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by messydesk
Sun Jan 01, 2023 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

... A flap of silver must make a different noise, right? From a coin without a lamination? Yes, but you have to be able to repeatably acquire a ping from the two coins enough times that you know the difference between them is outside the margin of error. If you can get the same spectrogram 10 times...
by messydesk
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: A (wild) pick you might be happy with?

Yes. Quite.
by messydesk
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

So i Have a funny (sort of ) the second calendar hit the house tonight ,,,,,,, Complete with a computer signature letter from Stephanie that is more about advertising than anything else . I guess I should be grateful because now i can hang something in my office that my beloved clowns can write the...
by messydesk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:17 pm
This is interesting, but not sure I see a commercial application for it.
The story of so much of what we do. :lol:
by messydesk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Orlando FUN Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Orlando FUN Roll Call

I'll be at table 806 doing photos Thursday afternoon through Saturday. VAM Thing Friday, dinner at least Thursday night. Private study session with the 21-S Zerbe and maybe 21 Chapman probably Saturday morning. Looking forward to it.
by messydesk
Thu Dec 29, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anyone have an 1894 S vam 2
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Does anyone have an 1894 S vam 2

I was hoping to find someone, that has an 1894 S vam 2 Morgan. On the 1894 S vam 2 page, it only has a small picture of the S mint mark. I was hoping to see larger area or more of the reverse. I tried clicking and sending George Mallis, who discovered it, back in June 1965, but I could not send him...
by messydesk
Thu Dec 29, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock

Thanks again all for your help. I'm happy to create a VNA section for the webpage and upload pictures to help others in the search for Plain Jane if that would be OK. Right now it's lacking that section. I've added a comment to the VAM 2 page that links back to this thread. If someone searched 1902...
by messydesk
Thu Dec 29, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Found a neat way to measure relief with a ping test and spectrograph

Do coins of different designs have different spectrograms? Are they different enough between designs and similar enough within designs that you could tell the design by the spectrogram, much like Merlin does with birds?
by messydesk
Wed Dec 28, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-8
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: 1891-CC VAM-8

Tagging @tmanhg since he has the discovery coin.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 1A2 Nice
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: 1880 VAM 1A2 Nice

Very nice! Not the usual VG-VF you see for this variety.
by messydesk
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

I still have some left for those of you who didn't get the calendar you wanted for Christmas.
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by messydesk
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock

Again, appreciate your input, John. A moving target in a subjective field - two qualities that make the fun of the hunt even more enjoyable. Is there a way for us to create a 'parking lot' to help crowdsource the efforts? This post will get deeply buried in the sands of time so we all might be well...
by messydesk
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock

I see no reason to send this for a discovery at this time. The collar clash is marginal as far as what would be considered for listing (want 60° and strong). Cataloging collar clashing is a relatively new thing, probably within the past 10 years give or take. The absence of a picture of a VAM 2 or m...
by messydesk
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: pocket change coin question
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: pocket change coin question

I prefer to think of that variety as the barbecue sauce mouth variety. It is by no stretch of the imagination rare. This is the equivalent of the smile die crack on Peace dollars that goes across the tip of the bust. I imagine this may result in rework of the model a bit to try and prevent the die b...
by messydesk
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on this 1894 S Morgan
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Question on this 1894 S Morgan

I'll bet it's not raised on the coin. There's a chip below the I of In on that coin that was identified in a study Alan (@LateDateMorganGuy) did on 94-S. No bar below the tail, just S set right. I would probably call this VAM 2.
by messydesk
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 S - Machine doubling and divots are making this hard
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: 1881 S - Machine doubling and divots are making this hard

The subject of this thread says it all regarding attributing 1881-S. I'd be good calling this VAM 12.
by messydesk
Mon Dec 26, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!
by messydesk
Mon Dec 26, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: 02-P near date with collar clash 3-4 O'clock

Thanks, John. Curious, if this didn't have the collar clash and was submitted would it not come back as a VAM-2 as this is the description for a near date vanilla ice cream variety? Perhaps a related question, aren't VAMs still designated by qualities and not die pairings? Thanks again and happy ho...
by messydesk
Sun Dec 25, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

colwillys wrote:
Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:55 pm
How about the dot between GOD . WE ....
There was probably sufficient impurity at the crack to cause part of the planchet to end up raised a little there, which when worn looks like a die break.