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by PacificWR
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills

Revisions made and new VAM page is setup.
by PacificWR
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 374

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

I know I've done a couple of examples. There's currently the one AU 58 still on the ANACS pop. I don't know for certain that this piece crossed Exactly JR. Plus on the VAM-23A page under the comments section it states that the DC (cleaned) was in a ANACS holder so, that would make two specimens gra...
by PacificWR
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 374

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

Thanks guy! There is one thing I am not sure of. The PCGS registry shows six graded specimens (including my coin), so is there one specimen out there that is not graded or is my coin the six specimen?
by PacificWR
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 374

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

vamsterdam wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:24 am
That’s the nsane! First you pick it t out and f junk dollars, and then it grades ms62!
This is not the first time this has happened. My 1886-P VAM-20 came from the $30.00 box. It was toned (dark) and it graded out as MS-62. Every since then, I make it a point to check the $30.00 & $35.00 boxes.
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 374

1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

Received my grade for my 1889-P VAM-23A from PCGS and boy, am I happy. She graded MS-62 which makes her the second highest graded VAM-23A. Checkout the photos below. ***************** Checkout the damage done to the neck. Click the photo to view at full resolution. **************** http://ec2-13-58-...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Back from LVA 10/20/2020 with 21P and 85O kills

Congrats. Do you need help with the pages?
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW Resident - CITY Update
Replies: 12
Views: 141

Re: NEW Resident - CITY Update

Nice work Ron.
by PacificWR
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Vam
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: New Vam

Congrats on your DC.
by PacificWR
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020

Can you PM me the letter so I can update the pages?
by PacificWR
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896p morgan struck thur string
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: 1896p morgan struck thur string

Wow! Really like this one.
by PacificWR
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Looking for paper money error notes

Neat error notes. I have some very rare Confederate State of America error notes, but I plan on holding on to them.
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Sounds like the clash N has worn off and that would make it a VAM-7A. LVA will sort this out shortly. To double check this go to JR's post on VAM-23A, on page three in my long response you will find links for an LVA attributed clashed VAM-7A. click on the two links for VAM-7A. Sounds like your coin ...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Check and see if you have the die marker with the polishing lines in the lower cap and the dot on the lower right serif of the R in LIBERTY. The clash N fades away with die wear. In addition, check the reverse die for a very faint clash to the N of IN and for die cracks in AMERICA and STATES. There...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark

Electricity, gas annealing, gas melting, electrolytic refining, electric presses, etc., etc. all were introduced at the Philadelphia Mint first, and not to the other mints until thoroughly tested. For example, plans for the Denver Mint changed several times as better technology was approved, and bu...
by PacificWR
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Coining dollars in the (almost) dark

Plus, the first gas furnace was not installed in the New Orleans Mint Until 1900.
by PacificWR
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Check and see if you have the die marker with the polishing lines in the lower cap and the dot on the lower right serif of the R in LIBERTY. The clash N fades away with die wear. In addition, check the reverse die for a very faint clash to the N of IN and for die cracks in AMERICA and STATES. There ...
by PacificWR
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-P - Basic die information including overall averages
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: 1883-P - Basic die information including overall averages

Nice work Roger. When the Obverse & Reverse die pair are different the math might seem a little confusing until you realize what they are doing. :)
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1024

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

That doesn't mean anything. All you can get without a die usage log is an average, and not all die pairs produced the average number. Also, I don't care what mint we're talking about, but no employee is/was infallible. Mint records are the facts! You provide none. The Annual Die Life and Usage Repo...
by PacificWR
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New take on 1889 VAM 23A
Replies: 56
Views: 1024

Re: New take on 1889 VAM 23A

Yes it is. Look at the mint records. I can provide the total number of dies used from the actual mint records. Second, we are talking about the Philadelphia Mint here... the mint that trained the mint employees. That doesn't mean anything. All you can get without a die usage log is an average, and ...