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by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 15
Views: 152

Re: I'm new

welcome to the nuthouse! read, learn and explore the site. find out what kind of vams interest you, then learn more about them. then go looking.
by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS attribution screw ups
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: PCGS attribution screw ups

i have gotten so irritated, calling ngc and explaining how unnecessary this all is. it is wasting my money and time, and their money and time. that have to pay postage both ways, listen to my complaints, crack them out and redo them. again, and again, and again. i have lost track of all of the coins...
by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887 vam 1b pricing help please
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: 1887 vam 1b pricing help please

auction prices do not always reflect value. some great coins have been bought off of great collections because fewer people pay attention to GC. same goes for ebay. when people put vams up on auction, and no one is on during the auction, they sell for diddly squat. my vam 1b pcgs55 recently sold for...
by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 Vam 33A
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 1880 Vam 33A

you won't even find a details grade for less than $1000.
by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921-S VAM-1B3 AU Details help on value
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: 1921-S VAM-1B3 AU Details help on value

even in this grade, the coin would bring 4 figures. demand is intense, supply is too low.
by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS attribution screw ups
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: PCGS attribution screw ups

this seems to be the norm any more. i am sending 2 1878s back that they botched: 1878s vam 60 g4 that they called vam 57, and 1878s vam62 that they called vam 60. it's pretty annoying when you know you can do the job in your sleep and you have to pay someone else to do them(because someone wants the...
by vamsterdam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Onliest I found so far
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Onliest I found so far

nice to see people are still looking, and still finding. this is a really tough coin for several reasons. one, it is a very weak E and it takes little contact to wipe it out, and it appears to have happened later in the die life. finding one is a MAJOR accomplishment.
by vamsterdam
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Attribution Help Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: 1878-S Attribution Help Needed

There were lots of pictures of vam 1i a long time ago, here in the discussion forum. Same old conspiracy theories..
by vamsterdam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ohio State Show in Dublin
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Ohio State Show in Dublin

the show was busy! not much picking to do. sold quite a bit of stuff, and had a nice time talking with JR. my best pick was a 1900o/cc vam 7 au53, and a 1879s r78 that haven't pinned down yet. still working on it. also found an au 1935d 5c fs-502. very tough coin. i recently sold the stand alone top...
by vamsterdam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's
Replies: 80
Views: 1491

Re: Guess what I found in the $30.00 box of Morgan's

in all of the literally thousands of vams i have picked, NOT ONE was a 1889 vam 23a! wow! now that would make me lose my poker face!
by vamsterdam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O T 1963 WASHINGTON QUARTER DDO
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: O T 1963 WASHINGTON QUARTER DDO

Great pictures again. I picked one of these last week along with a pretty 1963 25c toner.
by vamsterdam
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... CC Half-Dollar Love Token... Can we lock date from MM???
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: O/T... CC Half-Dollar Love Token... Can we lock date from MM???

i can't do any better than what JR and JB have done, except to see if there can be abt de markers such as die cracks or the like pointing it out to be a later die state.
by vamsterdam
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Nice $50 cherry!
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Nice $50 cherry!

beats coming home empty handed.
by vamsterdam
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Daniel Carr 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1087

Re: O/T Daniel Carr 2020

wow, that was some hostile reading. i had no idea. sorry to see Dan was given such a hard time.
by vamsterdam
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 0 / cc
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: 1884 0 / cc

i jumped too quick on the vam 6. shoulda been vam 10, but you are right, the vam 6 looks more an o/cc than the vam 10,
by vamsterdam
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: GSA Bank Brochure
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: GSA Bank Brochure

i remember those. it's sorta painful to look back and remember how little money I had back then, and how much i wished i could buy some. i was still a kid then.
by vamsterdam
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Dalton show market comments
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: OT Dalton show market comments

my sales were off, as a number of my buyers were afraid of coming. however, i bought quite a bit. and yes, i bought a few from reeded adge too. i am very happy i went, and who knows what this week's CONA show will produce. Ohio opened back up in june and the monthly show has been ok. i wonder if peo...
by vamsterdam
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: does the 1878-P VAM-42 7/7 Tail feathers have a damaged 4th star?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: does the 1878-P VAM-42 7/7 Tail feathers have a damaged 4th star?

the coin is too rough to tell if it had a clash or not. all vam 42a's have a clash.
by vamsterdam
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: does the 1878-P VAM-42 7/7 Tail feathers have a damaged 4th star?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: does the 1878-P VAM-42 7/7 Tail feathers have a damaged 4th star?

the coin is too rough to tell if it had a clash or not. all vam 42a's have a clash.
by vamsterdam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: CLASHED E'S WANTED
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: CLASHED E'S WANTED

still have 2 1889o vam20a pcgs55, nice die states
1884 vam 2a pcgs64
and waiting for 1889o v1a2 au58+ at pcgs