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by vampicker
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Back from Leroy

Thanks John
by vampicker
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from Leroy
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Back from Leroy

@fogie could you add the 1879-P VAM 117 to the registry? I just got the discovery piece back from grading
by vampicker
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 642

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Several members have conducted exhaustive date studies. Their insights will be invaluable going forward.
by vampicker
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 642

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

I'm already plotting the demise of the 78-CC VAM 12
by vampicker
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1879 S rev 78 VAM 67
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: 1879 S rev 78 VAM 67

I don't no of any reported sales although a couple have traded hands. I'd think pricing would be comparable to VAMs 56 and 77/77A
by vampicker
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grading Best Options
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Grading Best Options

Before you send them in, it might be worth posting a couple of pictures here of the features you're talking about
by vampicker
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1879 S rev 78 VAM 67
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: 1879 S rev 78 VAM 67

Damn!, that's a hell of a coin. Was it sold as a VAM 67?

Just so everyone is clear on this - the piece in question is a VAM 67
by vampicker
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1900-O Vam 29 attribution and value
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: 1900-O Vam 29 attribution and value

Coin was graded and attributed in February 1997
by vampicker
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Modified upper tail feathers
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Modified upper tail feathers

Both solid examples of this sort of touch up work, and highly likely done by the same pair of hands. Great pictures!
by vampicker
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 46
Views: 642

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

For my part I'm honored to be an integral part of this going forward. I envision most if not all new Morgan listings being signed off on by both John and myself. Not necessarily in hand by both, but I do see a LOT of emails going back and forth. And there is no one more qualified to make determinati...
by vampicker
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 38
Views: 1489

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

I had a few of these cross my desk today, and - yeah - underwhelmed by them
by vampicker
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 131 proof dies
Replies: 5
Views: 104

1878 VAM 131 proof dies

I had this variety come up as a question in a submission yesterday. I noticed we have full coin shots for the proof only Die 2 pairing but no close up shots of its unique diagnostics. There's a fairly bold but close spread under the eyelid A diagonal line over some die chips inside the lower loop of...
by vampicker
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 27
Views: 4458

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Last call, judging starts tomorrow.
by vampicker
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hmmm. What did I find?
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Hmmm. What did I find?

So what you're saying is you suck
by vampicker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 27
Views: 4458

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Only a couple of days left before judging begins
by vampicker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ssdc awards approaching
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Ssdc awards approaching

There are some of the basics covered on the page with previous winners

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... ry_Winners
by vampicker
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Blanchard Holder

I have 9 examples (including 2 Redfield) with the white Blanchard label with gold lettering. They all have that scratch inside the reverse shell. I also have 1 with a grey label and white lettering - no scratch.
by vampicker
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Blanchard Holder

Both the Blanchard and Paramount holders represent coin dealers grading their own inventory. Third party grading existed at this time, but it was still in it's infancy. I don't ever recall seeing a Blanchard Redfield holder for anything other than Peace Dollars. There's a wide array of pieces in the...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 27
Views: 4458

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

It's that time again. December 1st is coming soon. We didn't have an alternate version of VAM Thing last year so the registry awards were not announced or presented. We are going to double dip this time and do last year's then this year's awards. Still going with silver eagles in custom holders for ...
by vampicker
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Blanchard Holder
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Blanchard Holder

I'd be in favor of this as I have a group of these. The problem is how to weight their grading. A possible solution is that they only count for a Blanchard set and aren't admissible in others. How that works is beyond me.