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by DHalladay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My thoughts about FUN 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: My thoughts about FUN 2021

I made my decision back in April... 2022 at the earliest for me.
by DHalladay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Morgan Silver Dollar VAMS - Pricing
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Morgan Silver Dollar VAMS - Pricing

mikev50 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:17 pm
pcgs website lists alot of vams in their price guide---

The Heritage Auction archives will be a source of many actual VAM sales, as opposed to the guesses PCGS makes.
by DHalladay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

It's that time again, even if this has been a year like no other. Get the finishing touches on those sets. Judgement day is drawing near. The awards themselves will be different this year. Instead of plaques, ANACS is doing 2020 sliver eagles in custom holders with the category and the winner's act...
by DHalladay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)
Replies: 23
Views: 273

Re: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)

JASONKFLO wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:20 pm
The second photo on the obverse makes it look A lot better but still not a 65 how did the reverse pic look with the holder
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by DHalladay
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)
Replies: 23
Views: 273

Re: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)

If I were the consignor I would be incensed at the closeup photo lighting & angle that were used.

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by DHalladay
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)
Replies: 23
Views: 273

Re: An unfair "guess the grade"

shortnock wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Wow! What a great find! No matter the grade!

It is not my coin. I found it in an auction. I copied the photos and posted them here as an educational experience.
by DHalladay
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thorn Head question
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Thorn Head question

Sorry but I do not have a photo, as I have never owned one of those.
by DHalladay
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thorn Head question
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Thorn Head question

1B7 is pretty much in a class of its own.
by DHalladay
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)
Replies: 23
Views: 273

An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)

I have not seen this coin in person.
It may be lovely in hand.
Some coins photograph better than others.
Some coins photograph worse.
It is graded by PCGS.

What grade does this coin look like to you?
It looks like MS63 to me.

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by DHalladay
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: how clueless am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: how clueless am I?

I badly messed up my value guess on the 1887 VAM 1A (now called 25A). Depending upon what kind of details problem it is and how severe it is, a graded XF would probably be more like $75. A raw coin would be more like $50.

My apologies.
by DHalladay
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: how clueless am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: how clueless am I?

Just sent you a Private Message Tim.

-- Dennis
by DHalladay
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: how clueless am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: how clueless am I?

Tim: I'm very glad to help. Speaking of which... Does your 1900-P discovery coin paperwork include photos of key features taken by Mr. Van Allen? If so, VAMworld badly needs to get a high quality copy of them, so an attribution page can be created that shows other collectors (and those in the future...
by DHalladay
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: how clueless am I?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: how clueless am I?

Hello Tim and welcome! There are no dumb questions when it comes to VAMs, except the ones we don't ask. And we're all clueless to some extent, because we're all constantly learning. Jan has quite the hode-podge of coins there. All are pretty common and the grades are modest at best. The 1893-S is by...
by DHalladay
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P with nice N-clash
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: 1921-P with nice N-clash

LVA liked this photo I sent him of a threadlike impression (?) that starts at the cap fold on what is now the VAM 3FT2... and it's also present on both earlier and later die state examples of 3FT that I sent him. He's going to include a photo of this feature in his 2020 Revisions update. 3FT LDS cla...
by DHalladay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 85 VAM-1A2 Hot 50
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: 85 VAM-1A2 Hot 50

Interesting coin Lee. Thanks for posting it.
by DHalladay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare bird snagged from the 'Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Rare bird snagged from the 'Bay

For those of us who aren't familiar with 1878-S VAMs... which one is this?
by DHalladay
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps

alefzero wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:55 pm
I added them to the SSDC Registry.

Thanks John!
by DHalladay
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps

Here are additional pixs of 3HP. Please bear in mind that this discovery coin is virtually PL; later die state examples will no doubt lack some (or many) of the polishing lines shown. Fantastic scribbles: 37079297 VAM 3HP scribbles.jpg Scribbles in left wing: 37079297 VAM 3HP wing scribbles.jpg Line...
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P with nice N-clash
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: 1921-P with nice N-clash

Confirmation just in from LVA... this coin is the new VAM 3FT2.

Interestingly, it's a mid die state of 3FT, as the clash is not present on the EDS example I sent to LVA, and only a trace of clashing (no letter transfer whatsoever) is on the later die state example I also sent.
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: back from LVA: 3 new & 1 revised 1921-Ps

weth wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Is the 3HP a match for one of the D2 VNAs you already documented?

I'm pretty sure it's not, but I need to take a careful close look to make sure.