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by ashmore86
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.

Here's what I've found. There are 2 die pairs that PCGS has put into coins labeled Specimen or Proof Zerbe. Both names are the same. There are not Specimens AND Proofs--they just felt that Specimen was a better name for this strike--and I agree. That makes it no less cool or impressive when it is a ...
by ashmore86
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.

Here are a couple snapshots of the coin. Sorry about the low res.
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by ashmore86
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.

This VAM 1AG Zerbe specimen is an Early Die State with no die cracks and is significantly PL. However, it is a slightly circulated example, which I would grade AU58, but depending on how the grading services grade Specimens, they could call it anything from AU55 to SP61, I'd say.
by ashmore86
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Fun and unusual find in the dollar bin at Ashmore RC.

So I was really fortunate today. I normally find very little good stuff in our own inventory. Today was better than average... take a look...
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by ashmore86
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 14.11 PCGS 65 Heritage
Replies: 1
Views: 205

14.11 PCGS 65 Heritage

So, I don't know who got the bargain.. I liked it at $17000. But the coin and the holder grade don't match IMHO... Seems like a 64 and maybe even a stretch for that.. But that is going by pictures...and again, someone may have hit a HOME RUN. For a little over $20K that is by far the best price on a...
by ashmore86
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB
Replies: 0
Views: 397

WTB

1921 VAM 3B3
1921-D VAM 1U MS63 or higher
1878 VAM 70A MS if possible
1879-S VAM 67 or 77A
1888 VAM 11
1900-O VAM 15 Triple Clash

please email ash@ashmore.com if you can or PM me...I'll see the regular email much sooner...THANKS!
by ashmore86
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P 1A series
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: 1880 P 1A series

I would do it like this: VAM 1A EDS - No crack VAM 1A1 - Crack, but not into the hair and the knob has only a crack and no displacement. VAM 1A2- Crack into the hair, knob is on top of the 8, but does not have to be the terminal state. Counts as VAM 1A at PCGS. Coin brings reduced value. VAM 1A2 LDS...
by ashmore86
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Any 1893 s specialists in the house?
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: Any 1893 s specialists in the house?

100% bad. 1 in date should center over the denticle that is under it...

Oh, and now I've read the other replies... duh.
by ashmore86
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"

messydesk wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:07 pm
vampicker wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Or they are tanking the program so they can shutter it without any meaningful opposition.
Only to have more coming out of retirement parties than Richard Nachbar.
LMAO.... :lol:
by ashmore86
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: interesting find
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: interesting find

is this on your specimen coin>?
by ashmore86
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mintage for 1894 dollars
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Mintage for 1894 dollars

without going back and doing any checking, seems I remember a mintage of 110,000 for 94P. I can see that the figures for aug, sept, and oct make up that sum. Do you have any info on what the other "spurious" 972 coins from the other three months were from? Thanks so much for your info. You always ha...
by ashmore86
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Proof of existence? VAM-130 or 185? (1878)

all you need to do is send an example of the 4a to LVA that has the clash and is of high enough grade to delist. piece of cake, right?

I can assure you complexities exist in getting coins delisted..
by ashmore86
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P 1A series
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: 1880 P 1A series

Here's the rub. I had a PCGS 58 that had the crack going all the way into the hair with some displacement. Leroy called this coin the earliest stage of a 1A2. It did not have a fully broken Knob, only the triangular pre-knob. It was LVA's call, The thing is, even though LVA called it 1A2, PCGS WOULD...
by ashmore86
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?
Replies: 24
Views: 15085

Re: Do you think you have a Doubled Die?

Machine doubling damage steals from the design to create a “doubled image.” The coin is still in contact with the dies while being ejected. However, in the case of die deterioration doubling, as has been mentioned, the dies become damaged due to wear and tear, and repeated attempts to polish the di...
by ashmore86
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Price GUIDE Update
Replies: 15
Views: 2059

Price GUIDE Update

I wanted to let everyone know that I am deeply sorry about the fact there is no prototype Price Guide yet in place for the SSDC. This damn Corona Virus really took a toll on the world and while you would think it ought to make it easier for me to finish the alpha pricing- It has not. I've never been...
by ashmore86
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The ever interesting O/CC VAM 8 progression
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: The ever interesting O/CC VAM 8 progression

BRABJOHN, Thank you for that post! It took me a while to find the "smoking gun" for the die progression, but I finally got the "one and done" for it. Yes, this progression does indeed go , VAM 8, VAM 8A, VAM 8B (with deeply clashed reverse), VAM 8C, VAM 8B (with polished reverse, but still fully cla...
by ashmore86
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Press feeder/ejector gouges - Are these counted as VAM varieties?
Replies: 25
Views: 3228

Re: Press feeder/ejector gouges - Are these counted as VAM varieties?

TIC...can I have those feeder fingers when you die?---I'll leave you my 78cc vam24... :) (I know, they may be file photos)
by ashmore86
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The ever interesting O/CC VAM 8 progression
Replies: 3
Views: 606

The ever interesting O/CC VAM 8 progression

So I was tinkering with my coins today and I stumbled on something I had not really paid attention to in the past. The VAM 8 1900 O/CC progression is really cool! So, it certainly seems to go VAM 8, 8A, 8B, 8C, but I started looking at my coins and looked at a couple VAM 8B coins and while they all ...
by ashmore86
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-s VAM-7 unusual?
Replies: 3
Views: 722

1878-s VAM-7 unusual?

Is this coin more scarce ? I have not seen this coin in NC so I bought it. Amazingly, I agree with the holder it is in. Does anyone know about theNuGrade service ? I’ll post the pics as soon as I figure out how to do I in the mobile app.
by ashmore86
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting Information
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Interesting Information

I am going by memory but I think it was 12000 business strikes and 880 proofs. And the entire lot of business strikes were melted leaving only the proof coinage. I know this has been wishfully disputed but the entirety of the remaining coons appears to be from 4 pairs of dies. JR might be able to ad...