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by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 37
Views: 1418

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Like PCGS, were they heavily weighted toward the MS70 category?
by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 30
Views: 298

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Great move and one that will benefit the VAMing community.
by HawkeEye
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 37
Views: 1418

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Looks like someone got behind on the database updates
by HawkeEye
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 37
Views: 1418

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Has anyone checked the pop reports at NGC and ANACS?
PCGS MS 69.jpg
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NOT AS AN AD, BUT A CURIOSITY
by HawkeEye
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Thanks for finding this reference as always. Maybe I am just thinking about other references to CSA coinage and not New Orleans specific.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Probably my age, but I thought there were some CSA records of letters documenting (bragging) about the capture of the Mint and coins struck with existing and altered dies.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Blanchard Holder

Yes, that is the ones I saw but I didn't remember there were stages of grading.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 37
Views: 1418

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

There are sellers on eBay offering ms69 coins, so is tgis anticipatory or bad accounting on the part of PCGS
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Blanchard Holder

I seem to think that I saw some in holders that have a red background
by HawkeEye
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Blanchard Holder

Can you post a picture of one for us? It has been quite a while since I have seen one.
by HawkeEye
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

This is really interesting because this is where I paused my analysis of the superintendents and where I will pick up again. The last superintendent was William Augustus Elmore before the State took over and I don't think I know I have seen research showing that the State of Louisiana did seize some...
by HawkeEye
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: $85 coin sold for $7,125
Replies: 24
Views: 929

Re: $85 coin sold for $7,125

I still believe there is a lot of value in making all the VAM Discovery Coins NFT's!

We might discover what the true upper limit on a Morgan is
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: way OT but wondering....
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: way OT but wondering....

I would have guessed a bone marrow extractor.

But apparently a butter pick is the correct answer
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021-O Polished Die?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: 2021-O Polished Die?

I assume these are examples where automation of the die creation and repair produced coins of a lower quality than the handmade dies
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Explaination for handling and reissue of reverse dies

Interesting and explains a lot about the characteristics of dies from year to year.
by HawkeEye
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 37
Views: 1418

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

A bit strange that all are 70's unless there is a way to preclude others

It might also limit the value if there are nothing but 70's
by HawkeEye
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 P
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: 2021 P

Are we now into 2021 varieties?

Maybe a special little link on the date list?

I noticed on the new Gold Eagles they are starting to find things like unfinished proof dies
by HawkeEye
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS ON THEIR 2021 D MORGAN? MINOR DIE BREAK_THANKS
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS ON THERE 2021 D MORGAN?

Hard for me to tell if it is just stuff on the coin or struck through something

Lighting can be tricky
by HawkeEye
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: October 1881-O
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: October 1881-O

No on the VAM numbers, but hopefully my IQ went up 1 and not down 1.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: October 1881-O
Replies: 3
Views: 229

October 1881-O

Well my conversion to Windows 11 took longer than expected and that has thrown me a few days late. But I am converted, tested, backed up, and about everything else. In October I am back to the die crack analysis and covered VAMs 4, 4A, 26, and 26A. I am narrowing in on completing this multi-year stu...