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by JohnGoldsmith
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crackin’ Slabs & Resubmitting Stories
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: Crackin’ Slabs & Resubmitting Stories

I have an abundance of stories. I have learned some really valuable lessons. Some are: 4. You will almost certainly do better on average grade wise if you have your coins graded at the tier they belong. For instance, don't send a 14.19 in for economy grading. Ash My 14.19 when I sent it in, I put a...
by JohnGoldsmith
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crackin’ Slabs & Resubmitting Stories
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: Crackin’ Slabs & Resubmitting Stories

Before I got into VAM's and had my Unc. set. I would use two coins as bait. They where PQ coins and today would be considered a double plus. Also the price was ten fold if they went up a grade. I would crack them out and send in them in with my upgrade coin. Nine out of ten times it worked. Last one...
by JohnGoldsmith
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS grades in
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: PCGS grades in

Forgot 39A
by JohnGoldsmith
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS grades in
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

PCGS grades in

Homerun 1880 P sent in as a plain Jane, MS61. Got it off Ebay $70.00.
Grand slam, 1976 S Ike silver, graded AG3. Paid 5 bucks and carried it for several years in my pocket.
But I made a deal and have to give it to it's new owner free of charge.
Rodent is drooling over the silver Ike.
by JohnGoldsmith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Speech... and the end of a long road!
Replies: 45
Views: 4341

Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

OK, now put a circulated set together.
by JohnGoldsmith
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Made it back from FUN
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Made it back from FUN

vampicker wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:55 am
Well, almost everyone - somehow I got stuck with the foul and tacky bottle of cologne from the blackmail auction.
Keep it open on your desk and maybe it will evaporate, or ward off evil sprits.
by JohnGoldsmith
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grades in..
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Grades in..

What a load of junk, waste of time. You want to know what hurts. Carried this for a few years and tried it, ouch.

133969 1921 $1 Morgan Wide Reeding TOP 100 Genuine P/FR Details (98 - Damage)
That would have taking the wind off your sail.
by JohnGoldsmith
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Goals for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Goals for 2019

Hmmm, well gee golly gosh, I think I'll try something new this year and see if I can track down a 1921-S VAM-29a once... wonder how that'll go? Outside of that I guess I'd like to have a little higher quantity of fresh picked acorns this year. Outside of VAMs what I'd like to do in 2019 is take mos...
by JohnGoldsmith
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Gold slot for the Bunny
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Another Gold slot for the Bunny

Bunny pockets wins again on one, struck out on another one.

133915 1887-S $1 VAM 2 S/S VF35
by JohnGoldsmith
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry set deadline
Replies: 21
Views: 2205

Re: SSDC Registry set deadline

Crap just sent a rare low grade gem in. Will be Jan, before I know if it grades.
Rodent, I have your 21S 29A, worn it slick so it will grade a zero, just like your set is worth.
by JohnGoldsmith
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T FINALLY--PORNO Quarter
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: O/T FINALLY--PORNO Quarter

Darn my PO1 1916 don't have a chance, in a beauty contest.
by JohnGoldsmith
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Which VAM?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Which VAM?

I would look for a 14.21.
by JohnGoldsmith
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Earring -Dark side
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Earring -Dark side

Sorry old fashion here, not into wearing earrings. Check with the rodent.
by JohnGoldsmith
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-P A1l reverse question
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: 78-P A1l reverse question

Die order is 14.20, 14.15 and 14.2. The 14.2 was last due to the gouge on reverse comes with and with out it if memory serves. As most 8 tail collectors know, the dot coins are mostly PL or DMPL if found in higher grades. The obverse die failed quickly and how many coins was scraped back into the me...
by JohnGoldsmith
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-P A1l reverse question
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: 78-P A1l reverse question

Have to remember how much time has passed. Look at the 1887 P 1B, prices fell like a rock. Still a rare bird, I never found one.
by JohnGoldsmith
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e by Leroy
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: New VAM-e by Leroy

Great read however VAM 28 is omitted.
by JohnGoldsmith
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!
Replies: 54
Views: 6174

Re: PCGS just graded an 1878-S VAM 58 SP65!

Give it to me and I will have it looking like the rest of them.
by JohnGoldsmith
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Nobody has lower junk than my junk.
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Nobody has lower junk than my junk.

The good thing about low ball collecting is.

If you drop it, you can't hurt them. Sometimes it might make them better.
by JohnGoldsmith
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Nobody has lower junk than my junk.
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Nobody has lower junk than my junk.

Squirrel is hoping I leave this to him in my will. PCGS Set Registry Johnny Goldsmith (Pocket Change) - Morgan Dollar Top 100 Vam Set, Low Ball (1878-1921) We see a trend here. For the fifth year in a row, Pocket Change has impressed us by lowering his GPA even more. His set now has an amazing 42 To...
by JohnGoldsmith
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Back from NGC
Replies: 27
Views: 3117

Re: Back from NGC

vampicker wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:06 pm
BTW, I have a few Peace Dollars in GSA soft packs and Paramount holders. If I get those done, that would define the dark side.


Going to NGC isn't that the dark side?