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by alefzero
Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 S "Extra Olive"
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: 1926 S "Extra Olive"

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by alefzero
Sat Apr 09, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1926 S "Extra Olive"
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: 1926 S "Extra Olive"

I have another like it on a different date Peace dollar. It is among the bunch I had never sent in but have [mostly] held back from releasing back into the wild so far.
by alefzero
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Change at PCGS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Change at PCGS?

It might be wise for some sellers with questionable ones that were slabbed in the past, before much scrutiny to send them in for reholder and gold shield for faux market credibility.
by alefzero
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???
Replies: 22
Views: 2855

Re: How Long Have You Collected our Beloved Morgan Dollars ???

I started collecting coins in the 1960s. Lived in Philadelphia and the suburbs, near Valley Forge. Like every other boy then, I collected mostly Lincoln cents and Buffalo nickels from change. As a paperboy, a couple merchants let me go through their cash register drawers and exchange any coins I wan...
by alefzero
Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update
Replies: 19
Views: 6470

Re: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update

Waiting on the Peace thing to start up. I don't care if I get discovery credit or make a nickel on them, but have been holding back some slabbed and raw pieces for years because I just cannot send them back into the wild knowing they are probably listable.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC VAM Value Guide corrections?
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: SSDC VAM Value Guide corrections?

Made the list administrative changes, except for 1921 VAM-2/2A. I do not see the 2 or 2A in the catalogue. I did not touch valuations.
by alefzero
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC VAM Value Guide corrections?
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: SSDC VAM Value Guide corrections?

If I get a chance, I will see if I can make some of the additions. Essentially, I wrote the engine for managing it but have been completely hands off in setting valuations. Ash is leading that. I am unsure if he has recruited others to assist, particularly for specific dates. Also I am unsure of the...
by alefzero
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 78-S VAM-108 Reg & PL in census
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: 78-S VAM-108 Reg & PL in census

1881-O VAM-5 is an obvious one. The only reason our census is not lopsided in prooflikes for it is that PCGS tightened standards for the designation around the time the Hit List came around. Nearly all of them are PL/DM or really, really close to it.
by alefzero
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Release of Inventory
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Release of Inventory

Let me know which ones and I will try to get them done soon. Date, VAM, cert should do it.
by alefzero
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1-1886-P Morgan, 2-VAMs?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: 1-1886 Morgan, 2-VAMs?

When you say 1E2, that implies the reverse break. All of them are clashed. It is not the same level of multiple clashes of the 1C. It would simply be a 1E2.
by alefzero
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC now more usable !
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: SSDC now more usable !

blh74 wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:23 am
Am I missing something? I only see Morgans on the "lists". Are there other dates?
It only shows the series you select. That series is, by default, the last one you registered.
by alefzero
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC now more usable !
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: SSDC now more usable !

Thanks, all. One detail I didn't point out is that it learns the series you are registering. So if you do Peace dollars, for instance, you don't need to keep selecting that from the menu. It remembers rather than using a default series. I had hoped to make it simple with cascading menus, but couldn'...
by alefzero
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a nice little 'pick
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: a nice little 'pick

Very cool. Took a few seconds, as looking for that feature completely fell off of my radar. Nice grade for that too! I only had one and it was bought or traded fully attributed and in AU if memory serves me.
by alefzero
Mon Feb 28, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Who is going to the ANA show
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Who is going to the ANA show

Would have but flaked and didn't notice it was in less than 2 weeks from now.
by alefzero
Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Silver dollars in circulation - August 1880
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Silver dollars in circulation - August 1880

About 10 years ago or so, a full bag of 1881-O Morgans, nearly all prooflike, was found. It was an anomaly. They were all the same die pair and not VAM-5. I forget which one, but I had a 65DMPL and a 64DMPL of that VAM which went down well below cost overnight. Ash should remember that bag and might...
by alefzero
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 59
Views: 12624

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Wonder if that MS62 will hold up as the lowball 2021-D. The submitter must have had at least a brief WTAF moment.
by alefzero
Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Roll Call

Was the best Long Beach in a long while. All three public days were decently attended and bourse traffic was steady from start to finish. I sold a lot of Trade dollars. I didn't know that The Numismatist featured them in the latest issue. It was weird because I am known for having an extraordinarily...
by alefzero
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Roll Call

Will be there the entire show. Fogie knows already as we will be at table 638. Todd is nearby us too. Take with the dearest friend of VAMs, Jeff Oxman, and he's coming. Who else?
by alefzero
Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT TRADE DOLLAR
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: OT TRADE DOLLAR

as for detecting counterfeit trade dollars, i saw 2 that i could not tell were counterfeit until i was shown why. they were "cloned". metal content, luster, strike, and color were correct. one pcgs50, the other was icg61. scariest counterfeits that i have ever seen. right up there with the 1872s co...
by alefzero
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT TRADE DOLLAR
Replies: 13
Views: 2357

Re: OT TRADE DOLLAR

For extra confidence that it is genuine, here is a Heritage lot of a PCGS certification.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/trade-dollars/ ... ail-071515