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by fogie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tried the rose thorn method
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: Tried the rose thorn method

Unheated. I am
On the road now so can do no pics for the next 10 days or so.
by fogie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tried the rose thorn method
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: Tried the rose thorn method

I have a garment cleaned much like the one pictured here and I love it. DO NOT spray yourself - it (at least the 1 I have) will shoot water through the skin and leave you with a water blister (can not be good 4 u - esp. if it is tap water....).
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by fogie
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1898-O Cracket Bonnet
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: 1898-O Cracket Bonnet

Good match for the VAM 12. The "long die break" really locks her in and I suspect would be easier to get listed. =The bonnet crack is really common and does not warrant listing but if you get displaced fields - LVA will list those. I have a total of 14 of these with varying degrees of cracking - fro...
by fogie
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 sided strike thru?!??
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: 2 sided strike thru?!??

I will see what i can come up with.
by fogie
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2 sided strike thru?!??
Replies: 9
Views: 320

2 sided strike thru?!??

Any thoughts?
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by fogie
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 829

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

Chris got there first - Holy Shit!!!
by fogie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just a tarnished 21...
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Just a tarnished 21...

Tarnish = rust
by fogie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 Vam 14.11 GC
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: 1878 Vam 14.11 GC

It really does not seem too far out of line for that rare a coin that is in the Top 100 set, the 8TF set ... They really are a bugger to find. IMHO
by fogie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any thoughts on these 1878-S Denticle Double dies?
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Any thoughts on these 1878-S Denticle Double dies?

It does not constitute a new VAM as best I can tell (it never has been before and I think it would be terrible if we got LVA going on this...).... I would recommend attributing the coin without worrying about the denticles shift doubling.
by fogie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any thoughts on these 1878-S Denticle Double dies?
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Any thoughts on these 1878-S Denticle Double dies?

strike doubling. VERY common....
by fogie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mirror, mirror...latest additions...
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Mirror, mirror...latest additions...

love them little shiny things....
by fogie
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: VAM kills/revisions 10/5/2020

I have updated the SSDC registry to reflect this outstanding job!
by fogie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: interesting find
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: interesting find

Ok I did some more looking! The offending die chip on the denticle is found on all 8 tailfeathers VAM1 thru 17, VAMs 20 &21, including the proofs(14.3 & 14.8) and the VAM9 presentation piece. It is NOT on the 8TF VAMs 18,19,22 and 23. Talking with Mark I learned that the late Les Hartnett had done s...
by fogie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: interesting find
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: interesting find

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by fogie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: interesting find
Replies: 6
Views: 469

interesting find

The photo below is taken of an 1878-P VAM9 but the oddities attached to the denticles are also found on the 1878-P 8TFs. Odd....
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by fogie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unsure how to proceed
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Unsure how to proceed

I am going with counterfit. Pitting on reverse above leaves.....
by fogie
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 3 New VAMS back from LVA
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: 3 New VAMS back from LVA

These have been added to the SSDC registry. (Congratulations!)
by fogie
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: some pages need help....
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: some pages need help....

Thanks to everyone who got to play "fix the pages"!