mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 3028

Re: Shortnock's 1878 P Mystery

Yeah, I'd say Mitch nailed this - VAM 232. The lines in the wheat leaves limit your choices to the Type III obverses. VAM 232 has a stage with the line in O that mimics VAMs 227-1 & 228B. The die lines in the bow loop are similar to VAM 230-3 as you noted. I can also see the diagnostic dot on the ba...
by vampicker
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Edge of an E?
Replies: 16
Views: 6889

Re: Edge of an E?

I'd say it's a phantom and not actually an E. On all of the documented E clash Peace Dollars. there's a strong outline of the angle of the chin and neck below the E. I can't imagine the letter would transfer without also getting the chin & neck mark as well. I think this outline of that portion of t...
by vampicker
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: delete images please
Replies: 14
Views: 5772

Re: delete images please

Thanks for migrating the old VAM World to a new site over far too many volunteered hours, but it had some unintended consequences, so out come the daggers. Once an image is posted online, it is licensed by the site and is no longer the exclusive intellectual property of the original photographer/aut...
by vampicker
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tag a user
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: Tag a user

And yeah, messydesk's tag came up in my notifications
by vampicker
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: 1857 Mexico Republic 8 reales
Replies: 13
Views: 6018

Re: OT: 1857 Mexico Republic 8 reales

Their legal tender status dates back to the creation of the United States. The Spanish colonial 8 reales or milled dollars were typically good silver of a fairly standard fineness and weight. The were accepted in commerce almost universally. Many of the notes of the Continental Congress were denomin...
by vampicker
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: 1857 Mexico Republic 8 reales
Replies: 13
Views: 6018

Re: OT: 1857 Mexico Republic 8 reales

The dies have a great hand made character to them. Love how uneven the date is. That rim to rim break is pretty damn cool. Die rotations on the Mexican branch mints are somewhat common, but still kinda neat. Great piece!
by vampicker
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 CC vam 19B
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

Re: 1878 CC vam 19B

I think over time we'll find VAM 19A is the rarer of the two. While both are legitimate rarities, neither really qualifies as 'super duper' rare anymore.
Now, if anyone happens to find either in a GSA holder, I'd really like to hear about it
by vampicker
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 8161

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

Just remind me when it gets closer to the show and I'd be glad to
by vampicker
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 VAM44
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Re: 1878 VAM44

Seems like a solid coin for the money, but the middle of the market seems to be kinda soft. Too many quality coins and not enough buyers.
by vampicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sweet Cherry!
Replies: 17
Views: 7726

Re: Sweet Cherry!

Yeah, if warranted
by vampicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sweet Cherry!
Replies: 17
Views: 7726

Re: Sweet Cherry!

The ANACS pop shows 5 examples with obverse DMPL. The top is 65 OD 1/0 The pop doesn't account for the different die numbers
by vampicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 8161

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

I own the discovery piece for VAM 1BB. I've shown it to a fairly large number of VAM collectors. It's kinda funny watching the reactions. The Peace guys all see the E clash right away. The Morgan only guys can almost never spot it.
A clearly evident partial E clash is present - period.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Super CD list question..
Replies: 12
Views: 5783

Re: A Super CD list question..

The whole back story is in the intro chapter in Mark's book, but the basic gist of it is I showed him my 04-O VAM 28A discovery piece, and he got very intrigued by clashed dies and being able to discovery new things. So yeah, it's not just that the first reported G clash was shaped like a trigger, i...
by vampicker
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Dollar 1877-S Small and Large S Varieties
Replies: 6
Views: 3337

Re: OT - Trade Dollar 1877-S Small and Large S Varieties

I'm not sure if any of the Trade Dollar mintmarks are identical to those used for Morgans. Something I'll have to watch for to get a solid answer