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by DHalladay
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 27
Views: 230

Re: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE

@morganman that was a vam 4 eds ngc62dmpl, and i helped get it from logan to ash. and as been said, pl or dmpl is separate from grade. pl and dmpl has to do with reflectivity. How very interesting. Logan cherried that coin at the November 2006 Santa Clara show. I was there on just the 16th and carr...
by DHalladay
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: CAC stickered coins
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: CAC stickered coins

PCGS does not accept regrade submissions that have a minimum acceptable grade higher than the current grade. In-holder regrades do sometimes work, but they are an expensive gamble: – postage to get the coin(s) there – $10 handling fee per order – minimum $23 per coin grading fee – minimum $22 per or...
by DHalladay
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar Clash
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Collar Clash

This is collar clashing (1921-P VAM 3CA2):
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by DHalladay
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Rotation

Slight rotations such as you have are fairly common throughout the Morgan series, and are not enough to bring a value premium – although some sellers try by hyping them up to be more special than they really are. Even coins with big rotations (45 degrees or more) don't get a VAM designation for that...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another mystery 1921-D
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Another mystery 1921-D

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by DHalladay
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another mystery 1921-D
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Another mystery 1921-D

Once again, the scribbles and die crack break guides were of no help. Does this look familiar to anyone?
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by DHalladay
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: garroted eagle
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: garroted eagle

To heck with appropriate... "Choked Chicken" is the perfectly ideal name!!
by DHalladay
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What is the correct term?
Replies: 38
Views: 605

Re: What is the correct term?

The term I first heard about 25 years ago was "orange peel". I was told it's fairly common on 1901-Ps and I've seen it many times since on that date.
by DHalladay
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Time for a new light
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Time for a new light

Very prescient of you. No wonder you're so good at predicting coin grades!
by DHalladay
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Are these scratches contact or cleaning?
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Are these scratches contact or cleaning?

My reaction is also handling/circulation, not cleaning.
by DHalladay
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything about Jeff Oxman
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Anyone know anything about Jeff Oxman

I talk to Jeff 2-3 times a year; it's about time for another call. He and his wife built a second home in the local mountains a few years ago and had been spending quite a bit of time there even before Covid hit. I know they were laying very low during that whole period. Every time I talk to him he ...
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: ANACS grades in

Ah, I understand now. As far as buying Ds goes, I never bought them in any grade before this little project, other than the odd Unicorn and TRU_T cherrypick. I didn't collect them by VAM before, so I have no way to compare what I'm finding now. I do get the sense that almost no seller pays any atten...
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 287

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Interesting!
Those are nice, clear center dividing lines that I've never heard of or seen before.
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: ANACS grades in

Thanks, Dennis Would I be safe to speculate (on the Bay) that you will continue your efforts involving those very few 'JOH' s that do remain? ( pronounced JOE) Yes... if I can get my hands on identifiable examples. With decent, clear photos of scribbles and meaningful PUPs I can make a strong new V...
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unlisted 1921-D? (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: unlisted 1921-D? (solved)

Finally located this in LVA's plate images archive... VAM 1EP.
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: ANACS grades in

Rough cycle time:

Mailed to ANACS April 20-something.
Mailed from ANACS July 12.
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another over graded ANACS coin.
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Another over graded ANACS coin.

That's the most legitimate candidate for being graded 0 as I've ever seen in any holder.
by DHalladay
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANACS grades in
Replies: 13
Views: 270

Re: ANACS grades in

nice sub. what have you found to be different/same harder/easier from holding back on grades to keep the hunt alive? Not sure I understand what you mean about the "holding back on grades" part. The hard part of what I'm doing is the incredible lack of scribbles photos. I don't don't mean decent pho...
by DHalladay
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878 VAM 196A ANACS MS63 Value?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: 1878 VAM 196A ANACS MS63 Value?

PCGS is nuts, and it wouldn't surprise me if they mistakenly thought 196/196A were 8TF varieties. My database has very few sales for either VAM, which I think is due to lack of market demand and collector interest more than anything else. I'd be hard pressed to estimate the value at more than $25 ab...
by DHalladay
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Coin Divesting
Replies: 16
Views: 942

Re: Coin Divesting

Hoo-freaking-ray!!!

I emailed Ian a few months back, giving him examples of coins currently in GC auctions that were attributed wrong by NGC and PCGS – and stressing that the consistent accuracy by VSS is better than both of those companies. I'm pleased that my nudge may have helped. :D