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by DHalladay
Mon May 16, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921 PCGS63 VAM 41b
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: 1921 PCGS63 VAM 41b

It's important to keep in mind that, of the 450 different 1921-P VAMs that are currently known, 41B has the most examples registered at SSDC -- which by at least that measure makes it the most common 1921-P VAM. Having said that, prices for them can and do vary wildly . The price for generic 1921-Ps...
by DHalladay
Mon May 16, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

Must be a term someone made up at the time to describe the off-centerness, but it never stuck. Such a coin showing up in a GSA holder would be significant even then, and much more so now. My WAG is $10K or more.
by DHalladay
Mon May 16, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unlisted 1921-D?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: unlisted 1921-D?

@fogie
Surely The Master can help?
by DHalladay
Sun May 15, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unlisted 1921-D?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

unlisted 1921-D?

I can't find anything in the scribbles or die crack break guides for this coin, even though it has very clear examples of both. Can anyone help? First is yet another long, bold crack from the denticles above F in OF that goes through the F and left wing and into the top of the right wreath (where it...
by DHalladay
Fri May 13, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade! (revealed)
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: Guess the Grade! (result posted)

I can't even begin to believe that this unfortunate thing looks correctly graded in person:

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by DHalladay
Thu May 12, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Attribute This
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Attribute This

Good to hear!
What's the chance that PCGS said it was a "mechanical error"? Since, of course, it never makes attribution mistakes. :lol:
by DHalladay
Thu May 12, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade! (revealed)
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Guess the Grade! (revealed)

Have fun with this one. :twisted:
It's in a PCGS straight graded holder.

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by DHalladay
Thu May 12, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1891 O VAM 1A1 Worth
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: 1891 O VAM 1A1 Worth

JASONKFLO wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 2:39 am
It looks AU Details Cleaned to me.
Agreed.
And cleaning drastically reduces both value and collector interest.
by DHalladay
Wed May 11, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Attribute This
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Attribute This

It seems like the PCGS attribution Department couldn't correctly identify it's own a** even if it used a mirror and had an assistant to give it directions.
by DHalladay
Sun May 08, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1891 o vAM 3a1 values AU-53 to AU-55
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: 1891 o vAM 3a1 values AU-53 to AU-55

Jason: 3A1 and 3A2 have often been sold/attributed as just 3A, so it gets confusing. Prices have also changed a lot over the years. Here's what I have: 1891-O 3A 53 PCGS Dec-18 VQ $1,069 1891-O 3A 53 NGC Apr-15 H $353 1891-O 3A 50 PCGS Dec-09 store $2,000 1891-O 3A 50 NGC Aug-12 H $200 1891-O 3A 50 ...
by DHalladay
Sat May 07, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cherrypicking 1878-S LN in the wild..
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Cherrypicking 1878-S LN in the wild..

WOW! :o
Regardless of which LN VAM it is, that's a heck of a 'pick. Looks XF to me. Congrats!
by DHalladay
Sat May 07, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Discovery coins
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Discovery coins

Received my 2 coins yesterday Pat and I am delighted. :D
Thanks so much.
by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

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by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

Here is a coin I bought from Rob Joyce. He believes it was the plate coin for VAM 1AC in his book, " Fun With 1921" . The crazy thing is, according to the VAM 1BG attribution page, 1AC was later eliminated after it was found to be VAM 1BG. Except this VAM 1AC is actually an EDS example of VAM 1L: sm...
by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dents in coins
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Dents in coins

Both coins have an overall "look" that isn't right to my eye. Could be lighting or could be mild cleaning of some kind. Both have rim issues, the 1895-O moreso than the 1892-CC. I also see the 1892-CC more as a VF35. I would be surprised if both coins were to get into problem-free holders – and not ...
by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

It is more pronounced. It matches the original VAM 1L. So which is it? The fact that it is difficult to say leads me to think the best solution may be to scrap the current 1L1, 1L2, and 1L3 and create new ones as I mentioned above, yours being 1L3. It wouldn't really be that disruptive, since most ...
by DHalladay
Tue May 03, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

John:

Thanks for joining this discussion!
Here's the break across the top of the M of my coin, which looks to be MUCH more pronounced than the plate image. Or is that just an illusion?

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by DHalladay
Tue May 03, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

Here are pixs of what I'm calling 1L2... but maybe I'm wrong?
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by DHalladay
Tue May 03, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

There are more scribbles there than you think. Take your strongest loupe and look at it from the 3 o'clock position with a light source over your right shoulder.

Without seeing the coin in hand I'm leaning more toward 1L2.
by DHalladay
Tue May 03, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878 P Rev 79 VAM 225A - PCGS MS62 (not on holder)
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: 1878 P Rev 79 VAM 225A - PCGS MS62 (not on holder)

Here's what I have in my database. These are prices only for coins that were advertised as VAM 225A. As with most VAMs that aren't high profile, prices are all over the board: 1878 7TF R79 225A 63 ANACS Oct-16 E $140 1878 7TF R79 225A 62 PL ANACS Dec-20 E $425 1878 7TF R79 225A 62 PL NGC Oct-13 E $3...