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by Flat-Chested
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-18A
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: 1878s VAM-18A

They are out there in small numbers and once acquired, few collectors put them up for sale, it seems.
by Flat-Chested
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-18A
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: 1878s VAM-18A

1878s Vam-18 and 18A seem to be rarer encapsulated and more rarely sold on the market than four of the San Francisco Long Nocks... 26, 27, 56 and 57.
by Flat-Chested
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-18A
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: 1878s VAM-18

It appears to be 18A. Other high end VAM-18 coins are in ANACS holders apparently.
by Flat-Chested
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-18A
Replies: 10
Views: 234

1878s VAM-18A

Found this on ebay last week, there was little interest in the Vam, the coin sold cheap. It is one of the easier 1878s Vams to identify, is a WOW! Vam and a Top 30 1878s Vam, is difficult to find for sale in any condition.
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by Flat-Chested
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-100
Replies: 1
Views: 86

1878s VAM-100

I am thrilled to have the coin arrive today from Great Collections!!! It sold cheap, I guess few recognized the Vam, perhaps others thought the grade too low.
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by Flat-Chested
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: why doesn't PCGS care?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: why doesn't PCGS care?

Why doesn't PCGS care? Because people find the PCGS case to be more important than the coin. ANACS would have a greater market share if they retained their small white cases, which is nicer than any case they used later, and nicer than any NGC or PCGS case. ANACS would also have obtained a greater m...
by Flat-Chested
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS re-holder back
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: ANACS re-holder back

Does this make my coin top pop at G6?:

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by Flat-Chested
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: 1878 S long nock VAM 27 A: Over buffed - Pre or Post

You can add detail to the coin with a wire brush.
by Flat-Chested
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-59
Replies: 0
Views: 211

1878s VAM-59

Heritage Auctions was selling a 1878s VAM-59 once every 42 months, they are now considerably overdue. Collectors who own one or more are holding onto these coins, making it harder for people to complete these San Francisco Long Nock sets. Similar problems are playing out with VAM's 58, 60, 62 and 72.
by Flat-Chested
Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: 1878s Vam 111

Coin arrived, 4th star broken, any doubling in RIB likely due to PMD. Very sad day.
by Flat-Chested
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: 1878s Vam 111

I guess I deluded myself into thinking that the 4th right star is undamaged, and that the RIB was doubled. Now seeing that the nose is NOT over-polished seals it for me (albeit VAM-111 could have an earlier die stage). Thanking all who pointed out my delusion. I hope to continue to look and learn, t...
by Flat-Chested
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: 1878s Vam 111

If anything, it is the 4th "left" star that is broken.
by Flat-Chested
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: 1878s Vam 111

I credit much of my success rate in determining the correct attribution to imagination.
by Flat-Chested
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: 1878s Vam 111

I have completed an extensive study of the coin's 4th right star by utilizing the seller's photographs, and have determined that said star is unbroken. The coin is in transit and I await it with gleeful anticipation. Thanking you all for your concern.
by Flat-Chested
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: 1878s Vam 111

I don't do the double checking and assessment part of the deal, I leave that to ANACS and JR. Makes life easier, always get a fair grade, proper attribution and coins returned. Seems that 1878s has an abundance of Vams that are almost only available in such poor condition.
by Flat-Chested
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

1878s Vam 111

I like the unbroken 4th stars and the unbroken R's... Picked up my second 1878s Vam-111 on eBay yesterday, was a little surprised at the lack of interest in the coin. Too bad the RIB is doubled.
by Flat-Chested
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 4906

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

The bank made some “money” out of thin air and loaned it out. The bank wants compound interest on this “money” but never made any of this extra “money” to be used later as interest. Since no “money” was made to pay the compound interest, people are going to have to compete hard with each other and t...
by Flat-Chested
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 4906

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

vamsterdam: "...why the need to share the bitter, negative stuff that we have to see on tv and social media?" The Constitution of the United States of America commands us to utilize only gold and silver coinage for money, it is hardly a bitter and negative document, and those espousing the merits of...
by Flat-Chested
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: San Francisco Long Nocks
Replies: 0
Views: 1523

San Francisco Long Nocks

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by Flat-Chested
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 4906

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Rather than nations coining their own currency (a right of nations), the governments borrow money from banks that the banks make out of thin air, then saddles the citizenry not only on the debt, but force the citizenry to pay compound interest on this fraudulent debt. Rather than be concerned with t...