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by DHalladay
Sun Aug 27, 2023 3:19 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-d vam 9A
Replies: 22
Views: 9483

Re: 1921-d vam 9A

Theoretically possible. But our confident conclusion is there is no such thing as a 9A. Instead, PCGS parroted an existing (pre-scribbles era) attribution that had been given for an eye-catching characteristic (filled letter) rather than for coins produced by a unique identified die pair. Not long a...
by DHalladay
Sat Aug 26, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-d vam 9A
Replies: 22
Views: 9483

Re: 1921-d vam 9A

While researching a lengthy article that John Goldsmith and I wrote on this topic in 2021, we tracked down most of the known PCGS examples of VAM 9A. Here is a brief excerpt: Because of how small and incredibly helpful the VAM community is, we set out to see how many VAM 9As we could track down. We ...
by DHalladay
Sat Aug 26, 2023 4:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse

If you put a wide reeding 1921-P side by side with a regular reeding 1921-P, the difference will jump out at you.

And then there's this neck-wing gap scratch, which can sometimes be tricky to see:
1921-P VAM 13 neck gap.jpg
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by DHalladay
Sat Aug 26, 2023 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse

VAM 13 is a wide reeding variety. Have you checked for those major pickup points?
by DHalladay
Fri Aug 25, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse

MarkyB wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2023 9:07 pm
Try VAM 76 on for size.
Oh... I like that one.
Well done! :D
by DHalladay
Fri Aug 25, 2023 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: 1921 VAM-1, 17-Berry Reverse

Interesting. I can't find a match either. The closest I came was 84, but I don't think that's it. 23 made me pause too.
by DHalladay
Fri Aug 25, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1886 VAM-6B Extra Breaks & Dots?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: 1886 VAM-6B Extra Breaks & Dots?

Sorry Chris, but my interest in the 1886 date begins and ends with VAM 20.
@fogie would be buckets more help than me.
by DHalladay
Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-s Vam 58
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: 1878-s Vam 58

REALLY nice grade for any Long Nock! Congrats.
by DHalladay
Thu Aug 24, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How TPG's fudge turnaround times
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: How TPG's fudge turnaround times

Raw Trade dollars order that was posted as "Received" on July 28 (just a straight raw grading order; no variety attributions) is still stuck at "Received". :evil:
by DHalladay
Thu Aug 24, 2023 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 cc-help with grade
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: 1878 cc-help with grade

MS62
by DHalladay
Wed Aug 23, 2023 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: another mystery 1921-S
Replies: 7
Views: 469

another mystery 1921-S

Not a huge amount to go on with this one, aside from some decent cracks. There is a Z shaped group of chunky polishing lines (?) in the lower right scribbles zone, and a vertical die scratch (?) in the upper inside of the ear. I also see modestly doubled/tripled left and right stars. Thanks for any ...
by DHalladay
Wed Aug 23, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-1N2 to 1N3 transition point?
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: 1921-D VAM-1N2 to 1N3 transition point?

Does anyone have a VAM 1N3, with the crack above the T into the rim, in low grade (VGish) for the purpose of showing how the break on the D looks when well worn? If I'm going to list a VAM 1N4, I want to be sure that it can still be differentiated from VAM 1N3 in lower grades where the rim is still...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 22, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack-filled 1921-D
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Crack-filled 1921-D

Thanks Chris! LOTS of minor markers are a perfect fit, although the coin I have here is a much later die state than the one I photographed for the attribution page. That one has none of the most dramatic cracks (nose, chin, back of hair, over ONE, or above the 1st S) shown in this thread. Matching s...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 22, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D VAM-29 Potential Obverse Die Markers
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: 1921-D VAM-29 Potential Obverse Die Markers

I have a VAM 29. It looks to be a slightly earlier die state than the one you show, as it doesn't have the left wing tip crack (and I'm not sure your photo of the star next to CA really shows doubling). But my coin has everything else in your post. This site creates the potential for almost endless ...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 22, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack-filled 1921-D
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Crack-filled 1921-D

600 dpi LFCP images, which should allow for quite a bit of on-monitor enlargement. LFCP obverse copy.jpg LFCP reverse copy.jpg And more cracks... These from 921, and right stars 1-2-3, and right stars 4-5-6: crack 21-stars.jpg And finally (I think) the crack from right star #5 into the back of Liber...
by DHalladay
Tue Aug 22, 2023 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack-filled 1921-D
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Crack-filled 1921-D

Still more cracks:
crack OF MERIC.jpg
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crack STATES OF.jpg
crack STATES OF.jpg (271.79 KiB) Viewed 278 times

Lines in the eagle's right wing:
lines right wing.jpg
lines right wing.jpg (390.99 KiB) Viewed 278 times

A nice line inside the bow:
bow.jpg
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And finally scribbles:
scribbles.jpg
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by DHalladay
Tue Aug 22, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Crack-filled 1921-D
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Crack-filled 1921-D

Can anyone help identify which VAM this is? I've struck out with both the scribbles and die crack break guides, despite there being so many unusual cracks. This is the most unusual individual crack in my opinion: the horizontal one above and across the full width of the first S in STATES: crack wing...
by DHalladay
Mon Aug 21, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 4 pretty rare VAMs up for sale on eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: 4 pretty rare VAMs up for sale on eBay

Ah.
Thank you.
by DHalladay
Mon Aug 21, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 4 pretty rare VAMs up for sale on eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: 4 pretty rare VAMs up for sale on eBay

I assume you mean no longer for sale? And they sold privately instead?