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by DHalladay
Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New CAC TPG
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: New CAC TPG

There's also plenty of room on that label to make the serial number a couple of point sizes bigger for easier reading.

Speaking of... what's with the goofy gap preceeding the last two digits in the serial number shown above?
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Happy happy joy joy.. crossover grade in.
Replies: 11
Views: 136

Re: Happy happy joy joy.. crossover grade in.

What holder did it cross from?
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:33 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880-O Vam 6C
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: 1880-O Vam 6C

On second look, I no longer think the 64 and the 64+ are the same coin. Instead I recall an 64+ being incorrectly attributed as a vam 6C, when it was actually a common 6A. It is probably now in a 6A holder and removed from the 6C pops. That is an excellent possibility! I only record sales as they a...
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902 O VAM 101 - New C4 Micro O Family counterfeit die pair
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 1902 O VAM 101 - New C4 Micro O Family counterfeit die pair

Excellent detective work... and congratulations on a neat find!
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:23 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880-O Vam 6C
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: 1880-O Vam 6C

How's this for wild, crazy and inconsistent? 1880-O 6C 64+ PCGS Dec-17 H $3,120 1880-O 6C 64 PCGS Dec-14 H $3,525 1880-O 6C 63 PCGS Nov-17 H $360 1880-O 6C 62 PCGS Apr-13 E $1,800 1880-O 6C 62 PCGS Mar-21 E $450 1880-O 6C 62 PCGS Feb-22 E $350 1880-O 6C 62 PCGS May-20 E $280 1880-O 6C 62 ANACS Jan-2...
by DHalladay
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Happy happy joy joy.. crossover grade in.
Replies: 11
Views: 136

Re: Happy happy joy joy.. crossover grade in.

OMG! OMG!!
That is SUCH A COIN!!!

Congrats... about a bazillion times!
by DHalladay
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1J LDS Values
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: 1921-D VAM-1J LDS Values

I'm not sure about whether this is a just 'regular' VAM 1J LDS, or if it's the very LDS VAM 1J that is most desirable. I'd love to know what @messydesk and @vampicker have to say.

Nice photos, BTW! We can always use more of those around here.
by DHalladay
Fri Feb 03, 2023 5:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Grading Sets
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: OT Grading Sets

There was a bonus to doing my grading set: I co-discovered the first new 1895-S VAM in many years -- VAM 1A (recently changed to VAM 6A). Then-PCGS president David Hall even put "VAM 1A Discovery Coin" on the holder. :D

Because threads are better with pictures:

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by DHalladay
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Grading Sets
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: OT Grading Sets

Quite a few years ago I finally finished a grading set of 1895-S in PCGS holders – every grade from Poor-01 to AU58. I still have the set. It was the best grading education I've ever had.
by DHalladay
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:12 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1J LDS Values
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: 1921-D VAM-1J LDS Values

Not being on a popular collecting "list" seriously raises the "who cares?" question for VAM 1J. And the huge run-up in higher Mint State 1921-D prices since covid (MS64s used to be $100, now they're often over $400) makes premiums a guessing game for just about any 1921-D VAM. Plus, from what I have...
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: 254

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: 1436

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: 1040

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: 128

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: 207

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: 366

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: 126

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: 126

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

I received my JOH-22 and here's what I found:
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by DHalladay
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-3 (or is it - HELP!)
Replies: 11
Views: 156

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: 216

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.