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by messydesk
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Availability of updates of the encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace dollars
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Availability of updates of the encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace dollars

The last update to the VAM book was 1991. The number of varieties added and removed from the book in the last 30 years is more than what was in the book then. It's best to follow up with anything to match to the VAM book with a look in VAMWorld to see if anything has changed.
by messydesk
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed
Replies: 31
Views: 1650

Re: 1878-S Vam 1, 54, 61, 67 maybe 91, 85 and 94 need to be reviewed

lewisr2 wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:24 pm
Was a list made available of the “lost” coins?
There was a list, but I don't know how available it is/was. There's a remote chance that it was posted to the old VAMWorld, and that I might be able to recover it from there.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

And with a few clicks and keystrokes, 1AO is eliminated.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: 1921-D VAM 1AO - is it valid?

Yup. VAM 1P. I see there's a VAM 1P1, 2, and 3 listed, too, and no real feeling for what the real die progression is among them. Obviously, with no die cracks, this should be VAM 1P1, and VAMs 1P2 and 1P3 would have to be sorted out.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT just a bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: OT just a bit!

No bears on my recent vacation.
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by messydesk
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

Given that hubs did break, such as the 'r' shown above, it's entirely possible that the "isthmus" of this s deteriorated on the hub over time, as it starts out very narrow. Nevertheless, it isn't a listable feature and shouldn't be used to guide attribution. VAM 17 looks correct.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Amazing…
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Amazing…

Couldn’t be an inside job? Well, let's see. It's a corrupt government with regions of the country controlled by drug cartels, which probably also exercise a lot of influence over ports. If the longshoremen in season 2 of The Wire were as corrupt as they were despite union pay and benefits (OK, fict...
by messydesk
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM 58 SP65
Replies: 8
Views: 502

1878-S VAM 58 SP65

A collector who bought this major rarity this year just posted a long thread about it on PCGS's forum. A few of us have seen the coin in person, and it's definitely special.

Link to PCGS Forum
by messydesk
Thu Jun 16, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan 1885-O Broken S
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: Morgan 1885-O Broken S

The 's' is irrelevant. Start with the date and the mint mark. Chances are if you were to remove the polish residue around it, the 's' wouldn't look broken, as this is normally a very thin part of the letter.
by messydesk
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT just a bit!
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: OT just a bit!

vampicker wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:37 pm
Ummm..... how close were you?
And can you run faster than the others in your group?
by messydesk
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT: phone charger adapters?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: way OT: phone charger adapters?

DHalladay wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:28 am
messydesk wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:10 am
Might be a silly question, but does your car have a USB charging port in it?

It does not; 2007 Accord.
These are cheaper than a new car

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=12v+to+usb+a ... doa-p_1_18
by messydesk
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT: phone charger adapters?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: way OT: phone charger adapters?

Might be a silly question, but does your car have a USB charging port in it?
by messydesk
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 P Morgan VAM 3A1B/3A1C
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: 1921 P Morgan VAM 3A1B/3A1C

Confused by the paper trail on these. This thread indicates no tail feather gouge on 3A1c.
by messydesk
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A visit with Leroy
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: A visit with Leroy

Very cool get-together! I like the old school T-Square on the wall in the background used for manual drafting. A testament to his early engineering days as a mechanical engineer. Good training for the minting process. He was a draftsman for a while in his early days. All of the illustrations in his...
by messydesk
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A visit with Leroy
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: A visit with Leroy

Also, if you look closely at the picture with his book, you'll see a box for one of the 2021 Morgans. John R brought one to show him. He hated it.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A visit with Leroy
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: A visit with Leroy

What's not immediately apparent from the picture is that his VAM book is about twice as thick as normal due to extra pieces of paper and photos stuffed into it. The binding is an unrecognizable pile-up of layers of tape. Besides his numismatic projects, he has also kept busy designing and painting r...
by messydesk
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mirror mirror part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Mirror mirror part 1

That was a fun submission!
by messydesk
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1882-o 38-b value
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: 1882-o 38-b value

If they'd garner any premium, it would be very minor. They are not particularly rare. I see lots of folks trying to squeeze big prices out of them... the key phrase here being "lots of folks". Still a REALLY cool VAM, though! And this is a perfect example of why no R-numbers will be assigned to new...
by messydesk
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this die polishing?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Is this die polishing?

It's an overpolished die. Could be a brand new die that was just polished too much before being used.
by messydesk
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: 1921 Peace dollar

First coin looks like an AU58 that also has a reasonably good strike (much hair detail visible, separation between wing and leg, leg feathers well-defined). The second coin is horribly struck, but is probably technically uncirculated. No better than 62 because of the strike, even though there aren't...