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by HawkeEye
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Help
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: 1881 O Help

I have been away on another project and just found this post. I will check some coins tomorrow. It is not unusual for the 1881-O to have some chatter inside the Mint mark and not be noted. Did you check www.1881o.com for a match?
by HawkeEye
Sat Oct 15, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 81-O Web Site Update
Replies: 3
Views: 148

81-O Web Site Update

After months of working a different site, I believe I have figured out how to convert the 1881-O web site to WordPress This came after a conversation with JB earlier this week, but I believe it is possible The current site has about 12,000 images in it and bringing all of them forward isn't practica...
by HawkeEye
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 36
Views: 2399

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: 481

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: 338

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: 1661

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: 1661

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: 655

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: 307

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: 2309

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: 2309

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: 2446

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: 849

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: 849

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: 889

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: 889

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: 765

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: 992

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: 1131

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...