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by HawkeEye
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE

It would seem to me that PL DMPL is a measure of reflectivity, not condition unless the condition interferes with the reflectivity. Grade would be an indication of circulated or not. In theory a PL or DMPL coin should be attainable at any grade. But the practical side of it says that at some grade o...
by HawkeEye
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: garroted eagle
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: garroted eagle

Henry the VIII last wife
by HawkeEye
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bad Month for Us and Jack
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Bad Month for Us and Jack

I am up a little early this month on the newsletter.

http://www.1881o.com/2022-07.html

You will see in the letter that I may have a longer term solution for this web site, so all is not lost!
by HawkeEye
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

Well RogerRock's explanation is probably the best I have seen, and a little more restrictive than I have seen in the past. The rest we would probably label as early indications of die failure at the rim.
by HawkeEye
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

I am having a little trouble following the back and forth here, but if we believe this to be a 50A then I have a lot of comparison material http://www.1881o.com/50a.html 27 coins and 11 of them are AU58 or above. Both sides of this coin show a little bit of the issue being described http://www.1881o...
by HawkeEye
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Morgans for gold
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: New Morgans for gold

A unique find as always, thanks.
by HawkeEye
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: June 1881-O
Replies: 0
Views: 224

June 1881-O

As we all know grandchildren are great, but not necessarily good for productivity.

Ours have just left for the year and I am just getting my June update out.

http://www.1881o.com/2022-06.html

Please see my note on Adobe and where they/I am heading

Hope everyone is having a happy and safe summer.
by HawkeEye
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: PCGS Frustration

Here are my hanging orders right now PCGS.jpg The bottom one is several Comitia Americana medals and they seem to really struggle with them My guess is that the number of graders for them is very low and this is probably outsourced to someone The top one is nothing more than Silver Eagle Proofs, but...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

PCGS Frustration

I guess I am just venting to be venting, but the slowdown at PCGS on grading and imaging is getting worse not better with my orders. I was cutting them a lot of slack during COVID, but the fun goes out of a lot of the collecting when a coin sits for three months. Heck, sometimes I cannot even rememb...
by HawkeEye
Wed May 25, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: Registering finds in the 'wild' versus bought attributed coins?

I think that opportunity has a lot to do with this discussion. Going to shows or dealers is out of my reach unfortunately, so I do a hybrid where I look for slabbed but unattributed VAMs. When your sole source is the internet slabbed coins avoid a lot of heartaches, but also gives a lot of opportuni...
by HawkeEye
Tue May 24, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Things Are Just Off For Us All
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Things Are Just Off For Us All

Got me there!
by HawkeEye
Mon May 23, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Things Are Just Off For Us All
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Things Are Just Off For Us All

I guess things just don't go according to plan right now no matter how we try. In the past three months we have lost two friends not to COVID but to just old age, which begins to date me a bit The 1881-O newsletter for March through May is now up and sorry it took so long, but it seems like everythi...
by HawkeEye
Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: PCGS Issues?

I have also had an issue with Trueviews and it seems like they lag way behind. Right now I have a group that was returned on March 23 pending the images. I am still pending images. Customers are hard to get and retain, easy to lose. I had hoped with new management that things might change, but I bel...
by HawkeEye
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 850

PCGS Issues?

I was cutting PCGS a lot of slack because of COVID, but there has been plenty of time for them to recover their office.

I am now doing pretty good if I can get an order processed in 3 to 4 months.

Anyone have an idea what is going on?
by HawkeEye
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I guess it has to be a VAM 1?
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: I guess it has to be a VAM 1?

Interesting note because of my last note from Leroy. Leroy concedes that VAM 1 might be mythical and not exist. I assume that his comment was more than the 1881-O series that I inquired about. If we assume (as I do) that VAM 1 is "Exactly as intended by George Morgan" then that coin might not exist ...
by HawkeEye
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: OT that time of year

Our 2021 taxes are past due?
by HawkeEye
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Change at PCGS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Change at PCGS?

I think the observation on auction prices is spot on and I have seen some crazy prices out there for high grade recognizable VAMs. I bought an unattributed PCGS MS64+ 1881-O VAM 27 that I just got back from PCGS attributed. PCGS lists this one for about $1,500. PCGS shows that an MS64 sold on eBay i...
by HawkeEye
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Coin Insurance

Well I would be pretty confident that many people here have a safe, somewhere. I hope no one leaves their coins laying around on a desk or in a drawer regardless of value. For most of us the value in the collection isn't in the bullion value or marketability, it is in the skill to build it. I would ...
by HawkeEye
Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Coin Insurance

Once your collection surpasses the volume of a safe deposit box it seems to me that you are on your own.

My answer is a large safe with a 3 hour fire rating and several guns.

Seems to work so far.
by HawkeEye
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Change at PCGS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Change at PCGS?

Good question and I will need to be more observant to answer the age question, but if there are a lot of new ones mixed with the old then it can feel like there are many more. I have also had a few N grades but I have shied away from trying to grade Toned coins because of the cost. The coins I am re...