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by DHalladay
Fri Feb 03, 2023 5:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Grading Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 32

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
by DHalladay
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Grading Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 32

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: 1
Views: 32

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: 237

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: 1124

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: 110

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: 177

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: 300

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: 119

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: 119

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 64 times
small broken R heel.jpg
small broken R heel.jpg (366.99 KiB) Viewed 64 times
small line in right wing.jpg
small line in right wing.jpg (282.77 KiB) Viewed 64 times
small line in RTY.jpg
small line in RTY.jpg (252.08 KiB) Viewed 64 times
small lines in cap.jpg
small lines in cap.jpg (287.1 KiB) Viewed 64 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: 120

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: 182

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: 105

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: 105

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: 119

'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: 514

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: 283

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: 154

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: 210

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.