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by tbconcrete
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 S PCGSMS63 VAM 76 or 50?
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: 1878 S PCGSMS63 VAM 76 or 50?

Definitely a very nice V76.. There's a few 64s out there. Not many.
by tbconcrete
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: 1885-S VAM-6 Denticle Impressions?

do you have that coin in-hand? the odds of those being raise are pretty small. i don't know how much you know about vams/coins/errors etc but i think there is a STRONG chance the hits just pushed up the metal a bit. that kind of thing has been posted here and sometimes it can appear very deceptive. ...
by tbconcrete
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: 1878s VAM-109

What Lew said. But it sounds like you already have all your answers. My 5 vary in detail from vf20 to au55. Again, sounds like you need to post some pictures. Your attitude is why many rarely want to help some folks. You got all the answers and ask for, with a VAM King attitude, someone to tell you ...
by tbconcrete
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-109
Replies: 21
Views: 410

Re: 1878s VAM-109

Your second question was order of production. Discounting it now is fine. But it matters as being 1st used on V109 then there is very little chance of a heavy polishing to create the die state you asked about. You are seeing what isnt there. Thanks Lew and Ln for your contributions. They probably ha...
by tbconcrete
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 1d2
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: 1878-S Vam 1d2

Im not seeing the die break on this. Perhaps its the lighting.
by tbconcrete
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 62 (Long Nock)
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: 1878-S Vam 62 (Long Nock)

Tim, The BIN was $235. If it grades it will be a home run. Sent it off to PCGS this afternoon. I love hearing that. I looked at 78S VAMs for 3-4 hours aday after working a 12 hr day. The hunt is more than the results. Thats what I think VAMs are about. Its about finding that special coin for common...
by tbconcrete
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S Vam 62 (Long Nock)
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: 1878-S Vam 62 (Long Nock)

Thats a big coin. There wont be many in higher grade, if it grades. Hope it grades for you. We all want to know the BIN price. lol just for a kick in the ass for us who paid going money for the VAM.
by tbconcrete
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: No one posts picks anymore... HERE'S A COUPLE!!
Replies: 77
Views: 3358

Re: No one posts picks anymore... HERE'S A COUPLE!!

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I picked this one in the field behind the home
by tbconcrete
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stolen coins
Replies: 40
Views: 2117

Re: Stolen coins

That sucks , Fogie. I lost only one coin over the years. An 82-O in 65. All I got was the priority envelope sliced open and no coin. I feel blessed thats all I got got f-ed on. I hope for the best results for you. Was it UPS, USPS or another carrier? The USPS people know coins are involved and its 5...
by tbconcrete
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 78-S ??
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: New 78-S ??

78-S VAM 116 Great job, Lew for spotting a known reverse with an unknown obverse. I look at the plate photos and cant obviously place it as a V95 reverse. It obviously is and shows how different pictures show our Morgan Dollars. A different look from your pictures.. What a great find and should put...
by tbconcrete
Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 78-S ??
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: New 78-S ??

Sure looks like a V1C/95 Reverse to me. I cant place the obverse to 1C or 95. Is there a goober on the R of America like 1C/95? It sure looks like the B2a Reverse. I hope you get e new listing and not a die 2 of this or that. Its amazing to me that new die pairs are coming to light. I thought the 78...
by tbconcrete
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s VAM-18A
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: 1878s VAM-18A

Great coin. I bout two in MS a few years ago in PCGS slabs. 61&62 for common money $60 an $75 only days apart.
by tbconcrete
Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S having hard time with VAM
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: 78-S having hard time with VAM

Looks like a V49

EDS by the looks of it. Nice find. Dot on forth inner feather of left wing and a gouge in eagles mouth.
by tbconcrete
Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My Almost 1st VAM Pick
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: My Almost 1st VAM Pick

ARS_1902-O_VAM45A_1st.jpgI was early in my VAM education. Had a local Mom&Pop B&M shop close to the house. They would let me go thru any and all Morgan & Peace dollars they had. This is one of my most valued treasures from my early VAM days and I still have it after the liquidation sale earlier thi...
by tbconcrete
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Scarce EDS of 78-S VAM 16 now VAM 16A

Not sure I agree with the separate listing. I also think Leroy lumped many Obv/Rev dies into one VAM with D1,D2,D4,D4 and D5, which I dint like either. But the new standards will be good for the hobby. 78S dies have many new listings coming in the near future. VAM46 is one I can think of with the ma...
by tbconcrete
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: 1878s Vam 111

Flat-Chested wrote:
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:08 pm
If anything, it is the 4th "left" star that is broken.
Must have coin in hand bt now. Im very interested in some close up pictures of RIB and 4th right star.
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878s Vam 111
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: 1878s Vam 111

I credit much of my success rate in determining the correct attribution to imagination. Keep us updated with your V111. What is your success rate. I've been doing 78S VAMs for better than 15 years. Im not better than .500 and closer to .300. I have a few 78S VAMs. These guys are trying to help you ...
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

I've always wondered what tool would cause that. We are talking small gouges on a small die. Excessive grit on a die polishing wheel? I have no clue.
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

What ever caused that is the same thing that happened to the V1G reverse, on the other wing. SF Mint had an engraving whisperer in the first few years.
by tbconcrete
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S V-86 Die 3
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: 78-S V-86 Die 3

Never realized just how tough this one is. Good eye, Lew. Thanks for sharing.