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by DHalladay
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds

Also on this VAM 4A is a snake-like crack that I am massively enamored with. Besides being thick, it is the tallest crack I have ever seen on a Morgan dollar – it's as tall as the denticles! Surely this part of the reverse die must have been about to fracture off?

1921-D VAM 4A crack OF 2.jpg
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by DHalladay
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 33
Views: 1322

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

The total number graded now is just about 45,000.
82.5% of them are MS70.
2021 pops Dec1.jpg
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by DHalladay
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds

Roger:
Thanks very much for your input!
by DHalladay
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: having fun with LDS 1921-Ds
Replies: 8
Views: 104

having fun with LDS 1921-Ds

Heaven help me, I’ve started looking at 1921-D Morgans more closely. About 10 days ago a group of 5 certified circulated coins went up on eBay. Marking it to watch triggered a discount offer from the seller that got me to bite, and now they’re mine. They’ve been fun to photograph scribbles that will...
by DHalladay
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area

Can you get a closer one of just the area above the talons, like you did with the closeup of the E?
by DHalladay
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmm. What did I find?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Hmmm. What did I find?

Looks VF to me. :D
Congrats!
by DHalladay
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmm. What did I find?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: Hmmm. What did I find?

Wow, that eagle sure has a lot of upper tail feathers.
by DHalladay
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1879-S rev 78 V77
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: 1879-S rev 78 V77

Exceedingly rare coin, and very few previous sales. This is everything I have in my database:
1879-S R78 77 30 PCGS Apr-21 PP $2,800
1879-S R78 77 30 ANACS Sep-12 PP $1,000
1879-S R78 77 12 ANACS Feb-11 IS $800
1879-S R78 77 12 ANACS Feb-11 CS $800
1879-S R78 77A 45 PCGS Jul-18 PP $3,500

-- Dennis
by DHalladay
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Incomplete planchet clipped 1921 in the vam-3 area

Can you post a closeup picture of the small areas on either side of the eagle's right leg (viewer's left) just above the talons?
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 3 Fresh Rolls of Carson City's Plus
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: 3 Fresh Rolls of Carson City's Plus

Gorgeous!
Please share grades when they post.
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New 8TF pick
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: New 8TF pick

I'm definitely not seeing VAM 14.9. The scratch in the N is not in the right place at all. The coin has quite a bit of wear so I'm having trouble clearly seeing what the added feathers area on either side of the body look like, but I'm leaning toward just VAM 14.
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ssdc awards approaching
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Ssdc award approaching

Have at least one set in the SSDC Registry, although certain awards are open to members of the VAM community who have made monumental (lifetime achievement award type) contributions to the hobby.
by DHalladay
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Will My 2021 Philly Morgan Detail?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Will My 2021 Philly Morgan Detail?

I think you'll be okay.
by DHalladay
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 33
Views: 1322

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Total number of coins graded is nearing 35,000... MS70 percentage is down to 85.17%... and some real low grade dogs have begun to appear:

Nov24 2021 pops.jpg
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by DHalladay
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Raw vs Slab
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Raw vs Slab

The way I look at it is, how much less would I pay for a raw coin? And for me the very broad answer is a lot less. How much less depends upon the coin, the date+mint mark, the VAM, and the perceived grade. But some coins I won't buy at all. The reason is because I certify everything that I want to o...
by DHalladay
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: found this on a 2021-CC
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: found this on a 2021-CC

Welcome to VAMworld Ken!
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 27
Views: 4397

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

A HUGE thanks again to you and ANACS for conducting this program. VAMworld is a better thing because of it. :D
by DHalladay
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: found this on a 2021-CC
Replies: 10
Views: 269

found this on a 2021-CC

I was taking a pre-submission look at 2021 Morgans for a fellow member of our local coin club when I found this on his CC coin. This is the photo I took: Dennis pix.jpg This whole area is small, raised, and is definitely not surface debris. It's easier to see in hand and a real PITB to photograph. I...
by DHalladay
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)

Tom:

I have 3AN1-2-3 and 3DV.
3AN3 (and perhaps 3AN2) qualify IMO for what 3DV2 appears to be in terms of obverse cracks.
If you'd like to borrow any of them just give a shout.
by DHalladay
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: 1921-P D2 polishing (VAM 3DV EDS)

IMO they are the same. Here is LVA's plate image of the E in ONE for VAM 3AN2: E VAM 3AN2 LVA.jpg And here's the E in ONE on my VSS attributed 3AN2: E VAM 3AN2.jpg Here is a shot of the scribbles on my 3AN2: scribs 3AN2.jpg Here is LVA's plate image of the scribbles for VAM 3DV: scribs LVA 3DV.jpg N...