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by messydesk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM-29A ??
Replies: 5
Views: 3054

Re: 1900-O VAM-29A ??

One thing that can make it easier to tell the VAM 29A from the VAM 35 is that the 29A is usually circulated while the 35 is usually mint state.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: BACK FROM LVA 4 NEW DISCOVERY PEACE DOOLARS
Replies: 13
Views: 6984

Re: BACK FROM LVA 4 NEW DISCOVERY PEACE DOOLARS

I like the 22 VAM 59.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission
Replies: 48
Views: 20940

Re: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission

Most went out Friday the 6th. Another batch goes out next Wednesday, the 18th.
by messydesk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Missing something ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: Missing something ?

The old VAMWorld Wiki is still up and running. The new one will have a "VAMs by date" page once the new wiki replaces the old one. The message board and wiki won't be as tightly linked as in the past.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: New VAM pages at V2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

Re: New VAM pages at V2.0

What you're seeing is a result of my testing the automated translation of pages from the old format to the new one. I need to look for other issues in the process and debug these. When I'm satisfied that I've got just about everything, then I'll announce the lockdown of the old pages so that I can c...
by messydesk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Testing subscription service
Replies: 5
Views: 4601

Re: Testing subscription service

I believe you don't get notifications of your own posts. You also have to visit a thread after receiving the notification before receiving another notification. The notifications come from my e-mail address. I will probably change this fairly soon, but as I'm travelling at the moment, it will be a w...
by messydesk
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1548
Views: 518585

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

I am still not receiving email notifications that new posts are being made to the eBuyer Beware thread. I have tried everything that I can do, including changing my profile email address. I am trying to elevate this issue to someone with access to the code. Either my profile account is corrupted or...
by messydesk
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 die crack or break?
Replies: 15
Views: 6651

Re: 1892 die crack or break?

Pointing out specific things that flag a coin as counterfeit is a sticky situation. On one hand, you're helping people not get burned again. On the other hand, you're putting information out there that the counterfeiters can use to refine their skills. The best defense against these is to buy from a...
by messydesk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 die crack or break?
Replies: 15
Views: 6651

Re: 1892 die crack or break?

Pretty much looks like a cracked planchet or other planchet defect, although it could be a die break, since it doesn't go into the rim. Either way, it doesn't matter, since the coin is a fake.
by messydesk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 die crack or break?
Replies: 15
Views: 6651

Re: 1892 die crack or break?

A picture is critical here, but I'm thinking you either have a split planchet or a nasty knife cut.
by messydesk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Part 2 of the 1884-CC and 1883-O Branch Mint Suspects
Replies: 12
Views: 5848

Re: Part 2 of the 1884-CC and 1883-O Branch Mint Suspects

Those are simply prooflike business strikes. Too bad about the axe fight that Liberty got into on the 83-O. There are legitimate 83-O branch mint proofs, and the dies were identified as a specific VAM (maybe 19 -- can't remember). There is no confirmation that there are any 84-CC branch mint proofs.
by messydesk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new website
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: new website

There'll be plenty of notifications on the old VAMWorld as well as here about when this will happen so that everyone can fasten their seat belts for whatever unexpected turbulence we may encounter. I'm hoping it's not too clumsy when I make the cut-over.
by messydesk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A little justice
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: A little justice

Cool! 15 years is just the criminal part. Now let's see what kind of damages NGC gets to take this guy for.
by messydesk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new website
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: new website

The information will be migrated to a new website that will look and behave like Wikipedia. Here's a sample of what to expect:

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... 79-O_VAM-4
by messydesk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting to know you...
Replies: 51
Views: 22218

Re: Getting to know you...

Paralyse here (Adam), long time habitué at CCF and eternal VW lurker. I like the new forum a lot and should now be able to post a lot more as a result ;) ... I collect everything, but my main passions are silver Washington quarters, Morgans of course, early American copper & German States coins/med...
by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting to know you...
Replies: 51
Views: 22218

Re: Getting to know you...

The name still fits, so I'm still wearing it.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T.. Wicked localized WLH Clash...
Replies: 8
Views: 4247

Re: O/T.. Wicked localized WLH Clash...

Wow, those are strong. I'm surprised not to see anything like it in the CPG, but then Walkers are rather under-represented there.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for June
Replies: 12
Views: 5382

Re: 1881-O Update for June

The confusion between 81-O VAM 1H and VAM 40 stems from the fact that strike and die wear both vary among coins. I will no longer call anything VAM 1H, because I'm convinced it is the same as VAM 40 after looking at about 1000 81-Os as a result of this project. The doubling on the ear is not always ...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Summer Seminar
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

Back from Summer Seminar

For the fourth time, I've had the pleasure and privilege of teaching the Collecting and Investing in Morgan Dollars class at the ANA Summer Seminar this week. We had 9 awesome students who enjoyed "drinking through a fire hose" as we covered history, grading, toning, problem coins, design evolution,...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: Just wondering

Once everything is worked out, the new VAMWorld should have the same features as the old one, including VotW and a familiar looking home page, and hopefully a lot of improvements. The only thing that concerns me a little right now is the "VAMs by date" pages, based on how it's currently constructed,...