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by Bigbub
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Heritage VAM and PL Morgan sale Monday, 9/19
Replies: 14
Views: 347

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

I got one nice 8 tailfeather coin that I had wanted for years. Laughed at the PCGS EDS Scarface prices, but lost the reasonably priced ANACS Harrison 1B.H3. It was turning into a bidding war and I really didn't want to push it any higher. Hope somebody here got it. The auction is very professionally...
by Bigbub
Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-O VAM 38D
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: 1900-O VAM 38D

Nice pick. The 38D is a tough VAM to find.
by Bigbub
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My rant to PCGS yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: My rant to PCGS yesterday

UPS delivery has been signing for the customer for quite some time now. Its because of COVID, they don't want their machine handled by the public. They do verify you are home though, or they won't leave the package. Same thing happened the other day with a USPS signature. They ring the bell and step...
by Bigbub
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Taxman
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: O/T Taxman

This is all the result of the Wayfair vs South Dakota decision in 2018. Wayfair sued to prevent sales tax collection in states where they had no physical presence under 1967’s Bellas Hess and 1992 Quill cases, where the Supreme Court had already held that states could not require an out-of-state cat...
by Bigbub
Sun May 29, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-S: can anyone help?
Replies: 14
Views: 1963

Re: 1921-S: can anyone help?

Very nice diagnostic photos. I added them to the page.
by Bigbub
Thu May 19, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A personal goal reached
Replies: 30
Views: 2619

Re: A personal goal reached

Congratulations John! Its a tough goal as many will attest.
My standard top 100 set is named "hopeless endeavor" as it always seems to be that way for me.
by Bigbub
Fri May 06, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O VAM help
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: 1900 O VAM help

It's a VAM 21 family coin, no doubt. May be a little early for a 21D1. Checkout VAM 21E and see if the denticle impressions are still there under the Eagle's tail feathers. I can't tell exactly from your photo, but it's likely.
by Bigbub
Sun May 01, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!
Replies: 36
Views: 4005

Re: OT: Hey everyone, try this out!

I took it three times and it came back different each time.

Obviously, I'm schizophrenic and need all your pity. VAM donations gladly accepted to ease my pain. :lol:
by Bigbub
Sun May 01, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896 O VAM-28B die rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 679

1896 O VAM-28B die rotation

I have been looking for this VAM for a while and I just picked up a nice 1896 O VAM-28B, one of the last coins cataloged by Leroy Van Allen and discovered in 2021 by LateDateMorganGuy . It was a dual discovery, the 28A and 28B and also garnered a revision of the VAM-28. It is in a nice grade of 58 i...
by Bigbub
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: gouge on obv of 78-S VAM-82

I fixed it for you Lewis.
by Bigbub
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1900-O
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Help with 1900-O

This is the VAM-35A. It has single and double clashing varieties. As the die aged, more and more die cracking appeared, but that does not change the designation. It was at one time designated as both the VAM-14A and VAM-41A, but that was finally resolved and eliminated. They are fairly common and av...
by Bigbub
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-o/cc VAM-7A
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: 1900-o/cc VAM-7A

Yes, 7A. Nice pick, hard to find in the wild.
by Bigbub
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Any word on VAM updates?
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Any word on VAM updates?

It's been a couple of years now since the last VAM update catalog was issued. I realize the reasons why. Any idea on when an update that will catch us up to the present will become available? I know people attempt to update VAMWorld and the registry on a case by case basis which is a good thing, but...
by Bigbub
Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1879 S rev 78 VAM 67
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: 1879 S rev 78 VAM 67

I like it. Whenever PCGS agrees with Vammer opinions I like it. Doesn't happen that often.
by Bigbub
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fishing in the Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Fishing in the Bay

Sometimes, when fishing in Ebay with murky photos, you have to take a chance based on the best information you can find. Thanks VAMWorld, for providing the information. Now, what could an 1896-O in an old PCI holder called a repunched date actually be? I have been looking for an 1896-O VAM-12 for so...
by Bigbub
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S: A busy coin
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: 1923-S: A busy coin

I linked this forum page to the 1AZ page. My contribution to the darkside for the year. :lol:
by Bigbub
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need help with a 1900-O, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Need help with a 1900-O, please.

The mintmark seems to have taken a hit that flattened it upwards and to the left at some point, along with a lot of circulation wear. Very difficult to attribute VAMs in worn coins like these because so much detail is missing. Unless you can see die gouges or crack patterns that lead you in a certai...
by Bigbub
Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: price list
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: price list

Morgan dollars are all worth $1 as stated on the coin. Ditto for peace dollars.
If you melt them, they are worth $17.42 in silver.
Anything else is a premium decided by the buyer and seller based on stories told about them.
by Bigbub
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Need some help with a 1900 O
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Need some help with a 1900 O

Look at VAM-38 and VAM 2. It all depends on how slanted the date actually is and is a judgement call. Your coin does have the open 9. I submitted a VAM-2C to Leroy 12 years ago with the argument that it was actually a slanted date. He agreed and updated the listing, but declined to change the VAM de...