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by Kurt28
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: O/T E BAY SELLER FEES
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: O/T E BAY SELLER FEES

I agree. And could add a few of my own horror stories.
To compound difficulties, they are no longer answering the phones (as though COVID is transmittable over phone lines.)
My image of the future includes more coin shows where the middle man is eliminated.
by Kurt28
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: China just caught. O/T beware!

This should have been included in my "Doom and Gloom" list.
by Kurt28
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Cool Newp... WWII WLH Dogtag!
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: O/T... Cool Newp... WWII WLH Dogtag!

Chris, that isn't a hole that broke out. My father was a Naval Reservist that served on active duty in the Pacific theater of operations in WWII. It happens. Dog tags get caught on things and get pulled off and lost in the heat of the moment. If they didn't, they wouldn't come with breakaway chains....
by Kurt28
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: PayPal changes for gold sales...
Replies: 7
Views: 138

PayPal changes for gold sales...

I just got my notice from PayPal indicating some policy changes for the sales of gold.
Though I haven't sold many gold coins on ebay, I'm stocking up with the intention of doing so.
I'm not sure how the new policies may affect me.
Any input is appreciated.
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by Kurt28
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Great Collections web site
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Great Collections web site

I've had many good experiences with Great Collections. They had a NGC label listed VAM that was mis-attributed. When I called Ian Russell, he took care of the problem immediately, in a way that was satisfying to both the buyer and sell. Perhaps if enough of us contacted Great Collections and told th...
by Kurt28
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Press feeder/ejector gouges - Are these counted as VAM varieties?
Replies: 25
Views: 472

Re: Press feeder/ejector gouges - Are these counted as VAM varieties?

In my opinion, feed finger marks on the die are just another form of die wear.
In the extreme, as with pitting, erosion and polishing, it may be considered a separate VAM.
I am glad I'm not the one that has to determine where the line is drawn.
by Kurt28
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

I find your die charts very helpful, and I thank you for you research.
I hope some day you will render an opinion on the 1904-O VAMs 29 and 47 reverse dies.
by Kurt28
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Found an 1898-O VAM-11A in my collection
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Found an 1898-O VAM-11A in my collection

Nice coin, nice Photos.
My series has a hat full of 11 degree rotations.
Thanks for sharing and welcome to the madness.
by Kurt28
Sun May 31, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-D VAM 2A2 E-30
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: 1922-D VAM 2A2 E-30

This is why I, as a Morgan aficionado, keep an open mind about Peace dollars.
by Kurt28
Sun May 31, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Yet another medal by Morgan
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Yet another medal by Morgan

With all respect, I hope you have considered Verdi-Care and/or Coin Care for that business under the chin.
Thanks for sharing.
by Kurt28
Wed May 27, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Private GOLD morgan dollars
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Private GOLD morgan dollars

Good for you sir.
Your accomplishments are cause for celebration. (And maybe sharing from the second production run?)
by Kurt28
Wed May 27, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Monthly silver to gold ratio 1896 - 1924
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: Monthly silver to gold ratio 1896 - 1924

Thanks for that useful information. And the healthy discussion.
by Kurt28
Tue May 26, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of memories for today
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: A couple of memories for today

My oath was to support the Constitution and protect my country from enemies both domestic and abroad.
No expiration date.
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by Kurt28
Sun May 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A Time Capsule of Prices
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: A Time Capsule of Prices

Prior to Treasury sales, the 1904-O was considered a scarce and pricey coin. As an engineering student, I signed up for silver smithing classes when the Hunt brothers were driving silver towards $50. And I recall selling a stack of gold American Eagles when the purchase price was $200/oz, to pay a d...
by Kurt28
Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: LVA
Replies: 27
Views: 1039

Re: LVA

John, as much as I too would like for Leroy to view a few of my coins, that is not what is important.
I think you summed up the situation very well, and have my complete support.
Prayers for Leroy and Marilyn.
by Kurt28
Sat May 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Anyone know what this is?

It appears to be a Colonial Mexican coin.
Value is 4 Reals.
Minted 1542-1555 under Carlos I.
I am not familiar with the G-M mint mark.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces14988.html
by Kurt28
Fri May 22, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Values of our Vams in General
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Values of our Vams in General

I may not soon recover the investments I put into VAMs, but the fun and the learning experience is worth a million dollars. Special thanks to Alan, JR, JB and so many others that have given me their time and wisdom. And who knows, if the market turns, my '04-O reference set may someday be worth some...
by Kurt28
Fri May 22, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Morgan & Vam Sales- U.S. GOLD COINS
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Morgan & Vam Sales- U.S. GOLD COINS

My humble opinion only, Morganman, but I think the coins you are offering (especially the gold) are a more attractive investment than than paper promises.
I'm in agreement with you on this one.
by Kurt28
Thu May 21, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Gold/Silver Ratio
Replies: 32
Views: 732

Re: Gold/Silver Ratio

I agree Alan. Then explain why John has attacked my position without any evidence.
by Kurt28
Thu May 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT My new Hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: OT My new Hobby

I'm touched by the experience.
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