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by messydesk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting to know you...
Replies: 51
Views: 21398

Re: Getting to know you...

Paralyse here (Adam), long time habitué at CCF and eternal VW lurker. I like the new forum a lot and should now be able to post a lot more as a result ;) ... I collect everything, but my main passions are silver Washington quarters, Morgans of course, early American copper & German States coins/med...
by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting to know you...
Replies: 51
Views: 21398

Re: Getting to know you...

The name still fits, so I'm still wearing it.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T.. Wicked localized WLH Clash...
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: O/T.. Wicked localized WLH Clash...

Wow, those are strong. I'm surprised not to see anything like it in the CPG, but then Walkers are rather under-represented there.
by messydesk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Update for June
Replies: 12
Views: 5199

Re: 1881-O Update for June

The confusion between 81-O VAM 1H and VAM 40 stems from the fact that strike and die wear both vary among coins. I will no longer call anything VAM 1H, because I'm convinced it is the same as VAM 40 after looking at about 1000 81-Os as a result of this project. The doubling on the ear is not always ...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Summer Seminar
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Back from Summer Seminar

For the fourth time, I've had the pleasure and privilege of teaching the Collecting and Investing in Morgan Dollars class at the ANA Summer Seminar this week. We had 9 awesome students who enjoyed "drinking through a fire hose" as we covered history, grading, toning, problem coins, design evolution,...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

Re: Just wondering

Once everything is worked out, the new VAMWorld should have the same features as the old one, including VotW and a familiar looking home page, and hopefully a lot of improvements. The only thing that concerns me a little right now is the "VAMs by date" pages, based on how it's currently constructed,...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Time of postings is off
Replies: 5
Views: 3090

Re: Time of postings is off

How much were they off by? You can set your time zone in your profile.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78s rev feature help...
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Re: 78s rev feature help...

On 78-S reverses, I usually start and end with the engraved feather under the eagle's right wing. From here, it looks like the 24/30/43 reverse.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission
Replies: 48
Views: 19794

Re: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission

Yes, there's still time. Send coins soon, as I'd like to get them out by the 6th, if possible.
by messydesk
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New URL for VW2?
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: New URL for VW2?

Tweaks will be done as I can do them. This will be the new VAMWorld message board site, so anything posted here will be kept.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Summer Seminar Newp
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Summer Seminar Newp

So one of the cool things about the ANA Summer Seminar is their library book sale. Tons of books available for really good prices, all of which were donations to the sale. I picked up some good references the first day, when everything is full price and you need to act fast to get the premium stuff ...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: struck through?
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

Re: struck through?

That's a big planchet inculsion. It makes sense that they body-bagged it as a normal coin, since it's has a big negative effect on eye appeal.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: Private messages hanging in Outbox
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: Private messages hanging in Outbox

You need to post at least three times on the message board before being able to send a PM.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission
Replies: 48
Views: 19794

Re: June 2018 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission

PacificWR wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:33 am
John, have the coin's been mailed in yet?
Not yet. Still waiting for a few submitters.
by messydesk
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New URL for VW2?
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: New URL for VW2?

Eventually, it will be vamworld.com, but e have to transfer the domain after the migration is done and a few things get ironed out.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan dollar pattern and privately made
Replies: 10
Views: 4778

Re: Morgan dollar pattern and privately made

I think an overlay will show drastic differences in the shape of the 5, as well. Intriguing.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash?
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: Collar Clash?

I think you're just seeing the way the reeded edge makes contact with the slab gasket.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki page sample
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: Wiki page sample

Certainly looks familiar. Congratulations. I like the TOC option. I made a minor change to the main heading to reflect agreement with the subheading. It seems that the heading in VW10 has a typo. I'd say the error is actually is the other way around. O/Horizontal O makes more sense than O/O horizon...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki page sample
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: Wiki page sample

I just updated this page again. Now the different sections are level 2 headers, which causes a table of contents to be generated automatically at the top. It can be hidden by the user and perhaps always hidden by user preferences. I'll have to see if it can be moved to the right and not take up vert...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Off to recruit more VAM enthusiasts!
Replies: 7
Views: 3748

Off to recruit more VAM enthusiasts!

Well, not right now, but I head out Saturday morning. I just picked up the class notes from the printer and am looking forward to adding to my stack of Summer Seminar badges. Shout out to Leroy for providing signed copies of "Wonders of Morgan Dollars" to all the students at no charge! summerseminar...