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by bjsilverfox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: whats a 1881 o VAM 33B worth?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: whats a 1881 o VAM 33B worth?

A tough coin. I'm not sure very many have changed hands to get any kind of idea what the value might be. ANACS has only graded four of them, two 53's and two 55's. PCGS and NGC do not make a VAM designation for WOW List coins on their holders or population reports.
by bjsilverfox
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAMs 24A1-2-3 progression
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: 1921-P VAMs 24A1-2-3 progression

Dennis thanks for posting. Great photo's of the VAM 24 1-2-3 progression. I have all three but never really gave the VAM 24 without the observe pitting a second thought. I will be keep my eyes open for it now.
by bjsilverfox
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Positive Return from LEROY - 7 for 8
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Positive Return from LEROY - 7 for 8

WTG Roger!
by bjsilverfox
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: LVA

Keeping Leroy and Marilyn in our prayers.
by bjsilverfox
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 1360

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

Happy days are here again, congrats what a pick.
by bjsilverfox
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Thanks guys for helping me solve one of my long time mystery coins. Andy's coin pictured as the current VAM 7A is a match. Wayne, taking a closer look at your VAM 7A photo's convinced me.
by bjsilverfox
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

Can you check the reverse for a very faint clash N in IN? You may have to tilt the eagle head down and try it in real good lighting. No Clash N on the obverse? [/quote] Okay, when I tip the eagles head down I do see a line from the eagles wing to the right inner serif of the n. No clashed n on the o...
by bjsilverfox
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 665

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 bjsilverfox
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60
Replies: 12
Views: 665

1889 VAM 7B/VAM 60

I have been following the New take on VAM 23A post because of a coin I labeled as a 1889 VAM 7B LDS and filed away. It has the observe and reverse die markers of the VAM 7B/60. What has confounded me all this time is there is no letter transfer, but there are faint observe and reverse clashes. Pictu...
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA/1900-S Die Study Update
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Back from LVA/1900-S Die Study Update

Congratulations on your die study and two new discovery coins. I really like the reverse displacement on the 5A.
by bjsilverfox
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

vampicker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm
Occluded gas bubble. Some are natural, but the most common cause is fire. Coin looks genuine
John, I agree occluded gas. Just got to say it sure stands out in a crowded bin of junk silver dollars.
by bjsilverfox
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

Prider358 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Do you have photo's of the reverse? :roll:
Here you go.
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by bjsilverfox
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...
Replies: 5
Views: 543

I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

I poked this 1990 P with a stick and the large lump under Liberty's chin did not budge. It weighs in at 26.3 grams has the correct ring when dropped and has tested silver on two different metal spectrometers. It appears to be a far date possibly a slanted one. So what is it occluded gas, counterfeit...
by bjsilverfox
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: is this rust?

Thank you Vampicker and RogerB. I my have intruded on this post. An interesting topic. bjsilverfox May I bother you for a photo of the obv. of your coin? Can you see the wood fibers? Thanks Here you go. The wood fragment is in the bottom corner of 1 (one) left serif. While I was at it I took a new ...
by bjsilverfox
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-o Morgan VAM-24 with Belly button.
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: 1885-o Morgan VAM-24 with Belly button.

Minor dishing of the eagle can happen on other 85-O, but they are most prominent on the VAM 24. When I was cleaning up the 85-O listings a couple years ago, I sent a range of VAM 24 examples to LVA and asked whether this was a "variety". He replied: "All of these 'belly buttons' are caused by sligh...
by bjsilverfox
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: is this rust?

Screenshot 2020-09-04 at 6.36.01 PM.png (1882 CC & 1897 P Morgans) The similarity in the area of field, top of wreath bow to tail feather bottoms. Could a Wood Chip strike-through be of similar size and orientation on two different coins? The similarity does seem strange. I located my coin. I have ...
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just opened my mail look at what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Re: Just opened my mail look at what I found

Nice pick-up, congrat's.
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: is this rust?

Geseas wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:40 pm
all-who-wander wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Yes, it looks like that. It's coming out of the coin, isn't it?
Are you not sure it is 'raised' ?
I will have to look for it and take another look, but probably not. It seems to me that I found a couple wood fibers still imbedded on the coin.
by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: is this rust?

That coin looks a lot like the 1882 CC I found. I finally decided it was struck through wood shavings.
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by bjsilverfox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's
Replies: 80
Views: 4776

Re: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's

Way to go, Wayne. What a pick!!