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by vampicker
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Gurus - VAM-46A w/52 obv?
Replies: 10
Views: 4654

Re: 1878-S Gurus - VAM-46A w/52 obv?

The cracks noted in the VAM 52 listing occur during the obverse's earlier use in the VAM 46/46A marriage. You have an early stage of 46A from the sound of it
by vampicker
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM Post
Replies: 46
Views: 21144

Re: 1921-P VAM Post

I appreciate the comments and thanks for the fix, John. I will reiterate my preference for simplicity wherever possible on the site
by vampicker
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM Post
Replies: 46
Views: 21144

Re: 1921-P VAM Post

I'm sorry but some of this seems unnecessarily complex to the point of absurdity. I looked at the 85-CC page and it has a secondary page to list reverses. There are only three real marriages and a couple of minor stages. I went to the 88-O page and it took 4 clicks to open the actual Oval O guide. I...
by vampicker
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New -to me- Book... Worth a read?
Replies: 7
Views: 4557

Re: New -to me- Book... Worth a read?

His other book is better, 'The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook'. But this is worth a read or two in sections. His take on toning is invaluable.
by vampicker
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-o. Trying to understand mintmark
Replies: 13
Views: 5843

Re: 1884-o. Trying to understand mintmark

Great coin to illustrate the true 'evil' of an 'evil mimic', because I definitely see the similarities between LDS examples of VAMs 10 and 8. One key feature to note is the exact location of that bottom chunk of repunched mintmark within the O's opening. There is a slight yet noticeable difference b...
by vampicker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "Sort By Raritity/Interest"
Replies: 18
Views: 9671

Re: "Sort By Raritity/Interest"

Yeah, those rarity and interest ratings are vague guidelines at best. A true picture of rarity and more specifically relative rarity doesn't develop for years. Interest has always been a moving target. How many coins actually grab our attention after we've owned them for a while? How many sets are s...
by vampicker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: fake 1878 cc eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: fake 1878 cc eBay

They both have the Rev of 79, so there's that.....
by vampicker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "Sort By Raritity/Interest"
Replies: 18
Views: 9671

Re: "Sort By Raritity/Interest"

Guess no one proofreads... Kinda lost the joke of a Freudian nip slip staring at us in the title.
by vampicker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "Sort By Raritity/Interest"
Replies: 18
Views: 9671

Re: "Sort By Raritity/Interest"

Sorting by raritity might end up costing half your stuff.
by vampicker
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-o. Trying to understand mintmark
Replies: 13
Views: 5843

Re: 1884-o. Trying to understand mintmark

Kinda looks like a late stage of VAM 10
by vampicker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878- s vam 1i first use of the B-2 reverse
Replies: 16
Views: 6614

Re: 1878 s vam 1i

If I was gonna lay odds on one person finding half the known population of a variety, I know who I'd bet on.
by vampicker
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878- s vam 1i first use of the B-2 reverse
Replies: 16
Views: 6614

Re: 1878 s vam 1i

You suck in a continuum...
by vampicker
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OOPs
Replies: 11
Views: 4787

Re: OOPs

His concept of a Higher Power is not well formed
by vampicker
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OOPs
Replies: 11
Views: 4787

Re: OOPs

I had an explosive idea....
by vampicker
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM 26 die 1 FINALLY!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6017

Re: 1887 VAM 26 die 1 FINALLY!!!!!

Yeah, same dies as VAM 26A in an earlier stage without the gouge. Nice find!
by vampicker
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN 2019 Show
Replies: 18
Views: 7867

Re: FUN 2019 Show

I'll be at the company table
by vampicker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Dropped R
Replies: 28
Views: 11252

Re: 1921-P Dropped R

That is seriously cool!
by vampicker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry set deadline
Replies: 21
Views: 9328

Re: SSDC Registry set deadline

Same attribution and grade shouldn't make a difference. I've already looked once, but I'll take a much deeper look over the next day or two to firm up the actual winners
by vampicker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry set deadline
Replies: 21
Views: 9328

Re: SSDC Registry set deadline

Today is the deadline....
by vampicker
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-O VAM-1C3 EDS or 1C2 ??
Replies: 24
Views: 12686

Re: 1883-O VAM-1C3 EDS or 1C2 ??

looks like its got a bit of a weird shine to it Good chance this would get called cleaned