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by messydesk
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Discovery
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: New Discovery

The page is up.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Discovery
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: New Discovery

For some unknown reason my computer can't find my scanner and I can't find the disc to re-install, so can't post the letter or plate photos. But also the guidelines stated, "Coins that are found to be new varieties will be added to the Catalog without further action by the submitter". I thought thi...
by messydesk
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Impact of Rim Ding on grading
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Impact of Rim Ding on grading

Both the rim ding and the environmental damage from the fingerprint would prevent a straight grade.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; Thanksgiving Break
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: OT; Thanksgiving Break

Very nice. Looks like a pretty wholesome coin, too.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool Peace $ CUD
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Cool Peace $ CUD

If only there was something like an annual short list for stuff like this... You mean like something between 10 and 15 VAMs that are cool and/or scarce that would be fun to spend the next year looking for? Sort of like a year-long scavenger hunt? Yeah, someone should do that. We could even use the ...
by messydesk
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NGCX
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: NGCX

lured_in_again wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:18 am
I had to read the description of 8.3 vs. 8.0 a couple times.... very minor vs. minor ???? Really?? Sounds almost impossible to break that down.
How about the differences between AU50 and AU53? That's what those are.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NGCX
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: NGCX

NGC's new 100 point grading scale (10 plus one decimal place) that supplements the 70 point scale and will be used on moderns at first. It's an attempt to make graded coins approachable by those that grade other collectibles graded on a scale of 1-10. To me, it's an attempt to get more grading fees,...
by messydesk
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stolen coins
Replies: 31
Views: 948

Re: Stolen coins

Holy crap! I'll repost the list on the PCGS forum. This stuff gets posted there now and then. Were they stolen from the mail or your car? Hope you get it all back.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 571

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

Refer to the VAM book and you'll see that VAM 20 came before VAM 1A. You'll also see unmistakable doubling on the lower edge of the 0 as well as the picture of the line in the ear. The repunched 0 fades away in later die stages. Send me a pile of all the different die stages and I'll fix the listing.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 571

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

ljs123 wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:08 pm
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Both t transfers cannot have happened during a single clash event.
It doesn’t matter how rare a single t may or may not be.
Correct, but two clashes can happen without a coin being struck between them.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 571

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

demetri wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:24 pm
That makes total sense, so I guess this coin will be the Guiney pig LOL I will send it right over so YOU can tell me which one it is he he he
Read closely. I need to see a VAM 20, too.
by messydesk
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20
Replies: 33
Views: 571

Re: 1901 O BOLD letter doubling on V 1A / 20

If I were to see a VAM 20 without the clash and one of the clashed coins in hand (preferably MDS), I would likely call them VAM 20, 20A, 20B, and 20C. It looks like the the different clashes on the stage of 1A are each listable on their own.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Help 1900 - S
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: VAM Help 1900 - S

Glad you started with the date and mint mark. Reverse hub type is also important for the later dates. Take a look at VAM 18. It has the same very near date, mint mark position, and C4 reverse. Also, the die crack you mentioned is present. VAM 18A shows what this crack eventually grows to be.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting CC with pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Interesting CC with pictures

The United States of America does not have any doubling is in about 60% of the reverse the obverse has no signs of it whatsoever if that matters. I'm still learning myself and I appreciate the insight. In my mind it's seems to be a special coin. The reason is that it is not everywhere. I've seen ex...
by messydesk
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting CC with pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Interesting CC with pictures

Machine doubling is fairly common, and on some dates is very common. One of the signs you have machine doubling is when the mint mark matches the rest of the design. The manuscript linked in the first post in the pinned thread I mentioned discusses this.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 10, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting CC with pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Interesting CC with pictures

Welcome to the forum! You have fairly strong machine doubling on the coin pictured, not a doubled die. Take a look at the pinned post at the top of the forum about doubled dies.
by messydesk
Wed Nov 09, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued

Hi JB, I’m not sure I’m tracking, will the greysheet be doing something w vams soon? Been away for years, not up with recent developments 😂😅 Yes. They'll have a quarterly price guide for VAMs that tracks the SSDC price guide. This is one of the reasons that if there's something amiss with the prici...
by messydesk
Wed Nov 09, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued

A price guide that’s available to those who are not members of the SSDC is essential to the future of VAMs unless the price guide is to be a little more than a carrot on a stick to convince people to join the SSDC. But if that’s the case then VAMs will suffer at the expense of the SSDC. Seems count...
by messydesk
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued

... Perhaps at the end of the day, a system with simple designations like NP (no premium), P (premium), SP (significant premium), will prove most useful. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is exactly how the price guide is set up. Coins with a nominal premium (P) can be set to either a percentage or fixed value above ...
by messydesk
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: G.C. St-G varieties and lots of VAMs
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: G.C. St-G varieties and lots of VAMs

weth wrote:
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:36 am
Wait - Great Collections has finally started accepting VSS labeled coins?!?! Really?!?
Yes, as of July.