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by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 Can't find VAM; Extra wing feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: 1900 Can't find VAM; Extra wing feathers

Of the two with that reverse, the VAM-11 is far more difficult to locate than the VAM-24. The obverse is critical. VAM-11 in mint state is a VERY tough coin. We have 27 UNCs listed in the Registry, but some of those might be misattributed VAM-24 (we have 52 UNCs of those registered).
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS Order Grades In
Replies: 1
Views: 151

ANACS Order Grades In

Not a fancy one. I added the 7A at the last minute to make the quota for the grading special, and is a good eBay coin. Actually, I only was going to send the Carr token and the rest was just as case of finding 9 raw coins. That Die Pair 8 Circulated had a total mintage of 8 and was a key one for the...
by alefzero
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Administrators, computer pbms
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: OT Administrators, computer pbms

Also watch the quotas. I do not like deleting messages, but there is a 100 message limit.
by alefzero
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Additionally, there is no way we could collateralize our money supply today with PMs or any other commodities. And money really shouldn't be a store of wealth but a means to facilitate multilateral trade (as opposed to "I'll trade you a gross of eggs for a bushel of wheat" primitive bilateral trade)...
by alefzero
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 O VAM NOT ASSIGNED
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: 1879 O VAM NOT ASSIGNED

That's one of those with a strong potential for a phantom M too. Might be a real one; those are buggers to image sometimes.
by alefzero
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

It is more of a situation of functionality. While it is possible one might resurrect, it is less likely than a new one is discovered that is not yet listed. Should one come to fore, we can always add it. An general policy with the Registry is to catalogue and insert into sets varieties that are supp...
by alefzero
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Dollar article in Coin World
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Trade Dollar article in Coin World

Watching for it. Don't see it on the website yet.

I have been steadily cataloguing the die varieties of the series.
by alefzero
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

We killed the VAM-2 in the Registry too. The remaining two were changed to unattributed 1878-S.
by alefzero
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Can move the three to unattributed 1878-S, but will give time, I guess, for each to review their coins.
by alefzero
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Nuked VAM-12 in the Registry too.

VAM-2 remains for now as three people still have them registered (Pete, Tim, and Rob I think).
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 1312

Re: Leroy Update

I should send the unlisted Peace dollars to him. The Morgans I just send to an amigo here who wants them anyway. Getting the discovery credit is not a big deal anymore for me.
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Nuked the VAM-11 in the Registry a while ago. I think the VAM-12 should also go, but some consensus among those who study the date more intimately than I do should come first.
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A Reverse Die Update
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A Reverse Die Update

vamsterdam wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:55 pm
there is another 1889o reverse die that shows lack of proper hardening. it is possible that these were all made at the same time.
Once it is all shaken out a good unhardened die set might be a compelling Registry addition.
by alefzero
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Ah, yes. I meant 11 and 12, not 10 and 11. Anyone have a convincing case for 12? I will drop VAM-11, but would like to do VAM-12 at the same time if appropriate.
by alefzero
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

Great, but why add 78-s Vam 11 that Doesn’t exist? I was the person who brought back from the dead and reincarnated the 78-S Vam 10 Easy enough to drop that from the set. The bigger question is whether we should drop 10 and 11 from the Registry. There are a number of still listed VAMs that we have ...
by alefzero
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Top 30 Complete Set
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

1878-S Top 30 Complete Set

It was requested that we run a complete version of this set at the SSDC Registry. I immediately set it up then. That was a few days ago (the 3rd). Added it to the MOTD for the Registry after that. I am thinking people just are unaware. So if you are among those who wanted this set, it is there in th...
by alefzero
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New set for SSDC
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: New set for SSDC

What is the composition of that 51-coin set? Never had that book on my shelf, like most others. There are 96 dates alone. Just one of each year (except 1921) and all of the proofs?
by alefzero
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fries not included
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Fries not included

I am aware that I am severely culturally deprived. Never had heard of these before and had to look them up. Interesting but surprised the grading service that used to say they wouldn't grade and slab a US coin dated after 1964 would be holdering these. Kind of cool though. https://corporate.mcdonald...
by alefzero
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA, Will it survive?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: ANA, Will it survive?

I agree with you, Roger. When mine lapsed (the only membership I didn't get as a lifetime one), I questioned myself as to what it offered. The only thing that justified renewals was the ability to set up at ANA shows. Like Sears coming too late to the online marketplace, the ANA missed the boat in a...
by alefzero
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC is down
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: SSDC is down

It appears to be the UPS. Everything is on a power strip right now. I am going to see if Costco has a $100 or so UPS in the warehouse and swap it out later today hopefully.