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by DHalladay
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Picking on PCGS again
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Picking on PCGS again

Why? Because sometimes they make it so damn easy. The first 3 PCGS coins are 1921-D VAM 1A2 "TRU_Ts". The AU50 is unattributed; the two MS63s are attributed on the holders: TRU_T yes1.jpg TRU_T yes2.jpg TRU_T yes3.jpg Then there's this coin, which is not only attributed by PCGS as a "TRU_T", but it'...
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT that time of year
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: OT that time of year

Time to be careful and look out for cars?

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by DHalladay
Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Thanks JB! (PCGS bulk results)
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Thanks JB! (PCGS bulk results)

Got my coins back today... hooray! Dealing with PCGS always comes with surprises :D :twisted: and this time was no different. But the big picture was good: 35 of 36 coins went into holders – although nearly half (17) were at lower grades than expected. Seven came back higher, 12 were as expected. Th...
by DHalladay
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unknown 1921-P
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: unknown 1921-P

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by DHalladay
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: unknown 1921-P
Replies: 4
Views: 520

unknown 1921-P

Can anyone help with this? It's a longshot, since there are basically no scribbles, but if this were a 1921-D I'm sure the two reverse cracks would have gone a long way toward getting a VAM number assigned to it. • D2 reverse • Maybe traces of scribbles – or maybe not. Most distinctive mark is stron...
by DHalladay
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New ANACS sub
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: New ANACS sub

Conrats... and BRAVO J.C.!
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: Hand me down

vampicker wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:32 pm
Wow!, is this a previously known example or a new addition to a tiny pop?
It's the LFCP coin on the VAMworld attribution page!
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Hand me down
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: Hand me down

Trade you a '21-P for it.
Two of 'em in fact. :lol:
by DHalladay
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Evidence for a kill

messydesk wrote:
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:41 pm
Some of the stuff on VAM 1H would make me want to reach for my pokin' stick. Have planchet issues been ruled out for all the new features?
Don't ask me; I'm only going by what LVA's plate image shows (the A gouge), and what the description mentions (the other 4 gouges).
by DHalladay
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?

I'm going to go with post-Mint damage (gouges or heavy edge nicks), of which there also appears to be at least one of above Liberty's eye.
by DHalladay
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Evidence for a kill

In addition to the scribbles, here are just 4 other PUPs the two coins share. There are LOTS of polishing lines in the cotton bolls/leaves area and in the right wing. The lines through the C in AMERICA are weaker on VAM 1H, as you would expect for an LDS coin, but they are there. compare scribbles.j...
by DHalladay
Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Evidence for a kill
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Evidence for a kill

I haven’t sent the following two coins for in-hand confirmation yet, but J.B. and J.R. have been warned what I’m up to. I spend a lot of time scrolling through at the 1921-P scribbles guide trying to identify unknown coins and even though I’d guess there are maybe 300 different VAMs pictured, my bra...
by DHalladay
Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Anyone ever hear of a cracked die leaving a weeping or tears effect?

Looks like post mint damage (a gouge or graffiti) or a strike-through involving string. A stronger close-up photo would be very helpful.
by DHalladay
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Back from PCGS
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: 2022 VSS/PCGS Bulk Submission #1 Back from PCGS

WOW! :o
This is a great April Fool's surprise!!
by DHalladay
Thu Mar 31, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884 O/S Morgan....
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: 1884 O/S Morgan....

messydesk wrote:
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:41 pm
Start with date position and mint mark position. I see nothing in those pictures that you're claiming to see.
Ditto; I see absolutely nothing.
by DHalladay
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878-S VAM-76 MS 63 PROOF LIKE?
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 1878-S VAM-76 MS 63 PROOF LIKE?

Here is everything I have for VAM 76. It's a healthy premium coin, but as you can see I have no record for a PL in any grade. That would seem to certainly increase its rarity , but does that also mean it has dramatically more demand ? I'm not at all sure of that. Top 100 set PLs have a niche group o...
by DHalladay
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878-S VAM-76 MS 63 PROOF LIKE?
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 1878-S VAM-76 MS 63 PROOF LIKE?

Much more information is needed. – Is it raw or certified? – if certified, then by which TPG? – Is 63PL stated on the holder? – Is VAM 76 stated on the holder? – Is the coin white and lustrous, dark and dull, or somewhere in-between? Each answer can greatly affect a value estimate, and some dramati...
by DHalladay
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (4) 1921-P D1s to vet
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: (4) 1921-P D1s to vet

Coin #18 – There are some decent scribbles in the left zone. When it catches the right light, a long and bold diagonal scribble jumps out in the upper middle of the right zone. Move the light source a little and the tall, narrow V at the bottom of the right opening becomes visible. #18 scribbles-0....
by DHalladay
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: (4) 1921-P D1s to vet
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: (4) 1921-P D1s to vet

Coin #12 & #21 (dupes) – There’s a thick and distinctive scribble/gouge in the top right zone and some smaller ones over in the opposite leg opening. The gouge in the inner right wreath across from ER is pretty bold. The gaggle of parallel lines at the far right side of the neck speak for themselve...