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by alefzero
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 27
Views: 230

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: 942

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: 13
Views: 1676

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: 333

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: 315

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: 596

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: 298

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: 298

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...
by alefzero
Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Grades
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Trade Grades

Posted from ANACS 5302060 1873 TR$ COXE-2.1 15 significantly lower grade than my estimate, proof obverse die and I believe the reverse die was as well based on a diagnostic pointed out in the Challenge 50 pdf. The proof reverse was reused for proofs for subsequent years and unlikely to have been use...
by alefzero
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2023 Morgan Peace open enrollments
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: 2023 Morgan Peace open enrollments

Got all of mine in earlier today as well as for the Silver Eagles.
by alefzero
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1428

Re: PCGS Frustration

I had heard that NGC was also slow lately. But I have no firsthand knowledge of that, as I have not submitted to them in probably 20 years or more. JR is probably still hammered. I did an ICG submission (my first) this year and was surprised how fast they were. They do Potty Dollars. So I gave them ...
by alefzero
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1428

Re: PCGS Frustration

It is not consistent either. Here are 3 orders I currently have there: 15 2022-W SAEs, 2 raw early dollars (regular service), and 3 2022-W Burnished SAEs. The last of them went from the coin prison intake exactly a month later. However, I got the grades for them a week ago. The others are slowly wor...
by alefzero
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Trade Dollar NO Nocks
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: 1878-S Trade Dollar NO Nocks

Yeah, I agree with AU. And it is often better to get an AU because if they go UNC, something that might have gotten a pass in AU will trigger a Details verdict.
by alefzero
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - A Cool Trade Variety
Replies: 2
Views: 259

OT - A Cool Trade Variety

One of the more challenging Cherrypicker varieties is the 1877 FS-101 Trade dollar. It is a DDO. But it is not as commonly understood. There is weak doubling on the wheat, but nothing particularly alarming. The right stars are all doubled with strong shifts, much more than would have been expected f...
by alefzero
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A visit with Leroy
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: A visit with Leroy

If only the Mint had struck those 2021 Morgans/Peace in 90% silver....

Gives me an idea. I'll have to ask Carr to consider striking a clad Morgan (overstrike on Ike). Probably would be an ugly beast, but never know.
by alefzero
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: bashing PCGS yet AGAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: bashing PCGS yet AGAIN

It is going to get to the point where VAMs are going to need VARslab confirmation stickers on the backs of the slabs to confirm the attributions (like CAC for the grades) to be market acceptable. I am sure @messydesk wouldn't complain.
by alefzero
Sun May 22, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 75 S Trade Dollar Coin 2
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: 75 S Trade Dollar Coin 2

The full listings are at http://registry.ssdcvams.com/Trade/ which I generally update as I update them in my full original document. I do have thousands of images and details, beyond what is in the listings. So I can look for more thingsif we identify candidate dies.
by alefzero
Sun May 22, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 75 S Trade Dollar Coin 1
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: 75 S Trade Dollar Coin 1

I believe this is C-25. We have C-25.1 catalogued with the break and it was expected that there was earlier production without the break. I had a bid on one such coin in an online auction that I was sure was such a piece. But I did not win it and thus could not get it in my had for inspection. I wil...