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by DarksideVAM
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: garroted eagle
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: garroted eagle

Hung Eagle works too.
by DarksideVAM
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC stickered coins
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: CAC stickered coins

I send a good number of coins to PCGS but I'm not trying to update grades. PCGS claims the reconsideration level service allow you to keep the original certification number even if you add the attribution and the coin doesn't upgrade. Will anything change on my label if I receive an upgrade? Other t...
by DarksideVAM
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: PCGS Frustration

I have a regular service grading order with attribution that was logged in on 2/16/2022 and finally shipped on 6/24/2022. It has been my experience that the TrueView images get published 20+ business days after the orders ship lately.
by DarksideVAM
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Change at PCGS?
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Change at PCGS?

Are you referring to coins housed in the newest PCGS NFC chip slabs, or coins slabbed preceding the newest holders? They still NG all the questionable stuff I send them.
by DarksideVAM
Fri Mar 11, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Old holder madness at Heritage
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: Old holder madness at Heritage

I collect GOLD CAC stickers.
Hi Andy,

I've sent about 200 Peace Dollars in PCGS holders to CAC over the last several years and only about 30% of them have received a green sticker. I've never received a gold sticker on any of them so I understand.
by DarksideVAM
Thu Mar 10, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Old holder madness at Heritage
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

Re: Old holder madness at Heritage

It always amuses me to read the belittling comments regarding the collecting preferences of others with similar interests within the hobby. The value of the rarest most sought-after variety is based on the highest bidder’s desire to obtain it. Collectors generally pay little attention to intrinsic c...
by DarksideVAM
Thu Mar 10, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Because I couldn't afford the Morgan die cap

That's an awesome modern error specimen.
by DarksideVAM
Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: First Peace dollar kill 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: First Peace dollar kill 2022

My understanding from our discussion was that Dr. Close intended to kill 60 and augment the 2BW2 listing.
by DarksideVAM
Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC halts lowest tier service
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: CAC halts lowest tier service

I was curious when they asked everyone to use their physical address for express and registered mail a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't understand how that could be more secure or efficient but this latest message explains it.
by DarksideVAM
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fishing on the Bay
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: Fishing on the Bay

That's a great find.
by DarksideVAM
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Newest arrival
Replies: 24
Views: 2926

Re: OT: Newest arrival

Congratulations. I lost my mother and gained a granddaughter all within the last month of 2020. They were and are respectively the joys in my life. Well my wife and kids are ok too I guess ;)
by DarksideVAM
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: so many error messages
Replies: 18
Views: 2001

Re: so many error messages

Yes, I've seen a few different error messages. It makes me think there may be some cache/temp table issues. But I've usually only had to deal with these after a database update.
by DarksideVAM
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Sellers Beware
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Re: Coin Sellers Beware

I believe it's only the tax reporting law that changed. Online marketplaces that manage payments are now required to report $600 or more in gross payments within a tax year. They will report to the IRS and taxpayer on form 1099-K. However we will only owe tax against profits less losses like always....
by DarksideVAM
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 23
Views: 3336

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for the new year to all.
by DarksideVAM
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 59
Views: 9018

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

PCGS posted the grades for my submission today as well. It's what I expected as one of the so called Peace Dollars had a flaw in the obverse field which looked almost like a lamination issue on a real Peace Dollar, except the flaw crater was really smooth instead of textured. I took them out and gav...
by DarksideVAM
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923 D VAM 1H
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: 1923 D VAM 1H

That's one of my favorites on the Elite 30 list. Dr. Close comments on it at about 11:00 in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcPvjcFujIw
by DarksideVAM
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 7305

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Mr. VanAllen has passed the torch to three of the most respected VAMmers in the VAM community. This is a great time to be a VAMmer. I agree. Leroy is transitioning it correctly, where it can grow with continuity. I am very encouraged by this announcement. I dived into VAM World just last year and t...
by DarksideVAM
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Morgans Consigned to Heritage
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: Morgans Consigned to Heritage

#60232 ends with a live auction on Dec 15, 2021 if I read that right.
by DarksideVAM
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: $85 coin sold for $7,125
Replies: 24
Views: 4168

Re: $85 coin sold for $7,125

I assume these hammer prices are driven by slab collectors and PCGS 'Everyman' competitors. I've paid premiums to get original GSA packaging but I didn't take it quite that far. Imagine the hammer prices if PCGS started adding double plus grade suffixes and counting them at .75 instead of .5 points ...