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by pup_picker
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891S Vam 8a
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: 1891S Vam 8a

nice :mrgreen:
by pup_picker
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cool Peace $ CUD
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Cool Peace $ CUD

nice retained cud!
by pup_picker
Wed Nov 02, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Darkside-have you seen this gouge?
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Darkside-have you seen this gouge?

Thanks gents. I see the clash is in an "ignore" area although I can't wrap my mind around why a clash in one area is a good VAM yet another can be ignored. One step at a time I guess.... think of it like this. primary pups (the diagnostics a vam is listed for) and secondary pups (usually not listab...
by pup_picker
Wed Nov 02, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: EBAY 1878 s vam 18 Spaghetti Wing PCGS ms62
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: EBAY 1878 s vam 18 Spaghetti Wing PCGS ms62

sniping programs can be used as a backup. kinda too late for this coin but perhaps the next?

for REALLY important coins, 2 or even 3 sniping programs ?
by pup_picker
Mon Oct 17, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Gouge on 21-S - Why you want this!
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: Die Gouge on 21-S

How would a gouge continue unabated through peaks and valleys? fwiw, there are TONS of vams with scratches/gouges/die polishing that goes across the field and devices, even some more than once and probably from more than one type of "tool." they can be seen all over numismatics, especially 19th cen...
by pup_picker
Fri Sep 02, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 38D
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: 1900-O VAM 38D

nice find!

amazing this didn't manage some iteration of BER on the rev.
by pup_picker
Wed Aug 24, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A

is the coin pictured in this thread the ngc 63 in the census? the coin here sure looks unc.

also it looks like a SUPER DUPER tough find.
by pup_picker
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 65
Views: 4201

Re: What is the correct term?

it may be obvious but i've seen this on non silver dollar coins for america coinage. i pulled a quarter aside recently to research this effect, so thanks for clearing it up so quickly!

as a side-note, is there much "crumbling" around the legend/devices? usually that gets a nice separate listing.
by pup_picker
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another over graded ANACS coin.
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Another over graded ANACS coin.

neat holder with a po01. good thing people didn't see that and associate a premium as there are probably a million legit po01 out there if not more with no dates.

i wonder how much that would/did brig considering the plastic mania we've seen past 24 months?
by pup_picker
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: ANACS grades in

nice sub. what have you found to be different/same harder/easier from holding back on grades to keep the hunt alive? Not sure I understand what you mean about the "holding back on grades" part. The hard part of what I'm doing is the incredible lack of scribbles photos. I don't don't mean decent pho...
by pup_picker
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: ANACS grades in

nice sub.

what have you found to be different/same harder/easier from holding back on grades to keep the hunt alive?
by pup_picker
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Intuition - sometimes it pays to go with your gut feel?
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Intuition - sometimes it pays to go with your gut feel?

Tekkie1 wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 10:51 pm
Dang!!
Even I know that VAM.

Congrats on that pick! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
23 or 123? something like that i think?
by pup_picker
Thu Jul 21, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Super collar
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: 1923-S Super collar

one of the best i've seen. gratz.
by pup_picker
Tue Jul 12, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Years for a 18A hunt.
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Years for a 18A hunt.

x

gratz. AND already holdered. can't beat that!

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by pup_picker
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2613

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

I'd think there's a limit to comparisons with any of the pre 1836 coinage as it is a largely different process. But I see your thought process here - the present example does have an effect that resembles the late stages of many of those early halves how about an extreme case of trail dies? sitting...
by pup_picker
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2613

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

vampicker wrote:
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:17 am
Cool, I'll look forward to seeing it in hand. Might come back with something generic like 'die gouges' but I'll try to dig a little
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maybe compare some vlds CBH. if it is a similar effect, quite surprising to not see it more on the WLH.
by pup_picker
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 2317

Re: PCGS Frustration

everyone checking their slabs for a solid seal?

lot of reports over months now of slabs coming back unsealed which means you can access your coin(s).

need to contact CS to have them shipped back.
by pup_picker
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 P VAM 67 VLDS with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1874

Re: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $

DHalladay wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:18 pm
Can't wait to see photos of that coin!
+1
by pup_picker
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: finished my 1921 mint mark set!
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: finished my 1921 mint mark set!

colwillys wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:32 pm
The china mint forgot to put the P .. CCP . Mint error .
either china or russia, CCCP