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by vampicker
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: LVA

In his letter to me, he expressed that some of the more interesting varieties he has seen over the past few months have served as a welcome distraction.
by vampicker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help 1881-S
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Need help 1881-S

It's from one of the working hubs. It appears on multiple dies over a few years
by vampicker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VSS Label Obfuscates Actual Numbers of Each VAM
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: VSS Label Obfuscates Actual Numbers of Each VAM

I don't put every variety or error I've attributed in the ANACS pop report. All the services have the option to only include a more generic version of the certification to their respective populations. For example, on the 88-O Scarface, we'll certify the various Harrison stages, but none of them sho...
by vampicker
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar????
Replies: 23
Views: 342

Re: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar????

messydesk wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:57 pm
The edge looks a bit sharp.
Indeed. A genuine example would have been struck in a big screw press with an 'open collar'. The look of the edge alone is enough to condemn it. The weird depressions and little apparent strike thru spots only pile on. Overall it is well done, but looks copied
by vampicker
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar????
Replies: 23
Views: 342

Re: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar????

and thanks for including pictures of the edge. I'm surprised you got two no decision verdicts unless that's become the stock answer
by vampicker
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar????
Replies: 23
Views: 342

Re: 1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar????

Compare your piece to a certified genuine example of the same marriage and see what you think

https://coins.ha.com/itm/early-dollars/ ... ail-071515
by vampicker
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1882 VAM35
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: 1882 VAM35

VAM 35 is on my annual 'dozen' list for 2018. It should command a modest premium
by vampicker
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection

RogerB wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:08 pm
That brass thing barely counts as a counterfeit.... :)
Sure, but it's actually circulated.
by vampicker
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from LVA
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Back from LVA

Congrats on the kill
by vampicker
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection

Kinda fond of my brass slug
by vampicker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection

RogerB wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Same dies?
Looks like Kurt's piece has a B2 reverse design
by vampicker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Abbot Coin Counter Model 2X
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Abbot Coin Counter Model 2X

A Gatling gun for change!
by vampicker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 35-S Peace Dollar Extra Rays
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: 35-S Peace Dollar Extra Rays

Yeah, making a new hub for later in 1935 has always seemed odd. Hand engraving a ray that wasn't in the hub on a couple or several working dies is also odd,, but the difference in the strength of the rays supports it. Your overlay demonstrates that at least one isn't in the hub as you noted. Since o...
by vampicker
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 841

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

I know I've done a couple of examples. There's currently the one AU 58 still on the ANACS pop. I don't know for certain that this piece crossed
by vampicker
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit

All good, and with that in mind I agree with you
by vampicker
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit

RogerB wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:10 pm
The easy determinant is the edge: wrong denticles.
@RogerB I gotta ask because it's come up a few times and left me scratching my head. When you refer to 'denticles', what element are you referencing - the fluting on the edge or the interior rim teeth?
by vampicker
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in
Replies: 40
Views: 841

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Grade is in

Yup, congratulations!
by vampicker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit

Fake, using the parents Brian mentioned. I thought this was a sandwich job when I first saw it too, but I've now seen multiples and the lumps are in the same spots.
by vampicker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: 1889cc vam 7 counterfeit

It's die struck. I've seen a few of these now