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by keilg1
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Official 2021 FUN VAM Zoom Dinner - Today!
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Official 2021 FUN VAM Zoom Dinner - Today!

Apologies for missing this. Tried hard to stay up until midnight-ish my time but the sleep goddesses got the better of me.

Hoping to catch another one in the future OR, let's dream, of attending on live!

All the best in 2021, folks. And happy hunting.

Gary
by keilg1
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-O near date
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: 1899-O near date

messydesk - thanks yet again for the insight. I often feel as if I'm in the Falklands (around 1982, and possibly on the wrong side of the battle). Nothing that warm around here, sadly, so proper UK-based the EXIF would show. alefzero - similar thanks. Subjectivity is an issue to deal with on normal...
by keilg1
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899-O near date
Replies: 3
Views: 151

1899-O near date

Not the prettiest lady, but one I'd appreciate hearing a few thoughts on. As I read it, it's a near date, relatively normal mint mark placement, which only shows a VAM-36 as an option. Yet, the digit is clogged and I've no stick small enough to poke around. Do I read the MM correctly? If it is a bit...
by keilg1
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1894 S VAM ?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: 1894 S VAM ?

Maybe I will catch flack for saying this, but why does it really matter what VAM it might be? ... This is a case of the journey being more important than the destination. Amen. Amen. Amen. I've got my own cache of "I'll wonder as I wander through the potentials" - sometimes never arriving at a conc...
by keilg1
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan Vam-15 question
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: 1921-P Morgan Vam-15 question

Kissov - brilliant guess and I believe correct. The cracking patterns match up with the exceptions of the ones across the eagle's wings and through "trust," and the lower wreath leaves on the reverse, and I don't see anything across Liberty's neck, but everything else matches up nicely. Interesting...
by keilg1
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan Vam-15 question
Replies: 6
Views: 242

1921-P Morgan Vam-15 question

Admittedly not a fan of the year, but I'm looking at a few coins I bought as a kid in Wyoming back in the 1970s. A raw and rather unsightly (to my eyes) 17-berry, vanilla-ice cream coin seems to be a Vam-15 - but without the reverse die pitting and some extra early die cracks not shown on the 15 or ...
by keilg1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P VAM-28/47 wreath doubling?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: 1880-P VAM-28/47 wreath doubling?

Appreciate the look.

Love the tripling of the 0. Reminds me of an onion. Or an ogre. Either one - onion's have layers; ogre's have layers. Right?!

Gary
by keilg1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 31?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: 1878 VAM 31?

Nice coin for sure. Grabbed on Heritage last night I see from the holder. Always nice to pick up a 7/8 unattributed but able to spot just enough to make an educated guess - and be right!

Happy holiday gift right on time.
by keilg1
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-O question
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 1889-O question

Was hoping so but you know how wishful thinking can cloud objectivity... Lucky find, for sure. As they say in golf (and love), better luck than skill any old day?!

Appreciate your thought and guidance.
by keilg1
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-O question
Replies: 2
Views: 134

1889-O question

Normal date placement. Unsure if the doubling of the 1 is PMD (don't believe so) and hard to tell if the 8s are doubled as well. GR 1889-O unknV date.jpg GR 1889-O unknV upclose 1.jpg Round O set high, I believe. GR 1889-O unknV MM.jpg Not much else going on with this but can't tell which flavor thi...
by keilg1
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN VAM Dinner Substitute?
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: FUN VAM Dinner Substitute?

If there's going to be great conversation and cheer, count me in from the UK! I'm 5 hours ahead of FL so I'll be deeply into gin time by then. I'm still young (or a young 54) so a midnight start isn't too bad! Ahead of the virtual FUN fun, I'll openly admit that I'm getting a few of the natives here...
by keilg1
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P VAM-28/47 wreath doubling?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

1880-P VAM-28/47 wreath doubling?

Believe I have a rather standard 1880-P VAM-28 (the old 47). Main entry under that year says the date is a "doubled 1-80, tripled 0" but the coin page only shows the doubled 8 and tripled 0. I'll include pictures of mine here in case the picture of the 1 is helpful, and is currently missing. I thoug...
by keilg1
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "Pretty" monster 1888-S Vam-13
Replies: 1
Views: 137

"Pretty" monster 1888-S Vam-13

I personally think she's a beauty regardless of how she's been battered around.
1888-S V13 rev#1.GIF
1888-S V13 rev#1.GIF (650.63 KiB) Viewed 137 times
1888-S V13 obv#1.GIF
1888-S V13 obv#1.GIF (590.86 KiB) Viewed 137 times
1888-S V13 rev#2.GIF
1888-S V13 rev#2.GIF (114.58 KiB) Viewed 137 times
1888-S V13 rev#4.GIF
1888-S V13 rev#4.GIF (146.26 KiB) Viewed 137 times
1888-S V13 rev#3.GIF
1888-S V13 rev#3.GIF (71.4 KiB) Viewed 137 times
by keilg1
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: David Wang's 1879-S book
Replies: 3
Views: 279

David Wang's 1879-S book

Would love to gift myself with an early holiday present - the 2001 book by David Wang "A guide to the 1879-S reverse of 1878 Morgan silver dollars." Long out of print and seemingly not available by normal routes. Anyone have a copy they'd be willing to see or send me to a known spot where I can get ...
by keilg1
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse

Really appreciate your input as I've not been able to see clearly what the inside of the VAM-IE "6" looks like - but I'm sure it doesn't match up. My untrained eye thinks it isn't a VAM-1A, too. Nothing else matching up on the reverse. Will shoot it off to VSS when I can but I live in the UK now so ...
by keilg1
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse

Please, experts, any help?
by keilg1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: rarity?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: rarity?

Less scarce than the VAM-113 (which might be the holy grail of the lot), but much more scarce than the others according to the population census numbers in the SSDC registry. As of today (October 20, 2020): 36.1 - 65 36B - 51 (including 3 details coins) 36A - 30 (including 3 details coins) 36.3 - 13...
by keilg1
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse

Thanks, LJS123. Here are the additional pictures. Sorry, full date not quite in focus but the LFCP should show it well enough. Looked at the doubled arrows of many multiple later years and the one I'm seeing is similar to the 86-O V-18, 87-S V-17, 88-O V-9 & 26, 89-P V-15 & 26, and quite a few more....
by keilg1
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse

I know the 86 series is not particularly interesting to many, but can any of the more experienced eyes please look and comment on this before it gets relegated into the dark bottoms of the discussion forum? I happen to love what is going in in the 6 and and the doubled arrows although they're subtle...
by keilg1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: 1886P VAM-1E with double arrow reverse

Additional pictures #3 - reverse PUPs