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by MarkyB
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-P VAM-??
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: 1885-P VAM-??

Its like a 1A2 without pitting. 4A maybe?
by MarkyB
Tue Jan 31, 2023 2:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 254

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

I think a 55. I have a 1H at PCGS right now that I broke out of an ANACS holder at MS61. I'm expecting a 62...which means I'll be disappointed.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost

Fairly certain its an 11A. Give it a look.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 19
Views: 200

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

A big deal? That would depend on why your trying to identify the VAM. The 1AC2 is not on the top 100 VAM list or hot 50/Elite 30. However, I have VAMs also not on those lists but I think they're pretty special. If your trying to VAM for a profit, the coin date, MM, and grade are much more relevent t...
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Help with a 1883 Morgan please. I'm lost

Notice many of the listing make mention of a doubled date. I would start there. There is a doubling guide at the top of the forum. Also, the attribution guides help by looking at a certain areas of the coin. These guides can help you narow down your VAM quickly.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 19
Views: 200

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

1AC2 has a lot of data in the listing. Start there and see if its a match.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P VAM Question
Replies: 19
Views: 200

Re: 1923-P VAM Question

VAMs can be sequenced when many anomalys or dies are involved but no, there are not multiple VAMs for one coin. The 23 Peace is a tough nut. Look for chips in her hair but the crack or break from her neck to the 1 in the date looks severe so its probably listed somewhere. I can't identify anything e...
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)

I am struggling with this, I will try and get some better photos and changing the light around. I thought this was doubling (really close in on the date) but mind is likely playing tricks on me after staring at this thing for too many hours to count.. :D You're doing fine. IMO identifying the forms...
by MarkyB
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)

Seems like a 3. The clincher I think would be the line(s) above the arrowheads and near the left foot as viewed in the VAM 3 listing. GL
by MarkyB
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page
Replies: 43
Views: 705

Re: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page

Delete: I was looking at the wrong (1888-O) listing.
by MarkyB
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

There are more die pairs in his study identified than are currently listed in the VAM catalog, so there are new die pairs out there that could be listed. I'm not sure that this is one of them. Thanks JB. Is that die pair study material available to me? If not, what would you do if in my shoes? VM 2...
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:21 pm
Why is it that everything with new comers seems to be a new discovery? I encourage enthusiasm, but get tired of the constant "discovery?" question.
Pretty sure its expected to lay it out here first. Can you match it up? If you're tired, go rest up. Buck up mate.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

UNCLE BINGO wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:31 pm
Can I see the MM and wreath please. I'm tired of looking at the coin I've been looking at all day , lets look at yours . :popcorn:
Sorry UB. Thought I had posted it.
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

More Photos
by MarkyB
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Please consider for DISCOVERY

Per new discovery guide, posting this here. 1897-S received today. The MM and date I consider within normal range. I'm fairly certain that's an unlisted eagle neck gouge and the wing-neck gap seems very unique with a heavy scratch up top. Remnents of a chip and clash on the left wreath. Lines around...
by MarkyB
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?

More photos. Notice crack below and to the left of ribbon. I know i know....
by MarkyB
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

1882 - Dubious VAM 2 - Did I find it?

Tonight was what I call a go-back night. Relook at what I couldn't match previously. Nice new guides to help zero me in so I thought; this is gonna be successful. No match using the guides. I then opened each VAM and still no luck. I'm about to give up and I notice the dubious listings and lo and be...
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: OT: Whoops!

Good one. When comedy was actually funny.
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: OT: Whoops!

In the past month I sent a coin back to them due to a mechanical error, better known as: they labeled it wrong. This past year, a coin they DETAILS graded went to another TPG and straight graded. Another TPG rep I caught handling my coins by the surface vs the edges. To say the least, I'm a bit down...
by MarkyB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show off some of your best vams!!
Replies: 101
Views: 2346

Re: Show off some of your best vams!!

VAM 107. She added a little something to her hair. Quite the looker....and I tried for 30 minutes to make that slab standup. Never had that issue before.