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by Geseas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: what caused this?

I can visualize that happening in a mechanical device. Thanks for insight.
by Geseas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: what caused this?

Thank you CascadeChris, very unusual.
by Geseas
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 27
Views: 2500

Re: what caused this?

If I had to guess, from just that one photo, using a Galaxy 4: It could be a jeweler with some fine silver soldering tools and skills. I have even made simular shapes in my soldering attempts on a circuit board.
by Geseas
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Removing solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Removing solder...

Different alloys in the solder reacting with the silver/copper may be a problem. Alot of different kinds of solder I think.
by Geseas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

This old Cowboy did not treat his coins well. He had some different reasons for collecting, I'm thinking.
I am positive he wasn't thinking of sending me to Fla.
by Geseas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

Well, at least if you're sharing an Uber to the show from the airport with someone, you've pretty much got your half covered. Almost. ;) If I gave this coin to the Uber driver as our tip, would I be supporting the fine art of collecting or criminal counterfeiting? In otherwords, do you think, from ...
by Geseas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

Yes, I believe thats the good attitude for collecting, and persuit of knowledge. Thank you for input.
by Geseas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

jgrinz wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:04 pm
I guess I do not understand what you are saying or implying
please elaborate ..
I apologize for being unclear. My wife feels collecting should be profitable. This coin is my attempt to pay for that flight to F.U.N in Florida. How am I doing?
by Geseas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

1882-O Could this be my ticket to fun in Fla.?

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Just found this in a old saddle bag from The Colorado Cowboys collection... Is it my ticket out of here? Thanks for all your free (for me) lessons!
Please request additional photos...if you like. Thank you.
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by Geseas
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

IMO it is post mint damage. If not post mint damage, it could only be a strike thru of some sort, but that is a long shot. thank you for your insight. What a interesting area of collecting. This post altered: 03 2020 no disrespect, just persuit of Knowledge. Thanks for great site! lioncutter In the...
by Geseas
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

Thank you all for your help and patience on my learning curve. I am aware of my protocol mistake mentioned below and I think we fixed it. Update: I know we fixed it! I bought the coin in question on Ebay. I saw something in Ebay photos that proved to be there, or not there. Here is a Ebay screenshot...
by Geseas
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.

I removed a 141 yrs. of shmootz, probably ruined a nice coin and disturbed a nest of Vam eating bacteria that I can't get a photo of. I will try to kept them quarantined to Michigan. PC060929.JPG Update: Please find a updated photo of my 1878-S: I have been experimenting. P1071193_1.JPG I would like...
by Geseas
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.

Thanks everyone, you're right, now I am even seeing polishing lines.
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Maybe a camera with natural light is needed.
by Geseas
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.

DHalladay wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:14 pm
I think it's a stain/residue etch of some kind.
Using this proscope 50x w/leds may not be trustworthy. I will try real light tomorrow. Thanks DHaliaday.
by Geseas
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.
Replies: 8
Views: 850

1878-S Made changes around "8" poll attempt.

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Hello,
In that persuit of a 78-S VAM
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Photos are from a proscope 50x
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by Geseas
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

Thanks all! ....if i could just twist the light just right.. PC020832.JPG PC291141.JPG Please note in the photo above a crack in what I am calling, thee dot. This next screen shot is of a 1878-S on Vamworld. Screenshot_2019-12-30-18-28-10.png http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/w...
by Geseas
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

...here is another photo attempt.
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I will have to
wait for the Sun tomorrow for that special photo to maybe show there is no pushed up materal. I need photo equipment like you guys have to take those beautiful photos, with no doubts. Thank you CascadeChris.
by Geseas
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Off-Center 1921-D or something else?
Replies: 24
Views: 2376

Re: Off-Center 1921-D or something else?

May I be the first to say, Beautiful Coin Thats about all
I know so far.
by Geseas
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

1878-S thee dot above "B" in RIB.

PC010826.JPG PC010799.JPG Thank you for your efforts here. This hole above the B does not seam to have any distal ejecta, for lack of a better term.  78s0003.jpg The next two photos of different coins show the displacement of materal . 1575223893047.jpg 1575224161570.jpg Could that mean the "Dot" h...