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by messydesk
Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unlisted 1900-S?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Unlisted 1900-S?

Alan identified this in his study as "VNA-18", having the same reverse as VAM 11. So this has not yet been added to the catalog.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Lucky 13!
Replies: 41
Views: 14807

Re: My Lucky 13!

vamsterdam wrote:
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:04 pm
... I just hope the wuality wasn’t bad.
No as bad as your spelling. :lol:
by messydesk
Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Got something pretty cool today
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Got something pretty cool today

vamsterdam wrote:
Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:39 pm
I knew it was either numismatic literature (vam related) or die related medals..
Could have also been a medal by Morgan or of a coining press.
by messydesk
Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stolen coins
Replies: 40
Views: 1996

Re: Stolen coins

Looks like NGC cert verifications are coming up "reported stolen/missing".
by messydesk
Thu Dec 08, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stolen coins
Replies: 40
Views: 1996

Re: Stolen coins

Glad they've started showing up locally. I'll put an update on the PCGS forum. Hoping the wheels of justice eventually grind in your favor and everything is recovered. Also hoping they grind the fingers of the thieves down to stumps one at a time and slowly.
by messydesk
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Peace

They've always taken a back seat to Morgans, but there are still people really interested in them. I'm shipping out 3 completed submissions today. Two were just Peace dollars, one from a new submitter.
by messydesk
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Mark Kimpton Collection at Stack's/Bowers
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Mark Kimpton Collection at Stack's/Bowers

As far as I know, Mark sold his stuff a long time ago when he went to be a missionary. I thought he sold to Michael Fey, but could be mistaken, and he might not be the current owner, anyway. All coins have been recently seen by ANACS in preparation for the sale, as they were bought and collected as ...
by messydesk
Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

I got my calendar's yesterday. They are amazing. I like the larger size. Thanks. Glad you like it! The different size caught me off-guard and annoys me a little. It's not a huge difference, but they went from 8 1/2 x 11 to A4 format, even though their website says 8 1/2 x 11. I don't know if this i...
by messydesk
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Mark Kimpton Collection at Stack's/Bowers
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Mark Kimpton Collection at Stack's/Bowers

Just got an e-mail from Stack's/Bowers that 118 of Mark Kimpton's clashed Morgans, including discovery pieces, are selling next Tuesday, 12/13. Here's the link.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Nice VAM 1A3!
by messydesk
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering Complete
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering Complete

The C reverses are a project for another day. The ugliest listings, all the VAM 210s, were relatively low-hanging fruit.
by messydesk
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Got something pretty cool today
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Got something pretty cool today

OK, that's pretty cool.
by messydesk
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Re: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

Yes. Leroy didn't make a 2020 supplement but did a 2020-21 supplement. Shortly thereafter, Michael Fey bought all of his IP and now I have the text of that document and paste-up pages. I have to work out duplication and distribution methods for that. Leroy ran to Kinko's with a stack of papers and m...
by messydesk
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Re: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

Good to know there's a demand for printed supplements.
by messydesk
Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace Dollar Question
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: 1922 Peace Dollar Question

That's a clash from the top of Liberty's head. Quite common and not listed as a feature in the VAM catalog.
by messydesk
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed 2022 VAM Supplement
Replies: 24
Views: 1006

Printed 2022 VAM Supplement

As the year draws to a close, I need to figure out what to do about the annual VAM supplement. This year's will be text for only 2022 as well as pictures for 2022. I don't have the 1992-2021 text integrated into my database yet, as that's a future project. The Morgan and Peace dollars will be in the...
by messydesk
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Capped Bust Half Grading question
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: OT Capped Bust Half Grading question

Looks like a really nice piece. The wing edges are fairly sharp, consistent with being graded AU, but there's wear on the obverse that stands out more. I can't get a good read on the surfaces or luster, so I'm going to say it is graded XF45.
by messydesk
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P VAM-5A obverse scratches?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: 1896-P VAM-5A obverse scratches?

keilg1 wrote:
Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:46 am
Whatever was happening in Philly was being echoed in the Big Easy.
Remember that all dates were punched into dies in Philadelphia, so everyone got their share of wonky dates. 96-S has a few, too, including a misplaced date that was just listed a month ago (VAM 11).
by messydesk
Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering Complete
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering

The last of the 1878 7TF renumbering has been completed. 185A, B, C, and 186A and B are now 180-184. 195A is 194. A table on the 1878 page contains a cross-reference for old and new numbers. That will be the end of the changes made for this year. I have my eyes on 1878-S next year, as VAMs like 47, ...
by messydesk
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-P VAM-5A obverse scratches?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: 1896-P VAM-5A obverse scratches?

Neat Double! Part of me wishes that the initial descriptions on sort by date was more detailed, like "Extreme Doubled One", but another part really appreciates that it isn't.. it makes you hunt and learn. There's a "signal-to-noise ratio" optimization that is needed for titles and descriptions. Pre...