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by alefzero
Fri May 19, 2023 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: ANACS grades in

impairedsquirrel wrote:
Thu May 18, 2023 4:44 pm
Just wanted to make sure you know that they made Morgans in a whole bunch of different years Dennis…😉😂
Nice group!
Sure. But those years are not ugly low-relief that I swear will go AU from MS if you so much as breathe in its direction.
by alefzero
Wed May 17, 2023 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Past members
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Past members

I try to keep up with Logan. Fogie and I were just talking a week or so ago about dropping by his place sometime. Had the time to call him the other day, but had almost no voice then (a virus that's going around). I need to call him and Jeff (as I do not plan to go to Long Beach next month also) jus...
by alefzero
Mon May 15, 2023 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CACG Launch
Replies: 26
Views: 608

Re: CACG Launch

That 11A is one of only a few VAMs I actively look for. Hope they made more than one. It is remarkably tough.
by alefzero
Mon May 15, 2023 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CACG Launch
Replies: 26
Views: 608

Re: CACG Launch

Will be interesting to see if they will even grade problem coins. The CAC elitism might not take it there. As some of you know, I have been doing early (flowing hair and bust) dollar varieties for the past few years. A HUGE deficiency at PCGS and NGC, even though they do now slab rather than do thei...
by alefzero
Thu May 11, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Newly Formed Marketing Company Promote Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: SSDC Newly Formed Marketing Company Promote Silver Dollars

Didn't know there was still a VAM-e going out. I have not received one in years and do not recall seeing any uploaded to the Registry server recently.
by alefzero
Tue May 09, 2023 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Interesting

I did report it to NGC immediately as I said. I also sent them the seller's pics and will put them here for future reference.
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by alefzero
Tue May 09, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Interesting

Here is the real coin. I will report this eBay listing to NGC.
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by alefzero
Mon May 08, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new from Denver
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: new from Denver

It was a great show. Didn't buy coins for myself (except some Daniel Carr candy). Only picked up books on Early Halves. I have avoided them entirely as I know my personality and would end up with a hundred of them within a month. To be disciplined, I am only chasing R-5 (maybe some R-4) Overtons and...
by alefzero
Mon May 08, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

If you have a VAM-3, I could send this one. (obverse confirmation) Or fogie could send two VAM-2 ones (with and without fill in the CC- same die) and a VAM-3 (as I probably need to sell this one and not have it out of pocket long). I agree that revising VAM-2 is better, especially with legacy attrib...
by alefzero
Sun May 07, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

chgolaw1 wrote:
Sun May 07, 2023 8:32 pm
Very nice CC. What grade is it?
PCGS MS64 I seem to recall. The cert lookup will have it. I have not revisited the show inventory since returning from Denver.
by alefzero
Sun May 07, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

Fogie and I went over this last Wednesday in Denver. He had all of his VAMs of the date and I had this coin. It appears this has been attributed in the past as VAM-2. However, it is now known to be at odds with the listing. The obverse is completely retain to be III(2)4, same as ine obverse fie used...
by alefzero
Wed May 03, 2023 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

Here is the trueview, for another view.
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by alefzero
Tue May 02, 2023 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

It is possible that the reverse die was cleaned up, removing the "spit" and adding the gouges. I thought the 7 came after the 3? Exactly. I went over this quite a bit and my reasoning is a little out of sequence. Talked with fogie. He actually has a VAM-3 with him and we will be able to compare the...
by alefzero
Tue May 02, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

P47037130-11-jbc.jpg Already sounds like re~classification vam3 by the description rev gets 3A TDITD That was my initial direction, except that the reverse is not the same, while similar. Dissimilar legend cracks, no leg/arrowshaft gouge on this one. Gouges in the eagle's nostril and eye, that are ...
by alefzero
Tue May 02, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

The reverse is not a spitting eagle. It has a left tiled CC, nearly touching the ribbon. The second C is doubled (top). This particular stage I have has a slightly tilted field at S OF. My suspicion is that this is the coin Leroy saw and originally catalogued as VAM-2, but the doubled profile and C/...
by alefzero
Tue May 02, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

The obverse is III(2)4, the same as on the VAM-3, Spitting Eagle. Near date, doubled profile, doubled ear bottom, die scratch in front of the eye and other die scratches.
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by alefzero
Tue May 02, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Likely Unlisted 1891-CC
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Likely Unlisted 1891-CC

Didn't think I would discover another 1891-CC after I discovered the VAM-8A. But I think I do have another.

This is the coin. I will go through the details in reply posts.
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by alefzero
Mon May 01, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Something feels off in the world today
Replies: 24
Views: 613

Re: Something feels off in the world today

I just took the lead on the complete early dollar set (by 5 points!). Better fill a couple more slots before Mike overtakes me again. Friendly competition.
by alefzero
Mon May 01, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885 O VAM 25A would this be a LDS
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: 1885 O VAM 25A would this be a LDS

It looks it. I had a thread on the old VAMworld on these. I discovered the VAM-25 as a DMPL and sent it to Leroy I believe with a full progression of the obverse degradation from there, at least a half dozen stages. The 25A was already listed (as 1A or something like that) at the time. I showed it w...
by alefzero
Mon May 01, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886-P Doubled Date-Pegleg on 2nd 8, clash Help please
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: 1886-P Doubled Date-Pegleg on 2nd 8, clash Help please

I forget which one that looks like, maybe VAM-25.