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by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S light tweak
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: 1879-S light tweak

For 79-S, start with the date, mint mark, and the leaves opposite the N in ONE.
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 2299

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

I got Defender. Much of the analysis seemed on point, but I wonder how much my answers would change based on my mood at the time. I've done the test several times in different settings, always with the same result. There's probably limit to how many times you can do such a test before your answers ...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

The Andover, KS drone video of an EF-3 ripping through part of town should be required viewing for anyone considering moving to the tornado belt. Every school kid should see how important having a tornado shelter is in that region. (Along with stronger building codes.) My brother is a teacher in St...
by messydesk
Tue May 03, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926-P Peace VNA?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: 1926-P Peace VNA?

I see machine doubling on the G and bag marks on the tips of the leaves. The olive you point to always looks like that. The crack across the bust is common and not listable.
by messydesk
Sun May 01, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 2299

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

I am the Architect.
by messydesk
Sun May 01, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

RogerB wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:20 pm
Where's the "Tornado Alley" flying coin show on the schedule? I know it moves around..... ':)
Funny you should mention that. The sirens went off about 45 minutes after the official end of the CSNS show.
by messydesk
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update
Replies: 17
Views: 3200

Re: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update

I have a 2021 Morgan with a small CUD on the obverse I would like to submit, but I can't find an email address to the administrator or proper area of this site for submission. Thank you for your help in advance. The 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars are not eligible to be listed as VAMs, as they are co...
by messydesk
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know this one?
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Anyone know this one?

fogie wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:28 pm
Thank You!
I agree with VAM 67. The mint mark is encroaching on high, but calling it something new without seeing how it's different from VAM 67 would risk creating a listing that stands a good chance of needing to be deleted.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stumped on an 82-S (Dbl. cap & wing)
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Stumped on an 82-S (Dbl. cap & wing)

Start with the date and mint mark before looking elsewhere. The S/S is machine doubling, so ignore that. The 882 in the date has legitimate doubling around the tops of the digits and the first 8 looks to have doubling on the inside left surface of the upper loop. That should get you far. The base of...
by messydesk
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

Add the Central States one for this Thursday-Saturday.

Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4. Admission $5/day, $10/3-days. Free parking. Something like 700 restaurants within about 5 miles.
by messydesk
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

Perfect! VAM 14 needs to be listed under the pitted dies guide. Thank you. Best not to rely on the extra guides to find things. Many are good, but they aren't consistently maintained. The wiki has a good search engine that can help find things quickly. Search for "1883-P" (in quotes) and pitting an...
by messydesk
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: 1883 Small Pox: Is it worthy

1. The cracks you show aren't a match for VAM 1B.
2. Whatever the VAM, I don't see anything warranting listing separately in the pictures.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Central States coin show

Anyone else going to this show?
by messydesk
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1902

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

I would like to pose a "Trade Challenge". The two parties involved with this squabble should talk on the phone and do this behind the iron curtain. We are. It is not as much of a disagreement as it may appear to be. BTW, I did check that 1873 VF proof. It weighs out consistent with a genuine Trade ...
by messydesk
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

ljs123 wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:30 am
messydesk wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:52 am
Looks like a planchet defect below the E to me.

What about the VAM JB?
I’m not feeling VAM-4.
I see the doubled serifs on the S of VAM 4, so I don't have a reason to say it isn't VAM 4. 86-S only has a few VAMs listed. A die study might show there are multiple obverses with that reverse.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

Looks like a planchet defect below the E to me.
by messydesk
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bunny's new 8 Tail
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Bunny's new 8 Tail

Probably was PL. I think most VAM 15s are.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1902

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Looks like a challenge, indeed. Thanks for sharing this!

I would be remiss if I didn't point out that you didn't wait long to make the first typo -- on the top of page 1 (after the ToC) in big letters.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Central States coin show

vamsterdam wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:12 pm
I have a table but don’t know the number
You're at table 1417
by messydesk
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 O.........VAM-52A
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: 1883 O.........VAM-52A

Last two pictures were enough. It's VAM 52A.