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by vampicker
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7435

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Its a little hard to see but a faint outline of the long nock is still visible
by vampicker
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clash question
Replies: 6
Views: 3377

Re: Clash question

The 78-CC used 14 obverse dies and 16 reverse dies to form 21 distinct marriages. The Type II obverse and Type B reverse hubbed dies did not last as long as their later counterparts on average. We see the shortened die life across all three mints compared to the Type 3 and C combinations. Three of t...
by vampicker
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78CC V17 Obverse
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

Re: 78CC V17 Obverse

Yup, that's a VAM 20. It's relatively common particularly in GSA holders. Kinda rare in a 78-S holder
by vampicker
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bogus email from Brian Raines
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

Re: Bogus email from Brian Raines

Brian's been on the new site as vamsterdamn
by vampicker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7435

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

13 it is
by vampicker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1874 Morgan medal
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: 1874 Morgan medal

Yeah, the relief on the portrait of the future King Edward VII is so high that it was hard to get a shot of the reverse. Not only wouldn't it lay flat, it would rock at the slightest touch - like pushing the button to snap the picture. JB you were showing off your Medal of Morgan in Baltimore a few ...
by vampicker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new pick, nice
Replies: 12
Views: 6169

Re: new pick, nice

Nice!
by vampicker
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 7435

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Still kinda rare as a mint state coin, but yeah more have come to light over last few years. I guess the verbiage should be something like 'somewhat rare' in MS
by vampicker
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1874 Morgan medal
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

1874 Morgan medal

I picked this up at the ANA in Philly. It's a British medal engraved by George Morgan shortly before he emigrated to the United States. I had fun showing it around the show and am still pretty jazzed about my purchase
by vampicker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA VAM Meat-n-Greet
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: ANA VAM Meat-n-Greet

I'm in for either night
by vampicker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Looks like SPAM
Replies: 5
Views: 2912

Re: Looks like SPAM

If only we could borrow about five minutes of our founder's time....
by vampicker
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA - two kills, one reinstated
Replies: 16
Views: 8305

Re: Back from LVA - two kills, one reinstated

Kills are so much harder than getting new listings. It really deserves its own symbol
by vampicker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!
Replies: 54
Views: 24033

Re: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!

Yeah, my comment was more about some of the wild speculation being floated over in another forum.
by vampicker
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!
Replies: 54
Views: 24033

Re: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!

We've run off into the weeds here. There are no branch mint shenanigans from the Philly mint as being tossed around here and elsewhere. Collectors at the time did not care. Collecting by mint didn't really gain any following until the Heaton work in the 1890's. Why go thru all this trouble for somet...
by vampicker
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1900-O & O/CC - 4/4?
Replies: 20
Views: 11288

Re: New 1900-O & O/CC - 4/4?

Wow, that's a pretty wild clash on that VAM 38D
by vampicker
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!
Replies: 54
Views: 24033

Re: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!

Prior to the announcement, Coin World contacted me about this piece. Their article including my comments is linked here

https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins ... piece.html
by vampicker
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Which 1892-S is this? **UPDATED IN NEW POST**
Replies: 28
Views: 13547

Re: Which 1892-S is this?

What JB said...
by vampicker
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A nice gift!.. 1st edition?
Replies: 11
Views: 6031

Re: A nice gift!.. 1st edition?

Pretty sure the fake leather plastic cover job you have is a first edition. I have a copy of the larger format hardbound 'Top 100' and it states it is a second edition limited to 100 copies. There are pictures of Fey and Oxman signing stacks of 1st editions the day before they were released and they...
by vampicker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 12380

Re: Back from NGC

I just needed the grades for the SSDC Registry, the attributions are mine. It's all about running up the score on just one set against fogie....
by vampicker
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 P Adjustment Strike?
Replies: 7
Views: 3844

Re: 1900 P Adjustment Strike?

Yeah, I agree with Brian, the reeding is the best indicator. But having full denticles is an additional piece of evidence. Think this is the result of a bunch of grease and crud on dies from a normally weakly struck date