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by vampicker
Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: are we vamming the new morgan/peace
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: are we vamming the new morgan/peace

Dream crushing answer - a loud ditto on the no's
by vampicker
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I guess it has to be a VAM 1?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: I guess it has to be a VAM 1?

Funny, but I've got to appreciate the second chance to see one of the puzzle pieces
by vampicker
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I guess it has to be a VAM 1?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: I guess it has to be a VAM 1?

Had I known, I'd have looked at it longer. But, yeah, this would be called a VAM 1. It does make for a good story. You can always put your own sticker on it
by vampicker
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate VAM-20
Replies: 51
Views: 12634

Re: Overdate VAM-20

and this would be an incredible die sequencing! clash vam14a, then vam 20, then v14a. what are the chances of that? and why? While improbable, the remarriage is one step away from confirmed. I need a strong version of VAM 14A in hand to positively settle this, but it's already close to conclusive. ...
by vampicker
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

If you have anything else you need graded by ANACS, toss this in with it and I'll correct the attribution and reholder it for free, Just note on the form that I said so.
by vampicker
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

The VAM 55 has the same reverse as VAMs 6C, 6D, 68 and 11/11A/11B - a real workhorse
by vampicker
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

Coin was graded in 2002. Looks like VAM 55, which didn't exist at the time. Are the lines in the wreath leaves just to the left of the bow present? BTW, I own a VAM 16 and 17A. VAM 16 is clearly earlier in the progression. I think the whole stated progression needs a review with the various pieces s...
by vampicker
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883CC....VAM-5A
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: 1883CC....VAM-5A

A die scratch that is always present on this stage and earlier stages
by vampicker
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1854

Re: Hand me down

DHalladay wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:52 pm
vampicker wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:32 pm
Wow!, is this a previously known example or a new addition to a tiny pop?
It's the LFCP coin on the VAMworld attribution page!
D'oh!
by vampicker
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1854

Re: Hand me down

Wow!, is this a previously known example or a new addition to a tiny pop?
by vampicker
Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA Paper Chase
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: LVA Paper Chase

If you have contact with Lucian, please ask him to check his PM inbox. I had wanted to do this variety as an 'About VAMs' column over a year ago now when the discovery piece came thru ANACS. Good sized odd lump on the M of AMERICA and a thread like impression on the front of Liberty's hair. Listing ...
by vampicker
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

I went and did the very thing I suggested you try. Here's an example with several different hits. https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1894-s-1-ms61-pcgs-pcgs-population-351-3371-and-0-138-ngc-census-343-1683-and-0-39-cdn-1-150-whsle-bid-for-n/a/132202-23612.s?ic4=ListV...
by vampicker
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

It's a bag mark. If you feel differently and are convinced this is in the die itself, I invite you to scour the Heritage Auction archives and find another example that matches this exactly. While this may be an exercise in futility, along the way you may see a number of bag marks from almost every c...
by vampicker
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Re: Do you see what I see?

That is inverted. Cool. If you're having trouble distinguishing top from bottom, it's easier to see with a few coins in hand. In nomenclature this is the Type IV Medium S that was used from 1879 thru 1900. There are years at the beginning and end that overlap, so doublecheck that you've got the righ...
by vampicker
Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace Dollar Elite 30
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Peace Dollar Elite 30

The book by Harrison and Close was published in 2012
by vampicker
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT TRADE DOLLAR
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: OT TRADE DOLLAR

I have the 75-CC in question on my desk right now. Looks like a genuine example of Coxe 2.1. I can see why I didn't like it the first time it came thru ANACS. Any raw cleaned AU Trade Dollar is still suspect, and having weird stuff in the die doesn't help. I graded it and verified the attribution. W...
by vampicker
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 P Morgan
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: 1879 P Morgan

Gonna need a picture
by vampicker
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Came across this interesting denticle hit
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Came across this interesting denticle hit

Edge reeding shot, not from the denticles.