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by DHalladay
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: F/u on JB's 91-O 1A2 purchase...
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: F/u on JB's 91-O 1A2 purchase...

That's the coin. But just to clarify...
The coin was identified by PCGS and advertised by Heritage as a VAM 1A (1A1), which the SSDC value guide lists at $400, so John did some sharp cherrypicking on this coin.
by DHalladay
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Newp from Heritage VAM sale
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Newp from Heritage VAM sale

Very nice!
And a great pedigree.
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

shortnock wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:39 pm
DHalliday, Fine photos, great reference material. Is it permitted, and if so, how, may one save those images to home computer?

Go to the 1895-S master page. There's now a link for "scribbles". Large individual photos of each coin are there.
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1132

Re: NEW R-7 Retained Cud 1921 $ with photos

What did J.R. say?
Looks just like the one I have!
by DHalladay
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide
Replies: 6
Views: 133

1-pix 1895-S scribbles guide

There are 8 different 1895-S VAMs. I lack VAM 6, so the VAM 6A photo below has to do double duty for it. Just imagine the scribbles/polishing lines being bolder, since VAM 6 is an earlier die state. (I wish our posting system allowed bigger photos to be shown, but you'll just have to increase the sc...
by DHalladay
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19

I got blown out of the water on all of mine.
Very cheap afternoon.
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19

It's going to be fun to watch.
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.

I believe your coin may be a VAM 1BH (things get more difficult to identify as the grade goes down):

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... -P_VAM-1BH
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.

Having a D1 reverse will make identifying your coin much easier, since there are only about 1/3 as many D1 VAMs as there are D2s.
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.

The raised lines in and around the recesses on either side of the eagle's right leg (viewer's left) are mint-created "scribbles" that were done by hand to fill in the voids. Because no two are alike, they are effectively a "fingerprint" that identifies each 1921-P VAM (and well as 1921-D, 1921-S, an...
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: 1921-P First known Example Vam 110.

Nice closeup pixs!
But what tells you it's a 110?
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT MY NICEST MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: OT MY NICEST MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR

Very, very sweet coin!
by DHalladay
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: why doesn't PCGS care?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

why doesn't PCGS care?

Accuracy. Reliability. Consistency. Confidence. Trust. Reputation. Attributing VAMs is a risky business. Some are painfully subtle, which is why the more different VAMs a grading company tries to identify, the more chances there are it will get some wrong. And when it does, the errors are right ther...
by DHalladay
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Discovery Pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Discovery Pieces

Doesn't ANACS give + grades?
The VAM 121 looks nicer than a straight 62.
by DHalladay
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another "re-identified" VAM - 1921 VAM 3FS "Discovery" now listed as VAM3ED???
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Another "re-identified" VAM - 1921 VAM 3FS "Discovery" now listed as VAM3ED???

There are currently over 460 different 1921-P VAMs. The identification of duplicates – and removals of some previously listed VAMs – happens at least a few times each year. It is inevitable that there will be more.
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A 78-CC I didn't have before
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: A 78-CC I didn't have before

Excellent John. Congrats!!
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: my first big VAM 'pick
Replies: 3
Views: 139

my first big VAM 'pick

It was almost 22 years ago at Heritage (back when there weren't a zillion eyes looking for 'picks):

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by DHalladay
Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Registered Mail is S-L-O-W
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: O/T Registered Mail is S-L-O-W

Whenever I use Registered I know full well that I'm getting S-A-F-E in exchange for S-L-O-W.
by DHalladay
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guess the VAM
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Guess the VAM

Knowing John, I'm going to guess it's an 1878-P 8TF.
And the dot in the left arm of the Y must be his super-secret 'pickin PUP for this VAM.
by DHalladay
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: She never really had a chance
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: She never really had a chance

Bad acid trip?