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by alefzero
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

Changed the weather widget. Looks like it is really stable now.
by alefzero
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

I did put CSNS right after than and a small Cowtown one, since I heard one of our VAM folks might be there.
by alefzero
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Maybe OT - Coin Shows

I had stopped doing this after the February 2020 Long Beach show due to the pandemic shutting things down. But since the shows are pretty much back to regular programming, I would like to see us maintain a reasonably robust listing of upcoming coin shows. I do this on the SSDC Registry, so it is not...
by alefzero
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

I think a more comprehensive book is a great goal. My work perhaps could be seen more as one foundation to draw from for it rather than be it. CONECA catalogues a lot of things that aren't going to move a market like the Cherrypicker's Guide will. But the more complete listing is a valuable referenc...
by alefzero
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

messydesk wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:08 pm

Only JPEG images can be uploaded.
1873_Trade_VFPF_jbc.jpg

Weird. It was just the coin on the scale anyway.
by alefzero
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

Can't tell, but is that a planchet defect?
by alefzero
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1874 Trade Dollar
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: 1874 Trade Dollar

Where is the best place to look at examples of the different obverses and reverses and attributions ? I have been having a hard time finding anything online. At the Registry. Here is the button, but there are also links to auction appearances and images if you bring up a census for any one variety ...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1874 Trade Dollar
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: 1874 Trade Dollar

I am pretty certain the obverse is the I16, used on C-5 and C-11. However, both of those were paired with different reverses that do not have a dot after FINE. Yours clearly does. The C-11 was presented me at the February Long Beach show by a collector from Flagstaff who is not Brent (fogie). I was ...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 77S TRADE DOLLAR
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: 77S TRADE DOLLAR

Yes, you got the attribution correct. The small s 1877-s was always overstated in its rarity. This is one that is actually a fun variety though. That break is impossible to miss. I think I registered two AU ones at the Registry and, if I recall, there were none represented in the Heritage or Great C...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace VAM update Q1 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Peace VAM update Q1 2022

Made the SSDC Registry changes. All 1924 VAM-1K2 were moved to VAM-1K3. VAM-1K2 deleted and removed from the 1924 Peace set. There were no 1922 VAM-60 registrations. VAM-60 was removed. It was never added to the 1922 Peace set'; so no action there required.
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

I would like to pose a "Trade Challenge". The two parties involved with this squabble should talk on the phone and do this behind the iron curtain. We are. It is not as much of a disagreement as it may appear to be. BTW, I did check that 1873 VF proof. It weighs out consistent with a genuine Trade ...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Here is the CU forum thread. It was originally titled to discuss Willem's book, but I think I unintentionally highjacked it and the post author revised it. It might show some details of discussions of varieties, particularly ones included in the Challenge 50. There were other discussions in other di...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

I think you, Roger, misunderstand the objective here. This was never with an aim toward a book (fame and fortune and al of that). It is to simply and as completely as possible enumerate and organize all of the dies, die pairs, and significant die states. Of course, that benefits from collaboration. ...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

The numbering does meets such expectations. That was quite deliberate after doing VAMs for about 40 years. The same with the way the dies were enumerated. It is completely expandable and no issues will arise where the precedence of sub-varieties becomes a mess. It is quite strong in that regard. Pho...
by alefzero
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 77S TRADE DOLLAR
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: 77S TRADE DOLLAR

Will try to go over your two coins later when I have a little more time. The one with a likely unlisted reverse is very interesting and would be great to list with your discovery and photo credits if it is indeed a new one.
by alefzero
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Have been trying to learn if Trade dollar collectors would support a good historical and variety reference, but so far not much interest. I'd be willing to publish it, but it has to be accurate and reasonably comprehensive so that it has a long shelf-life. Roger, it is very comprehensive as far as ...
by alefzero
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

JASONKFLO wrote:
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:10 am
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I would love to see that VF Proof
Here it is. See the pin gouge and the rest of the band of polish below it. Impossible to miss. They can be picked.
1873_C-2.1_VF_Proof_obv.jpg
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by alefzero
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ton of new 79-S pages added
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Ton of new 79-S pages added

Big test of the new system. Now who's got a slew of 1921 scribbles?
by alefzero
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

It is doable save for the availability/locatability of a few key pieces. While doing the study, I had purchased nearly all of the ones in this set. Had to sell some of them to buy others to study, but still have 2/3 of the set in the Registry's set for them. Cost under 6 figures, but the lion's shar...
by alefzero
Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Looks like a challenge, indeed. Thanks for sharing this! I would be remiss if I didn't point out that you didn't wait long to make the first typo -- on the top of page 1 (after the ToC) in big letters. LOL. Indeed. I found a few other little things too. Will correct and upload new versions. I do ap...