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by messydesk
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Not sure if this is allowed, but thought you’d all enjoy this
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Not sure if this is allowed, but thought you’d all enjoy this

Covering rare errors from Asphalt Rash to Zebra Stripes.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 P Far Date?
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: 1900 P Far Date?

Not a far date, just a slanted date. Absent any of the features specified by the other slanted dates, I'd call it VAM 15.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

vampicker wrote:
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:11 pm
The VAM 55 has the same reverse as VAMs 6C, 6D, 68 and 11/11A/11B - a real workhorse
Right. And then it's tied to the Hangnails through VAM 49.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: 1880-O VAMs 16, 17, 17A, 55 and 63 die progression in this order, too?

Coin was graded in 2002. Looks like VAM 55, which didn't exist at the time. Are the lines in the wreath leaves just to the left of the bow present? BTW, I own a VAM 16 and 17A. VAM 16 is clearly earlier in the progression. I think the whole stated progression needs a review with the various pieces ...
by messydesk
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA Paper Chase
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: LVA Paper Chase

Leroy did just release a 2020-21 supplement. I'll post details an send out a VAM-e a bit later. Going forward, we haven't decided upon a format for annual supplements. All pictures will be on VAMWorld. I am working on automatically generating the text of an annual supplement from the database I buil...
by messydesk
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1747

Re: Hand me down

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:33 am
I GOT IT
Congrats!
by messydesk
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Coin Insurance

Hugh Wood
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1747

Re: Hand me down

14.17. A1c reverse. One of the key pick-ups is that it isn't VAM 3, 4, or 5 and doesn't have any good pick-ups.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1747

Re: Hand me down

Wow! That's a hole not many can fill.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?

If it isn't simply banged up, I'm going with some sort of strike through.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Evidence for a kill

OK. Not that I look, clearly different coins with the same stuff on them. Putting away the pokin' stick.
by messydesk
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Evidence for a kill

Some of the stuff on VAM 1H would make me want to reach for my pokin' stick. Have planchet issues been ruled out for all the new features?
by messydesk
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just Out of Curiosity
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Just Out of Curiosity

Looks like it was 79-S VAM 128 in early November according to my records, but there may have been others after that last year.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Do you see what I see?

Unc90o wrote:
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:08 pm
I discovered 1B. The non Leroy's photo on 1B page does not match the discovery coin.
So yes, the obverse of VAM-1B is different than your coin.
I can add some 1B photos later.
Excellent! I'll remove the incorrect pictures.
by messydesk
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Do you see what I see?

This 97-S die pair has the obverse of VAM 17 and the reverse shown for VAM 1B. To add to the confusion, the pictures on the VAM 1B page that aren't Leroy's are also the VAM 17 obverse. There is no counter-clash on this one, the coin is PL, and there are die polishing lines in the mouth and nose. The...
by messydesk
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hello VAMMERS
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Hello VAMMERS

Welcome back!
by messydesk
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Do you see what I see?

Mhomei wrote:
Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:57 am
are you thinking its upside down??
Yup

I found a cleaner mint mark to photograph to confirm that there is a right-side up.
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by messydesk
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Do you see what I see?

I'll let you know what I see later.
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by messydesk
Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1878 8 TF
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Help with 1878 8 TF

Hmm... when most people mistake this VAM for another one, it's not VAM 2 or 14.3 they think it is.
by messydesk
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Back from PCGS
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Closed

I got my Submission in just under the wire . Now we need a FAST return from PCGS . Maybe MAY 6 2022 . HA HA Well, I got what you wanted. They're back already. No April Fool's. I picked up a package today and was totally confused, as there was an individual's bulk order in the queue longer, then thi...