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by vampicker
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

Just remind me when it gets closer to the show and I'd be glad to
by vampicker
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 VAM44
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: 1878 VAM44

Seems like a solid coin for the money, but the middle of the market seems to be kinda soft. Too many quality coins and not enough buyers.
by vampicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sweet Cherry!
Replies: 17
Views: 2555

Re: Sweet Cherry!

Yeah, if warranted
by vampicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sweet Cherry!
Replies: 17
Views: 2555

Re: Sweet Cherry!

The ANACS pop shows 5 examples with obverse DMPL. The top is 65 OD 1/0 The pop doesn't account for the different die numbers
by vampicker
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1
Replies: 16
Views: 2464

Re: 1924 Peace Dollar VAM-1D1 and 1B1

I own the discovery piece for VAM 1BB. I've shown it to a fairly large number of VAM collectors. It's kinda funny watching the reactions. The Peace guys all see the E clash right away. The Morgan only guys can almost never spot it.
A clearly evident partial E clash is present - period.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Super CD list question..
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: A Super CD list question..

The whole back story is in the intro chapter in Mark's book, but the basic gist of it is I showed him my 04-O VAM 28A discovery piece, and he got very intrigued by clashed dies and being able to discovery new things. So yeah, it's not just that the first reported G clash was shaped like a trigger, i...
by vampicker
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Dollar 1877-S Small and Large S Varieties
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: OT - Trade Dollar 1877-S Small and Large S Varieties

I'm not sure if any of the Trade Dollar mintmarks are identical to those used for Morgans. Something I'll have to watch for to get a solid answer
by vampicker
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Dollar 1877-S Small and Large S Varieties
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: OT - Trade Dollar 1877-S Small and Large S Varieties

There are actually three sizes for this year. Looks like you have the large and small S mintmarks, which should be roughly 1.17 and .85 mm tall. The medium S should be about 1.1 mm tall. While the small S is listed as 'rare' in older literature, I'm dubious of this claim. It is true the two smaller ...
by vampicker
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e by Leroy
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: New VAM-e by Leroy

Leroy's focus was on the RPM itself and why it looks the way it does. The obverse isn't part of the story he's bringing to light. The VAM 4 is much easier to find and is availible in mint state. Both VAM 4 and 28 are well represented in AU grades
by vampicker
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e by Leroy
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

New VAM-e by Leroy

Had to read it a couple of times to fully digest it, but it's a fascinating reexamination of the RPM on the 79-O VAM 4/28

Well worth the time to re and re-read it
by vampicker
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878S...unable to VAM.
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: 1878S...unable to VAM.

try VAM 69
by vampicker
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

No worries, a copy of the plate of this in my booklet is on the VAM 13 page
by vampicker
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Its a little hard to see but a faint outline of the long nock is still visible
by vampicker
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clash question
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Clash question

The 78-CC used 14 obverse dies and 16 reverse dies to form 21 distinct marriages. The Type II obverse and Type B reverse hubbed dies did not last as long as their later counterparts on average. We see the shortened die life across all three mints compared to the Type 3 and C combinations. Three of t...
by vampicker
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78CC V17 Obverse
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: 78CC V17 Obverse

Yup, that's a VAM 20. It's relatively common particularly in GSA holders. Kinda rare in a 78-S holder
by vampicker
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bogus email from Brian Raines
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Bogus email from Brian Raines

Brian's been on the new site as vamsterdamn
by vampicker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

13 it is
by vampicker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1874 Morgan medal
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: 1874 Morgan medal

Yeah, the relief on the portrait of the future King Edward VII is so high that it was hard to get a shot of the reverse. Not only wouldn't it lay flat, it would rock at the slightest touch - like pushing the button to snap the picture. JB you were showing off your Medal of Morgan in Baltimore a few ...
by vampicker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new pick, nice
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

Re: new pick, nice

Nice!
by vampicker
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-CC VAM-13 Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Still kinda rare as a mint state coin, but yeah more have come to light over last few years. I guess the verbiage should be something like 'somewhat rare' in MS