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by belmarbeach
Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Thanks, had it originally as the 1A1, but the latest photos posted of vam progression also led me to believe it is a 1A1-4
by belmarbeach
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: 1891-O V1Ax - a lit'l guidance?

Thought I knew which 91-O vam I had, but now I'm confused whether it is the 1A1- Stage 3 or 1A1-4. Using a 30X loupe, there are 2 die cracks between the A &T on the reverse, but not as pronounced as pictured in the the Vam guide. Also the break bump is polished down with a noticable chip in the cent...
by belmarbeach
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Help 1900 - S
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: VAM Help 1900 - S

Upon further examination, appears my Vam 18 is half way to 18A. Doesn't have the obverse extended "E" from the double break to the star and only 2 of the 3 stars have the break. The break at the lower hair is also just starting. On the reverse, only the "E" and second "L" have the die chips.
by belmarbeach
Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Help 1900 - S
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: VAM Help 1900 - S

Messydesk,

Thanks, that's it. Not sure how I missed it, spells it out perfectly.
by belmarbeach
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Help 1900 - S
Replies: 4
Views: 113

VAM Help 1900 - S

Being identifying VAMs for my collection and couldn't find the VAM for my 1900 - S. It appears to be a very near date which is not common for the date. It has a die break on obv between E and P. S looks normal on reverse and reverse doesn't appear to have to have any die breaks. Both sides appear fr...
by belmarbeach
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The cleaned badge of shame
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: The cleaned badge of shame

Agree cleaned, but was it overdipped and also lightly rubbed on Liberty's face and the eagle breast feathers or just 1 of those 2?
by belmarbeach
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just grabbed this from the bay E clasher
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Just grabbed this from the bay E clasher

Did the seller know what it was?
by belmarbeach
Thu May 12, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade! (revealed)
Replies: 21
Views: 1984

Re: Guess the Grade!

Agree, looks like an MS63.
by belmarbeach
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: FS - 1878 P Rev 78 VAM 197 ANACS MS62
Replies: 0
Views: 715

FS - 1878 P Rev 78 VAM 197 ANACS MS62

Not attributed but nice Vam 197 in an older white ANACS holder. Has all the markers. Has that gold & blue rim toning common on the older ANACS holders.
$140 delivered
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by belmarbeach
Thu Mar 31, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???
Replies: 22
Views: 2869

Re: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???

Started buying Morgans in 2003 with a GSA 84CC as the 1st. Then purchased about 350 of them over the next 5 years, primarily EBAY. With the many dupes, had a 90+% collection in slabs, these were the best, 95+% raw in my Dansco album with about 25% broken out of slabs, and 90% in a LOC album, which w...
by belmarbeach
Tue Mar 22, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: *** SOLD**** Morgan 1888- S Vam 13 - ANACs MS 62
Replies: 0
Views: 774

*** SOLD**** Morgan 1888- S Vam 13 - ANACs MS 62

Older white ANACs holder and 99% white. Morgan with most gouges. Gen 13 holder. Had coin 15+ years and selling some dupes. $475 delivered.
by belmarbeach
Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dents in coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: Dents in coins

Agree with the details grade, been cleaned and those dents are too obvious. However as mentioned, they are key dates and still a lot of design on the coins. Enjoy
by belmarbeach
Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Toning Help/Opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: OT Toning Help/Opinion

Looks like some sort of napkin window sill toning. Does not enhance the coins and probably hiding something.
by belmarbeach
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 P Rev 78 Vam 83
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: 1878 P Rev 78 Vam 83

Here's 2 close-up photos reflecting the raised lines on the left side of the wreath's leaves. Guess polishing the working die scratched these lines somehow into the field. Although this Vam has polished Eagle wings on both sides, the breast feathers look very detailed and maybe reworked. P1040572 (4...
by belmarbeach
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 cc vam 9
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: 1878 cc vam 9

Agree 61 or 62 seems appropriate grade from photos. From what I've seen, TPGs appear to be lenient on CC Morgans, so probably will get a 62.
by belmarbeach
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 P Rev 78 Vam 83
Replies: 1
Views: 953

1878 P Rev 78 Vam 83

I was looking at my Morgan collection yesterday and saw something on the Vam 83 reverse I never noticed before. On the right side wreath, 3rd leaf cluster from top, there were 2 raised die scratches on top of the wreath's leaves, mimicking the lower 2 leaves, like an outline of the leaves or an inve...
by belmarbeach
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1888 S VAM 13 - Rev Gouges
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: 1888 S VAM 13 - Rev Gouges

Dennis,

Thanks for the feedback. I was assuming $300 - $325 range, so no real premium over recent auction prices. Blast white, strong strike, but not proof like. Guess the VAM may just help to market to buyers and sell when that day comes.

Jim
by belmarbeach
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1888 S VAM 13 - Rev Gouges
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

1888 S VAM 13 - Rev Gouges

Hi, is there any premium to this VAM. In an older/white ANACS slab MS62. Realize this year has appreciated nicely over the years and wonder if this VAM adds any premium. Thanks for your time and assistance. Great website for Vammers. Use it all the time and been cataloging my VAMs recently while I w...