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by Bigbub
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: so many error messages
Replies: 18
Views: 2440

Re: so many error messages

Yes, it started last night, but seems intermittent and something to do with accessing the database. Several different error messages have been seen. I was uploading some photos and editing some pages which weren't displaying or saving correctly. So I had to stop.
by Bigbub
Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 O vam 1A2
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: 1888 O vam 1A2

Nice pick. Those clash LIBERTY letter transfers are great to find in the wild. They are still out there.
by Bigbub
Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Trouble matching a privately made
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: 1900-O Trouble matching a privately made

Be aware that Leroy doesn't list every die detail that you can see on a coin. When it is too minor to list, he doesn't. But you can make your own notes about die pickup points to help you in attributing other coins in the future and compare them. Lots of VAMmers do that and it is certainly open for ...
by Bigbub
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O Trouble matching a privately made
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: 1900-O Trouble matching a privately made

Yes, it is the VAM-22C1 as it meets all the listing requirements of that die pair.

These coins were purposely tumbled or abraded to simulate circulation before being released into circulation and further circulation caused other defects. But the die is the die regardless.
by Bigbub
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: Cast Counterfeit or PMD?

Yes, it looks similar to the reverse of the 1900-O VAM-59, which is an O/CC counterfeit of VAM-11
by Bigbub
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Time to Get Real FS at Auction
Replies: 40
Views: 8123

Re: 86-O, 00-O, 02-O Micro O VAMs FS

PM sent.
by Bigbub
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is there any vams that are with the 1921 d JOH-22 small break above m Morgan?
Replies: 11
Views: 3019

Re: Is there any vams that are with the 1921 d JOH-22 small break above m Morgan?

Being that I realize that I'm obsessive, I've avoided 1921 D VAMs to retain a semblance of sanity. However, this does have certain drawbacks. I had no idea what a JOH number was which limited my understanding of this thread. So I looked it up in the VAMWorld definition page to find out. Oops, not th...
by Bigbub
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Archives Update
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Leroy Archives Update

I can help out with this project too.
by Bigbub
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 52?
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: 1900-O VAM 52?

Yes. VAM 52 is what I would call it too.
by Bigbub
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1900-O Vam 29 attribution and value
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: 1900-O Vam 29 attribution and value

Unfortunately, it is not a VAM 29 or a VAM 29A. It is the evil mimic, either a VAM 35 or VAM 35A depending on whether a clashed 'n' is present for the 35A. The VAM 29 and 29A are normal dates and yours is a near date. The VAM 29A die break goes into the denticles at the neck point and yours goes pas...
by Bigbub
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Leroy, Marilyn and a burl bowl - a tribute to multiple beautiful lives
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: OT: Leroy, Marilyn and a burl bowl - a tribute to multiple beautiful lives

Thank you for sharing, but most of all caring. Your article about your interactions with Leroy that went beyond VAMming was just what I needed to read to start this holiday season. I'm not sure why, but in my experience people who are willing to spend their time researching and learning about what i...
by Bigbub
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 9986

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

I have no doubt that new attributions going into the future will workout fine. Leroy told me a number of years ago about the sheer number of all his existing print photographs and how he never had the time to search through them or digitize them. Perhaps now that Dr. Fey is the owner, a new wealth o...
by Bigbub
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets
Replies: 26
Views: 6486

Re: New VAM-e Sent - Michael Fey Buys LVA Assets

Thank you, Leroy Van Allen, for all the lifetime of work and effort put into your most excellent hobby.

Corresponding and sharing Morgan Dollar varieties with you over the last decade was an educational delight and one of my distinct pleasures. Your letters will be missed.
by Bigbub
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS results
Replies: 8
Views: 2249

Re: SEGS results

Very nice and rare example. If I remember correctly, we saw an ICG graded 58 example posted here a few years back too.

So some escaped the tumbler. Most are heavily circulated and only grade G or VG.
by Bigbub
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newbie Question - May not be VAM Related
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Newbie Question - May not be VAM Related

Yes, the fact that there is no damage around the mintmark makes me think it was struck through grease or some other small foreign object in the mintmark on the die.
by Bigbub
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: *Gift*, Upgrade, Move
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: *Gift*, Upgrade, Move

A very nice gift and a hard VAM to find. Congrats Lee.
by Bigbub
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 6323

Re: New VAM-e Sent

It's almost 10PM Friday on the west coast and I did not receive the email.
Checked my spam folder and its not there either.
by Bigbub
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

1896-O oval O mystery coin

I ran across this 1896-O coin on eBay. I didn't win the auction, but it is a strange looking coin. Posting here for discussion and opinion. What caught my attention was the apparent oval O mintmark. The 1896-O VAM 8 oval O has never been seen since it's initial listing and is rumored not to exist. T...
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L
Replies: 19
Views: 5182

Re: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L

Wow, what an intriguing piece of detective work. Denticle impressions have always fascinated me as the artifacts seem to be the result of sloppy work in the press room. I always wonder if the press men said "Oops", kept quiet, faced disciplinary action from superiors or didn't notice the end results...
by Bigbub
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Date on PCI Slab?
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Re: Date on PCI Slab?

I picked up this coin on eBay in 2009. Note the mistaken nomenclature on the label as a 7 TF which is why I bought it as a curiosity piece. I didn't know who Brian Raines was when I bought it. But since it is signed by Brian Raines, (who attributed and graded for PCI for a while) he may be the go to...