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by jtlee321
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Registered Mail is S-L-O-W
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: O/T Registered Mail is S-L-O-W

I've noticed that it has a lot to do with where it's traveling. From the West Coast to the East it seems pretty quick. I sent out a package to CAC on the 31st and it was delivered on the 6th. That's with a holiday weekend in there. Edit, I forgot to mention that that was from West Coast to East Coas...
by jtlee321
Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The cleaned badge of shame
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: The cleaned badge of shame

Very nice looking 1887! Your best bet is to go to a shop with a lot of certified coins or to a show and just look. The more you look at already graded coins, the better you will get at grading yourself. Don't just look at the straight graded stuff, look at the details coins as well. See if you can f...
by jtlee321
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The cleaned badge of shame
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: The cleaned badge of shame

What I notice right away is the haloing around the stars and other devices. The luster is uneven, which is probably why they called it cleaned.
by jtlee321
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

VamHelsing wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:49 pm
I like the toning!
The toning got my eye as well. It looks like it was a crackout from an old NGC holder. It just has that look.
by jtlee321
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

messydesk wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:16 pm
I would consider this to be a listable die break on the wreath.
Well this has me a bit excited. :D
by jtlee321
Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Can you post a closeup of the die break This die stage may actually qualify for a new vam 12B?! This is the best I can do at the moment with my setup. Extra-Wreath-Berry-Detail-2.jpg I did see a slightly early chip on the last Heritage Link on the 12a page. The 17th coin shows some of this chip for...
by jtlee321
Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry
Replies: 9
Views: 257

1887 VAM-12a with extra wreath berry

Has anyone noticed this die chip in the wreath on the 1887 V12a? I was just looking over my new purchase today and I don't see it as notated on the main 21a page. Is it possible this is a new discovery? I know this is a common but popular VAM. Here are some images. 1887-Morgan-Dollar-Obverse-JLNP.jp...
by jtlee321
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

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

Well I received my refund and left negative feedback. It does not show on the sellers feedback and it is not even on my left for others feedback. It seems eBay wants to turn a cheek to this sellers fraudulent listings. Pathetic!! Well, one thing is I know I will NEVER purchase from MorganDealer again.
by jtlee321
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan

Actually, that's pretty typical for a Carson City strike. I recall Randy Campbell telling me he could usually tell what mint a Morgan was struck at without looking at the reverse based on the look of the obverse rim. He was usually right. Yeah, I started looking at a lot of '83-CC's on PCGS and it ...
by jtlee321
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan

demetri wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:54 pm
how does the side edge look
The two images above are the best I will be able to provide. The coin is still in the GSA holder.
by jtlee321
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan

Here is a better edge shot that shows the notched/stair step look. This edge runs all the way around the coin with even margins.
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by jtlee321
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Odd rim on 1883-CC GSA Morgan

Hey guys, I just picked up this 1883-CC GSA Morgan from a local shop today. It came with the original box, cert and outer mailing box. It's a stunning coin, one of the things that popped out at me as I was photographing it is the rim. It has a stair step edge going around the edge of the coin. I don...
by jtlee321
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

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

Just something to keep in mind. While you are standing on principle for this transaction, this won't change anything on Ebay. Although you will get some sort of personal satisfaction I guess. Ebay exists (as every company does) to make money. They make money on volume sellers. Ebay will NOT stand o...
by jtlee321
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

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

It's gone back under SNAD. I will be leaving a scathing review once my refund has come through.
by jtlee321
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

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

Everyone has their approach. Whoever this seller is, there are others that do the same thing. Most folks (at least on this site) can tell when photos have been doctored. Apparently you recognized it. I usually ferret out my coin purchase decisions before going after a coin, knowing the photos have ...
by jtlee321
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

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

Return and bad review stating photos are clearly doctored . Though it is easy to see the pics are doctored . I agree that the images were doctored, every one of their auctions are exactly the same. I will leave Negative Feedback no matter what I do. But, is it a tough enough VAM that I should retur...
by jtlee321
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Keep or return 1889-O V-13B
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Keep or return 1889-O V-13B

Hey guys, I just received an '89-O V-13B that I bought unattributed on the bay. It was from one of those well known "horrible" sellers. They edit the images to hide the problems. I'll include the sellers image and mine for comparison. It was sold raw as an AU/UNC, it's clearly AU. But it is harshly ...
by jtlee321
Mon May 23, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild

Thanks guys! It was fun just to be in the hunt again, but to find a LN as my first pick of the day, WOW!! I can't wait to go do it again. :D
by jtlee321
Sun May 22, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild
Replies: 7
Views: 986

1878-S Long Nock picked in the wild

I had a fun day yesterday visiting 2 shops I had never been to before. The first shop, is where I found this baby. I was looking at a tray of Morgans all in protective 2x2's. I started with the earliest dates, and so this one came up pretty quick. It was the 3rd coin I looked at. I didn't find much ...
by jtlee321
Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When slabs were SLABS!
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: When slabs were SLABS!

Nice slab!! It's air tight as well as tamper evident!