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by mark
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A VAM Story
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: A VAM Story

Definitely relate, discovered VAMs when just starting to collect bullion/morgans and now 15 years later.. Time flies when you're having fun!
by mark
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 846

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Just stating what happened to me recently. My coin was a crossover that didn't cross and was never encapsulated, yet it sat at encapsulation for a few days before going to QA. I was very excited.. then extremely disappointed. Hope you have a great outcome. 1878 DNC.jpg sorry for muddying up this to...
by mark
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 846

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

Just stating what happened to me recently. My coin was a crossover that didn't cross and was never encapsulated, yet it sat at encapsulation for a few days before going to QA. I was very excited.. then extremely disappointed.

Hope you have a great outcome.

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by mark
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:12 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878p PCGS VAMs
Replies: 0
Views: 742

1878p PCGS VAMs

I continue to upgrade my 1878 set so have these available. Open to offers as well. 1878 R78 VAM-31 PCGS MS64PL $600 1878 7/8 Strong VAM-41B PCGS MS63 - Gold Shield / Trueview - Colorful rainbow toning - $600 1878 R78 VAM-196 PCGS MS65+ - $1500 - Colorful toning 1878 R79 VAM-223 PCGS MS62 Gold Shield...
by mark
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAMs recently added to PCGS registry
Replies: 1
Views: 61

1878 VAMs recently added to PCGS registry

I noticed that PCGS added a few more varieties to their population reports so decided to send mine in for trueview and attributing. I have asked them to add other 1878 VAMs but they just ignore my requests. Someone seems to have some influence. If anyone knows how to get more 1878 VAMs added please ...
by mark
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:56 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 7/8TF Vam 41 (or 41B?) MS65 Top 100 pop 3/0 - - final call
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: 1878 7/8TF Vam 41 (or 41B?) MS65 Top 100 pop 3/0 price lowered again!!

41B seems to be more common. The unlashed 41s I've seen have been PL or nearly PL. Of course both seem scarce in grades over 64.
by mark
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error
Replies: 62
Views: 846

Re: Interesting Seated Obstruction Error

I've had a crossover go to encapsulation and did not grade..
by mark
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:59 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878 VAM 196A ANACS MS63 Value?
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: 1878 VAM 196A ANACS MS63 Value?

The PCGS guide value is pretty hilarious. I recently noticed they attributed a VAM-196 so sent in my MS65+ for Trueview pics and attributing.

I don't believe a VAM-196 or 196A has much if any premium over common.
by mark
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT; Quarter Variety
Replies: 23
Views: 397

Re: OT; Quarter Variety

Wow, fantastic
by mark
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Market Up or down
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Coin Market Up or down

I sold over 100 coins in the HA VAM auction yesterday. I liquidated most of my Top 100, Hot 50, and Hit List sets. The top pop and rare coins ALL sold higher than I expected. The common low grade VAM's almost all sold at or below market. I had a range for the total sales and hit the top of my projec...
by mark
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering Complete
Replies: 15
Views: 1483

Re: 1878 7TF Minor Renumbering Complete

:D 8-) Excellent.

I think there's a lot of work to do on the C reverses. :popcorn:
by mark
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 36
Views: 10714

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Wanted to reply to my last post since I'm not the best communicator at times. I very much appreciate the work of everyone involved with the registry. Every time I have mentioned an issue it has been quickly addressed.
by mark
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 36
Views: 10714

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

It's difficult to complete in the registry. There are many tabulation errors and head scratching scores. I keep trying though. :popcorn: Example.. 1878 63DMPL VAM-21 is 520 points, yet an MS65 is only 325 points. An 1878 VAM-3 in 63DMPL is only 260 points, MS65 is also 260 pts. VAM-21 and 3 seem to ...
by mark
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Unattributed 14.11
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Unattributed 14.11

I was the under bidder.. but didn't need it so let it go.

I did pick up the 1878 R79 NGC AU50 in this auction. It happens to be a VAM-228.4 and the final coin to complete my C reverse set. 8-)
by mark
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: No one posts picks anymore... HERE'S A COUPLE!!
Replies: 77
Views: 3161

Re: No one posts picks anymore... HERE'S A COUPLE!!

My most exciting pick is 1878 VAM-221A in a PCGS MS62 holder. This will only be the 4th MS added to the registry (1 higher) and a pretty big upgrade of my XF45 ANACS coin that I bought in an attributed holder. First one I've seen in the wild. 8-) d318a535-0553-460c-9b26-955031f077fa.jpeg 807e72dc-7f...
by mark
Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8tf vam 4
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: 1878 8tf vam 4

messydesk wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:18 pm
EDS. Die chips don't suddenly disappear. No texture that one would see with a filled die, either.
Thanks for your insight.
by mark
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8tf vam 4
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: 1878 8tf vam 4

What are the thoughts.. EDS pre chip or LDS chip removed? The coin pictured on the VAM 4B page was viewed by me, John R, John C, Fogie, Brian Raines, and Larry Briggs in hand at the ANA show. There is no chip on that coin and there never was. The coin was VF. Any thoughts on EDS vs LDS? One more to...
by mark
Tue Oct 25, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8tf vam 4
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: 1878 8tf vam 4

What are the thoughts.. EDS pre chip or LDS chip removed?
by mark
Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8tf vam 4
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: 1878 8tf vam 4

In the picture on VW it seems like I can still see the chip. Just appears worn. :?
by mark
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mirror Mirror Part 3
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Mirror Mirror Part 3

8-)