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by DHalladay
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: die crack map is made
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: die crack map is made

Gary:

That is sweet!
Thank you for showing it.
by DHalladay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1786

Re: Covid Shots

Ok, gotta start by saying this is a general observation and not aimed at ANYONE in particular (certainly not you Bob, I was more than happy knowing I was no where near the top of the vaccine list...), but this is another absolutely HILARIOUS piece of the "human condition"... 560,000 Americans have ...
by DHalladay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ugly... guess the grade
Replies: 16
Views: 173

Re: ugly... guess the grade

Bravo to lured-in, vamnuke, kurt, sticoin and harfield for being brave enough to guess so high. 8-)

But it wasn't high enough!!

1921-P VAM 86A LFCP obv.jpg
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by DHalladay
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: die crack map is made
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: die crack map is made

I've got a reMarkable (tablet) that is phenomenal for doing this. If you send me pictures, I can easily mark them up and send them back. That is, if you're talking about pictures of coins... not your, um, reverse side on some scanner... Thank you gentlemen... and Fogie... for your assistance. The t...
by DHalladay
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ugly... guess the grade
Replies: 16
Views: 173

ugly... guess the grade

It's in a PCGS holder.
The grade is amazing.
Have fun guessing. :twisted:

ugly obv.jpg
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ugly face.jpg
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by DHalladay
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 172

Re: D1 1921-P cracks mystery

Once again, my attribution failure and great frustration was due to a missing piece in the die crack break guide. I really hope I am not the only one who winds up buying unneeded duplicates because of such a simple thing that, when fixed, eventually benefits many others down the road. I have already...
by DHalladay
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: die crack map is made
Replies: 9
Views: 161

die crack map is made

I can provide photos of the cracks for a coin that currently does not have a listing in the 1921-P die crack break guide, but who knows how to create the lines on the obverse and reverse templates?
by DHalladay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 172

Re: D1 1921-P cracks mystery

Shoot... it is a D2. What a dorf I am. :oops:

Update:
No it's not a D2. It's a D1 like I first thought. But it's not in the &#^(@!! D1 die crack break guide, despite having several very large cracks. ARGH!!
by DHalladay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 172

Re: D1 1921-P cracks mystery

ljs123 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:55 pm
I haven’t had much time form VAMs in the last couple of months.
But the ONE crack makes me think of my 66A DC that I think is now an 86A?
It sure looks like the identical cracks!
This is a D1 isn't it???
by DHalladay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 172

D1 1921-P cracks mystery

I don't have this in hand yet. Does anyone recognize these very LDS cracks – especially the ones through ONE? I found nothing remotely close in several looks through the die crack break guide. Thanks for any suggestions!

unknown D1 LDS obv.jpg
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by DHalladay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1887 vam 1b pricing help please
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: 1887 vam 1b pricing help please

In circulated grades prices have collapsed in recent years. Prices more than 5 years old are more than just meaningless, they should not even be looked at because they will give a coin owner a false sense of current worth. In Mint state grades they have almost never come up for sale. I have a grand ...
by DHalladay
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1921 Morgan ?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: New 1921 Morgan ?

twohawks wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:17 am
I know I just thought it was funny, I sent in 3 1921 S and got back 2 and 1 extra 1921 P

I'm going to guess that this 1921-S only gets designated as a 1921-S if it is also attributed as a VAM, which, of course, requires a VAM attribution fee. Was that the case with this particular coin?
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 1921 Morgan ?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: New 1921 Morgan ?

Looks like a 1921-S VAM 6B Missing S mint mark.
by DHalladay
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 55
Views: 781

Re: marilyn van allen

RogerRock wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:03 am
Brian - Many THANKS for sharing these pictures !

Ditto that! They are much appreciated.
by DHalladay
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: In memorial
Replies: 30
Views: 384

Re: In memorial

Very sad news.

I bought a BU roll from BigJayVee early last month – the first time we had done business together. It was a flawlessly smooth transaction and he was a kind, helpful and knowledgeable man.

Rest in peace, and best wishes to all of his family and friends.
by DHalladay
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 382

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

vamsterdam wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:10 pm
is this item struck into the die, or is it something that was struck onto, and retained on the coin?

It is a recessed-into-the-coin impression.
The first photo gives the optical illusion of being raised, as often happens with photos of the LIBERTY letters on the headband.
by DHalladay
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-d vam 9A
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: 1921-d vam 9A

DROOL!
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest from LVA
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Latest from LVA

What a haul Brent! Congratulations.
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM-1BJ
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 1921-P VAM-1BJ

Messydesk would know for sure.
I've always assumed it was late state die erosion.
by DHalladay
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Upheaval in the card world
Replies: 3
Views: 132

OT: Upheaval in the card world

We in the coin universe might be interested to know about the mayhem that has been going on lately in the sports and trading card world – specifically at PSA, the card grading brother of PCGS. It is something to keep in mind whenever we think the cost of grading our coins is too high. In 2020, Covid...