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by messydesk
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1775

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

If presented with evidence that the EDS obverse has the gouge in the cap, I'll be more likely to eliminate VAM 91A and keep 91.
by messydesk
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Grades
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Trade Grades

I think for half cents it already is B.
by messydesk
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Grades
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Trade Grades

Nomenclature question: Do you prefer COXE-n, Coxe-n, or C-n for citing your catalog?
by messydesk
Tue Jul 12, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Minor 1882-O shake-up
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Minor 1882-O shake-up

I noticed a note in the VAM 29A page that a later die state has been separated into VAM 29B but there is no 29B entry? VAMs 29 and 29B have been moved to the "Dubious" listing category under suspicion that there are no differences among them and that they're all VAM 29A. This would have to be prove...
by messydesk
Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun show coins
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Fun show coins

Wow, those are nice!
by messydesk
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Eliminated VAM's
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Eliminated VAM's

I don't send labels through the mail without the coin. If something has my label on it and the VAM number was eliminated, send the coin and I'll reprint the label for a reduced fee.
by messydesk
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1471

Re: PCGS Frustration

vamnuke wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:55 pm
Brent, will do; will add the link for the PCGS glam shot when posted; neat coin. One of my favorite 78s in my set.
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing that, although I'm wondering if you showed that to me once. Maybe that was Mark W., though.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 07, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

Please explain how straight-line feeder/ejector mechanisms can produce radial makes on a die. Thanks They don't. The above statement is mistaken. Feed finger marks on the dies are going to be straight across the die, parallel to each other if there are multiple such marks, and on silver dollars the...
by messydesk
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Minor 1882-O shake-up
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Minor 1882-O shake-up

I need to give credit to Fogie who pointed out these duplicates and sent me the coins to examine. Coins in hand definitely make life easier.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Minor 1882-O shake-up
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Minor 1882-O shake-up

I went through a handful of "listing clean-up" coins today and fixed some stuff in 82-O. 82-O VAMs 1B, 26, 26A, 42, and 42A are all the same die pair. VAM 42 is listed with C3a, but Leroy’s picture is of a VAM 26A with the crack under the 1. Both earlier (no crack) and later die stage (lots of crack...
by messydesk
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2 Open
Replies: 9
Views: 497

2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2 Open

I've had a couple inquiries about the next bulk Morgan & Peace dollar submission. When in doubt, I always have one open, but I figured I'd make a more formal announcement. My fee is $6 plus shipping, PCGS's will depend on the grade they assign to the coins, which means I won't know total costs until...
by messydesk
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 33
Views: 2896

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

tj52 wrote:
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:44 pm
I wonder if this has anything to do with it? If it is, I'd say it's time to "DUMP" Whitman!!!
Nothing to do with it. The CPG is put together by a large committee and from what I hear it can be a rather contentious process.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: odd stuff on this 1921-D
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: odd stuff on this 1921-D

Send it. I can't find the scribbles in all of Leroy's photos.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

So can we speculate that the 78-S B2 minting process started on May 15? No. There were only 4 B1 reverses that produced coins in the second shipment of 15 die pairs received April 26. The rest of the production was B2, so either 11 of those reverses were unusable or some were B2. Due to die sequenc...
by messydesk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1890-P Face and wing ?
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: 1890-P Face and wing ?

Damage. If it were a strike-thru, it would show on the eye. Damage may skip over the eye since it's slightly protected by the eyelids being higher relief.
by messydesk
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1471

Re: PCGS Frustration

Progress! Both remaining orders are in Encapsulation status! BTW, took advantage of a slab error not noticed by the dealer; bought a ‘62 1878 V203 slabbed as Rev of 1878. That happens quite often IMO. :shock: That's probably the most common mislabeling that comes back from bulk grading, although 18...
by messydesk
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

Where did this come from: "We also know that the VAM 57 and 26 used the same reverse." This statement clearly says VAM 26 and 57 used the same ("identical')reverse....or is that supposed to refer the the REV HUB design not the specific die? Think it was simply a typo and he meant obverse. The three...
by messydesk
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

Gonna need a picture.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

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April 29, 1878, telegram from Linderman:
"Requests that five standard silver dollars of the coinage be forwarded."
by messydesk
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: finished my 1921 mint mark set!
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: finished my 1921 mint mark set!

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:54 am
Also if your into modern, will need one with the P and W. And if you gold plate any you will also need a C and a D.
Don't forget the ones made in Manila.