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by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace Dollar variety?
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: 1922 Peace Dollar variety?

Interesting reverse color.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 1838 South Peru 8 Reales
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: OT - 1838 South Peru 8 Reales

Sweet coin!
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Before Morgans, Seated, Bust, ...

Yeah, that auction estimate was nuts. Just imagine someone listing that on an eBay 7-day auction with a $1500 reserve.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace Dollar Doubling
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Peace Dollar Doubling

Machine doubling at best. But see this often where they are tooled right up to the design elements. See it along the Morgan eagle wings often enough.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 Can't find VAM; Extra wing feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: 1900 Can't find VAM; Extra wing feathers

Of the two with that reverse, the VAM-11 is far more difficult to locate than the VAM-24. The obverse is critical. VAM-11 in mint state is a VERY tough coin. We have 27 UNCs listed in the Registry, but some of those might be misattributed VAM-24 (we have 52 UNCs of those registered).
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS Order Grades In
Replies: 1
Views: 68

ANACS Order Grades In

Not a fancy one. I added the 7A at the last minute to make the quota for the grading special, and is a good eBay coin. Actually, I only was going to send the Carr token and the rest was just as case of finding 9 raw coins. That Die Pair 8 Circulated had a total mintage of 8 and was a key one for the...
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Administrators, computer pbms
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: OT Administrators, computer pbms

Also watch the quotas. I do not like deleting messages, but there is a 100 message limit.
by alefzero
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Additionally, there is no way we could collateralize our money supply today with PMs or any other commodities. And money really shouldn't be a store of wealth but a means to facilitate multilateral trade (as opposed to "I'll trade you a gross of eggs for a bushel of wheat" primitive bilateral trade)...
by alefzero
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 O VAM NOT ASSIGNED
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: 1879 O VAM NOT ASSIGNED

That's one of those with a strong potential for a phantom M too. Might be a real one; those are buggers to image sometimes.
by alefzero
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

It is more of a situation of functionality. While it is possible one might resurrect, it is less likely than a new one is discovered that is not yet listed. Should one come to fore, we can always add it. An general policy with the Registry is to catalogue and insert into sets varieties that are supp...
by alefzero
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Dollar article in Coin World
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Trade Dollar article in Coin World

Watching for it. Don't see it on the website yet.

I have been steadily cataloguing the die varieties of the series.
by alefzero
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

We killed the VAM-2 in the Registry too. The remaining two were changed to unattributed 1878-S.
by alefzero
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Can move the three to unattributed 1878-S, but will give time, I guess, for each to review their coins.
by alefzero
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Nuked VAM-12 in the Registry too.

VAM-2 remains for now as three people still have them registered (Pete, Tim, and Rob I think).
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Leroy Update

I should send the unlisted Peace dollars to him. The Morgans I just send to an amigo here who wants them anyway. Getting the discovery credit is not a big deal anymore for me.
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Nuked the VAM-11 in the Registry a while ago. I think the VAM-12 should also go, but some consensus among those who study the date more intimately than I do should come first.
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Reverse Die Update
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Reverse Die Update

vamsterdam wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:55 pm
there is another 1889o reverse die that shows lack of proper hardening. it is possible that these were all made at the same time.
Once it is all shaken out a good unhardened die set might be a compelling Registry addition.
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Ah, yes. I meant 11 and 12, not 10 and 11. Anyone have a convincing case for 12? I will drop VAM-11, but would like to do VAM-12 at the same time if appropriate.
by alefzero
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Great, but why add 78-s Vam 11 that Doesn’t exist? I was the person who brought back from the dead and reincarnated the 78-S Vam 10 Easy enough to drop that from the set. The bigger question is whether we should drop 10 and 11 from the Registry. There are a number of still listed VAMs that we have ...
by alefzero
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 627

1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

It was requested that we run a complete version of this set at the SSDC Registry. I immediately set it up then. That was a few days ago (the 3rd). Added it to the MOTD for the Registry after that. I am thinking people just are unaware. So if you are among those who wanted this set, it is there in th...