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by Dirtdoctor
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B

I've bought some coins from this seller prior to him changing approach. Back then it was very hit and miss due to fuzzy pictures, but I got a few tuff varieties. He then started photo shopping and filtering, combined with heavily cleaning or buffing. Apparently his sales went up as a result and he c...
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 1880 p A VAM? I’m learning/new to VAMs
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Is this 1880 p A VAM? I’m learning/new to VAMs

Correction - I messed that up - have long dimension of your pic in horizontal dimension, such that when coin is vertical and long dimension is horizontal. Then perhaps it won't be reoriented.
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this 1880 p A VAM? I’m learning/new to VAMs
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Is this 1880 p A VAM? I’m learning/new to VAMs

Just a guess - the site may reorient pictures to have large dimension of pic in horizontal orientation. You might try and edit/crop pic to have long dimension in your picture for posting in the vertical axis, and then reload/repost one as a test.
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Just a follow up - this coin is back up on EBay right now. (I returned it previously with explanation showing it was incorrectly attributed.) I just contacted seller, who said they had sent this coin back to NGC and questioned the VAM 8 assignment. NGC re-holdered it and returned it, again as a VAM ...
by Dirtdoctor
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate VAM-20
Replies: 51
Views: 13656

Re: Overdate VAM-20

Next set of detailed or close-ups
by Dirtdoctor
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Overdate VAM-20
Replies: 51
Views: 13656

Re: Overdate VAM-20

Not sure if this is of any help. Recently I was able to get an 1891 O VAM 14a in reasonably good condition. I think this is such a cool variety and I was happy to be able to get one to add to my collection. Attached are some pics showing clashes and I hope they are of some assistance. I do not see t...
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

Thanks very much. For what it's worth, in looking at my coin verses the first coin pictured on VAMWorld, the second 8 and the 6 have a diagonal die scratch on left side of bottom loop as well. I appreciate your input.
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

Pics of the other attributes I described...
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break
Replies: 10
Views: 990

1886 S VAM 4 Listable Break

I went back and forth on whether this coin was VAM 2 S/S Top 100 or VAM 4 S/S Sides. Pretty much had settled on VAM 4 as best fit. However a couple things don't seem to match up well. Its a nice coin with no wear so there is no masking going on. Is that a listable die break on reverse below the E. I...
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 CC
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: 1878 CC

Look at 78cc page. At top there's a link to a "4th star and mint mark" page. On that page you have groupings of long nock and short nock. You appear to have a long nock. Within them you have 4th star broken, and for unbroken. You appear to have 4th star broken. Also then have to choose if you have a...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

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

LOL. Lured-in-again's story is mine as well. My family was quite poor early on, and Dad would recycle $50 bags of pennies to keep me occupied. I would go thru each bag, inserting a penny for any I kept, putting them in rolls of 50 so he could trade in for the next bag. Not till the late 80's could I...
by Dirtdoctor
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 CC VAM 2 or 2a?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: 1892 CC VAM 2 or 2a?

Thanks. There is definitely displaced metal along the crack on mine, but I certainly yield to the experts.

Thanks again for your kind replies.
by Dirtdoctor
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 CC VAM 2 or 2a?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: 1892 CC VAM 2 or 2a?

Thanks for responses. I agree it’s not 2a since cud is key attribute. It does seem like something is missing, unless all “V2 CC tilted left” reverses have the U-R break. If so I’d think it would be in the description. That is a substantial break not to be listed. Should there be a V2 “no break” and ...
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892 CC VAM 2 or 2a?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

1892 CC VAM 2 or 2a?

Both the 1892 CC - VAM 2 and 2a have pictures showing UR break. The 2a says the break is the beginning of the rim crud and is an early state of 2a. The first pic under VAM 2 shows the break as well, although not really in the text. I'm confused. Is the following coin a 2 or 2a? Also not noted under ...
by Dirtdoctor
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887 O VAM 5b Doubled Stars, Cud, Die Break B
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: 1887 O VAM 5b Doubled Stars, Cud, Die Break B

Wow. Not much of a premium at all. Still cool with the cud and the break, but seems out of sort with rarity and Top 100.

Thanks.
by Dirtdoctor
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887 O VAM 5b Doubled Stars, Cud, Die Break B
Replies: 2
Views: 468

1887 O VAM 5b Doubled Stars, Cud, Die Break B

I have 2 of these. Neither graded, both show some old light cleaning; otherwise low AU. One has a larger cud, and the other smaller. VAMWorld description for interest and rarity is I-5 R-7. I see no records of any having sold in any condition. One MS61 for sale on EBay at $1070 including shipping. T...
by Dirtdoctor
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Wanted double check since NGC assigned the VAM 8, and I expect seller will not be happy.

Thanks!!
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?
Replies: 6
Views: 858

1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Please double check me before I return this. The slab is legit as attested to by NGC, but unfortunately the attribution appears wrong. I was OK with harshly cleaned in order to have one. But when I got hands on it, I immediately concluded it was not a VAM 8, but rather a misattributed VAM 6. Thanks
by Dirtdoctor
Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S VAM-3a1 off eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 3581

Re: 1888-S VAM-3a1 off eBay

Nice pick - wow!
by Dirtdoctor
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

1881 S 54b Wounded and cleaned eagle

Been looking for one of these for a long, long time. I'm sure its grade stating it was cleaned made it off-limits to high end collectors and investors, and I got it for ~pocket-change. Fields are pretty glassy and shows hairlines, so no argument on grading. As a fixed income hobbyist, sometimes one ...