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by DHalladay
Sat May 21, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S: can anyone help?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: 1921-S: can anyone help?

Tekkie1 wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 1:49 am
A nice acetone bath would be good.

That's what I thought; it has already had an overnighter... without much to show for it.
by DHalladay
Fri May 20, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S: can anyone help?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: 1921-S: can anyone help?

Mitch says the gouge at star-U is the VAM 1G reverse (thank you Mitch!)... but the gouge at star-U is the only thing that fits with 1G – and none of the other PUPs on the 1G page are on my coin.
by DHalladay
Fri May 20, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S: can anyone help?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

1921-S: can anyone help?

This coin was in a small group of D-mint coins I recently got, and I am profoundly clueless. Any VAM help would be greatly appreciated. -- There are no cracks anywhere. -- There are some decent scribbles. -- There are finger feed areas at TA and OF. -- Perhaps the biggest PUPs are lines from the den...
by DHalladay
Thu May 19, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A personal goal reached
Replies: 27
Views: 195

Re: A personal goal reached

That is a major achievement. Congratulations!!
by DHalladay
Wed May 18, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mystery Morgan 1921 P D2
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Mystery Morgan 1921 P D2

Cracks going to both of the Us in PLURIBUS is strange. The best suggestions I can come up with are a late die state of:
3BX
3Q2
14A2
by DHalladay
Mon May 16, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921 PCGS63 VAM 41b
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: 1921 PCGS63 VAM 41b

It's important to keep in mind that, of the 450 different 1921-P VAMs that are currently known, 41B has the most examples registered at SSDC -- which by at least that measure makes it the most common 1921-P VAM. Having said that, prices for them can and do vary wildly . The price for generic 1921-Ps...
by DHalladay
Mon May 16, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: 1882 GSA Carson city grand snake history.

Must be a term someone made up at the time to describe the off-centerness, but it never stuck. Such a coin showing up in a GSA holder would be significant even then, and much more so now. My WAG is $10K or more.
by DHalladay
Mon May 16, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unlisted 1921-D?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: unlisted 1921-D?

@fogie
Surely The Master can help?

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by DHalladay
Sun May 15, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unlisted 1921-D?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

unlisted 1921-D?

I can't find anything in the scribbles or die crack break guides for this coin, even though it has very clear examples of both. Can anyone help? First is yet another long, bold crack from the denticles above F in OF that goes through the F and left wing and into the top of the right wreath (where it...
by DHalladay
Fri May 13, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade! (revealed)
Replies: 21
Views: 308

Re: Guess the Grade! (result posted)

I can't even begin to believe that this unfortunate thing looks correctly graded in person:

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by DHalladay
Thu May 12, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Attribute This
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Attribute This

Good to hear!
What's the chance that PCGS said it was a "mechanical error"? Since, of course, it never makes attribution mistakes. :lol:
by DHalladay
Thu May 12, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the Grade! (revealed)
Replies: 21
Views: 308

Guess the Grade! (revealed)

Have fun with this one. :twisted:
It's in a PCGS straight graded holder.

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by DHalladay
Thu May 12, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1891 O VAM 1A1 Worth
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: 1891 O VAM 1A1 Worth

JASONKFLO wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 2:39 am
It looks AU Details Cleaned to me.
Agreed.
And cleaning drastically reduces both value and collector interest.
by DHalladay
Wed May 11, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Attribute This
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Attribute This

It seems like the PCGS attribution Department couldn't correctly identify it's own a** even if it used a mirror and had an assistant to give it directions.
by DHalladay
Sun May 08, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1891 o vAM 3a1 values AU-53 to AU-55
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 1891 o vAM 3a1 values AU-53 to AU-55

Jason: 3A1 and 3A2 have often been sold/attributed as just 3A, so it gets confusing. Prices have also changed a lot over the years. Here's what I have: 1891-O 3A 53 PCGS Dec-18 VQ $1,069 1891-O 3A 53 NGC Apr-15 H $353 1891-O 3A 50 PCGS Dec-09 store $2,000 1891-O 3A 50 NGC Aug-12 H $200 1891-O 3A 50 ...
by DHalladay
Sat May 07, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cherrypicking 1878-S LN in the wild..
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Cherrypicking 1878-S LN in the wild..

WOW! :o
Regardless of which LN VAM it is, that's a heck of a 'pick. Looks XF to me. Congrats!
by DHalladay
Sat May 07, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Discovery coins
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Discovery coins

Received my 2 coins yesterday Pat and I am delighted. :D
Thanks so much.
by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

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by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: 1921 D VAM 1L[?] Is it 2, 3 or a new 4?

Here is a coin I bought from Rob Joyce. He believes it was the plate coin for VAM 1AC in his book, " Fun With 1921" . The crazy thing is, according to the VAM 1BG attribution page, 1AC was later eliminated after it was found to be VAM 1BG. Except this VAM 1AC is actually an EDS example of VAM 1L: sm...
by DHalladay
Wed May 04, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dents in coins
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Dents in coins

Both coins have an overall "look" that isn't right to my eye. Could be lighting or could be mild cleaning of some kind. Both have rim issues, the 1895-O moreso than the 1892-CC. I also see the 1892-CC more as a VF35. I would be surprised if both coins were to get into problem-free holders – and not ...