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by HawkeEye
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions

Thanks for the help. There are a lot of connections on my web site that I have to sort out and unfortunately it is all manual.
by HawkeEye
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS PCGS lost package
Replies: 34
Views: 1394

Re: USPS PCGS lost package

Bummer and I feel your pain. I had an eBay purchase go off the rails two months ago and the seller refunded me my money. Last week the package showed up to my delight and his. The package had been slit open just enough to check the contents, but nothing was missing. Strange time and everyone blames ...
by HawkeEye
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions

While we are on cleanup, I sent Leroy a $10 gold eagle so that he could confirm or deny the possible clash on this VAM. Perhaps this one is also going away.
by HawkeEye
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 1126

Re: Congrats to RogerB

Well deserved
by HawkeEye
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions

I am hoping for 77A since it is a discovery. I feel like a papa who just learned a few of his kids didn't pass their DNA test.
by HawkeEye
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Back from Leroy - Major 1881-O Revisions

Just back from Leroy is a review of a number of VAMs for the 1881-O. Thanks to Leroy we can retire VAMs 58, 63, 75, and 76 He has also provided updated descriptions for VAMs 50, 50A, 56, 62, and 71. All of these will help clarify some of the conflicting information on VW and our 1881-O web site We h...
by HawkeEye
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMweenies Rise
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: VAMweenies Rise

I am thinking about having a tee shirt made for her to make it official. Then when her friends ask her what a VAMweenie is she can pass along some interest!
by HawkeEye
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMweenies Rise
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Well it only took Caroline, age 9, about thirty minutes to be able to identify the 1881-O VAMs 1D, 5, and 27. She liked the 1D Flaky Eye the best.
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by HawkeEye
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 5th NO Super, Bigger Cipher Reward, and More Die Cracks...
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: 5th NO Super, Bigger Cipher Reward, and More Die Cracks...

There are obviously many different types of ciphers and not knowing the familiarity of the VAMing world with them I made this one pretty simple. A difficult book cipher would be created down to the letter level and then aggregated into words. This one I limited to just words. So the only difficult p...
by HawkeEye
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 5th NO Super, Bigger Cipher Reward, and More Die Cracks...
Replies: 2
Views: 316

5th NO Super, Bigger Cipher Reward, and More Die Cracks...

This month we are looking into the life and family of William Augustus Elmore the fifth New Orleans Superintendent. He and his family definitely viewed government service as the family business. We finally have cleared our desk of coins that need further review with five coins going to Leroy and twe...
by HawkeEye
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMweenies Rise
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Shucks I even mention those three on this page

https://www.1881o.com/mentor.html
by HawkeEye
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMweenies Rise
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: VAMweenies Rise

1881-O, I am a one trick pony

https://www.1881o.com
by HawkeEye
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMweenies Rise
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: VAMweenies Rise

Not if you are 9 years old and have never seen a Morgan Dollar or heard of a VAM. Hope to have all four grandkids able to recognize the 1D, 5, and 27 before they go home. We all need to introduce our kids and grandkids to VAMing, otherwise the hobby dies. "seems like anyone of any reasonable average...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT A Little
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: OT A Little

Well the images arrived and I am still a proud papa
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by HawkeEye
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAM 27
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: 1881-O VAM 27

At that magnification and angle it does in fact look like a VAM 27. Congratulations.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAM 27
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: 1881-O VAM 27

I have bought some on eBay where the ear doubling was obvious, only to get the coin and discover it was either reflection or shadow. I don't wee it here and one of the key indicators I use is missing. On the VAM 27 the hair at the neck comes to a sharp point indicating an early die state with no re-...
by HawkeEye
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMweenies Rise
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

VAMweenies Rise

Well one of our granddaughters, age 9, arrived yesterday. My wife told her if she was good I would teach her about VAMs and she maybe could become a VAMweenie if she was smart enough.

We will see, but maybe so!
by HawkeEye
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: 2021 Morgans Postponed

Looks like the silver supply is a big factor in the changes, but they finally admitted that the dealers piling in and using technology to suck up the available coins did happen with the privy issues.
by HawkeEye
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan Carr Anniversary Dollar
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Dan Carr Anniversary Dollar

Wouldn't they at best be counterstrikes?
by HawkeEye
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan Carr Anniversary Dollar
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Dan Carr Anniversary Dollar

Why would a TPG deal with them?