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by Geseas
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

Hello Everyone, I have been looking at the Bean Bottom S page for help attributing my 3 1921-D Morgans, that you folks must be getting sick of looking at. (I almost am.) It got me wondering: "As you increase a die usage, i.e. continue to use worn-out dies; do you run the risk of healing existing die...
by Geseas
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide

Kissov Thank you for bringing my coin to the head of the class for further discussion. (I get to add 5 more photos) Today, after another review, I think this 1921-D Morgan is not a VAM-1E. It may just be a 'Tired Joe'. Joe spelled JOH and tired because it is too worn out to tell us its whole story....
by Geseas
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 5050

Re: When striking pressure is too high

RogerB Thank you for all your contributions to this site. I borrowed "From Mine to Mint." from the ANA library when they first opened back up but did not request the CD's that were offered separately. I also borrowed other materials of interest... (Way too much for one sitting...) Your suggestion o...
by Geseas
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 5050

Re: When striking pressure is too high

150 T/sq in was the max for silver dollar dies. Above that, as seen in Dec 1921, dies chattered, exploded, warped, etc. The video clip shows a cylinder, not a properly shaped die, which is much wider below the die face. Also, hydraulic pressure transfers force differently than a toggle or drop pres...
by Geseas
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "out for delivery" (USPS)
Replies: 7
Views: 2096

Re: "out for delivery" (USPS)

I believe anxiety like this may be lessened by building personal relationships with your letter carrier and his supporting team (on your end of the delivery/receiving process). I don't think there is much you can do with the middle of a delivery. This is just my opinion. Living in the woods may have...
by Geseas
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: 1921-D Fun

The Rev. seems to match the Rev. of a 1921-D VAM-1AE1. (The obv. does not match): Jascan1921-D-1AErev.jpg revision: Not a match. I compared the last 'S' in 'States' with better photos at the end of this post. The Obv. seems to match that of a 1921-D Vam-1E: 1921-D Vam-1E (1).jpg http://ec2-13-58-222...
by Geseas
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide

GCS4544.JPG gcs_4529.jpg ...coin has now been dipped in acetone (20 min.) and remarked.for a comparison of change canvas.jpg GCS4606.JPG gcs_4514.jpg Hello everyone I would like to determine the Vam of the above coin using the 1921-D crack guide. The photographs with red lines are my first impressi...
by Geseas
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Morgan Information request:
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: 1921-D Morgan Information request:

I have it Downloaded! Thank you. I will read; my questions may be answered here.

I appreciate your help and sharing.
by Geseas
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Morgan Information request:
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: 1921-D Morgan Information request:

Thank you for all your contributions. note: The two coins I was comparing with similar cracks above; are the same Odv... Please compare these two photos I took in a better light of those coins: gcs_Coin1.JPG gcs_21-D coin 2.JPG One has metal under FLS; the other does not. I guess it boils down to: "...
by Geseas
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Morgan Information request:
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

1921-D Morgan Information request:

JohnGoldsmith Got me looking at my 1921-D Morgans for the very first time. I inherited 3 raw coins. My question is: Where can I find any information regarding this out-of-print publication: "Fun With 1921, Denver Morgan Dollars with Die Breaks, Die Gouges and Filled Dies", by Rob Joyce. Any informa...
by Geseas
Thu May 27, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

I am in the middle of writing an attribution guide for another series. It was the same period and thus the same cast of characters at the mints. So, obviously look for the same variety issues that are among the early Morgan dates at those same mints. Also gives me a pretty informed preunderstanding...
by Geseas
Tue May 25, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Imaging my coins
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

Re: Imaging my coins

I would like to share a method of coin photography I have been experimenting with. It is a different direction, literally than @ Kurt28 great method illustrated above. I am talking about coin photos taken horizontally. Luck and natural light are factors in this method: coin photography.jpg The key e...
by Geseas
Tue May 25, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

@Geseas i am not even sure how to answer that one. maybe i can take a picture of the book and you will figure it out. I found it. I just have to learn to point this machine in the right direction. upper tail.jpg Publisher : J. T. Stanton (January 1, 2001) ISBN-10 : 1892706555 ISBN-13 : 978-1892706553
by Geseas
Sun May 23, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

vamsterdam I did a history search on this new machine of the sites I went to that day looking for that Walker book. I think I found the spot where you became John Roberts, (vampicker). I apologize for my mistake. I admire writers and encourage you to continue your work on those Walking Liberty half...
by Geseas
Sat May 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

@vamsterdam
I did some searching for your co-authored book and had the opportunity to read some of your articles. Is that book available somewhere? I enjoy your writing and would certainly encourage that 'Supplement' to the Walker Book. :D
by Geseas
Sat May 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

messydesk wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 2:29 pm
Here's what I see.

192050c.jpg
Thanks, JB

What you outlined is very evident on the coin; in the right light.
by Geseas
Sat May 22, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN
Replies: 26
Views: 9202

Re: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN

A lot of beauty in this post!
by Geseas
Fri May 21, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 8936

Re: 1900 p.... VAM-Misstrike- Error- What is it?

An interesting mystery! here is my two cents' worth on this topic. I usually look to our natural world to solve problems. SilverToken 's 1900-P photo reminds me of a frozen lake in the spring. The ice will recede around any protruding object also along the shoreline (the rim of the coin) as things w...
by Geseas
Fri May 21, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

It may be fun to go out on the Bay to try and snag another Walker; just like this one.
The '1' should provide an easy PUP, even with the poor photos on eBay.
Has anyone tried to do for Walking Liberty Half Dollars what LVA and friends, (you guys), have done for the Morgan & Peace Dollar?
by Geseas
Thu May 20, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 8714

Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

Please take a look at this '1' in '1920' as if this were on a Morgan.

My guess is PMD. The outlined in red has some potential for a die crack but looks to be hidden by damage... Thanks for your insights and questions.
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