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by vamsterdam
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pcgs vams sold
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Pcgs vams sold

I hate to see you aell them but I understand. I will remember our fun times at the saint louis/st charles shows. Especially passing around those vam 23a’s.
by vamsterdam
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely NEW 1878-S die marriage
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Likely NEW 1878-S die marriage

That polishing looks pretty familiar
by vamsterdam
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924-P New T break
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: 1924-P New T break

I have one of these.
by vamsterdam
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sister Vams; Together at Last
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: Sister Vams; Together at Last

A nice pair
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)

I had a 1919s that i picked as a good 4. Saw it through the rotator. $4. Coin was a poorly struck au. The employee who pulled it out of the case went berserk, screaming, yelling, and demanding to know who graded and priced it. Of course, anacs gave it a vf35. Net grading based on strike is wrong. Th...
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)

The rim lettering is strong, even though the high points(hair, bufalo head, tail)look vf, and it has strong luster. Unusual to see a 1916d struck this poorly. I see 1917d struck like this and worse. I’ve seen half horn mint state 17d. I’m gonna say au. That buffalo head doesn’t look right for an unc...
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1st pick of 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: 1st pick of 2022

Who cares what the grade is? Most people who collect 8tf don’t have one in any grade! Way to go. I used to pick low grade 8tf to home my attribution skills. That’s how i found my v14.20. G6, damaged.
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch

The most commonly encountered clash mark on a peace dollar is the one we see here.
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: First score at FUN.
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: First score at FUN.

I have not looked my finds since friday but i dis pick some good ones. David close picked a number of peace dollars, and then there was chris simpson buying a slabbed attributed Attributed vam 14.13 for $100. I might put up a “pickin post” later so everyone can discuss what they found.
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 vam 70 and Vam 39a?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: 1878 vam 70 and Vam 39a?

Sure sounds like vam 38, but then, there are no pictures.
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch

This is a die clash and has been repeated on many, many peace dollar dies regardless of where it was made. It is a very common occurrence.
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN Show 2022 Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: FUN Show 2022 Roll Call

I did 68 shows last year. Not a typo. I will be there.
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-O VAM 5A Auction Price
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: 1897-O VAM 5A Auction Price

I can’t get the link to open
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - For the Squirrel.
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: OT - For the Squirrel.

From the collection of john b cartolemew.
by vamsterdam
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P wing halo
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: 1878-P wing halo

What jr and jb said.
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ICG crossover to PCGS
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: ICG crossover to PCGS

Taking 2-2.5 points off for crossover is legit. 1923 ms66+ ended up ms64,, 1878 v45 dropped from 64 to 62. I bought them accordingly. At first they were pretty tight but then the big grading staff raid brought about changes. Then it changed again and things got worse. Now, mark yaffe has become the ...
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 messed up Morgan!
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: 1 messed up Morgan!

Like jr said. Not possible. A double strike would flatten out most of the primary strike. Aure looks like struck with false dies.
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P wing halo
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: 1878-P wing halo

Tooling
by vamsterdam
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My last pick of 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: My last pick of 2021

Wow! An h7.5?
by vamsterdam
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ever see an 1878-D Morgan?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: ever see an 1878-D Morgan?

@jrfaust glad someone thought it was funny!