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by vampicker
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1899O,morgen gouge on Eyes
Replies: 41
Views: 1871

Re: 1899O,morgen gouge on Eyes

You've got a bunch of secondary markers and not much that would get listed otherwise. There's no apparent doubling or repunching. No die breaks or even a crack pattern to tie it to later stages of varieties that are listed. That leaves you with date and mintmark position. The date is 'almost near' b...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Back from Leroy

Washington Monument in Philadelphia GW-923
by vampicker
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Back from Leroy

Yes, I'd appreciate all the help I can get. The bare framework for the two pages and their plates would help a great deal. If you feel like doing any more than that, I'll stack the thank you's up.
by vampicker
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Back from Leroy

I just went after VAM 20. As far as I know VAM 20A is an unrelated but similar marriage. As I read it, there's still a 20A but no 20
by vampicker
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Back from Leroy

and the 24-S VAM 1T plates along with a marker for the 21 VAM 89
by vampicker
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Back from Leroy

79 vam 117 plates
by vampicker
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Re: Back from Leroy

leroys letter back
by vampicker
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 22
Views: 674

Back from Leroy

I sent a few pieces to Leroy last month and was surprised to see them in this morning's mail. I tossed in the 1921 VAM 20 discovery piece with the intent of killing it off. Dennis would recall our thread where we found it was a duplicate for VAM 89. There's a new 1879 Philly VAM 117. I've had the pi...
by vampicker
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Dan Carr Set Almost Done
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: OT - Dan Carr Set Almost Done

Carr makes some of his pieces look circulated. I have one of his Standing Liberty Quarter tokens in a VF30 holder. The apparent grade is consistent with what the actual would look like . If you wanted to make a technical argument, you could, but technical grading died back in the 80's
by vampicker
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S VAM-8 Die Pair 1 and Die Pair 2
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: 1892-S VAM-8 Die Pair 1 and Die Pair 2

That second reverse is pretty damn cool.
by vampicker
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-28B
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: 1889-P VAM-28B

It's still listed in NGC's Variety Plus pages. Think they made this up themselves right after the Hit List 40 book came out
by vampicker
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NGC VAM price less than non VAM?? REALLY
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: NGC VAM price less than non VAM?? REALLY

It's a safe bet that the person that edits the standard Morgan prices will NEVER be the same person that edits the VAM pricing in any value guide except the guide Ash noted. In a fluid market it's not unusual for the 'normal' price to eclipse the estimated value of a particular VAM from the last tim...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 P Morgan with VAM-1B...and more?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: 1888 P Morgan with VAM-1B...and more?

I'll reiterate it's not VAM 1B. I don't see any clear evidence of letter transfer on your coin. Without something like that, it wouldn't be any of the listings noted for clashes. If all you have are typical clash marks , then it's time to move on to other stuff like the date position. It looks near ...
by vampicker
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L
Replies: 19
Views: 894

Re: Fresh Back From LVA on 1881-O VAM 1L

This is seriously aggravating. I tried to prove that this was a denticle clash and was shot down repeatedly. I didn’t believe the “occluded gas” theory but i gave up. The coin sat in my box of vams until a few months ago and it got sold. I remember looking at it one last time and feeling sad that I...
by vampicker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

Yeah, but it's easily implied.
by vampicker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

To be clear here, the original post was asking if this thing had any chance of being a contemporary counterfeit
by vampicker
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

No mystery here - left stars scream fake of recent origin without question

among other issues
by vampicker
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please

VAMs 15 and 49 have an 8 that looks like that. Don't see the break on the lower cap of VAM 15A/B, but there's similar clashing present.
by vampicker
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878, 8TF. Spiked EYE & LIP
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: 1878, 8TF. Spiked EYE & LIP

It's hard to see in your pictures, but I'd bet there's a break on the O of OF. Forget about the clashmarks - there's no letter transfer during any stage of this marriage.
by vampicker
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Does this look like a misplaced digit?
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Does this look like a misplaced digit?

It's a die gouge. It shows more clearly on the date image on its respective VAM page