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by messydesk
Wed Aug 30, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-S UFO Die Pair
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: 1884-S UFO Die Pair

There are a few 84-S's on their way across my desk. If a new 84-S page shows up, you'll know why.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 30, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-S UFO Die Pair
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: 1884-S UFO Die Pair

Interesting. One that escaped the re-engraving department.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 30, 2023 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Slab display question for dealers
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Slab display question for dealers

Whatever you get, don't get the ones that hold them on an angle in close rows so that you can only see the tag and not the coin through the case. Totally annoying from the standpoint of a potential buyer and in my opinion a bad deal at any price.
by messydesk
Mon Aug 28, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS serial #s-- why SO long?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: SEGS serial #s-- why SO long?

Been that was forever, I think. No idea why. I don't include them in my database. ICG has long ones, too. Best I can tell, it's 6 digits for the submission number, 2 for the line item on the submission form, and two more for the item number on that line for when there are multiple coins of the same ...
by messydesk
Sat Aug 26, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just 4 Fun
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Just 4 Fun

I unhesitatingly declare that's cool!
by messydesk
Sat Aug 26, 2023 1:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse

There are 150 denticles on each side. On wide reed coins, the reeding will track almost exactly with the denticles. On normal coins, they're obviously off.
by messydesk
Fri Aug 25, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 VAM-6B Extra Breaks & Dots?
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: 1886 VAM-6B Extra Breaks & Dots?

It's only VAM 6B if the clashed 'n' can be seen, otherwise it's considered just a LDS VAM 6, which is the most common 1886 die pair.
by messydesk
Fri Aug 25, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Complaint of blanked reverse die, New Orleans, 1899
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Complaint of blanked reverse die, New Orleans, 1899

That letter refers to quarters. I'll bet the BCCS would be interested in that one.
by messydesk
Fri Aug 25, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Complaint of blanked reverse die, New Orleans, 1899
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Complaint of blanked reverse die, New Orleans, 1899

VAM 14A, maybe. The heyday of New Orleans clashed reverse dies was 1883-91, ending with them being spanked by the special assay for producing what we now call 1891-O VAM 1A.
by messydesk
Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New find so awesome
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: New find so awesome

Yes, VAM 5 O/S. Welcome to VAMWorld!
by messydesk
Thu Aug 24, 2023 2:48 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2
Replies: 1
Views: 144

2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #2

Getting unburied from post-ANA show activites, I figured I'd put out a reminder that I always have a bulk submission open. Quite a few coins to go before it's full. 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 grades...
by messydesk
Wed Aug 23, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1N2 to 1N3 transition point?
Replies: 19
Views: 720

Re: 1921-D VAM-1N2 to 1N3 transition point?

bjsilverfox wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2023 3:34 pm
Here is my ANACS XF40 1N3 labeled VAM 1N3 VLDS. Very similar to the VLDS pictured in the additional photos section of the attribution page. Hope this helps,
It does. The potential VAM 1N4 I'm looking at is later die stage with the top edge of the "horn" gone, also XF.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 23, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Yellow Inserts
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: PCGS Yellow Inserts

dunn2777 wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2023 1:17 pm
Juan,
John is correct, green label has faded to yellow. For some reason it happens on slabs. Good place for reference on PCGS slabs through the years is on their website. Below is the link. Jim

https://www.pcgs.com/holdermuseum
Specifically, PCGS mentions this problem with the Gen 3.0 labels.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 23, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1N2 to 1N3 transition point?
Replies: 19
Views: 720

Re: 1921-D VAM-1N2 to 1N3 transition point?

Does anyone have a VAM 1N3, with the crack above the T into the rim, in low grade (VGish) for the purpose of showing how the break on the D looks when well worn? If I'm going to list a VAM 1N4, I want to be sure that it can still be differentiated from VAM 1N3 in lower grades where the rim is still ...
by messydesk
Wed Aug 23, 2023 4:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Yellow Inserts
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: PCGS Yellow Inserts

Could be an older green one that just faded to yellow. I've seen this before.
by messydesk
Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 VAM 7 Clarified
Replies: 3
Views: 195

1888 VAM 7 Clarified

Thanks to a big box from DurhamJnKY and lots of notes, I've reworked the 1888 VAM 7 and all of its reverse die stages. Turns out there are 9, all easily observable additions of die gouges. Each of the VAM 7[ABCD][12] pages have been added with simple descriptions of what's new in each stage. It shou...
by messydesk
Sun Aug 20, 2023 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1893-S .... hmmmm
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: 1893-S .... hmmmm

For sure. Looks like a deep dish pizza. Look how high those devices are. Notice the graininess there on the diagnostics? If we're to believe the seller, it's made out of real coin silver. So this was made by someone who reasonably knew what they were doing. My assumption is that the pictures of the...
by messydesk
Sat Aug 19, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuzzed Chin DDO
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Fuzzed Chin DDO

Those are metal flow lines from die wear and are perfectly normal.
by messydesk
Sat Aug 19, 2023 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What causes this feature?
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: What causes this feature?

I see no sign of circulation in the fields.