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by messydesk
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: way OT but wondering....

alefzero wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:56 pm
I have ideas. None of them are pleasant.
I'll take "Things you don't want to see at your doctor's office" for $800, Alex.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: 1878-P VAM-8 die and machine doubling? And extra pictures for the page

The combination of a doubled die and machine doubling is best seen on the E you show above. 8TF reverses are full of doubling, and to describe it all would introduce too much noise into the description, especially on VAM 8, where there are easily identified pickups. This would make it more difficult...
by messydesk
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's an interesting submission
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Here's an interesting submission

There are a lot of groups on Facebook wherein people will ask about something and someone will tell them to get it graded. Blind leading the blind all over the place.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars

The technical people have been advised of several short comings, including their "sandpaper" frosting. However, nothing is likely to change unless a new director demands it. I would bet that any engraver given the opportunity to recreate 19th century craftsmanship would jump at the chance. Pity it ...
by messydesk
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1884 vam-2a
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: 1884 vam-2a

Gentle reminder that discussion of pricing should be in the "What's it Worth" forum.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars

They're going to be that nasty, 60-grit cameo junk the mint has been putting out over the past 15 years. Not really looking forward to it.
by messydesk
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: $85 coin sold for $7,125
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: $85 coin sold for $7,125

Gen 1 holder. The coin is irrelevant. The thing is, it's not the earliest dog matrix printer, even though it is a 108xxxx serial number.
by messydesk
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-o micro "o" vam 6
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: 1899-o micro "o" vam 6

Nice!
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Opinions - is this 15 A or B - 1891 o
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Opinions - is this 15 A or B - 1891 o

It looks like the break goes rim-to-rim, which is what VAM 15B specifies, so I'd say 15B.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8 tailfeather vam9
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: 1878 8 tailfeather vam9

VAMWorld isn't a place that someone can ship coins to. Start with pictures of the engraved feathers under the eagle's wings.
by messydesk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS results
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: SEGS results

Awesome 00-O! You can tell Larry Briggs is no longer involved with SEGS, though, since they didn't properly capitalize VAM.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 damaged coins
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: 2021 damaged coins

Pocket piece candidate?
by messydesk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: 2021 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #4 Open

That is correct. :lol: I'm at about 90, so there's a little room left. Looking to ship in a few weeks if possible.
by messydesk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a WOW 2021-D error
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: a WOW 2021-D error

Keep an eye on it and see what it goes for. There's probably a critical mass of 21-D sheared rim strike-thrus out there that'll drive up both interest in these errors and price.
by messydesk
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my 2021 boxes now open
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: my 2021 boxes are still unopened

Box #3 arrived today. And by coincidence so did the Visa bill. Still haven't opened anything, but I paid the bill. I guess the next step is PCGS. If you're looking to get (i.e., pay $18 a pop extra for) the First Strike™ label, the guidance on their web site states that there is no need to mail any...
by messydesk
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Distribution of New Orleans dollars - late 1880
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Distribution of New Orleans dollars - late 1880

The 1,000 per month that ended up in Illinois probably ended up in Cairo.
by messydesk
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: another guess the grade
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: another guess the grade

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:16 pm
DHalladay wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:28 pm
Here's the reveal:


NGC-64 holder.jpg


I wouldn't want this dog as a 62, let alone as a 64... and the "select" sticker is a joke in every way.
Maybe only a select few would pay 64 money for it.
If they're buying 64s from Littleton, they're paying a lot more than 64 money.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Had to do a quick double-take realizing that's really only 7 years (6 if you count that 1861 and 1880 were reporting 1/2 calendar year of production).

What would the purpose of this statement have been? An assertion that they're a relevant mint again after reopening?
by messydesk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Check 2021-D Morgans for strike-thrus
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Check 2021-D Morgans for strike-thrus

Looks more like it's sitting on the coin than struck into it.

Nice close-ups showing the "raster scan" luster imparted on the dies.
by messydesk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my 2021 boxes now open
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: 2021 boxes are still unopened

Imagine having to pack the entire mintage of these for shipping. I've received the same ones you did. They look fine. Appearance is as I predicted -- a bit underwhelming, wrong luster, not very sharp, but otherwise faithful to the original. I've since shipped them to my buyer. I will probably buy so...