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by DHalladay
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NGC VAM price less than non VAM?? REALLY
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: NGC VAM price less than non VAM?? REALLY

NGC, like everyone else, is allowed to make whatever VAM value guesses it wants. But don't assume those guesses are the same as market reality, or there is significant demand for a particular VAM.

(oops... data for wrong VAM removed)
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 P Morgan with VAM-1B...and more?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: 1888 P Morgan with VAM-1B...and more?

I was told that PCGS will not do the work for me and that I have to find all of the VAM myself. Okay, what in H*ll am I paying for? Should I grade the coin as well? You were told correctly; PCGS does not make VAM attributions, you have to tell them what it is on the submission form. What we pay for...
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888 P Morgan with VAM-1B...and more?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: 1888 P Morgan with VAM-1B...and more?

Most already known VAMs have small features on them that aren't listed, and some have MANY things that aren't listed.
Everything you show is the normal clashing I would expect to see on VAM 1B... which was listed because it is clashed.
by DHalladay
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin prices
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Coin prices

Morgan prices have been on a tear pretty much all year long, especially for common and slightly better dates in modest Mint State grades. Some dates, like 1921-D, have gone berserk on a percentage basis. It's as though the definition of "cheap" has been increased up by 50% or more. I can't make any ...
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New VAM-e Sent
Replies: 29
Views: 1025

Re: New VAM-e Sent

I did not receive it.
by DHalladay
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1896-O oval O mystery coin
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: 1896-O oval O mystery coin

vampicker wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:52 am
To be clear here, the original post was asking if this thing had any chance of being a contemporary counterfeit

But John, the original post does not contain the word "contemporary".
by DHalladay
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM kill
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: 1921-P VAM kill

For now, I will move 1BP to 1BN2 in the Registry. He did say it was the later state with breaks (which are generally listable). Yes he did say it's a later die state. But he didn't say anything about making a new listing. And hasn't he always been very clear that cracks don't constitute a VAM? And ...
by DHalladay
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterfeit or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Counterfeit or what?

Coin and holder look totally OK to me.
If you contact PCGS about the database issue they're going to want you to mail in the coin.
by DHalladay
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P VAM kill
Replies: 3
Views: 222

1921-P VAM kill

Received a handwritten note from LVA a few days ago, in reply to copies of his plate images I had sent showing that 1BN and 1BP are the same, and that 3GA and 107 are the same. Here is a transcript of what he sent [my typo corrections are inside brackets]: Aug. 22, 2021 [1921-P] 1BN, 1BP. Yes, has s...
by DHalladay
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Record Morgan Dollar Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Record Morgan Dollar Sale

Only two VAM possibilities with 1893-S, and this is the 2nd one.
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Record Morgan Dollar Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Record Morgan Dollar Sale

That price includes the extra 2.5% buyer's fee for using a credit card. I don't think that was how the buyer paid.
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 VAM 123 better pickup pics..
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: 1878 VAM 123 better pickup pics..

Pfft...
These aren't bad:

VAM 123 denticles.jpg
VAM 123 denticles.jpg (233.56 KiB) Viewed 230 times
VAM 123 star-E.jpg
VAM 123 star-E.jpg (165.56 KiB) Viewed 230 times
by DHalladay
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Selling This Sunday at Great Collections 9/26/21
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Selling Today at Great Collections 8/29/21

Good luck Ed!

BUT... the 1V extra Hair is a 1923, not a 1921.
by DHalladay
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd things on 1921-P D1s
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Odd things on 1921-P D1s

The ridiculous number of different 1921-P Morgan VAMs – 452 so far – makes it easy to get lost in their sea of attribution features. Two reverse types (D1s account for 30% of the total and D2s for 70%) helps reduce the confusion, but inspection of many D1 coins has brought up other questions for me....
by DHalladay
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Ebuyer Beware!
Replies: 1509
Views: 310268

Re: Ebuyer Beware!

Even with the crappy photos it's easy to see this 1893-CC is a Chinese fake in a fake PCGS holder:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224587767489?h ... Sw7SZhKOTM
by DHalladay
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Date on PCI Slab?
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Date on PCI Slab?

In 2003, Condor101 – an active member on the PCGS message board who was the go-to person for information about all certified holders – published a 436-page book entitled, "Third Party Grading/Certification Services & Slab/Certificate Varieties", chronicling the evolution of each company's holders, i...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF VAM?
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Oops! :oops:
I forgot; time flies!
John is a revered past president.
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF VAM?
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Messy desk is way too modest. Besides being head moderator here, he is also the current president of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors, and is owner/operator of Variety Slabbing Service – a highly accurate and respected VAM attribution service whose attributions are even used by Heritage Aucti...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF VAM?
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

One thing I've discovered personally more than once is that just because the holder says 8TF or 7TF doesn't mean the holder is right... so take a close look to make sure. Also, anything with PL surfaces demands extra careful attention, because all of the super rare 8TF VAMs seem to have been PL/DMPL...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8TF VAM?
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Welcome to the mayhem Woodsy! Your photographic tools and attention to detail mean you have a huge head start over most VAM beginners, so I predict you will get a handle on this fairly quickly. As you've already found, people here are super knowledgeable and very happy to help, so don't be shy about...