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by DHalladay
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: clueless about this 1921-S


Thank you Obi-Wan!! :D
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

VAM-1CZ looks like it might have your break through the AM but as there is only one pic for that VAM I'm not sure what else is out there. http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1921-S_VAM-1CZ Thanks for the suggestion! My coin sure looks similar, but there are some pretty majo...
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

It looks like the slab took it hard in the scribble zone. Can you polish it or at least smear some oil on it to make it easier to see? You're totally right about the slab being chewed up in that area; it looks like it was a practice tablet for workers doing scribbles. I did what polishing I could –...
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

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by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: clueless about this 1921-S

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by DHalladay
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: clueless about this 1921-S
Replies: 8
Views: 120

clueless about this 1921-S

Can anyone help me with this? I have no experience with S coins. There's a lot of die polishing on both sides. There are some cracks, but not a lot. The mint mark looks totally unremarkable. There's a lot of "orange peel" effect on the reverse, especially close to the rims and in the area below the ...
by DHalladay
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2021 CC Privy WTB
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: 2021 CC Privy WTB

Details needed.
Raw or graded?
Graded by whom?
69 or 70?
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pcgs vams sold
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Pcgs vams sold

Congrats indeed Larry!
Bravo for assembling incredible sets... and bravo again for putting so many great coins into hands that will give them a very good home.
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

That sure looks like a VAM 29A from here. Check the collar. OMG Tom... that's it! Thank you!! The coin is in a newer yellow ANACS holder, so there's no exposed clear view of the reeds, but they sure looked spaced out from what I can see through the plastic. 6107745 reeds.jpg The crack above ONE has...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

Dennis by default it cannot be a V1 with doubled right and left stars, so just step and think about the star doubling and there position on the coin, if all doubling is towards the rim than its not a VAM-1, if the doubling on both sets of stars are on the left or on the right than its strike doubli...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

Are you sure the top of the cap isn't machine doubling? This is one you're going to have to hang on to until you find a PL that has the same gouge in the wing. Thanks John. The answer is it might be. BUS also shows some minor doubling (?), but all of it is less overt than I'm experienced at being a...
by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

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by DHalladay
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 196

I may have met my match (21-P VAM 1)

I've owned hundreds of Mint State D1 reverse 1921-Ps over the years, and until yesterday I had never identified a single one as VAM 1. I've even taken several coins that grading services had called VAM 1 and found their actual VAM number. I'm actually of the opinion that VAM 1 may not actually exist...
by DHalladay
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Sister Vams; Together at Last
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Sister Vams; Together at Last

vampicker wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:11 pm
That's a giant double dose of 'holy crap!'
WOW!! doesn't even come close. :o :o
Do we have a drooling emoji?

Congrats Andy.
by DHalladay
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 563

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)

Pretty remarkable, huh?

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by DHalladay
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

vampicker wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:13 pm
John's talking about the 2017 version with two volumes. Pretty much every thing from the 1992 edition carried over with enough material to fill another volume that's just as big

Wow. Two volumes that big? That's got to be 8-10 pounds of books.
by DHalladay
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (revealed!)
Replies: 26
Views: 563

Re: OT: guess the Buffalo grade (last call)

Get your guesses in, I'll post the holder's obverse tonight.
by DHalladay
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: The Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017 Edition

Are you talking about the huge book by John Highfill?
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My copy is the original 1992 edition. The issue price was $100; I seem to recall paying $50.
by DHalladay
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Here's today's puzzle

A Cocoa Puff nugget?
by DHalladay
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A few things I picked up at FUN
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: A few things I picked up at FUN

Cool stuff John!

I had no idea that finger feeders were so incredibly stout. :o