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by Geseas
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D Crack dealer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: 1921 D Crack dealer needed

I think I have seen that crack you have above 'AMERICA' at 'ME' on a coin I have. I called my coin a Vam-1Ci.

The second 'S' in 'States' would need at least the beginnings of a 'bean in its bottom'.

Here is a photo of that area on my tired coin:
gcs_1921D_V1CI.jpg
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by Geseas
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. Washington 'Jetpack' lamination Error
Replies: 0
Views: 661

O.T. Washington 'Jetpack' lamination Error

share2.JPG I believe what we may have is a lamination error where the contaminate that caused the problem has leached out over time creating a contrail. It must have been some nasty stuff to stain out like that... Just my guess; any ideas what may be happening? It is not a Morgan, but it is silver....
by Geseas
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Why am I seeing these?
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Why am I seeing these?

Maybe to see and test silver content?
I would guess to make a ring you would start drilling in the middle of the coin.

update: It looks like you may not drill at all to make a coin ring.

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by Geseas
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O-T 1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL LDS
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: O-T 1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL LDS

Great photographs!

That snake crawling down the 'L' in 'LIBERTY' would fetch a premium; especially if you caught one before it got hit. :D
by Geseas
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 7668

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

"I rowed even further out onto the Bay with confidence; because of Knowledge shared here...." ... continue with this thread. Please take a look at this photo of a small silver coin (18.03mm.,.925): tapmapleerror.jpg I am thinking maybe a radial die to break at second left Maple Leaf to denticle...(h...
by Geseas
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

@vamtiques Thank you for your interest in this topic. I would like to continue by starting a new thread from a different perspective. Thank you for your patience and knowledge. I learn a lot here from you folks; not just the coins.
by Geseas
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

I think I may have gone a bit overboard with ' the self-healing die' on the subject line. Understanding something by examinating it at the micro/nano level is not what Leroy is after. CascadeChris told me here all you need is a 10x loupe. That may be the proper direction... Thanks for sharing your k...
by Geseas
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

Hello Everyone, I have been looking at the Bean Bottom S page for help attributing my 3 1921-D Morgans, that you folks must be getting sick of looking at. (I almost am.) It got me wondering: "As you increase a die usage, i.e. continue to use worn-out dies; do you run the risk of healing existing die...
by Geseas
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide

Kissov Thank you for bringing my coin to the head of the class for further discussion. (I get to add 5 more photos) Today, after another review, I think this 1921-D Morgan is not a VAM-1E. It may just be a 'Tired Joe'. Joe spelled JOH and tired because it is too worn out to tell us its whole story....
by Geseas
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 3864

Re: When striking pressure is too high

RogerB Thank you for all your contributions to this site. I borrowed "From Mine to Mint." from the ANA library when they first opened back up but did not request the CD's that were offered separately. I also borrowed other materials of interest... (Way too much for one sitting...) Your suggestion o...
by Geseas
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 3864

Re: When striking pressure is too high

150 T/sq in was the max for silver dollar dies. Above that, as seen in Dec 1921, dies chattered, exploded, warped, etc. The video clip shows a cylinder, not a properly shaped die, which is much wider below the die face. Also, hydraulic pressure transfers force differently than a toggle or drop pres...
by Geseas
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "out for delivery" (USPS)
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: "out for delivery" (USPS)

I believe anxiety like this may be lessened by building personal relationships with your letter carrier and his supporting team (on your end of the delivery/receiving process). I don't think there is much you can do with the middle of a delivery. This is just my opinion. Living in the woods may have...
by Geseas
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: 1921-D Fun

The Rev. seems to match the Rev. of a 1921-D VAM-1AE1. (The obv. does not match): Jascan1921-D-1AErev.jpg revision: Not a match. I compared the last 'S' in 'States' with better photos at the end of this post. The Obv. seems to match that of a 1921-D Vam-1E: 1921-D Vam-1E (1).jpg http://ec2-13-58-222...
by Geseas
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide

GCS4544.JPG gcs_4529.jpg ...coin has now been dipped in acetone (20 min.) and remarked.for a comparison of change canvas.jpg GCS4606.JPG gcs_4514.jpg Hello everyone I would like to determine the Vam of the above coin using the 1921-D crack guide. The photographs with red lines are my first impressi...
by Geseas
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Morgan Information request:
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: 1921-D Morgan Information request:

I have it Downloaded! Thank you. I will read; my questions may be answered here.

I appreciate your help and sharing.
by Geseas
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Morgan Information request:
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: 1921-D Morgan Information request:

Thank you for all your contributions. note: The two coins I was comparing with similar cracks above; are the same Odv... Please compare these two photos I took in a better light of those coins: gcs_Coin1.JPG gcs_21-D coin 2.JPG One has metal under FLS; the other does not. I guess it boils down to: "...
by Geseas
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Morgan Information request:
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

1921-D Morgan Information request:

JohnGoldsmith Got me looking at my 1921-D Morgans for the very first time. I inherited 3 raw coins. My question is: Where can I find any information regarding this out-of-print publication: "Fun With 1921, Denver Morgan Dollars with Die Breaks, Die Gouges and Filled Dies", by Rob Joyce. Any informa...
by Geseas
Thu May 27, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 7668

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

I am in the middle of writing an attribution guide for another series. It was the same period and thus the same cast of characters at the mints. So, obviously look for the same variety issues that are among the early Morgan dates at those same mints. Also gives me a pretty informed preunderstanding...
by Geseas
Tue May 25, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Imaging my coins
Replies: 17
Views: 5268

Re: Imaging my coins

I would like to share a method of coin photography I have been experimenting with. It is a different direction, literally than @ Kurt28 great method illustrated above. I am talking about coin photos taken horizontally. Luck and natural light are factors in this method: coin photography.jpg The key e...
by Geseas
Tue May 25, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 7668

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

@Geseas i am not even sure how to answer that one. maybe i can take a picture of the book and you will figure it out. I found it. I just have to learn to point this machine in the right direction. upper tail.jpg Publisher : J. T. Stanton (January 1, 2001) ISBN-10 : 1892706555 ISBN-13 : 978-1892706553