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by DHalladay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: D1 1921-P cracks mystery

Shoot... it is a D2. What a dorf I am. :oops:
by DHalladay
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: D1 1921-P cracks mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 113

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: 12
Views: 113

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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unknown D1 LDS rev.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: 929

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: 117

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: 117

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: 732

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: 26
Views: 282

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: 353

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: 686

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: 280

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: 113

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: 128

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...
by DHalladay
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 55
Views: 732

Re: marilyn van allen

:cry: :cry: :cry:

I had the pleasure of having dinner with Leroy and Marilyn one evening. She was a dear, sweet lady.
by DHalladay
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An insane 1882-O Vam-17B wow vam.
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: An insane 1882-O Vam-17B wow vam.

When all of the "lists" were put together, some easy coins were intentionally included... coins that people could find that might get them excited about the lists as a whole. Had the lists consisted only of very rare coins, very few people would have found very few of them, they would probably get f...
by DHalladay
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PROOF LIKE?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: PROOF LIKE?

You neglected to mention it's a 1921-D in your first post. That changes things a lot when it comes to a prooflike question. D-mint 1921s are extremely rare and highly sought after. Unfortunately, judging whether any 1921 Morgan is PL or not is essentially impossible by pictures alone. I personally w...
by DHalladay
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PROOF LIKE?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: PROOF LIKE?

That obverse is extraordinarily well struck. What does the reverse look like? I believe it will turn out to be a D1 reverse, due to the small 'dot' to the right of the base of the 1st 1 in the date..
by DHalladay
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1352
Views: 158920

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

Fake 1893-S in a fake PCGS holder. Real coin sold in 2009 in a David Lawrence auction https://www.davidlawrence.com/rare-coin/274346/# https://www.ebay.com/itm/1893-S-PCGS-VG10-Key-Date-Morgan-Dollar/164787274047?hash=item265e16413f:g:MUsAAOSwlPRgYe5Y 0-feedback seller joined ebay March 17, 2021. He...
by DHalladay
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Funny... but not a scribble!
Replies: 20
Views: 353

Re: Funny... but not a scribble!

alefzero wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:44 am
Looks like it was struck through some sort of fabric overall too.

VAM 79 has a spectacular number of heavy horizontal polishing lines:
1921-P VAM 79.jpg
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by DHalladay
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: What is an 1878-S XF VAM-50 worth? images addedd
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: What is an 1878-S XF VAM-50 worth? images addedd

Looks like a cleaned VF.

A PCGS-45 sold for $63 at Heritage in 2018
An NGC-50 sold for $59 on eBay in 2020
A PCGS-53 sold for $71 in eBay in 2020
An NGC-55 sold for $76 on eBay in 2017

It's hard for me to see how this worth much more than $25-$30. And finding a buyer could be difficult.