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by HawkeEye
Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS
Replies: 29
Views: 3259

Re: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS

I also think it is important that one or two people take interest in each platform to keep it going. Reddit fits me because I am there researching other topics and spending time on the Morgans subreddit is quick. I am there most of the time to encourage only.
by HawkeEye
Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS
Replies: 29
Views: 3259

Re: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS

Forgot

I pass out a lot of awards for reasonable or good posts which with the younger crowd seems to matter. It costs me a little, but a very little.
by HawkeEye
Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS
Replies: 29
Views: 3259

HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS

I stumbled across something that is paying tiny dividends, but I think could pay more for us, I use Reddit for some technical discussions about various computing devices and I usually find there is someone, somewhere, who has had a similar challenge that helps. One day out of boredom I checked to se...
by HawkeEye
Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAMs 68, 77A, and 77
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: 1881-O VAMs 68, 77A, and 77

Thanks, from all I can see they are the same.

By the way, did we ever figure out why VAM 78 was skipped?
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAMs 68, 77A, and 77
Replies: 3
Views: 491

1881-O VAMs 68, 77A, and 77

I have now had time to review these coins and I believe the classification of VAMs 77 and 77A need to be removed and replaced with just VAM 68. I have pulled all of the coins in question and examined them in detail.

I have removed (moved down) listings for VAMs 77 and 77A.
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O January Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 380

1881-O January Newsletter

I have posted the newsletter for January and since I am between projects this one is light. Next month I will be deep into a review of the coins we have classified as VAMs 1 and 1A. There are twenty coins in total, and I believe I can sort these out with some study. Most will be something else alrea...
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Encouraging Article in NYT

The scamming angle is for sure a problem and I think often causes us to lose potential collectors early on. Like the TPGs or not, they can be a buffer for new collectors.
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Encouraging Article in NYT

I was just happy to see someone write something positive about the hobby. Maybe this newest generation will be different and get back to some of the basics of life.
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Encouraging Article in NYT

Here is a counterpoint to all we see about the hobby https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/business/coin-collecting-bitcoin-numismatists.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqYhkSVUZAibfQMMmqBCdnr_Ex706w3T5KCyYQipDyetQCYmc8EDMY-9let4yxDGSWN5aLKRpROB3yqUXGX1RfDSSg8nOnoUZcWJyoJivX2gy0tW...
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5910

Re: Legal or Not?

My thought is that at that point it might be considered counterfeiting because the dies were obtained and used outside of the Mint. But just a feeling based on right VS wrong and thinking about currency.
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5910

Re: Legal or Not?

Interesting,, thanks for the information.
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A BIG THANK-YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

Re: A BIG THANK-YOU

A big thanks here also and a bright light during a trying time.
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by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5910

Re: Legal or Not?

Having never held one, does it specifically have a marking as "copy" or something of the kind on it? My first thoughts were that I was surprised by the listing premium on eBay given that they are essentially "fantasy" coins My second thoughts were that if they are not marked, then once cracked out t...
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Simple test for chrome?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Simple test for chrome?

Isn't this the same look as old silver coins that were rubbed with mercury?
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5910

Re: Legal or Not?

Well...............

Speaking of tokens as we were, what about the Dan Carr Morgans struck each year. I think I remember that these are actually struck on existing Morgan Dollars. This is another question since I thought I understood that only the obverse was restruck to change the date.

Legal?
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs

I think we went into the Michigan game very confident, but with Saban and his Bama magic it ain't over til it's over
by HawkeEye
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs
Replies: 4
Views: 970

OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs

Well I was up most of the night celebrating the BCS Victory!

Go DAWGS
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by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Where is George?

Now that you bring this up, I do remember some of the sequence to design changes and I always assume that he made the models and did the design work. But was Morgan ever called upon to correct hubs or dies was my question, and if so, did he "tinker" and inadvertently create what we know as "VAMs"? A...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Where is George?

Well we do know that things other than die cracks and breaks are out there in abundance. Little gouges, scratches, scribbles, etc. Some were done in repolishing dies at the branch Mints for sure, but some had to be done at the Mint before shipment. Just a little food for thought. How many did he per...