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by Dirtdoctor
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 O New VAM 84
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: 1880 O New VAM 84

Thanks very much for the help, and for catching the Error in P vs O. I should have caught that myself. Just did not pay attention to detail - was focused on copying and making files to send.
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 O New VAM 84
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: 1880 O New VAM 84

I'd appreciate it if you could help. I really don't have a clue.
Thanks!!
by Dirtdoctor
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 O New VAM 84
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

1880 O New VAM 84

I submitted several coins to LVA, one of which he has assigned as a new VAM - 1880 O VAM 84; Doubled Date, Cotton Leaves & Bolls.

Attached are his letter, marked up to eliminate unrelated and personal information, and his pictures. Also included are my full coin shots of the obverse and reverse.
by Dirtdoctor
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another Newbie Question - O over CC Verification
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Another Newbie Question - O over CC Verification

You are right, and that is a nice one.
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

Re: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition

I called the Mint (first sent an email and go no response) and described the mess I had. The rep checked with her supervisor and said they had no replacements available. She said they would send me a return mail label so I am not stuck with postage and insurance. :cry: I really just wanted the coins...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

Re: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition

What are the spots? Worth trying acetone on swab?
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

OT - Eagle from mint - spotty condition

A bit off topic but not sure where else to go with quick question. I ordered the 2 coin reverse proof eagle set. Unfortunately the post office ran over the box with a forklift crushing the display box. I might live with that, but one of the coins has milky spots on it. It is not moisture - I opened ...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin prices
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: Coin prices

Correction - just ran the sort to check myself, and the current sale listing population is about 85,000. Points still stand though - I agree the prices are jumping and quality is decreasing.
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin prices
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: Coin prices

Supply and Demand very much in play. A data point to consider... Over the last couple years it was normal for EBay to have 100,000 plus Morgans listed, at least in the saved search I use. Just a couple months ago this exact same search was down to low 70,000's. This change in the volume of listings ...
by Dirtdoctor
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please

Thanks for suggestion. I took a closer look, and got out the better photo gear. You can see the obverse polishing around the cotton bolls and leaves, and in the hair, a little better in these pics. Still trying to figure out how to get pics as good as others do. I don't think either of those work......
by Dirtdoctor
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please

Thanks for responding. The pincers on the 8 were one of the main features I hunted for, because they are strong and clear on this one.

I see no pitting in the ONE DO area, and nothing around the L in Liberty.
by Dirtdoctor
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

1880-P I'm stuck - Help or suggestions please

I have run the list of 1880's over and over and can't assign this one. Please offer any suggestions. Salient points Obverse - Doubled or machined second 8 on top Doubled 0 inside lower right and bottom Apparent clashed s in Hair Vee Possible checkmark remains on second 8 Polishing between features a...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 39a - Value and Crossover Advice Please
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: 1880 VAM 39a - Value and Crossover Advice Please

Thanks to all who took a minute to look and send me recommendation. I think I will break it out and send it in raw, that seems right to me since it clearly will not cross into PCGS.
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 39a - Value and Crossover Advice Please
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: 1880 VAM 39a - Value and Crossover Advice Please

I appreciate the You Suck. Probably my first. Anyway, I broke out the digital camera to get better shots. The iPhone exaggerates and does not give proper example, in my opinion. Still not as sharp as I'd like but I'm still trying to figure that out. Not sure if these change any minds but I'm still t...
by Dirtdoctor
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 39a - Value and Crossover Advice Please
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

1880 VAM 39a - Value and Crossover Advice Please

I think this coin needs to be sent in for re-grading by an established company. I have not sent coins in for grading. I enjoy having them in flips in an album so I can easily access them and compare/examine. Just me I guess. I think this coin could grade near the top in its group. It looks a bit bet...
by Dirtdoctor
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 8 Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: 1880 VAM 8 Ears

Thanks for taking the time to share that! Appreciate your time.
by Dirtdoctor
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 8 Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: 1880 VAM 8 Ears

I appreciate your honest feedback. Maybe I'm trying to hard to see the ears. Mainly that's because not just one but both back wing scratches (PUPs) match perfectly, and I see small bumps at the locations of both the ears. Small and not pronounced, but in the correct location. Following are a series ...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 8 Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: 1880 VAM 8 Ears

For added assurance, attached are the wing scratch overlays, with 2 different opacities. I know these are really tuff and ears are "soft" so thought I'd add these. Top pic is mine, second has overlay of VAMWorld pic at 86% opacity of the overlay, and third has it at 24% so you can see thru better to...
by Dirtdoctor
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1880 VAM 8 Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

1880 VAM 8 Ears

Ironic that I came here back to back with the same request for 1880 V8, not 1880 S V8. Found this coin in group of Morgans I previously could not or did not assign a VAM. Possibly because the ears are more subtle than I anticipated. The coin has unfortunately seen some strong cleaning. I superimpose...