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by alefzero
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Another Major Silver Dollar Rarity
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: OT - Another Major Silver Dollar Rarity

C-1 and C2 look an awful lot alike, and C-4 is just funny! They are VERY close upon initial inspection. The tilts of the Cs and other die markers differentiate them. The easy discriminator is where the first C is relative to the lower serif of the S in GRAINS. C-1: Large CC set slightly right, slan...
by alefzero
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Another Major Silver Dollar Rarity
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: OT - Another Major Silver Dollar Rarity

Here are the four reverse dies' mint marks, C-1 through C-4, in order.
1878-CC-Trade-CCs.jpg
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by alefzero
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Another Major Silver Dollar Rarity
Replies: 3
Views: 33

OT - Another Major Silver Dollar Rarity

In a graded PCGS VF35 holder. AFAIK, there are only 9 graded 1878-CC chopmarked Trade dollars, and a couple more apparently out there. The date itself has only 4 die pairs. They are in my upcoming variety book and are most easily discriminated based on the mint mark positions. Of the nine certified,...
by alefzero
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds

Some of those look very familiar. I must have sold my 1AJ as I do not see it around to examine.

So, Dennis, when did you sneak over to the Denver ones?
by alefzero
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace Potential Discoveries
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Peace Potential Discoveries

I have a number of likely unlisted Peace dollars that I have been meaning to send to Leroy. But I just don't have the time to get them out and expect them back before he takes his annual VAM update break. Any serious darksiders planning to be at FUN to take the time to go through and confirm them an...
by alefzero
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS submission
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: ANACS submission

Nice! the VAM-27 is tough in Mint State to begin with. Never saw a PL before of that one. Very cool.
by alefzero
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ssdc awards approaching
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Ssdc awards approaching

OT a little, but I thought I would pass along that we crossed the 60,000 coin registration milestone yesterday afternoon. The 60,000th registration was a Morgan 1902-O VAM-33 NGC 63, registered by Gary B. It has grown a lot since April, 2011.
by alefzero
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: way OT but wondering....

HawkeEye wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:37 pm
I would have guessed a bone marrow extractor.

But apparently a butter pick is the correct answer
Better than a broken urethral catheter extractor.
by alefzero
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

Carson City reused their Trade dollar reverse dies for many years. It is actually pretty crazy. Also happened, to a lesser extent, in San Francisco.
by alefzero
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: found this on a 2021-CC
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Re: found this on a 2021-CC

Appear to be tiny chips in the wing neck junction as well.
by alefzero
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: way OT but wondering....

I have ideas. None of them are pleasant.
by alefzero
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: 2022 Proof Morgan's and Peace Dollars

Striking 90% silver would be best. Maybe even cooler would be to strike them on the current clad alloy planchets and sell them for a buck each as pseudo-circulating currency. Would be fun to spend them.
by alefzero
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wrecked a Top 50 Peace Dollar
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Wrecked a Top 50 Peace Dollar

Had a raw Ch BU 1923-S VAM-1C and decided to send it to Dan Carr along with a BU 1922 Peace, a 1972-D Ike, and a Morgan below PO1 (date was gone) to overstrike for his annual Moonlight Mint Open House. He kindly struck the 1C so that the pitted N/ONE was still there. Very late state of the dies too....
by alefzero
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's an interesting submission
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Here's an interesting submission

No 1885-CC would correctly be in the same submission as an 1895. Hope the submitter wasn't taken to the cleaners on the coin purchase.
by alefzero
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Yesteryear Vam Collecting/Investing
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Yesteryear Vam Collecting/Investing

I know I am among those who lost a LOT in VAMs. The biggest driver was a huge accumulation (thousands of slabbed) and being in the very top in many of them and not selling for many years, as more were found and some VAMs lost their luster in the market. I hear it from some who do not believe you can...
by alefzero
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 35
Views: 1364

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

If you expand the pops to see the subnumbers, there are a ton of [Cleveland, et al] Advanced Release ones, all graded 70. There are also curiously first day of issue and first release. None graded so far are the base number. (Just CC here, but the others open up too similarly.) 2021-CC-privy-breakdo...
by alefzero
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SEGS results
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: SEGS results

Wow! 58+ is insane on one of these.
by alefzero
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a WOW 2021-D error
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: a WOW 2021-D error

It is in JB's (messydesk) thread on the CU US Coins forum thread where the discussion is of strike-throughs. (One of them initially looked like a crack on the plastic capsule reflected off of the coin. Not this one though.)
by alefzero
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my 2021 boxes now open
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Re: my 2021 boxes are still unopened

My last box (3 Peace dollars) arrived today. I flipped it, unopened, right into a USPS medium Priority Mail box and shipped it to PCGS. Nice thing about online tracking is it could be anticipated and everything was prepared to do it. Won't see them until I pick the submission up at FUN except when t...