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by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

A few more of the R
by Mediocrates007
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Error? PMD? What is this…1903-O VAM-4A

Vammers, I’m looking for an assist on this 1903-O VAM-4A I just picked up. The attribution was an easy one, so I’m not sweating that part (or am I?) The part I’m confused by is the “broken R” on dollar. To my eye, it appears to have happened during the strike and not post-mint-damage. At first look,...
by Mediocrates007
Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: What method are they using to achieve that look
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: What method are they using to achieve that look

If you’ve seen Canyon City coins on eBay, you’ll notice their photos are very deceptive. I was able to mimic the look as an experiment and it’s achieved by using a warm and cool lamp, then in post processing, kill shadow detail and crank blacks while adding some brightness/luminance. They also use a...
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: WTT: NGC MS66 1903-O VAM-12

Listed FS on eBay now, thanks for looking!

Edit: sold.
by Mediocrates007
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…

messydesk wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:02 pm
Fixed it.
Nice, the user’s profile also has some spam links. Not sure if you can suspend privilege while they fix their login security.
by Mediocrates007
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Whoever has access to edit Vamworld…

Home page has been changed by someone using an editor’s credentials.

User’s name is AbigailVrooman.
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: WTT: NGC MS66 1903-O VAM-12

Forgot to add a picture of the doubled profile described in the listing.
by Mediocrates007
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Sold

Hello and thanks for looking! I’d like to trade my NGC MS66 1903-O that I’ve attributed as VAM-12, O/O Down. Willing to trade for any clashed 1903-O MS65-MS66; PCGS, NGC, or ANACS. I’m trying to build a New Orleans date set with only clashed varieties, so this one doesn’t fit in. No cash, just a str...
by Mediocrates007
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this a LDS 1899-O VAM-30?
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Is this a LDS 1899-O VAM-30?

Looking at this recent pickup, appears to be an 1899-O VAM-30, but a slightly later die state? There’s a neat die crack through the lower hair V that made me initially think it was a letter.

Thanks for looking!
by Mediocrates007
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 2673

Re: Here's today's puzzle

OK, here's the story. This is obviously struck by a cancelled die. In fact, this is one of the 2 oz tokens Ash had struck with the mated 84-CC pair he bought at the ANA. I did an 'About VAMs' column on the dies right after the show. I've had the dies in hand. The pic is from the ANA. After the toke...
by Mediocrates007
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 2673

Re: Here's today's puzzle

Die flake from the canceled die?
by Mediocrates007
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1889-O VAM-11
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Help with 1889-O VAM-11

I picked this 1889-O up recently, I believe it to be a VAM-11 but there’s not a lot of info on the page. I’ve included some full coin photos and the TrueView if it helps. I can also get some better closeups if needed.

Thanks in advance!
by Mediocrates007
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o proof like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: 1883-o proof like?

Screenshot_20211228-190915_Chrome.jpgReally, oh I appreciate it a good education as I said I'm new I am not the type to let pride get in the way and when I was actually looking at the proof coins from the same year they have that Mark behind her head that zigzag, now I may be wrong about that I jus...
by Mediocrates007
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the 'clashing through the snow'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1975

Re: Guess the 'clashing through the snow'?

If I’m guessing correctly, this would fit in with the clashed set in building from that mint. Also… WOW!
by Mediocrates007
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently

DHalladay wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:27 am
I'm amused by the black spot above E and S... it looks just like an apostrophe that makes it look like STATE'S. :)
Well I’ll never un-see that :lol: :lol:
by Mediocrates007
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently

lioncutter wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:06 pm
That's a really nice 1N2. The reverse looks amazing to me.
It’s not terrible, just being nitpicky with the lower wreath leaves.
by Mediocrates007
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently

RogerRock wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:00 am
One of my favorite 1921 D Varieties ! Nice Unicorn D ! 8-)
Thanks! I really enjoy this one! My only disappointment is the strike; otherwise it’s beautiful.
by Mediocrates007
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Picked this 1921-D VAM-1N2 from eBay recently

A friend pointed me to this coin, curious about the condition. I took a look and attributed it; he decided to pass so I picked it up and it arrived today!

This is a really fun 1921-D IMO, there’s a lot going on!
by Mediocrates007
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B

keilg1 wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Rather pretty lady you have there. Beats my PCGS 63, but I'm happy to have my little lassie...

Gary
Technical grades aside, still a wonderful VAM! I had mine graded to sell it, but once I got it back, I couldn’t bring myself to list.
by Mediocrates007
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: PCGS TrueView photos of my 1904-O VAM-35B

Nice coin! Welcome, and glad you're having fun with this little corner of the hobby! I was definitely more of a hoarder and date/mint collector for decades. It took me a while to get here, but enjoy this aspect of the hobby more than I ever have before. I appreciate that VAM hunting really refines ...