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by DHalladay
Sat Dec 24, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An accidental 'pick
Replies: 3
Views: 268

An accidental 'pick

I recently bought some unattributed AU 1921-Ds at Great Collections, to see what they were and perhaps add some new photos to the scribbles attribution guide. Much to my delight, one turned out to be an EDS VAM 1X1 – the embryonic stage of the one-of-a-kind (so far) obverse rim cud VAM 1X2. I'm old ...
by DHalladay
Sat Dec 24, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1921-S Thornhead V-1B5
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: 1921-S Thornhead V-1B5

Lee: This is everything I have, and not much of it is very recent. I hope this mess can somehow be of use. 1921-S 1B5 62 NGC Jun-09 PP $1,300 1921-S 1B5 62 PCGS Feb-20 H $600 1921-S 1B5 58+ NGC Apr-15 H $194 1921-S 1B5 55 raw Jan-14 PP $250 1921-S 1B5 55 NGC Apr-15 H $129 1921-S 1B5 55 ANACS May-22 ...
by DHalladay
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 p VAM help
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: 1921 p VAM help

Well, it has a D2 reverse... so that eliminates the 144 D1 reverse possibilities. Unfortunately, that still leaves 322 possibilities to sort through, and there is nothing in your photos to help narrow down that number. What is needed is the closest close-up you can manage of this area: 1671742727787...
by DHalladay
Fri Dec 23, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you figure this is just PMD 1888-s?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Do you figure this is just PMD 1888-s?

That's one of the 6A-B-C-D coins, right?

Yes, the thing on the wing looks like PMD to me.
by DHalladay
Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1889-P VAM-23A/23B Update Part II
Replies: 26
Views: 1194

Re: 1889-P VAM-23A/23B Update Part II

Congrats – and thanks! – to all three of you for the time, effort and sharing of coins and information to make this research possible. It's collaborations like this whose importance helps not only collectors today, but those in the future for decades to come.
by DHalladay
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued
Replies: 31
Views: 1157

Re: OLD R & I Ratings Discontinued

In my opinion - if you want a rarity factor assigned to all 8,000 - 10,000 VAMs - MAKE one and then sell it to the masses. Good luck. Producing said data would be a fantastic amount of work and selling it I suspect would be even more difficult. Do the work - do not just sit there and snivel because...
by DHalladay
Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new ones are still out there
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: new ones are still out there

SilverToken wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 1:08 am
Curious if you were blessed with sequential numbering as well?

Yes I was! :D
by DHalladay
Sat Dec 17, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new ones are still out there
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: new ones are still out there

lioncutter wrote:
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:23 pm
Congrats Dennis! How many is that now for you?
35 1921-Ps, 6 1921-Ds, and 3 various dates... with 4 more waiting to go to J.B. when he comes up for air next month.
by DHalladay
Sat Dec 17, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: new ones are still out there
Replies: 11
Views: 372

new ones are still out there

These came back in my latest ANACS submission. Shout-out thanks to @messydesk and @vampicker for their always generous expertise and kind help!

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by DHalladay
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883 Trade Dollar
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: 1883 Trade Dollar

Cleaned or not, still a wonderful piece of numismatic history.
And just 979 made.
by DHalladay
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Rant

That 1904-S in VF35 is truly disturbing.
At first glance, I'm not sure I could justify VF20.
by DHalladay
Fri Dec 16, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help needed w 1921d vam identification
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Help needed w 1921d vam identification

The obverse looks like Vam 1Q, however the reverse doest show the die crack through his right ( my right ) on the reverse. This is why Im stumped. Remember, die cracks continuously evolve (grow) over the life of the die. Early die state coins can and often do have no cracks whatsoever, whereas very...
by DHalladay
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help needed w 1921d vam identification
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Help needed w 1921d vam identification

Welcome to this particular Rabbit hole!!

Go to this link and start scrolling. I strongly suspect that a match for your coin will be pictured:

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu ... reak_Guide
by DHalladay
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Mark Kimpton Discovery Coin Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Mark Kimpton Discovery Coin Collection

There were a ton of $80 and $100 winning bids in the auction.
by DHalladay
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Rant

Eschaton wrote:
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:23 pm
Preferred Customer Grading Service.
PC has at least historically, and at least w dollars, been more consistent than NG. Not to mention that PC dollars sell more readily and for more money.
That last sentence, like it or not, sums up what the distinct market reality has been for decades.
by DHalladay
Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Mark Kimpton Collection at Stack's/Bowers
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Mark Kimpton Collection at Stack's/Bowers

There sure were a LOT of $80 and $100 "sold for" prices. :shock:
by DHalladay
Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Rant

The 61 button bit me in 2020 in a bulk order I was part of here on VAMworld. It's a grade I had rarely seen over several hundred previous 1921-P coins submitted, but out of 39 coins in this particular batch I got twelve 61s. What a reaming. On top of that, an NGC MS63 crack-out (I just wanted it in ...
by DHalladay
Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Several Items Morgan, Peace $'s and 1c Indian Verifications by VSS
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Several Items Morgan, Peace $'s and 1c Indian Verifications by VSS

Wali:

Where are these being sold... Great Collections?
by DHalladay
Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1896 morgan pci rating 65+. What's it worth
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: 1896 morgan pci rating 65+. What's it worth

1896 is one of the many "common dates" in the Morgan series. The accuracy of PCI grades tend to be poorly regarded in the coin marketplace, so prices for PCI coins are often significantly discounted compared to PCGS and NGC coins of the same grade. I would expect a PCI MS65+ coin to sell for MS64 mo...