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by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

And just to finish fixing it, 79-S VAM 96 has been killed as was intended.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these scratches contact or cleaning?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Are these scratches contact or cleaning?

Impossible to be sure from the pictures, but they seem to be random, incidental lines and marks from being handled, not a coherent patch of lines from a cleaning. Tilt and turn under a single light and see if there's a patch that suddenly pops out. That's what a TPG will call out as a cleaning.
by messydesk
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

I can un-kill that one in my database, as if it were never killed. JohnR had sent me a kill list back in March, and this was on it, although tentative.
by messydesk
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: need some 1881-O help - PLEASE!
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: need some 1881-O help - PLEASE!

Check VAM 13. @HawkeEye should be able to verify with actual coins.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

SilverToken wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:05 pm
The big elephant in the room question.....

Does PCGS through their insurance use PCGS posted values of the coin(s) that was stolen/lost to make you whole?
They state that they use the fair market value, not to exceed the declared value.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE

I can officially reinstate VAM 58, but the question remains as to why the description of the mint mark is clearly different than the one that is posted. There are no photos from Leroy, so unless someone has the discovery piece that Logan once had, we're not going to know for sure what he saw.
by messydesk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call
Replies: 13
Views: 1715

Re: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call

Thursday through Saturday. Not sure what table yet.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

Do PCGS, NGC and ANACS openly inform customers that they carry private insurance to cover the stated value of a shipment? PCGS's submission forms state that the declared value is for insurance purposes. I don't have the others in front of me. They don't inform how stuff is insured, but whether they...
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: Coin Divesting

Longstrider wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:47 pm
@messydesk That is great news. Well done.🐍
Thanks to people who persistently asked about it. Ian contacted me by e-mail Monday and I called him back to answer a few questions and now they'll start running them.

Apologies for hijacking the thread.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 63
Views: 786

Re: What is the correct term?

Die erosion.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: Coin Divesting

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:08 am
By the way, I should add that GC does not accept or honor VSS attributions or stickers. HA does.
That has just changed. GC will now accept my stickers.
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

Nobody that ships any sort of volume of valuables uses USPS insurance. They all have some sort of private insurance or even self-insure. Shipping labels that say INSURED are also known as "steal me" labels, as they tell everyone that a package is valuable. The return address is also from an individu...
by messydesk
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE

Yeah, seems like something strange happened regarding that VAM.
by messydesk
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can you find...
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Can you find...

vampicker wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:41 pm
I couldn't find Waldo, but I did find AMBER
Sure enough. Not far from SoCal.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: 1880-O Elimination Question RE-DONE

VAM 66 was determined to be a duplicate of 51 a couple days ago and was eliminated. The VAM 58 pictures are mine, taken to improve on pictures that were previously on the page. There are no pictures of VAM 58 in the 2005 supplement, which is when it would have been first listed. The pictures on the ...
by messydesk
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can you find...
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Can you find...

dave700x wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:56 pm
Are these all the images for your attribution labels or just some? :lol:
900 of them. There are over 22000 total.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Can you find...
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Can you find...

Spitting Eagle? Unicorn? Donkey Tail? Ultra-rare 8TF? E clash (there are a few)? Buffalo nickel?

Image
by messydesk
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A RESIGNATION CALL FOR ACTION
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: A RESIGNATION CALL FOR ACTION

It would seem that the SSDC info page on the Wiki is a few years out of date. And, yes, I'm going to lock this thread, since no further good will come from not locking it.
by messydesk
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: anyone recognize this '21-D? (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: anyone recognize this '21-D?

I think the gouge is VAM 8.
by messydesk
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B

SNAD and negative feedback.