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by DHalladay
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT sick bunny
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: OT sick bunny

Get well soon John!
by DHalladay
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I think this is a new D2 1921-P
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: I think this is a new D2 1921-P

vampicker wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:12 pm
I added a note about the lines from the upper lip to the main 21-P page. It should make it easier to find in the future.
Can we get your great shot of the upper lip added to the scribbles page?

The request is officially out to anyone who has the skills to do that (not me).
by DHalladay
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I think this is a new D2 1921-P
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: I think this is a new D2 1921-P

weth wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:17 am
It appears to be a very nice example of VAM 3HA1

Thank you Tom! 3HA1 it is indeed.
Leroy's super-tight scribbles plate image left out a lot of the things I was trying to find. I guess I should have gone through the scribbles guide at least a 5th time.
by DHalladay
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone (Dennis) recognize this 21-P
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Anyone (Dennis) recognize this 21-P

Well I'll be...
Mitch is right.

AND WE NEED A DIE CRACK BREAK MAP FOR VAM 3BB!!

Here's are photos of my much earlier die state VAM 3BB, which has no cracks at all on either side:

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by DHalladay
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone (Dennis) recognize this 21-P
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Anyone (Dennis) recognize this 21-P

Let's see... 1. The coin has an obverse horizontal crack that goes cleanly between left stars 1 &2 instead of clipping or going into a star. 3FT2 is the only VAM I know with that characteristic. But it isn't a 3FT2 IMO. 2. That is a crack that Tees off and goes to the chin, right; it isn't a drag ma...
by DHalladay
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I think this is a new D2 1921-P
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: I think this is a new 1921-P

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by DHalladay
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I think this is a new D2 1921-P
Replies: 7
Views: 118

I think this is a new D2 1921-P

Possible new discovery submission guidelines have changed. One of the requirements is to post images ahead of time to see if anyone can make an existing attribution. That’s what this thread is for – to vet the coin before sending to John & John Esq. In a group of 35 coins I recently received I thoug...
by DHalladay
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: clueless about this 1921-S


Thank you Obi-Wan!! :D
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

VAM-1CZ looks like it might have your break through the AM but as there is only one pic for that VAM I'm not sure what else is out there. http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1921-S_VAM-1CZ Thanks for the suggestion! My coin sure looks similar, but there are some pretty majo...
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

It looks like the slab took it hard in the scribble zone. Can you polish it or at least smear some oil on it to make it easier to see? You're totally right about the slab being chewed up in that area; it looks like it was a practice tablet for workers doing scribbles. I did what polishing I could –...
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

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by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

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by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 150

clueless about this 1921-S

Can anyone help me with this? I have no experience with S coins. There's a lot of die polishing on both sides. There are some cracks, but not a lot. The mint mark looks totally unremarkable. There's a lot of "orange peel" effect on the reverse, especially close to the rims and in the area below the ...
by DHalladay
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 CC Privy WTB
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: 2021 CC Privy WTB

Details needed.
Raw or graded?
Graded by whom?
69 or 70?
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pcgs vams sold
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: Pcgs vams sold

Congrats indeed Larry!
Bravo for assembling incredible sets... and bravo again for putting so many great coins into hands that will give them a very good home.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

That sure looks like a VAM 29A from here. Check the collar. OMG Tom... that's it! Thank you!! The coin is in a newer yellow ANACS holder, so there's no exposed clear view of the reeds, but they sure looked spaced out from what I can see through the plastic. 6107745 reeds.jpg The crack above ONE has...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

Dennis by default it cannot be a V1 with doubled right and left stars, so just step and think about the star doubling and there position on the coin, if all doubling is towards the rim than its not a VAM-1, if the doubling on both sets of stars are on the left or on the right than its strike doubli...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

Are you sure the top of the cap isn't machine doubling? This is one you're going to have to hang on to until you find a PL that has the same gouge in the wing. Thanks John. The answer is it might be. BUS also shows some minor doubling (?), but all of it is less overt than I'm experienced at being a...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

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by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 224

I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

I've owned hundreds of Mint State D1 reverse 1921-Ps over the years, and until yesterday I had never identified a single one as VAM 1. I've even taken several coins that grading services had called VAM 1 and found their actual VAM number. I'm actually of the opinion that VAM 1 may not actually exist...