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by DHalladay
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: Wow unbelievable
Replies: 31
Views: 14791

Re: Wow unbelievable

That's remarkable!
I have a PCGS-62 in my database that sold for $190 back in 2010, and an NGC-61 that went for $113 in 2009.
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1878 7TF Rev 79 Morgan Silver Dollar Vam 200
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Re: 1878 7TF Rev 79 Morgan Silver Dollar Vam 200

Sam:
What is the grade?
Raw or certified?
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting new 1921-P
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: Interesting new 1921-P

Chris: your photos are good!
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting new 1921-P
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: Interesting new 1921-P

Chris: I'm old school; I use an old Nikon DSLR, a macro lens, and extension tubes. Coins that are any degree of EDS are almost cheating because the scribbles are bolder. Real photographers would be horrified at my approach to lighting (a single gooseneck). When I find a feature I want to capture I r...
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting new 1921-P
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Interesting new 1921-P

I recently bought a group of 5 NGC-63 1921-Ps on eBay. The photos were good enough that I was reasonably sure I could identify them all. Plus, an eBay Bucks special made them stupid cheap, so "Buy It Now" it was... It turned out I was right; I did identify them all. And one was interesting – a very ...
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1889-o Vam 20-A and 20-b
Replies: 8
Views: 4407

Re: 1889-o Vam 20-A and 20-b

Back when VAMview was still doing a Retail Price Guide they were strongly thought of, and my database of sales has two raw MS62s going for $2,500 each in 2007, as well as a PCGS-55 going for $1,495 in 2008. Prices have dropped a LOT since then and... -- I have seen no Mint State examples of either 2...
by DHalladay
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-P A1l reverse question
Replies: 8
Views: 3978

Re: 78-P A1l reverse question

I have been assembling my VAM sales database since 2005, which now contains over 47,000 entries. In that time I have just 22 entries for VAM 14.15, the highest of which is a 62DMPL (next highest are three AU50s). It is a genuinely rare coin, but early on they seemed to appear occasionally enough tha...
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D new vam or error?
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

Re: 1921 D new vam or error?

"Indented in" means it is not a 1 in the denticles, otherwise it would be raised up. It most likely means what you are seeing was caused by something hitting it in that area.
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D new vam or error?
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

Re: 1921 D new vam or error?

Looks like just a stain to me.
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Egads! PCGS screwed up
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Egads! PCGS screwed up

I'd been having trouble being 100% confident about which VAM this 1879-CC was, but VAM 2 seemed to be the last option left. Silly me... believing the PCGS label that says only "1879-CC VF20". My photos say otherwise, don't they? 30516973 date.jpg 30516973 God.jpg 30516973 nose.jpg 30516973 CCs.jpg
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: how to start a date set at SSDC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: how to start a date set at SSDC?

Thanks Lee, it worked great!
I had seen the new set button and window, but I didn't realize it was a pull-down window with ALL the options, instead of just 1878.
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: how to start a date set at SSDC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

how to start a date set at SSDC?

I've looked and looked for a "start this set" button (or something like it), but to no avail. Can someone help?
The date I want to start is 1879-CC.
by DHalladay
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I knew it was too easy....
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

Re: I knew it was too easy....

Chris: VAM 44 is really, really hard! The few examples I've seen in person, plus a couple I've talked to their owners about, all have two distinct diagnostic characteristics: – they are somewhat PL – they have a fairly large finger feed gouge patch running from the rim through the A in STATES and do...
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: pixs of a very EDS 1921-P VAM 3GY
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

pixs of a very EDS 1921-P VAM 3GY

Just got this in the mail (PCGS-64). It's NFFPL... Not Far From Prooflike.
There aren't even faint traces of a crack anywhere, but there are nice polishing lines through the date and LUR.
The scribbles detail is also profoundly more extensive than what is on our attribution page.
by DHalladay
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trying to VAM a 1879-S DMPL
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Trying to VAM a 1879-S DMPL

Stellar photos!
And it looks like a very high grade coin.
Sorry, but I know zilch about 1879-S VAMs.
by DHalladay
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P Morgan VAM-3C1
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Re: 1921-P Morgan VAM-3C1

Nice!
With or without pitting on LL?
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1892-S Crackers
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: 1892-S Crackers

Very high grade! (Is it Mint State?)
Great photos!
I really like the break through A in AMERICA.
by DHalladay
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust
Replies: 15
Views: 7572

Re: 81o w/ Heavily Beveled Liberty Bust

Fantastic ID work Mitch! :idea:
by DHalladay
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: UNIQUE 1890cc "Tailbar"
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Re: UNIQUE 1890cc "Tailbar"

If only we were able to go back in time -- "NO! Don't use that one!!"