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by messydesk
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Photo Poop Alert
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: Photo Poop Alert

It used to be just strategically placed bag marks looked like doubling, but now you have to consider slab scratches, too.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A pair of Scarface 88-O from last night
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: A pair of Scarface 88-O from last night

VamHelsing wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:26 am
I'm not able to access the link...
I ran into this earlier today in the Chrome browser on my PC, but it works on the Chrome browser on my phone. I have a note to myself to find out why. Try right-clicking or ctrl-click and opening in a new tab.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A pair of Scarface 88-O from last night
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: A pair of Scarface 88-O from last night

I seem to recall a story about these Scarface pieces with the circle of toning on the reverse. Something like these were mounted on wood as part of a clock. The maker just happened to pick a couple of rolls of these for his work. Does this ring a bell with anyone else? It sounds familiar, but I mig...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A pair of Scarface 88-O from last night
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: A pair of Scarface 88-O from last night

Nice results, indeed, and not even the latest die stage.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan dollar pattern and privately made
Replies: 10
Views: 3336

Re: Morgan dollar pattern and privately made

If the 1884 J-1731 was simply part of a one-off "die trial in copper" set made for A. H. Smith, as is mentioned on uspatterns.com, then it has nothing to do with the 1885 J-1747-50, which was clearly a test of a technology. I don't know which die pair was used for the 1885 patterns, but it should be...
by messydesk
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Wiki Page Editing Cutoff
Replies: 14
Views: 4593

Old Wiki Page Editing Cutoff

As part of the migration of the wiki (everything on VAMworld but the messages), I will announce a last chance to edit pages here. This will probably be early August, but a specific date will be announced at least 1 week ahead of time. After the cutoff date, I will set the wiki to read-only and take ...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Quick and dirty photo help
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Quick and dirty photo help

This isn't a well produced video, or anything, but it helped someone get photos posted
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by messydesk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T.. Its not a VAM 1!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3029

Re: O/T.. Its not a VAM 1!!!

I have a small bottle of VAM hair oil. Jeff Oxman had a small case of these and was giving them away at a show several years ago.
by messydesk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki Teaser
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

Re: Wiki Teaser

Thanks John. Will you let us know when it is ok to upload photo's? I'll let people know when I open it up. I have it locked down right now so that only I can make edits. Meanwhile, there is a MediaWiki Sandbox that is open for the world to edit. If you want to try editing a page, play with this one...
by messydesk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1509
Views: 307954

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

the date on this one looks fishy to me. Can't really find something on the REV that stands out... :) https://www.ebay.com/itm/1878-CC-1-Morgan-Silver-Dollar-Rare-Date-NO-RESERVE-Very-Nice-Details/273287311527?epid=170382965&hash=item3fa13170a7:g:mWUAAOSwGNxbH42O Other than the reverse of 79 and lar...
by messydesk
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki Teaser
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

Re: Wiki Teaser

Don't upload anything yet. I will probably test out my import scripts tonight to see if I'll be able to import all the current pages. This will probably include purging all pages from the wiki at least once until I'm satisfied that I can import the whole thing including images.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Test Feedback
Topic: mwstore
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: mwstore

First things first. I need to actually get the wiki up and running beyond the default "congratulations, you installed and did initial configuration on your wiki" page.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: coin collecting app
Replies: 12
Views: 3798

Re: coin collecting app

My experience is similar to HawkeEye's. I've installed and quickly uninstalled many trial versions of stuff, wrote my own software, and wrote some software with Access. Now I mostly use PCGS's "My Inventory," which is part of their registry. It accepts any coin, raw or graded.
by messydesk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: !878-P Broken M & N
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: !878-P Broken M & N

They aren't necessarily the same dies. The broken M & N is a result of the hub breaking (like the broken 'r' on trust or the 4th left star point). We can probably assume that the VAM 200 die was not made first, since it was paired with a Rev. of 79, but there's not even a guarantee of that. It might...
by messydesk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki Teaser
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

Re: Wiki Teaser

shortnock wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:53 pm
What does that mean in little words.
Wiki coming soon. Partial assembly may be required.
by messydesk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki Teaser
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

Re: Wiki Teaser and Externally Linked Images

... It would be helpful to know what the Administrator/SSDC may decide in this regard. I entirely expect that the "AllowExternalImages" parse will remain at the False setting. Nonetheless, I would appreciate comment. First, I haven't explored the various configuration settings I can make beyond wha...
by messydesk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wiki Teaser
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

Wiki Teaser

Step 1 complete -- MediaWiki installed and configured. Weather can now be crappy this weekend.

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... /Main_Page
by messydesk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: adding avatar?
Replies: 18
Views: 5328

Re: adding avatar?

Prider358 wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:58 pm
So frustrating trying to sort out my Avatar. I did it straight away on the old site. Resize, by how much? the size of a DOT. Tried resizing, can't do. Gee, frustrating.
E-mail me your avatar and I'll see if I can set it as an administrator.
by messydesk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Who Knew About this?!
Replies: 17
Views: 4985

Re: O/T... Who Knew About this?!

Can't imagine a bag of 81-S would be greater than the sum of its parts from a VAM standpoint. But a 78-S or 89 Philly bag might be a different story. High grades and killer toners are the draw as several have noted. The days of trading in bags was something I missed, and the few remaining are solid...
by messydesk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Who Knew About this?!
Replies: 17
Views: 4985

16,000 coin Morgan hoard

Betting the real stars of this hoard are the toners. Just never know what is still lurking out there. Several of those dates have some significant VAMs. There'll be some toners and some 66-67s that'll steal the show. The rest will be bulk graded in promotional holders. Some VAM collectors will prob...