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by impairedsquirrel
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1889 O VAM 1A2 and 1891 O VAM 1A3
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: 1889 O VAM 1A2 and 1891 O VAM 1A3

Well, I can say from experience that an XF45 v1a2 is worth a VF35 1a2 and $1000...
by impairedsquirrel
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Onliest I found so far
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Onliest I found so far

Without divulging which Clashed E it is, I memorized the clash mark location at eagle's right wing and the scratch thru the D of UNITED. I searched Ebay for a few weeks, and bought 5 coins trying to find one. The fifth coin was a winner. Paid common money and had 4 other coins that I released back ...
by impairedsquirrel
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879-S Rev of 1878
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: 1879-S Rev of 1878

I wonder if the stop/start between Jan.-Feb. was someone, on one end or the other, saying don't make any more dollars until the new dies arrive? I think it's interesting that, as far as I know, none of the rev. 78 VAMs have die breaks... does that mean they were all still "viable" dies when they wer...
by impairedsquirrel
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Place to Keep My Little Treasures #2 Awesome info
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Best Place to Keep My Little Treasures #2 Awesome info

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:48 pm
keydates wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Great info.
You have to just go with what fits your collection.
Thanks
If that is the case rodent hides his stuff in the litter box.
Not true. I know that's the first place YOU would go for.
by impairedsquirrel
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921 NGC MS-64 VAM 3F4
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 1921 NGC MS-64 VAM 3F4

Wow, all the references to WOW! VAM values! :D
3f4 sure is a busy VAM and I'd say you got a good deal Mike, but you'll prolly crap when I tell you I found TWO NGC MS64 3f4's at the second ever Baltimore show I attended for... $30 ea. :shock:
by impairedsquirrel
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1897-O $1 PCGS AU-53 VAM-6A
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: 1897-O $1 PCGS AU-53 VAM-6A

Dennis, that is a legit 6a, but it still has some life to reach 6b. If memory serves, I think the one in the book is just slightly more advanced than this, but still pre-6b. Your stage is where I'd call them desirable, at least to me. The OP coin looks earlier from what I can see, but will wait for ...
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS Getting tough
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: ANACS Getting tough

Yeah, ANACS has been tough since they went to the yellow labels. My rule is if you’re looking to market a coin send it to the other guys for a “commercial grade”, but if it’s for your own collection and you wanna KNOW the coin earned the grade ANACS is the only choice. BTW, I’ll try to get you some ...
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS Getting tough
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: ANACS Getting tough

Reply fail
by impairedsquirrel
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Place to Keep My Little Treasures
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Best Place to Keep My Little Treasures

I wouldn't worry as much about the coins melting as I would the plastic around them melting and wrecking them. You could do what the Rabbit does and just carry them all around in your pocket. Also, note to self, JK lives in Oregon and has a yard and in that yard is buried treasure... let the games b...
by impairedsquirrel
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1897-O $1 PCGS AU-53 VAM-6A
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: 1897-O $1 PCGS AU-53 VAM-6A

I'm not one to assign any values, but I'll throw my two cents in the mix. Cracked VAM-6's are pretty common, but once you get to "legit" broke VAM-6a they get pretty scarce and close to or at VAM-6b they are VERY rare. So if you ask me if a nice late VAM-6a should carry a premium I say of course, it...
by impairedsquirrel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VERY COOL 79o sells......
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: VERY COOL 79o sells......

How in God's name did that coin get worn to XF???
"Thanks for the dollar sir, now I'm off to the saloon!"
by impairedsquirrel
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Onliest I found so far
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Onliest I found so far

Thanks Brian, Felix and Lee! It seems that it may be time to bring back the old "name that VAM" game of the past. There are only like a (baker's) dozen E reverses fellas and only a few are P mints. I'll give you a couple better pics to help out... let us know when you got it! rojopick919203.JPG rojo...
by impairedsquirrel
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Onliest I found so far
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Onliest I found so far

Love you too Rabbit!
Jason, just fell from the tree, I swear!
I decided to pare down my collection and only keep my SCD and WOW! sets, but, by default, that means I'm also keeping my E set, for which this one will fill the biggest remaining hole!
by impairedsquirrel
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Onliest I found so far
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Onliest I found so far

Lousy pic, even by my standards, so you can't see the E, but the answer is revealed in the D...
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by impairedsquirrel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best I found so far
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Best I found so far

No clue, but my own WAG... is it an 81-S?
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Grading Contest – Win a 1878 SFLN
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: New Grading Contest – Win a 1878 SFLN

No good deed goes unpunished...
Sheesh.
I may have a coin to offer for opinion, but I'm not sure when I'd get it graded... in fact I may post a couple just to help out.
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: I'm new

You're screwed. Are you currently married? :lol: :?
by impairedsquirrel
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Grading Contest – Win a 1878 SFLN
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: New Grading Contest – Win a 1878 SFLN

TBH I think he can choose the person he wants to send a free coin to solely at his own discretion. I know it kind of sucks but, meh.
by impairedsquirrel
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 P 1A series
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: 1880 P 1A series

IMO I think it might have been better to call it 1a1 LDS because anything short of the knob isn't nearly as desirable. In the market world a "no crack" would probably carry the same value as a "cracked, not broke".
by impairedsquirrel
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Nice $50 cherry!
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: Nice $50 cherry!

Sweet find Chris! :D Unfortunately, I didn't start this out with my customary "WOW!"... I'll ask Russ, who got the 1a3 listed or JR/JB to support or refute me, but I believe the 1a3 stage starts when that Y in the crack in front of the cap band breaks out, so my opinion is you have a VERY NICE VAM-1...