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by messydesk
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 114A Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: 1878 VAM 114A Questions

Nostril seems right. U in UNITED is just damage. Lots of doubling and tripling on 1878 obverses. Not everything is called out in the specification for these VAMs, otherwise they'd become unnecessarily long.
by messydesk
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Photo Viewer Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Coin Photo Viewer Windows 11

10 Best Photo Viewers for Windows 11 in 2023

I've only ever used IrfanView and was going to recommend it, but figured I'd go look for a list of viewers.
by messydesk
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; Quarter Variety
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: OT; Quarter Variety

There was a monster clashed 1976s proof wuarter that might have been in joja gems. I have a mountain of articles to go through to find it. Been looking for one of these for decades. Sure enough! - Volume 10 April 1992 page 34 offered for $65. It helps that my copy of 'Joja Jemz' is a reprint bound ...
by messydesk
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: You want a rare Peace dollar?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

You want a rare Peace dollar?

22-S double struck, rotated 160°. Says rotated in collar, but it would seem that the first strike was in the collar while the second wasn't. Super cool, super rare. Good luck if you're chasing it. I just bought a new furnace instead, so my wings are clipped. https://coins.ha.com/itm/errors/1922-s-1-...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: OT: Whoops!

Don't know if I'd be happy with the "fair offer": allowing him to keep the cleaned coin and receive a payment of about 70 per cent of the coin’s insured value plus a full refund for postage and other fees Seriously? Well, we don't know what the coin looked like before it was dipped or what the decl...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

And with that, the 2023 Calendar sales season comes to an end. Thank you to all who bought one, and stay tuned for the 2024 edition.
by messydesk
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Really Strange Luster
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Really Strange Luster

If it's in a PCGS 65 holder, then I'll say it looks like it was caused by the individual LEDs on your light source.
by messydesk
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of FUN show purchases
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: A couple of FUN show purchases

I am glad to see others also did well at the show. I picked up a 1934D Peace dollar w/ SPL - PL obverse (the coin is toned, so it is excusable that the dealer missed it), and a Spanish colonial gold coin listed in Numista as only 5 known (mine presumably being #6). I will post later my experience w...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Dozen VAMs for 2023
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: A Dozen VAMs for 2023

How can I become a member of the SSDC and what is the benefits There's a "Join the SSDC" link on the upper part of the navigation pane on the wiki. Benefits include access to the SSDC Set Registry and price guide, helping support VAMWorld and the registry, eligibility for the registry competition. ...
by messydesk
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

One left! Who's going to get credited for me selling out?
by messydesk
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC -ANACS - VAM World
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: SSDC -ANACS - VAM World

Congrats, Tom. Competitive set, and not easy to win.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:15 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to order 2023 Calendar!
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Time to order 2023 Calendar!

I have two left.
by messydesk
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; Quarter Variety
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: OT; Quarter Variety

vampicker wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:52 am
We would. This looks like ADC-25c-1976(1776)-01 from the MAD Die Clash site
Yes, except for the S mint mark.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 VAM 1C variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: 1884 VAM 1C variant?

For 1884-1904, start with the date position.
by messydesk
Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 21-S VAM 35 - Zerbe
Replies: 6
Views: 183

21-S VAM 35 - Zerbe

Heritage graciously accommodated my desire to study and photograph the 21-S Zerbe special strike that they had at lot viewing at FUN. I've finally gotten around to putting together the official description and VW page for this coin. Additional thanks to Fogie for hauling his microscope cross-country...
by messydesk
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

One of the things I encourage people to do is use the wiki's search function. I use it myself frequently when trying to attribute others' coins, because it can be a very fast way to find the right attribution, and speed matters when you're staring down a big box of coins. For the coin shown, and to ...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does anybody know if this is a New VAM for 1921 peace dollar
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Does anybody know if this is a New VAM for 1921 peace dollar

From a cataloging standpoint, there's a balancing act between cataloging everything and creating a manageable catalog. To catalog everything, it's necessary to be able to study a lot of coins at the same time so you can see what everything that's on a particular die. Leroy didn't have this luxury du...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 2023 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1

Malachi35 wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:17 pm
Were do y'all send them to
Submission form and instructions on my website: http://varslab.com/vssub.pdf
by messydesk
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of FUN show purchases
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: A couple of FUN show purchases

A love Lion Dollars, especially when the strikes are good like this one. I bought a Lion Dollar at FUN, as well. I was sitting at John Dannreuther's table showing him one I had bookmarked some time ago on MA-Shops, and he said if I don't buy it, he will, so I bought it. So I didn't actually take po...
by messydesk
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: Big VAM Dinner turnout tonight

Malachi35 wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:23 pm
Cool I would love to come also messydesk do you still do bulk grading?
Just posted info on the Buy/Sell/Trade board