I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

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I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

Post by collectinsince65 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:27 pm

Newp just landed.
Sorry for the blurred image of the closeup


VAM 1B
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Re: I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

Post by TheYokel » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Very nice extra hair!
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Post by CascadeChris » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:41 pm

We've all been through that phase 😉
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Re: I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

Post by Mhomei » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:55 pm

I do admit that I do have my dansco full
Of peace years. I don't chase them
But many varieties have breaks that are unbelievably cool


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Re: I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

Post by messydesk » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:27 am

My "dark side":

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Lots of overdates in this series. Doubled dies, as well. The 1904/1898 above has a heavily pitted die. The central reverse motif also leaves big clashes now and then. There just aren't the quantites of coins needed to really study them closely.

As for the 1923 VAM 1B, I would have snagged that one, too. Nice pickup!
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Post by colwillys » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:19 am

Come and follow the DARKSIDE my son , you will enjoy the trip and learn more with your eyes wide open . :shock:
Nice coin , WTG.

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Post by bob259 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:08 pm

There are too many awesome VAMs in the Peace dollars to ignore them. Pick them up while decently priced as I believe they will continue to have a following as well as a growing number of interested Vammers.

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Post by Longstrider » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:30 pm

Welcome.. There is always room for more people and much to learn. Beautiful pick up. I am a big fan of the extra hair varieties.🐍

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Post by Longstrider » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:33 pm

@messydesk Those are fantastic looking coins. What is this series called? I confess I don't know and would like to check them out. Thanks..🐍

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Post by messydesk » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:38 pm

Longstrider wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:33 pm
@messydesk Those are fantastic looking coins. What is this series called? I confess I don't know and would like to check them out. Thanks..🐍
British Trade Dollars. Made by the British in India for use in Hong Kong, 1895-1935.
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Post by Longstrider » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:14 pm

Thank you. When my wife sees these I have a feeling I will be learning more about them. She is a big fan of coins that have Britannia or sailing ships on them. There goes some precious Peace Dollar money..🐍

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Post by shortnock » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:59 pm

Collectingsince...welcome to the madness. Messy, supernice coins and photos.
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Post by collectinsince65 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:06 pm

Thanks for all the comments you all.
Have a small group of darksides accumulated
21 1H
21 1F
23 1A1
23 1F
34 D VAM 3
34 D VAM 4
sure I'm leaving something out

JB--really neat dark side picts of dollars minted by the British.
Looked these up on the bay after reading the post.
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Post by colwillys » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:16 pm

Sweet group of Ladies Mike .
Keep having FUN ..

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Post by messydesk » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Longstrider wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Thank you. When my wife sees these I have a feeling I will be learning more about them. She is a big fan of coins that have Britannia or sailing ships on them. There goes some precious Peace Dollar money..🐍
She'll have to get the Edward VII florins, too (1902-10).
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Re: I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

Post by davidkclose » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:35 pm

Looking at your list of Darkside pickups, you have done well. Very nice pick on the 1923 VAM 1B! There are still good coins out there for those who look.

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Post by Longstrider » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:48 pm

@messydesk Yes, she will. I just did a quick check of them. She will want them too. Thanks???🐍

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Re: I find myself on occasion drifting more and more to the dreaded.....Darkside

Post by vamsterdam » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:28 am

peace dollar die breaks are still plentiful and cheap enough. JB, I didn't realize the trade dollars were made in India. that would explain the doubled dies.

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