1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

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iceman
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1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by iceman » Sat May 01, 2021 3:11 pm

Hi To all
Im looking for a 1878 VAM 188 in MS preferably in a PCGS holder . ( Picked up XF but still looking for a Hgh AU to MS )

Also of course a 1878 VAM 85 in a whatever grade .
As well as a 1879s rev 78 VAM 34 in MS ( Wishfull thinking I know ) Or a 34 in AU 53 or higher .
Please PM me if you have one of these you would part with .

Thanks
John
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vamnuke
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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by vamnuke » Sun May 02, 2021 6:50 pm

Good luck...

Vam-mysterio
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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sun May 02, 2021 9:41 pm

You are 100 times more likely to come across
Sasquatch
Than finding an ms vam 188😉😎

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by iceman » Mon May 03, 2021 12:18 am

Vam-mysterio
Yep always a challenge , But Hey thats part of the Fun !!!
John

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by JASONKFLO » Mon May 03, 2021 1:00 am

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:41 pm
You are 100 times more likely to come across
Sasquatch
Than finding an ms vam 188😉😎
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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by iceman » Tue May 04, 2021 11:30 am

JasonKFLO
Well done !!! That made me laugh alot !!!

John

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by DHalladay » Fri May 07, 2021 2:07 pm

I've only seen 4 of those sell in Mint State in 16 years of looking.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by vamnuke » Fri May 07, 2021 2:54 pm

I've told this story before; 3 came on the market at one time on eBay many years ago, all in NGC holders; 2@ MS 62 and 1 @ MS 63. Several other 1878 model year and Hit List 40 collectors were in amazement, and rumors were that the deal was going to release a roll over time. That never happened. Due to budget, I bought one of the 62s; it crossed to PCGS 62; the 63 and the other 62 reside in 63 plastic. Hammer Prices as I recall were lower than one would expect but since no other coins surfaced from the dealer, a bargain today. The EDS, which I bought raw is really a neat coin with extra metal on the reverse lettering; it graded AU 55, LVA would not give an 'A' suffix, but JR was kind to give it an EDS notation on the holder. Prying loose one of the 4 or so MS coins from current owners will be a tall order. Maybe you can find one raw unattributed sometime. But, my perception in general these days is that is very hard to find scarce MS 1878 P varieties period.

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by DHalladay » Fri May 07, 2021 3:08 pm

vamnuke wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 2:54 pm
I've told this story before; 3 came on the market at one time on eBay many years ago, all in NGC holders; 2@ MS 62 and 1 @ MS 63. Several other 1878 model year and Hit List 40 collectors were in amazement, and rumors were that the deal was going to release a roll over time. That never happened. Due to budget, I bought one of the 62s; it crossed to PCGS 62; the 63 and the other 62 reside in 63 plastic. Hammer Prices as I recall were lower than one would expect but since no other coins surfaced from the dealer, a bargain today. The EDS, which I bought raw is really a neat coin with extra metal on the reverse lettering; it graded AU 55, LVA would not give an 'A' suffix, but JR was kind to give it an EDS notation on the holder. Prying loose one of the 4 or so MS coins from current owners will be a tall order. Maybe you can find one raw unattributed sometime. But, my perception in general these days is that is very hard to find scarce MS 1878 P varieties period.

Yep... July 2009.
The Great Recession was on, coin buying was in the toilet, and then here comes 3 unattributed M.S. examples of a VAM that never came up for sale. People were looking for any reason to not spend money as it was, so they slipped under the radar price-wise: $900, $836 and $700. Bravo to the buyers! Six years later (July 2015) a PCGS-63 sold for $2,300. Bravo to the seller! There hasn't been one sell since.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by mark » Fri May 07, 2021 6:19 pm

Still pissed at myself for not bidding higher on those 3 on ebay. Think I was an underbidder on all of them but missed every one. :oops:

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by iceman » Fri May 07, 2021 9:21 pm

Vamnuke
Thanks for that info , So I just got a XF45 VAM 188 to fill the Hole till later finding a Higher Grade
Vam 188 . LOL . Maybe one day if all goes right as I find a Raw one .

John

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by Andy Hansen » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:24 pm

John,
I show I have four spares Vam 188 (need to confirm) I think the 63 is in my set.
I would listen to offers:
PCGS Cert#12825011 XF45 Ex: California
PCGS Cert#33365650 AU53
PCGS Cert#36926936 AU53
PCGS Cert#36604648 MS 61

Thanks,
Andy

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Re: 1878 Vam 188 in MS needed

Post by iceman » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:35 pm

Andy
I sent out a PM to you on a offer . !!!

John

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