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by vampicker
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Discovery Pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Discovery Pieces

No Plus grades from ANACS
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid

Thanks John
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid
Replies: 2
Views: 160

1880-S VAM 41 appears to be valid

I had a couple of pieces on my desk yesterday that looked like a good match for the obverse plate from the VAM book and the reverse plate from the update showing a close triple spread of the right wreath. I noticed this page is in the 'dubious' category. It likely landed there because 'dash' is in t...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

OK, I stand corrected.
by vampicker
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

The reverse image posted looks like a B2 to me. Might be worth digging out the VAM 1i discovery piece and flipping it over. Didn't find the obverse plate earlier because I didn't look through the B1 listings.
by vampicker
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Help "Re-Identifying" 1922 VAM Discovery Piece

I don't see anything in the current listings matching this. I had thought this may have gotten revised before the update came out, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'd suggest you PM Dr. Close
by vampicker
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A 78-CC I didn't have before
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: A 78-CC I didn't have before

messydesk wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:58 pm
Cool! Same mint mark punch as the $20 Liberty. Speaking of which, I guess I know what's next on your list. :lol:
I'd have to sell a few pieces to swing that, and I'd be more likely to point elsewhere. I did pick a 91-CC $5 last year - a far more manageable proposition
by vampicker
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A 78-CC I didn't have before
Replies: 7
Views: 355

A 78-CC I didn't have before

A new purchase right after the ANA from a Heritage auction. PCGS called it XF 40 and I agree. I've wanted one of these for a long time. Finally pulled the trigger.
by vampicker
Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post

OK, kinda see it. Too bad it got 'helped'
by vampicker
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post

I don't see the 27A lines in your pictures.
by vampicker
Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 CC vam 19B question
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: 1878 CC vam 19B question

The 'dot' is lame - it's the fill inside the mintmark's first C. You have a VAM 19B. It will not have the obverse break of VAM 19A as it is a different obverse die.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: The original 'Hot Lips'?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: OT: The original 'Hot Lips'?

This can happen when you get hammered
by vampicker
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A link or brief explanation please
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: A link or brief explanation please

If the listing is eliminated, you can send the piece back to ANACS and get it updated at no or minimal cost. Just PM me if this comes up.
by vampicker
Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2680

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

Yeah, looked at this for a long time and didn't come up with a conclusive explanation. That's also not exactly the same description I used. I could swear I settled on some wording about obv & rev die gouges. The senior numismatists can overrule me. Glad they left my 'not certain' wording and recomme...
by vampicker
Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902 O Belly Button
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: 1902 O Belly Button

It's unrelated to the VAM. It's a striking error. It's most commonly found on 1885-O dollars. There have been several theories advanced about its cause, but I think the most plausible is the dies being set slightly too far apart. This same striking error is behind the weird hourglass shaped depressi...
by vampicker
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT A little older
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: OT A little older

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:20 am
It looks in better shape than the current owner.
That's always been true
by vampicker
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT A little older
Replies: 7
Views: 494

OT A little older

OK so a lot older. I went to the Ohio State Coin Show in Dublin today and was looking for a couple of pieces I couldn't find and some stuff for a type set which I did find. But the thing about shows is you'll run across stuff you didn't know you wanted until you see it in hand. I ended up with this ...
by vampicker
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 14.17 sold tonight
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: 14.17 sold tonight

I ask because to me it seems sometimes the truly rare stuff sells for more if it's unattributed. Hard to pick a better 78 variety of any sort, let alone one of the key 8 TF marriages off an auction site without anyone else spotting it.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 14.17 sold tonight
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: 14.17 sold tonight

I gotta ask - did you give it a couple more bids because it wasn't attributed?
by vampicker
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: 1878 S VAM 6 or 22 or ?

16, not 16A