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by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

iwillbenice wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:11 pm
Values?
Plenty on eBay. Check there.
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

Just checking. If anyone has a 85-S VAM-6, can you check the reverse upper tail feathers and see if your coin has the same "dots"? They look raised to me which means they are incuse on the die, and could be spaced the same as denticles, i.e., denticle impressions. I might add they are repeatable on...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Thanks for posting this. May as well add one to your collection. They are attractive, after all.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 905

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Have the parts of the coin been weighed to confirm that the planchets involved were the right weights?
by messydesk
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines
Replies: 11
Views: 99

Re: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines

"Die File Lines" is a weird term. Sometimes they refer to aggressive die polishing, typically to remove clashes. Other times, they refer to these patches of parallel lines that are created gradually by the die being scraped by the feed fingers, such as on this coin. Whether this coin is VAM 1CL or 1...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

Per new discovery guide, posting this here. 1897-S received today. The MM and date I consider within normal range. I'm fairly certain that's an unlisted eagle neck gouge and the wing-neck gap seems very unique with a heavy scratch up top. Remnents of a chip and clash on the left wreath. Lines aroun...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

Thanks JB. Is that die pair study material available to me? If not, what would you do if in my shoes? VM 2.0 is all know for attributing my coins. Sending it to you is certainly an option. TIA Unfortunately, the guide is not redistributable. If you were to send it to me, I'd figure out what to call...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 905

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Exceedingly cool! I assume a multi-coin slab is in its future.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

The bit under the eagle's jaw is a clash mark. I found a match for the reverse in a die study that Alan Scott did and based on auction and CoinFacts photos and he said it's pretty "Plain Jane," possibly VAM 1 or 3, but the thread impression you show isn't mentioned. The date might qualify for slight...
by messydesk
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dave700x
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Dave700x

I'm not sure how many members knew him, but I was informed that long-time member Dave700x passed away last September 22. He was last active here shortly before his death and was a member on the original VAMWorld site. The news was first posted on a CCF thread last week.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?

Similar to the damaged denticles on the 87-S VAM 2A. Not exactly sure how that would happen, though.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 114A Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: 1878 VAM 114A Questions

Nostril seems right. U in UNITED is just damage. Lots of doubling and tripling on 1878 obverses. Not everything is called out in the specification for these VAMs, otherwise they'd become unnecessarily long.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Photo Viewer Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Coin Photo Viewer Windows 11

10 Best Photo Viewers for Windows 11 in 2023

I've only ever used IrfanView and was going to recommend it, but figured I'd go look for a list of viewers.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; Quarter Variety
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: OT; Quarter Variety

There was a monster clashed 1976s proof wuarter that might have been in joja gems. I have a mountain of articles to go through to find it. Been looking for one of these for decades. Sure enough! - Volume 10 April 1992 page 34 offered for $65. It helps that my copy of 'Joja Jemz' is a reprint bound ...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: You want a rare Peace dollar?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

You want a rare Peace dollar?

22-S double struck, rotated 160°. Says rotated in collar, but it would seem that the first strike was in the collar while the second wasn't. Super cool, super rare. Good luck if you're chasing it. I just bought a new furnace instead, so my wings are clipped. https://coins.ha.com/itm/errors/1922-s-1-...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: OT: Whoops!

Don't know if I'd be happy with the "fair offer": allowing him to keep the cleaned coin and receive a payment of about 70 per cent of the coin’s insured value plus a full refund for postage and other fees Seriously? Well, we don't know what the coin looked like before it was dipped or what the decl...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

And with that, the 2023 Calendar sales season comes to an end. Thank you to all who bought one, and stay tuned for the 2024 edition.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Really Strange Luster
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Really Strange Luster

If it's in a PCGS 65 holder, then I'll say it looks like it was caused by the individual LEDs on your light source.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of FUN show purchases
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: A couple of FUN show purchases

I am glad to see others also did well at the show. I picked up a 1934D Peace dollar w/ SPL - PL obverse (the coin is toned, so it is excusable that the dealer missed it), and a Spanish colonial gold coin listed in Numista as only 5 known (mine presumably being #6). I will post later my experience w...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Dozen VAMs for 2023
Replies: 19
Views: 294

Re: A Dozen VAMs for 2023

How can I become a member of the SSDC and what is the benefits There's a "Join the SSDC" link on the upper part of the navigation pane on the wiki. Benefits include access to the SSDC Set Registry and price guide, helping support VAMWorld and the registry, eligibility for the registry competition. ...