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by alefzero
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - No VAMs ANACS Grades
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: OT - No VAMs ANACS Grades

I do similar a lot, especially with early dollars, on eBay. Looking at the coin images, I labor over attributing them. Then I see the slab image and it is on the label.
by alefzero
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - No VAMs ANACS Grades
Replies: 3
Views: 161

OT - No VAMs ANACS Grades

Got a small order I dropped off at the Chicago ANA and will pick up at Long Beach next week. 1877 S TR$ COXE-47.1 CLEANED AU53 Details $TATES, radial break through the first S/STATES, 2nd one known 1878 S TR$ COXE-3 AU55 2022 D TOKEN DAN CARR ST GAUDENS DESIGN 1 OZ .999 SILVER MS70 2022 D TOKEN DAN ...
by alefzero
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT eBay Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: OT eBay Feedback

I feel a responsibility to leave feedback immediately after a buyer's payment has cleared. As a buyer, I do try to do so upon receipt unless there is an issue to resolve. However, when I was buying too much, receiving dozens of coins practically every day, I fell behind as a buyer. Missed leaving so...
by alefzero
Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my first big VAM 'pick
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: my first big VAM 'pick

Yes, those were the days.
by alefzero
Sat Aug 27, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?

From a dealer perspective -- Registration and Set up: All worked fine with no issues for us except that there should have been power at each table. The only hassle was running the [provided] extension cords along the demarcation piping and entering another dealer's booth to plug it in. Public Addres...
by alefzero
Sat Aug 27, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: value on peace
Replies: 31
Views: 524

Re: value on peace

Wow. I thought of you, Dom, at the recent ANA show. Wondered where you had been. Ash has primarily been working on the Morgan valuations. The Peace ones are also there but do require someone authoritative enough to have the SSDC imprimatur on them. This is something important for the Board to discus...
by alefzero
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?

I found it fine for what I required this time. However, as I mentioned on the CU discussion board, the ANA (and other large show organizers) need to deal better with the anchoring auctions. 1) The lot viewing was apparently off-site, blocks away. That is never acceptable. It needs to be on-premise. ...
by alefzero
Sun Aug 21, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Short ANA Report
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Short ANA Report

Forgot to give you the Matte Proof Lincoln book, JB, that I brought to the show. Will bring it to FUN. It's just a small booklet. Was great to reconnect with VAM friends and enjoy some good VAM discussion and viewing (without getting sucked back in). Showed off (and sold even) some cool Trade dollar...
by alefzero
Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S Listing Carnage
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: 1880-S Listing Carnage

1881-S VAM-72A added, though it needs supporting images on the VW page here. The others in the Registry MB post need supporting VW pages before adding (and moving the 1C).
by alefzero
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S Listing Carnage
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: 1880-S Listing Carnage

Registry changes (fogie is unavailable right now): 7A moved to 122 45A moved to 124 119 eliminated, all three registered moved to 6 - no break seen on imaged one and the Heritage auction one; the Logan one is in the wild and presumed 6, not 6A, unless shown otherwise. Andy and Brent will have to fin...
by alefzero
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 36
Views: 1293

Re: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE

I have had a number of pretty rare coins (some were discovery pieces) in AU PL/DMPL grades from NGC mostly but also ANACS. PCGS did lapse and did a few AU prooflike Morgans in the past, but their policy does not allow it now. An AU55|8 (DM)PL can sometimes looks more prooflike than one in MS60-62. A...
by alefzero
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Coin Divesting

There is an issue too with the absorption capacity of the market. I don't know the numbers you put out there in auction, but the retail crowd will only buy so much over a short period of time. That especially applies to specialties like die varieties. And if you have more than one example of even a ...
by alefzero
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call
Replies: 21
Views: 2446

Re: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call

Corner booth 1749 (Select Rarities). Stop by and look at some fun stuff.
by alefzero
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-96
Replies: 19
Views: 762

Re: 1878-S VAM-96

I see 3 certs in the log that were changed from VAM-96 (index=345) to VAM-43.1 (index=291). Can just identify those certs under a VAM-43.1 look-up and move them back if they are still there. Owners will still need to re-add them into the appropriate sets. +----------------+--------+-----------+-----...
by alefzero
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another over graded ANACS coin.
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Another over graded ANACS coin.

Would be a fun candidate to examine with x-ray diffractometry to see if some details remain subsurface in the lattice deformation. Otherwise, nic that date.
by alefzero
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break with photos
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: 1923 s Unlisted Radial Die Break

I believe I might have sent that to Leroy years ago. Forget what I said. Will have to see if I got something on it.
by alefzero
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Grades
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Trade Grades

The typical format once a reference is well known is to just use the initial then the number. In a couple of years these will likely be C numbers, but for now spelling it out answers the inevitable question about the cited reference. I find I still spell out Fortin for Seated Dimes or Briggs for Se...
by alefzero
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Grades
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Trade Grades

Nomenclature question: Do you prefer COXE-n, Coxe-n, or C-n for citing your catalog? I have to admit that my name for it was at least initially alarming. The goal was to simply catalogue the varieties for the remaining US silver dollar series that remained undone. I was using the C-n format to refe...