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by HawkeEye
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed one
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: I missed one

I believe all true and I have been cutting them a lot of slack because of Covid. But one of my recent submission has now run to 110 days without moving down the line. Hopefully my contacting them will get it moving, but it seems awfully slow and things seem to just get lost.
by HawkeEye
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed one
Replies: 6
Views: 262

I missed one

I definitely missed the article explaining that PCGS had been purchased in a stock buy with some private capital or VC guys taking over. Could this be a the heart of some of the issues with them? Will they survive?
by HawkeEye
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: marilyn van allen
Replies: 55
Views: 804

Re: marilyn van allen

Certainly our thoughts and prayers go out to Leroy and the family.
by HawkeEye
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: whats a 1881 o VAM 33B worth?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: whats a 1881 o VAM 33B worth?

Sorry I missed this question I have only been able to find one of these and it was not identified as a 33B or it would have been much more expensive. I paid $50 for an MS62 but think it is worth much more. It is certainly more rare than the 1D or 5 and I think should be priced closer to a VAM 27, bu...
by HawkeEye
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Buy the Holder, Not the Coin(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Buy the Holder, Not the Coin(s)

Someone please explain to me why you would ever want to pair two coins in one slab? Maybe if they are attributable to one collector? But why even then since they have to be sold as a pair and the storage would be a nightmare since this would be an odd size. I am learning in my Comitia Americana meda...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN Show
Replies: 2
Views: 227

FUN Show

by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA, Will it survive?
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: ANA, Will it survive?

I certainly agree with Roger, except for the North Georgia reference. Banjo playing here is still big and we actually have the state champion living just a mile or so down the road. I cannot see how they remain relevant. PCGS and NGC have taken over grading and are much more present in the marketpla...
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA, Will it survive?
Replies: 7
Views: 543

ANA, Will it survive?

I got an interesting note from the ANA yesterday almost begging people to run for the board. That got me curious so i went to their web site and checked their finances. It looks to me like they lost $1.5 million in 2019, so pre Covid. Do they have a white knight or is this the beginning of the end f...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stupid Questions from the new guy!
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Stupid Questions from the new guy!

Welcome to one of the world's most addictive, difficult, intellectual, and open-ended hobbies.
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1844

Re: Covid Shots

Well I have been in semi-lockdown for a year. For me there is more upside potential in taking the shot.

My recommendation based on my experience would be get it if you can.

If you are willing to take the risk by not getting it, that is your choice.
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1844

Re: Covid Shots

One thing we learned is that out of caution many or most people registered in two or three places. As they got a shot they released the other one or two and suddenly there was an abundance of vaccine. So check around for the Moderna or Phiser, they might be out there and just not well advertised. We...
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1844

Re: Covid Shots

If you have a chance to get the others I would take it and not wait. One unintended benefit that my wife and I didn't realize was anxiety. There was a big feeling of relief once we got the shot.
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1844

Re: Covid Shots

Well the alternatives are not good. I have a friend who decided to go visit all his kids for Christmas and somewhere along the way picked up Covid. He was home for about 10 days before getting worse and it going into pneumonia. Then he went in the hospital and has been there for 10 days. The doctors...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1844

Covid Shots

I got the Moderna Covid shot yesterday morning about 11 and have had no real reaction I went to bed with a sore arm and feeling only what we would describe as “fuzzy” headed Woke up this morning with just a little soreness and very little feeling of “fuzziness” As the morning goes on we are getting ...
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings
Replies: 18
Views: 1054

Re: 2021 Morgan/Peace renderings

I think these have some real potential. We need things to draw attention to the hobby, so in my mind if they do multiple mint marks, PL, MS, DMPL, reverse proofs, etc. it is all drawing attention to the hobby. It might be a pain to build a complete set, but that is not new. It would be really nice i...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 38
Views: 2377

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

Enjoyed the conversation and having a chance to put faces with names.
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 38
Views: 2377

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

I just went to the Zoom site and apparently you can now host a meeting for 40 minutes with up to 100 participants.
by HawkeEye
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A special thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: A special thanks

Glad you reached out to the VAMers here. I did not know Nate but the positive comments here from those who knew him speaks volumes about his life.

Stay safe.
by HawkeEye
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 38
Views: 2377

Re: FUN ZOOM Call

Works for me
by HawkeEye
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN ZOOM Call
Replies: 38
Views: 2377

FUN ZOOM Call

Do we have an update on plans for a Zoom call for a FUN substitute?