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by morganman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM of the Year???
Replies: 49
Views: 21418

Re: VAM of the Year???

Never heard of VOTY but im on outside looking in. LOL I am not a set chaser but amassing a set of VOTY would be challenging and we should have a published list. Sounds like a great/fun undertaking to me. Lets see if membership here agrees. So i vote that if we dont have a list we get one- Maybe JR/J...
by morganman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O attribution help- EARRIE situation
Replies: 8
Views: 4168

Re: 1880-O attribution help- EARRIE situation

Mr John Roberts aka JR and " The Dream Crusher" has struck again in 2019 LOL
I have looked at quite a few vam 48 and never bothered to look in hair for curved line
Goes to show were always learning/ which makes this sport a total blast
Thanks JR
by morganman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PICKIN STORY I CAN'T RESIST
Replies: 9
Views: 4230

Re: PICKIN STORY I CAN'T RESIST

The Late: Mr Gene Henry was vamming/assembling oodles of Morgan Vams quietly before their was much interest period. He was dedicated to making money from dealing /then putting a portion back into vams as a savings acct. This all as a true vam hoarder withot telling very many including his heirs of w...
by morganman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: FOR SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

FOR SALE

1881 - O VAM 16 NAOH Guaranteed - PCGS 64 DMPL PQ clean fields- super blazing mirrors Super rare- hard find period 1882 o/s vam 5 EDS Anacs yellow holder Anacs 62 1878 S vam 19B PCGS 65 Top POP NAOH Guaranteed 1878 S vam 50 PCGS 62 Lava wing 58 Lava wing 1883 -O vam 22A Pcgs 63 E rev Many more liste...
by morganman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PICKIN STORY I CAN'T RESIST
Replies: 9
Views: 4230

PICKIN STORY I CAN'T RESIST

Since im excited about finding 1881 o vam 16 PCGS 64DMPL: here's a Yesteryear Long Beach pickin story. The Wash State coin dealer: The late Gene Henry and Myself decided before the show to a pickin competition. At end of show the winner had to pick up the tab for the others show expenses/table fees/...
by morganman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-O attribution help- EARRIE situation
Replies: 8
Views: 4168

Re: 1880-O attribution help- EARRIE situation

Check neck for clash- if there its 49 if not 48
Pics show possible metal on 2nd 8-but may just be hairlines like shows
on 1st 8

vam 49 is a clashed N at neck & clash at small hair V
by morganman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My exciting blind find
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: My exciting blind find

I now believe the 1881 o has been quite under appreciated except for the unreal Hawkeye work, of which i never really spent time looking at until now. As my eyes arent like 20 yr ago, i look at my coins through 10x microscope and i saw this reverse much like 83-0 1C. To my amazement turns out vam 16...
by morganman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My exciting blind find
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

My exciting blind find

Im excited to find: 1881 O vam 16 Tough as hens teeth PCGS 64 DMPL-- ssdc shows 2 in this grade Top Pop- over polish/rev This one underappreciated/sleeper in community Much rarer than the current R4- IMHO R6/7 JB - says attrib 1 of 1000 hes done rev reminds you of 83-0 1C Try finding one!!!!!!!!!!!!...
by morganman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1881 0 vam 16 over polished rev
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

1881 0 vam 16 over polished rev

Looks just about like 83-0 1C

Just ran across this = PCGS 64DMPL - BLAZING MIRRORS & Gotta love
the roughness reverse

I see 2 at SSDC in 64dmpl-Top pops This is the 3rd

Any ideas on value????????????? Thanks 1881 O vam 16
by morganman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2018/2019 Auction sites & available vams
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

2018/2019 Auction sites & available vams

Remarkable amount of vams available unlike before the silver & metals headed south price ways. Silver $50 to current under $16 really impacted our Morgans/vams values and it seems stellar vams available at bargains We now see many vams available that we never saw much from 1990-2008 examples: 1878 v...
by morganman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crackin’ Slabs & Resubmitting Stories
Replies: 17
Views: 7240

Re: Crackin’ Slabs & Resubmitting Stories

One such story; I selectively bought 10 common 1880 s'1881 s Anacs yellow/gold holders high grade ms66/66pl. All ebay- selected coins that looked super black mirrored 7 went PL or dmpl 4 dmpl 3 pl - increased value by several thousand$$ so i continue to buy examples that seem heavily mirrored. Just ...
by morganman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reviewing JR'S 2019 LIST
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Reviewing JR'S 2019 LIST

Was looking over the coins and the 1891 vam 1A with heart shaped die chip on forehead - seemed familiar - the 1878 vam 229 also has die chip forehead and is rare as hens teeth- SSDC top pop is 55pl Most wont grade and if they do they grade less than what you would expect Ask - LN Pete and he will co...
by morganman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889 vam
Replies: 21
Views: 8916

Re: 1889 vam

fantastic-but IMHO not a die break- but rather struck thru wire or debris
I have collected coins like this for yrs & love em as their abnormal
and command nice premiums upon sale
by morganman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I hate waiting!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4718

Re: I hate waiting!!!!

An answer to Chris from his reply: A HUGE AMEN-- THANKS LVA
by morganman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I hate waiting!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4718

Re: I hate waiting!!!!

I hate even sending girls off: Grading TPG - seems like frigin forever------- I have never sent to LVA - Its very tough as he's got hands full it seems On Post office- always insure and use your tracking number to see if delivered in Transit etc. I personally dont have time or patience to seek out D...
by morganman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Vams Community/Exposure/Advertizing
Replies: 8
Views: 3841

Morgan Vams Community/Exposure/Advertizing

All statements meant to be positive/constructive i hope LOL Over several yrs as this organizations member i have been concerned about the lack of any type of sustained public advertizing etc. Most Assn's -etc advertize their services/products etc outside their normal channels. We truly need newbies ...
by morganman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toner Newp..
Replies: 18
Views: 7294

Re: Toner Newp..

A few short yrs ago this kind of rainbo was bringing crazy money. A wash state dealer friend of mine was cleaning up on super toners. I told him to sell em fast as the craze would subside. Still bringing nice premiums but public doesnt have money anymore darn it I love this obv rainbo- kind that com...
by morganman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: This showed up from NGC today
Replies: 12
Views: 5985

Re: This showed up from NGC today

John; Congrads from Oregon 88 contestants & 8th is no easy deal- I know you see tons of coins but its still very tough competition and im prowd you excelled. kudos to the vam official
by morganman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I overpaid... and I SURE DO care! (update 1st post)
Replies: 32
Views: 12875

Re: I overpaid... and don't care!

64DMPL I HOPE Deep contrast - almost 65 except for numerious obv bag marks
and lately im almost always wrong darn it LOL
by morganman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Today I completed my 78-S long nock set
Replies: 24
Views: 9168

Re: Today I completed my 78-S long nock set

Super congrads- The LN set is no easy task -especially with coins that are not road kill terrible details I personally have got a bit more interested in LN- as i have a bunch found in my ungraded bulk purchases. Real easy to attribute as well for me. I am not a set guy but super kudos to all who hav...