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by DHalladay
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:12 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1J LDS Values
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: 1921-D VAM-1J LDS Values

Not being on a popular collecting "list" seriously raises the "who cares?" question for 1921-D VAM 1J. And the huge run-up in 1921-D prices since covid (MS64s used to be $100, now they're often over $400) make VAM premiums a guessing game for just about any 1921-D. Plus, from what I have seen the pa...
by DHalladay
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: Guess the Grade, 1921 Peace PCGS Unattributed VAM 1H

XF45???

WOW! is an understatement.
by DHalladay
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: THE ULTIMATE PICKIN STORY
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: THE ULTIMATE PICKIN STORY

fogie wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:48 pm
something begins to smell funny....
And it it has been forever.
So many wild stories.
Never any photos.
Never any corroboration.
Endless excuses.
by DHalladay
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: 1921-D JOH-25 Small Breaks D, S and S

The huge problem is, the 1921-D Die Crack Break Guide is horribly not up to date. Only 77 different VAMs are represented in it, out of the 228 that currently exist.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:19 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921 S vam 1B3 in AU53
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 1921 S vam 1B3 in AU53

I have no prices in my database for VAM 1B3 (which is scarce)... I only have prices for 1B3A (which is ultra-rare). I am skeptical about which VAM the cheapest two sales in the list below actually were, because the prices weren't appropriate: 1921-S 1B3A 62 PCGS Aug-12 H $3,055 1921-S 1B3A 55 ANACS ...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: GC; 78 PCGS AU-58 V-44A & more
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: GC; 78 PCGS AU-58 V-44A & more

This is what's known as hijacking a thread.
Very inconsiderate.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thank you ANACS!!
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Thank you ANACS!!

... for the best (and very unexpected) award 'plaque' ever. I didn't attend the recent FUN show and VAM Thing meeting, so it was a huge surprise when I received the email about this: 2022 SSDC Set Award.jpg The picture that was sent doesn't begin to compare to how wonderful it is in hand, and I can'...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: '21-D JOH-22 photos
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: does 21-D JOH-22 have a VAM #?

small lines in left wing.jpg The first scribbles photo shows something I have never seen before. Some of the little diagonal gouges indicated across the bottom show up individually somewhat regularly on both 1921-Ps and Ds (especially #1, #2, #5 and #8), but never all together and in such an appare...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: '21-D JOH-22 photos
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: does 21-D JOH-22 have a VAM #?

I received my JOH-22 and here's what I found:
small A scratches.jpg
small A scratches.jpg (377.19 KiB) Viewed 59 times
small broken R heel.jpg
small broken R heel.jpg (366.99 KiB) Viewed 59 times
small line in right wing.jpg
small line in right wing.jpg (282.77 KiB) Viewed 59 times
small line in RTY.jpg
small line in RTY.jpg (252.08 KiB) Viewed 59 times
small lines in cap.jpg
small lines in cap.jpg (287.1 KiB) Viewed 59 times
by DHalladay
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 118

Re: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)

It is VAM 3.
by DHalladay
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

Fascinating to learn this!
I knew the U.S. sold a LOT of silver to Britain during WWI for geopolitical reasons in India, but did not know it was used to make coins. We almost need to consider the 1919 Rupee for honorary status in the Morgan Dollar set.
by DHalladay
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines

Your die cracks + feed finger lines tells me it's 1CL2.
Pretty coin.
by DHalladay
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: 1921D 1CL or 1CL2 with die file lines

Feed finger gouges 'wandered' a bit during the course of their lives; photos on the attribution pages aren't a must match exactly proposition.
by DHalladay
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: '21-D JOH-22 photos
Replies: 3
Views: 114

'21-D JOH-22 photos

I know it's an esoteric question, but with all the excellent cracks on both sides I'm hoping maybe someone has already sent one to @vampicker or @messydesk for evaluation.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 501

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

He is just following the new DC guideline of posting it here for more eyes to evaluate first, as opposed to simply sending it to @vampicker or @messydesk where it might slow things down in their lives. I say bravo for following directions.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 PCGS for sale Revised
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 1878s for sale

Thanks Lee!
They have been added.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rotated Reverse Morgans
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Rotated Reverse Morgans

Rotation alone does not make for a VAM. Other factors specify which VAM it is; rotation is just a bonus.
by DHalladay
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 S VAM 54B WOUNDED EAGLE
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: 1881 S VAM 54B WOUNDED EAGLE

VamHelsing wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:10 pm
One of my favorites!!
Same here!
Congrats!!

I'm still trying to find one.
by DHalladay
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: 1921-D VAM 1G: are these still unknown?

I'd just be guessing, and doubt that would be particularly helpful at this point. At a minimum, I'd want to see more examples for some context. Do these occur on other die pairs? In other series? Thanks John. I haven't seen them on other die pairs or in other series... just on VAM 1G. But it is on ...
by DHalladay
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Show off some of your best vams!!
Replies: 101
Views: 2260

Re: Show off some of your best vams!!

colwillys wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:56 pm
This is for Dennis. Broadstrike partials collar & Double strike. :mrgreen: RAW , will not holder do to hiding RIM
Nice!