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by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Day Early - Finally
Replies: 3
Views: 886

One Day Early - Finally

Well I am back on track and have the February update for the 1881-O done. It seems like there is no end to the discussion about a set of VAMs we looked at last March and April, and this does not put it to bed. It will take one more month to bring all the VAMs into the discussion because of linkage o...
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O VAM ID?
Replies: 23
Views: 4510

Re: 1881-O VAM ID?

I am not aware of those markers but you might try posting the full coin image. I have a web site devoted to just this one coin, maybe that will help you. http://www.1881o.com
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toner Newp..
Replies: 18
Views: 2971

Re: Toner Newp..

Put it back for a rainy day, or start another Sunnywood type collection. This one would make a great start and if you can think of the right name for it the price goes way up.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Slightly Crackled, Need Opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: OT - Slightly Crackled, Need Opinions

I heard from RB a while back that he felt there were a number of collapsed dies around the rims and that it gave the coins a concave look in the lettering. This coin has that but also this crackling and I feel like this coin has a double whammy that includes an improperly prepped planchet. But I don...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: COLORFUL FUN PICK
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

Re: COLORFUL FUN PICK

Really nice find
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Slightly Crackled, Need Opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 861

OT - Slightly Crackled, Need Opinions

I have a coin that exhibits some extreme "crackling" in the rim lettering at TATES and also at the A in AMERICA. I have seen this on Morgans but I am curious about opinions. Is this a poorly prepared planchet or signs of a dying die.
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by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Speech... and the end of a long road!
Replies: 45
Views: 7862

Re: The Speech...

A really nice job of explaining your journey and it is quite an accomplishment. Keep on VAMing!
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any ideas on this 1882-P? (UPDATE new VAM 41)
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: I don't belong here: 1882-P

Certainly out of my area of expertise, but a lot to love if you are a VAMer.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: 1884-O, is there an 8 in denticles betw 8 and 4?

I would have marked that as lines from the reduction lathe and not an 8
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: White Paper Test
Replies: 15
Views: 3031

Re: White Paper Test

Nice tip, have fun in Florida
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1881-O The Missing VAMs
Replies: 0
Views: 453

1881-O The Missing VAMs

Right now I am missing just 8 VAMs from completing a full set of 1881-O coins. Two of those (21 and 29) might not exist. But for sure I need VAMs 1K, 31, 39, 45, 47, 48 If anyone has one of these and can let it go I will be happy to pay a reasonable premium. Better so if it is PCGS certified and has...
by HawkeEye
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O for January
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: 1881-O for January

Thanks but solving the VAM 21 mystery seems to be elusive. Hopefully LVA can help sort out whether or not it is the mystery coin or has been superseded by one of the other two.
by HawkeEye
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O for January
Replies: 3
Views: 768

1881-O for January

I am back on schedule and the January discussion is up for viewing. This month I tackled VAMs 10, 21, and 25 by looking at the reverse dies and drawing some conclusions. There is one mystery coin that COULD be VAM 21, but I doubt it. I am still convinced that VAM 21 has been superseded by VAM 25 or ...
by HawkeEye
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sorry This coin is Not getting Dipped
Replies: 12
Views: 2224

Re: Sorry This coin is Not getting Dipped

Looks a bit like album toning where the rim was in primary contact with something like cardboard and there is less toning toward the center. I don't know if we are calling that AT or NT but it is a really nice coin. Thanks for the warning on the TPG.
by HawkeEye
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SOMBODY NEEDS A HUG
Replies: 19
Views: 3294

Re: SOMBODY NEEDS A HUG

I was a lowball collector for a few years and I found PCGS to be very unpredictable on this front. The closer you get to PO-01 the tougher it is to get things graded, UNLESS, you happen to hit the right grader on the right day. Some coins I submitted ten or twelve times before they passed and includ...
by HawkeEye
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Acquisition for 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 4168

Re: Last Acquisition for 2018

My last of the year, picked on the Bay.
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by HawkeEye
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: REDFIELD & PARAMOUNT HOLDERS?
Replies: 21
Views: 3688

Re: REDFIELD & PARAMOUNT HOLDERS?

There is an excellent biography of Redfield on Amazon and if you read it you will get more of the story.
by HawkeEye
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ejection Damage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Ejection Damage?

Thanks, I had not considered collar damage and that might just be it. This is very different than other ejection markings I have seen.
by HawkeEye
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ejection Damage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Ejection Damage?

I believe the doubling is machine also and probably not related to the notches on the denticles. But the doubling does not have a complete flat look to it like I often see. The star doubling may be a little of both die and production doubling.
by HawkeEye
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ejection Damage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Ejection Damage?

I was going back through some coins and looked at the VAM 1I we found last month. On the reverse there are a series of notches on the denticles that do not look like the other ejection marks I have seen before. They seem to go around the upper portion of the coin only from about 9 o'clock to 3 o'clo...