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by TheYokel
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2020.... year in review
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

Re: 2020.... year in review

alefzero wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:06 am
PacificWR wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:59 am
Work continues on my 1900-S die study and one other topic.
Find the 3A before I do. I think it is a single altered coin, but is out there. I have looked for it for decades.
I doubt its existence, personally.
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 s Assistance please
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: 1880 s Assistance please

I don't know anything about this series outside of the overdates, but I'm sticking with 83 until I see better pics...

Someone will be along to correct me shortly, lol. :mrgreen:
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Does file format .png take up space on a server?
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: OT: Does file format .png take up space on a server?

Geseas wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:27 pm
Great site here: I have been working on trying to keep the server room for this site a little cooler. Do file formats make any difference? Thanks for any comments!
As you posted this, another post got nuked.

I'd say some members use it...
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 s Assistance please
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: 1880 s Assistance please

oh not sure where my photos went While we wait for it to get solved, take a really clear pic of each of your numbers in the date. Open the pictures in MS Paint or any photo app you have, and click Save As and select jpeg. That'll save it under an extension that is supported while the backends work ...
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 s Assistance please
Replies: 15
Views: 2408

Re: 1880 s Assistance please

83 would be my blind guess
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878CC-VAM-6, Klaes 51, WOW, top 100
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: 1878CC-VAM-6, Klaes 51, WOW, top 100

17...

Edit: dang... Messy on the ball this morning, lol.
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

@messydesk What's this? Why did I get IP banned all of a sudden? This happens once in a while when a device picks up a blacklisted IP address. You can follow the link and it takes you to some explanations and guidance. It happened to me once at an airport lounge in Tokyo. I disconnected from the wi...
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Per polishing: if the cap clash were removed because of polishing, the wing clash on the reverse would have been also, along with the matching lip clashes. You would think so, but not necessarily true back then :D . The mint worker sometime only polished out certain area and not the entire die; pro...
by TheYokel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Was wondering why the weird 'tweener stage of 3A-B never got listed? It has an N, and is definitely a separate stage. Why did it never get any love? I have inverted the color on your photo to enhance possibility of that clashed 'n' that you are seeing. WRDgogBx.jpg I can't see the clashed 'n' on yo...
by TheYokel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Actually, if you zoom in on the 3A cap... You can even see the crack.

Yeah. The 3x came first. 100%...
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by TheYokel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

I would also posit the cap clash... If 3A came first, why do we not see residual wreath marks behind the cap on the 3x? If the dies were polished/repaired as seen before 3B, then the clash marks on the reverse N wouldn't be there either. I really do believe this stage might be listed out of order......
by TheYokel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

To further illustrate: If you look at the reverse of the "Typical 3A"... It already has the clash mark present from the Unlisted 3x. If the 3x came after the 3A... This clash line wouldn't be there... I'm all but convinced that this coin is actually the earliest clash documented... Not the 3A... ---...
by TheYokel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

Re: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

To clarify my thinking on the hair/cap break: If the 3A came first, then the crack/break would either have to: A) be deep enough to be seen after the 3A cap clash, even though it's not deep enough to be seen after the 3B clash... Or B) happened after the clash from 3A was repaired, but before 3B... ...
by TheYokel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...
Replies: 35
Views: 5260

1882-CC VAM-3x... Why Unlisted?... And Out of Sequence?...

Morning all. Was wondering why the weird 'tweener stage of 3A-B never got listed? It has an N, and is definitely a separate stage. Why did it never get any love? And are we positive that this stage wasn't *before* the VAM-3A? The clash on the back of the cap on 3A could have easily hidden the die br...
by TheYokel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An Added Bonus
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: An Added Bonus

lion cutter's link is interesting. You only have to read a few of the stories and you'll find a 19th century 'urban legend'. The poor guy boards a street car only to find all he has on hand is a counterfeit dollar. Reluctantly he uses it for the fare, and later encounters his wife who is quite upse...
by TheYokel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An Added Bonus
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: An Added Bonus

Starting from about 1880 through 1905, counterfeiting these type of Morgans, was usually a small, local operation when they were caught. Some are reported to be very bad fakes, easy to identify as fake but some of the fakes are reported to be very good, hard to discern from the real. There was many...
by TheYokel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An Added Bonus
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: An Added Bonus

Think you're reading far too much into 'lower case O'. That batch could have just as easily looked like this one. http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1888-O_Hand_Cut Hand-cut dies wouldn't be feasible for ~$2,000,000 in coins. After the first die failure it would take too l...
by TheYokel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An Added Bonus
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: An Added Bonus

Very interesting, something else to watch for. Do we know who is responsible for the bogus micro O and when it was discovered? Peace Roy No, we've never figured it out. They were known in 1898, so we know that they were contemporary. Probably made during the Chinese silver dump during the late 90's...
by TheYokel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878CC....VAM-9....?
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: 1878CC....VAM-9....?

Yessir. That O gouge is a giveaway.
by TheYokel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An Added Bonus
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: An Added Bonus

Very interesting, something else to watch for. Do we know who is responsible for the bogus micro O and when it was discovered? Peace Roy No, we've never figured it out. They were known in 1898, so we know that they were contemporary. Probably made during the Chinese silver dump during the late 90's...