guess which 1888-O

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guess which 1888-O

Post by DHalladay » Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:23 pm

I'll say right up front that it's very unlikely anyone will be able to identify this one. (A fellow board member who got an advance head's up said, "You're just being mean.")

The point of this thread is to illustrate that interesting things – as in "significant enough for a VAM number" things – can be found throughout the Morgan date spectrum in the little places that 1921 VAMs call home.

Have some fun, enlarge the photos on your monitor!

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Sun Mar 12, 2023 10:48 pm

do we guess ?
edit :::: link removed to keep cats in bags ... PM failed 1st attempt :lol:

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by DHalladay » Sun Mar 12, 2023 11:40 pm

Yes, please guess!
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by vampicker » Sun Mar 12, 2023 11:53 pm

Yeah, this specific reverse is part of a larger story and is noted for other markers. Fun!
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:08 am

yay!!!! Dennis said i got it right but had to go looking off world to find the right picture :popcorn:
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by iwillbenice » Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:45 am

Why?

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:47 am

Because I don't have one and Dennis's scope takes way nice pictures so wanted to be sure .
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by MarkyB » Mon Mar 13, 2023 7:39 am

Without date and MM position, I can not participate. But seriously, I am stumped.

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by keilg1 » Mon Mar 13, 2023 10:28 am

Nice challenge. Unsure but I think I could guess and I'd guess lucky (luckily?). Doesn't match any of the ones I have (as far as I can tell).

Thanks for the head-scratcher (for now).

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by Geseas » Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:31 pm

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:47 am
Because I don't have one and Dennis's scope takes way nice pictures so wanted to be sure .
Dennis sure does take way nice pictures... are you sure he is using a scope? as in micro scope. I am not sure...Things change quickly in technology. Thanks

Bob, congratulations on your ID! You are becoming a Vampire! lmho :shock:

I am trying to come up with another Challenge for you as we speak... A challenge that uses the search engine.

[*]This search engine business is something I would like to figure out. I am having a hard time with this and would like to learn. Thanks for insights...
Please find any photograph of Dennis' [set-up] on this VAM world. Using wiki search.


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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by SilverToken » Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:42 pm

Wish I had one, but I kinda do...
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by DHalladay » Mon Mar 13, 2023 6:41 pm

Dennis sure does take way nice pictures... are you sure he is using a scope? as in micro scope. I am not sure...Things change quickly in technology. Thanks


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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Mon Mar 13, 2023 6:44 pm

They are very pretty!


Hi G it's easy to stump me any VAM that I wrote down wrong a year ago does a pretty good job :lol:

I was just lucky Dennis put a big enough coin up I actually found auction photos and true view images for .. I started with the oval O's then the clashes .then the subject coin :popcorn:
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Wed Mar 15, 2023 12:38 am

Geseas wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:31 pm
UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:47 am
Because I don't have one and Dennis's scope takes way nice pictures so wanted to be sure .
Dennis sure does take way nice pictures... are you sure he is using a scope? as in micro scope. I am not sure...Things change quickly in technology. Thanks

Bob, congratulations on your ID! You are becoming a Vampire! lmho :shock:

I am trying to come up with another Challenge for you as we speak... A challenge that uses the search engine.

[*]This search engine business is something I would like to figure out. I am having a hard time with this and would like to learn. Thanks for insights...
Please find any photograph of Dennis' [set-up] on this VAM world. Using wiki search.


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Edit , and i might have cheated , had to search both websites to find that info on the setup.
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:09 am

And by VAMPIRE I hope you mean taking pictures of mirrors with no reflection , or glare or out of focus, and very pretty cause that is what MR . D can do , and he does it very well !
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by Geseas » Wed Mar 15, 2023 5:26 am

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:09 am
And by VAMPIRE I hope you mean taking pictures of mirrors with no reflection , or glare or out of focus, and very pretty cause that is what MR . D can do , and he does it very well !
Yes Bob, that is exactly what I meant.

The other was my feeble attempt to promote the digital camera instead of a scope with Dennis's setup and method for getting those photographs we appreciate. Also, this thread hi-jacking practice I apologize for.

I finally found that photograph and one of the treads. It even pictures my old rickety system in the link.

Using the search engine is a skill. Thanks for your efforts Bob.
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by hairfield1 » Wed Mar 15, 2023 4:40 pm

yeah, where are the guesses...Don't see any :lol:

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Wed Mar 15, 2023 5:01 pm

I did not want to ruin the fun for someone still looking , the PCGS true view images were very telling ....[

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/ ... ms-62-pcgs
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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by DHalladay » Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:20 am

hairfield1 wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2023 4:40 pm
yeah, where are the guesses...Don't see any :lol:

Four days is long enough. Here's the reveal (coin looks much better in hand):

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Re: guess which 1888-O

Post by DHalladay » Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:15 am

And now the question is... since we know what to look for between the eagle's legs, does another already-designated 1888-O VAM exist in a die state before the Scar Face's "beard" clashing and wonderful crack ever happened?
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