Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

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Irredaelion
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Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:03 am

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:44 am

I think @DHalladay has a side thing for these to break up the 21p madness.
Alonzi VW 2.0!

Irredaelion
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:53 am

Well I do have a 1921 P in MS64 that I think is a VAM 107, but don't want to post too much, too fast.

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by jgrinz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am

Looks good to me - I have the exact grade and VAM
Nice circulated specimen
Thanks for sharing
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Jayyk31
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Jayyk31 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:08 pm

Cool man! I've got a 3A in XF40! Sweet!

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by DHalladay » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:32 pm

CascadeChris wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:44 am
I think @DHalladay has a side thing for these to break up the 21p madness.

Nope.
1895-S is my original coin madness.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by DHalladay » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:50 pm

How about showing us full obverse & reverse photos?
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:56 pm

I don't know why they are sideways. but here you go.
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Jayyk31 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:57 pm

Go into edit on your pics (usually the small pencil icon) and you can crop them and spin them before you upload to a photo sharing site.

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:00 pm

There we go, cropped.
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Irredaelion
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:07 pm

Jayyk31 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Go into edit on your pics (usually the small pencil icon) and you can crop them and spin them before you upload to a photo sharing site.
I think it was because I was just dragging the pictures from the folder on my PC into the reply box and it was uploading them into the best size. I cropped them just using photo and saved them in the folder then just drag and dropped them into the reply box. I need to find the extension rod I made for my usb microscope so I can have it high enough to take full coin photos of Morgans, because the rod it came with is too short, can't even fit quarters full frame.

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by jgrinz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 pm

Irredaelion wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:07 pm
the rod it came with is too short, can't even fit quarters full frame.
Celestron ???


Nice coin
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:33 pm

jgrinz wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Irredaelion wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:07 pm
the rod it came with is too short, can't even fit quarters full frame.
Celestron ???


Nice coin
You are really good at this, aren't you? Yes, it's a Celestron 5MP USB Microscope "Pro". The full coin pictures I take with my phone. For some reason, I'm ok with spending hundreds (thousands if you count my MS62 SVDB) but buying a nice DSLR camera, it's suddenly not worth it. Although the only reason I'd have for the camera is to take pictures of my coins, not a photographer otherwise.

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by jgrinz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 pm

Irredaelion wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:33 pm
You are really good at this, aren't you? Yes, it's a Celestron 5MP USB Microscope "Pro".
I have the HD version - Couple of things
1 - You need a longer rod
2 - You need to cut the plastic end in half :-) - too long
3 - I still use my phone for full size though - check my posting on the 1879 Morgan - The full size coin is my phone and the rest the Celestron
4 - You will also find you will need to use it by hand sometime

Good Luck and Have fun
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Irredaelion » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:41 pm

jgrinz wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 pm
2 - You need to cut the plastic end in half :-) - too long
This plastic part?
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And I've been using this one for about 2 years. It stopped working on windows 10 and I had to send it in for a replacement (thankfully the warranty wasn't up). Wish it wasn't manual focus but for the price it is a really great microscope/camera. As for my phone, I need to just build a nice little proper lighting stand to get full circular lighting and a place to set my phone above the coin so there isn't any shaking.

I had a stand built before out of foam board but the lights were too close and a bit too bright. Well, this has given me inspiration to go build my budget lighting stand now lol!

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:07 pm

DHalladay wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:32 pm
CascadeChris wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:44 am
I think @DHalladay has a side thing for these to break up the 21p madness.

Nope.
1895-S is my original coin madness.
Oh yeah, 95-s oops. Close tho :oops: :P
Alonzi VW 2.0!

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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by jgrinz » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:50 pm

Yes that would be the piece :-)
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Re: Mail just came in, 1895 O XF45, think I found a VAM 3!

Post by Jayyk31 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:40 pm

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For some reason, I'm ok with spending hundreds (thousands if you count my MS62 SVDB) but buying a nice DSLR camera, it's suddenly not worth it. Although the only reason I'd have for the camera is to take pictures of my coins, not a photographer otherwise.
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Dude same here! I have to invest in a nice USB mic but I just keep buying Morgans! Lol!

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