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by messydesk
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1882-o 38-b value
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: 1882-o 38-b value

If they'd garner any premium, it would be very minor. They are not particularly rare. I see lots of folks trying to squeeze big prices out of them... the key phrase here being "lots of folks". Still a REALLY cool VAM, though! And this is a perfect example of why no R-numbers will be assigned to new...
by messydesk
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this die polishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Is this die polishing?

It's an overpolished die. Could be a brand new die that was just polished too much before being used.
by messydesk
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: 1921 Peace dollar

First coin looks like an AU58 that also has a reasonably good strike (much hair detail visible, separation between wing and leg, leg feathers well-defined). The second coin is horribly struck, but is probably technically uncirculated. No better than 62 because of the strike, even though there aren't...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1AN Reinstatement ?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: 1921 D VAM 1AN Reinstatement ?

I thought VAM 1AN was already reinstated. I've seen both coins and was involved in their discoveries. I'm reinstating it now.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 56 exists
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: 1880 VAM 56 exists

Thanks. 56B is officially eliminated.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 56 exists
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: 1880 VAM 56 exists

Looks like 56, 56A, and 56B are all still in the catalog as of December 2021. Alan, if you have pictures confirming the assertion that the 56A had the 56B break, I'll formally delist 56B.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with page for new 1881 VAM 36
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Need help with page for new 1881 VAM 36

I'll get it set up when I get home this afternoon. I have all the pictures needed for it.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 56 exists
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: 1880 VAM 56 exists

Did Leroy actually eliminate VAM 56 or did someone just move it on VAMWorld? I'm away from home and can't check at the moment. Also, a comment on the VAM 56 page says they're from different reverses. Is this the case?
by messydesk
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trouble staying Logged in!
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Trouble staying Logged in!

Try deleting board cookies before you log in next time (button at lower right of forum page).
by messydesk
Mon May 30, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I know, Darkside dementia.
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: I know, Darkside dementia.

...kenny wrote:
Sun May 29, 2022 11:42 pm
I wish I knew what I see... :lol:
It's a Peace dollar.
by messydesk
Sun May 29, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Not Able to Add Pictures to a Post?
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Not Able to Add Pictures to a Post?

The attachment for the forum had a quota set at 5 GB. 26,354 attachments later, we've reached that. I increased the quota, so it should work now.
by messydesk
Sun May 29, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a long OT: my new 1567 dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: a long OT: my new 1567 dollar

vampicker wrote:
Sun May 29, 2022 4:36 pm
Can we take a moment to acknowledge just how cool this coin is?
Indeed, it is exceedingly cool, even without being flipped over between blows. The sword and flying fickle finger of fate made me reserve the 1571 spot in my prime number set for one, even if it's the 20 shilling piece.
by messydesk
Sun May 29, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: How did this happen?

Those are usually splotchier than this. It also looks like the basket prong at the top protected the coin from toning there.
by messydesk
Sat May 28, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924-P: How would you attribute this Rim?
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: 1924-P: How would you attribute this Rim?

The dies were reversed for 1921 Peace dollars. The obverse was the hammer die for these.
by messydesk
Sat May 28, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How did this happen?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: How did this happen?

Slabs are not impervious to gasses. This one may have spent some time in a hostile environment, maybe intentionally, maybe not.
by messydesk
Wed May 25, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82 O/S Die question
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: 82 O/S Die question

There is no indication that these were not SF dies returned to Philadelphia. Reverse dies could be, and were, carried over from year to year at the branch mints.
by messydesk
Mon May 23, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace D over D?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: 1922 Peace D over D?

Looks like just a worn mint mark. I don't know of any convincing repunched mint marks for Peace dollars. There's a 27-S/S listed, but I haven't seen one and the pictures aren't clear. Ok I will get some better images, but you don't see the shelf between the two stamps in the current images? If you'...
by messydesk
Mon May 23, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace D over D?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: 1922 Peace D over D?

Looks like just a worn mint mark. I don't know of any convincing repunched mint marks for Peace dollars. There's a 27-S/S listed, but I haven't seen one and the pictures aren't clear.
by messydesk
Mon May 23, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild

Nice! Usually these are found in VG-F.
by messydesk
Thu May 19, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 21-S VAM 1B7 PCGS 58
Replies: 2
Views: 440

21-S VAM 1B7 PCGS 58

Not attributed on the holder. Someone posted it on a FB group this morning. 2nd finest known. I can put you in touch with the seller if interested at $9500