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by Raybob15239
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Vam
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: New Vam

Nice! Congrats!
by Raybob15239
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Latest Acquisition - a brand new 1893-CC VAM!
Replies: 3
Views: 483

My Latest Acquisition - a brand new 1893-CC VAM!

My latest acquisition, an 1893-CC VAM 六 :roll: :lol: RMR 1893-CC Fake Obverse.jpg RMR 1893-CC Fake Reverse.jpg This is just a follow up to twohawks 's post about the circulated Chinese counterfeits. I picked this up on Amazon for 2 bucks and change delivered, for the purpose of seeing if they've got...
by Raybob15239
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: DEALERS BEWARE and LOOK OUT
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: DEALERS BEWARE and LOOK OUT

Love the really slanted date on that 1900 S! :lol:
by Raybob15239
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O help, please.
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: 1900-O help, please.

Might be unlisted... but with the pitting and what looks like little bubbles on some device edges, it may also be a cast counterfeit. It definitely saw circulation, so if it is a counterfeit, it would be a contemporary counterfiet. I will try to take better pictures with my digital scope. These were...
by Raybob15239
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O help, please.
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: 1900-O help, please.

Already eliminated 2C. No gouge in the R. Date placement also doesn't work with the other slanted dates.
by Raybob15239
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O help, please.
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: 1900-O help, please.

Sorry for the jumbled post... have trouble posting from my phone. Here are a couple more shots. Reverse has cracks on both sides and there is some funky stuff happening on the rim by UNITED. Looks like PMD, or it could be some sort of planchet flaw, but it just looks odd. 1900-O Reverse TED.jpg 1900...
by Raybob15239
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O help, please.
Replies: 9
Views: 953

1900-O help, please.

Last week I took two shots at possible contemporary counterfeit Morgans. The first turned out to be a hit (1902-o VAM 3). This one, 1900-O has me a bit stumped. It has a slanted date. Not sure whether this is a normal date or not... doesn't seem to match existing Normal Slanted Date VAMs. There is a...
by Raybob15239
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Thanks, John. It will be heading your way later this month.
by Raybob15239
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

That was my initial thought, but some of the other markers weren't there.
by Raybob15239
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

1902-o Reverse 1 Left Wreath.jpg
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1902-o Reverse 2 Right Wreath.jpg
1902-o Reverse 2 Right Wreath.jpg (156.65 KiB) Viewed 644 times
1902-o Obverse 5 Cap.jpg
1902-o Obverse 5 Cap.jpg (144.59 KiB) Viewed 644 times
by Raybob15239
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

I have been searching for a Contemporary Counterfiet in the wild for decades and have never had much success. I have found a few on eBay, but others (probably here) saw them, too, knowing what they were and I missed them. I saw this on eBay a few days ago and thought that the soft appearance looked ...
by Raybob15239
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2

Can someone please add the above pictures to the 23S VAM1E2 page? We have no pictures of the clash or the obverse file lines on the page and I am unable to do it. Thanks.
by Raybob15239
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1453
Views: 251011

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/Coins-Paper-Money/11116/m.html?item=164707165000&hash=item26594fe348%3Ag%3As%7EsAAOSw-JBgK%7ES2&_ssn=jdartifacts&_sac=1 At least this one acknowledges that they are fakes in the description. It reads "Be very careful. The detail is surreal and the weight is right on. They a...
by Raybob15239
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S VAM 1E1 and 1E2
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: 1923-S VAM 1E1 and 1E2

Thanks for posting these. The file lines at the R on my coin are easily visible without magnification, so your coin clearly shows that the file lines come later. My coin shows a triple spike; I wonder if that clash that caused the left spike to be doubled is what necessitated the file work on the ob...
by Raybob15239
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S VAM 1E1 and 1E2
Replies: 4
Views: 506

1923-S VAM 1E1 and 1E2

Does anyone have any examples of 23S 1E1 and 1E2? I suspect that the file lines listed in 1E2 are present in the 1E1. There are no photos on the 23S 1E2 page to compare. If you have either, could you please post pictures of the shoulder spikes, UNITED and the area of R, T and the hair bun? Thanks.
by Raybob15239
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2

OK, there is a crack, but it is apparently a very early state... very thin line, but it's there.
23-S Rev UNIT Crack.jpg
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It ould seem that the Obverse file lines would have been present in the 1E. I may send this in just for the revision/clean up of 1E.
by Raybob15239
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2

It does not have the reverse break, but E1 doesn’t have the obverse file lines. Maybe it needs to go to LVA to revise E1 to include the scratches? That further out spike is also doubled...
by Raybob15239
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2

If this is 1E2 (or 1), then we can add these pictures to the pages. Hopefully someone has an example of each to confirm.
by Raybob15239
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Help Needed Update Possibly 1E1 or 1E2
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: 1923-S Help Needed

Had you checked out listings for 1E1 and 1E2 - wide clash (1E1)and diagonal lines by RT (1E2) Also possible thin die break listed on 1E2? Thanks! 1E1 looks like it might be a match for the spikes. Unfortunately, the 1E2 page doesn’t have pics of the file lines. My coin does not have the die break o...