It's 3:30 AM. Earlier I "dissed" some of my fellow CS members. I apologize for a rant that I never should have posted. My only excuse is stupidity. I'll continue to read all posted journal entries. Now, so that I don't have to put myself in my ignore list, I will post a short journal.
My collecting bent is Morgan Dollars. I completed my registry set in 2006 ranking 36 of 485 sets. Now, over 50,000 points and 76 upgrades later, I rank 37th. There are, however, almost 1700 sets in the NGC registry. Upgrades now call for a larger expenditure than I can handle too often. I've expanded to Morgan VAMs and have begun to work on these sets of die varieties. The TOP 100 VAM set should satisfy my coin addiction for quite some time and most of these coins can be found rather inexpensively. There is a lot to learn about identifying these die varieties. I've attempted to image the specific pick up points of the pieces I've acquired. Attached photo is an 1888-O VAM 9 with doubled arrows on the reverse. Photo was taken with my digital camera with a loupe held in front of the lens. I would never had thought it would work until a Vammer suggested this tip.