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by messydesk
Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wave pattern 1886 P
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Wave pattern 1886 P

Probably not 6B. Most I have seen have the n clash worn from the dies and are simply late die state VAM 6. This is by far the most common 1886 for marriage.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 18, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1895 O
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: 1895 O

You probably have VAM 3A. The mint mark is not as tilted as it looks in your picture, since the picture itself is tilted. Date position looks like a match. Wear sometimes makes this difficult to discern.
by messydesk
Tue Oct 18, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wave pattern 1886 P
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Wave pattern 1886 P

Heavy die erosion. Hundreds of thousands of strikes eventually mush out the die.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!

Well, maybe he and @Andy Hansen can compete for it.
by messydesk
Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Die Gouge on 21-S - You want this!

Here's why you want this one: 1921-S Zerbe special strike The pictures I showed above were from the PCGS TrueViews. This seems to be as rare as the 78 Rev of 79 Proof, with 4-5 known. The marker on the L is strong enough where one would think it should have been noticed by now. I was speaking about ...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC is the next new grading company
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: CAC is the next new grading company

Well lets see if CAC has better luck with attributing VAMS , PCGS and NGC are not to good with attributes . ANACS is good with the attribute but Grading doesnt Hold up to the test . Need the Best Combo of these and Lets hope CAC can get it done . Just going to wait and see what happens before sendi...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC is the next new grading company
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: CAC is the next new grading company

JB You are an elite coin grader IMHO, I am NOT! I found it interesting that Mr. Albanese admits he needs a Monday Refresher on grading to wipe away the grading brain fog. Actually, this makes perfect sense to me (the Monday refresher bit, not the elite coin grader assessment :lol: ). It's no differ...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC is the next new grading company
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: CAC is the next new grading company

... Unless they get some *serious* market traction, there’s no way on earth I’m sending CAC a coin that according to Albanese would get a 65 at PC or NG when he says he’ll 64 it in some cases (essentially his quote in the video).... This was one of my key takeaways as well. They're going to need a ...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC is the next new grading company
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: CAC is the next new grading company

:popcorn: for everyone.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Die Gouge on 21-S

In that case would that not be far more commonly encountered? Given how pronounced it is, you would assume so. I was expecting someone would find one while perusing their 21-S collection, but so far nobody has. This is one that you will really want to find (original thread renamed to reflect this).
by messydesk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S S/S line lower loop?
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: 78-S S/S line lower loop?

@messydesk, hate to bother you directly on this, but what are your thoughts on the mint mark at a minimum? Do you read these as the same - considering the central lower portion of the coin in question might be gunk (something I can't discount, devious dieties aside)? Thanks in advance, Gary I alway...
by messydesk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Die Gouge on 21-S

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Sat Oct 15, 2022 2:45 am
Struck through something stuck in the die? How would a gouge continue unabated through peaks and valleys?
Something present when the die was hubbed.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about die marriages
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Question about die marriages

Bits of the star break broke off the hub, not the die. The die is a snapshot of the hub, so all coins made with the II 42 obverses will show the complete hub break.

Hub breaks cause raised elements to be missing on the coin. Die breaks cause additional raised elements on the coin.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Re: Die Gouge on 21-S

vampicker wrote:
Sat Oct 15, 2022 12:20 am
I'd want to see two examples to confirm that's a gouge. Gas bubble?
OK. Here's another one.
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by messydesk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 854

Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!

Has anyone come across this gouge on the first L of DOLLAR on a 21-S?
lgouge.jpg
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by messydesk
Thu Oct 13, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ? Has anyone ever seen a
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: ? Has anyone ever seen a

I'll take a look at Alan's 02-S die study (pretty sure he did one) when I get home and try to figure out what to do.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 12, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 10
Views: 1694

Re: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area

Not VAM 3AA2, as there's no gouge from the nock of the arrows. Can't tell anything further from the pictures.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: 1882O Morgan VAM 22a with split denticles

That's been determined to be machine doubling. It happens on several 83-O varieties as well, and moves around from coin to coin.
by messydesk
Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Not Your Mothers’s normal 1878 8 TF Vam 12
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Not Your Mothers’s normal 1878 8 TF Vam 12

The pictures aren't that conducive to grading, but 63-64 looks reasonable. Nice coin!