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by alefzero
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a nice little 'pick
Replies: 11
Views: 1562

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: 567

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: 1248

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: 10338

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: 1550

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: 1550

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: 2067

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: 2067

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
by alefzero
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT TRADE DOLLAR
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: OT TRADE DOLLAR

Here is the [rough] page for that variety from my upcoming book.
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by alefzero
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS
Replies: 29
Views: 4016

Re: HELP FINDING MORE NEW VAMERS

There have been very casual attempts to get VAMs on Facebook too. That is a very rich platform to mine for VAM collectors, existent and potential future ones. I forget what we have. Maybe a page for the SSDC and/or one for VAMworld. Certainly both should be there and be active. If we keep direct tra...
by alefzero
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT 1884 PCGSPR63CAM
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Re: OT 1884 PCGSPR63CAM

They really split hairs in not grading that full gem. Unless the images are hiding something, that needs a CAC (perhaps a gold CAC).
by alefzero
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Pcgs vams sold
Replies: 24
Views: 3904

Re: Pcgs vams sold

Selling can be rather arduous when you have an enormous accumulation. I started with thousands of slabbed (mainly) Morgan VAMs in late 2004. Figured I would sell them out in a few years. I am now down to a under couple double-row boxes. Not easy and definitely was not profitable overall. Some did ve...
by alefzero
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 6994

Re: Legal or Not?

Having never held one, does it specifically have a marking as "copy" or something of the kind on it? My first thoughts were that I was surprised by the listing premium on eBay given that they are essentially "fantasy" coins My second thoughts were that if they are not marked, then once cracked out ...
by alefzero
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 6994

Re: Legal or Not?

Well............... Speaking of tokens as we were, what about the Dan Carr Morgans struck each year. I think I remember that these are actually struck on existing Morgan Dollars. This is another question since I thought I understood that only the obverse was restruck to change the date. Legal? Sect...
by alefzero
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Here's today's puzzle
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Here's today's puzzle

Yeah, not likely to be seen again. The Mint wouldn't typically restrike using dies sitting on the shelf for 137 years. Very cool.
by alefzero
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Price Guide!
Replies: 18
Views: 3414

Re: Price Guide!

:popcorn: Finally something to work with & assuradly will be a work in progress Thanks to all involved Carry on good men !!!! It is designed to be dynamic also. So it will always be in progress. Those with attention on the market will be able to react to observed changes and relate them in the pric...
by alefzero
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Price Guide!
Replies: 18
Views: 3414

Re: Price Guide!

keydates wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:32 pm
Where do I find. Vam value guide on site?
Thanks larry
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by alefzero
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN Show 2022 Roll Call
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Re: FUN Show 2022 Roll Call

Regrettably, I will not be there. Cancelled my flight Tuesday afternoon. But for those who are going, my table will have two outstanding members of the VAM community in my stead. Stop by 313 for sure.
by alefzero
Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Census question
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: SSDC Census question

More generally, I have wanted to find the time to use cascading menus for look ups. Just need the time to put together and test the javascript to do it (unless someone has a canned thing already). Preserving state would be another task, but possibly doable. The change, however, is at that client end...
by alefzero
Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: we have all been waiting w/ eager anticipation
Replies: 26
Views: 4413

Re: we have all been waiting w/ eager anticipation

I dumped the WCF variety prefix and changed the variety descriptors to be more natural. I would propose that we decide at FUN what varieties to specifically include. Anyone who wants input, come prepared. We can add Friendly Eagles and even Peg Legs, if people want them. (I expect Brian and John R w...