Profoundly stupid attribution oops

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DHalladay
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Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by DHalladay » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:04 pm

I recently saw these two coins for sale and was stunned that so obvious a VAM could be SO misattributed. (Notice the identical coin numbers 133917.)

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78-sLongnock
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Re: A profoundly stupid attribution mistake

Post by 78-sLongnock » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:11 pm

Did you send them in for Attibution?
If so Wow, “Houston we still have a problem”

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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:15 am

I hope you snagged that second one Dennis!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by messydesk » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:49 am

That's a pretty obvious one. Someone clicked on the wrong coin ID and the right people didn't check it after it was holdered.
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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by playtime1 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:10 am

As a Scar face is that one H-9 or H-10?

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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by DHalladay » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:30 am

H-10 I think. The crack appears to go all the way down into the hair.
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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by 78-sLongnock » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:40 am

That my friend is a H-10!

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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:49 am

Did you cherrypicked this one?

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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by CascadeChris » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:49 am

Tell me you bought that H-10 for 1A money..
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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by DHalladay » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:33 am

C'mon folks... as I said in the first post, I saw these coins in auctions. That's all. The Scarface was being sold as a Scarface ($$$), despite the holder attribution.
There was no part of my post that even suggested a cherrypick, it was SOLELY to point out labeling stupidity at PCGS, and I was amazed to watch it spin out of control.
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Re: Profoundly stupid attribution oops

Post by vamsterdam » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:44 pm

that one ranks up there with the 1878 v44 in an ngc au53 holder marked vam 41a, that went for $85.00

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