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8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:24 am
by mark
I have (for now) completed my 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders. Every grade is a different variety. I'd like to add a MS66 at some point. Just to make it more interesting I tried to include rarer varieties. About half are imaged at PCGS. Might send the rest in to get imaged since PCGS is running a Trueview special.

PO01 - VAM-8
FR02 - VAM-21
AG03 - VAM-14.10
G04 - VAM-14.9
G06 - VAM-14.13
VG08 - VAM-14.8
VG10 - VAM-19
F12 - VAM-1
F15 - VAM-10
VF20 - VAM-2
VF25 - VAM-14.16
VF30 - VAM-14.14
VF35 - VAM-23
XF40 - VAM-14.5
XF45 - VAM-16
AU50 - VAM-14.15
AU53 - VAM-5
AU55 - VAM-9
AU58 - VAM-14.3
MS60 - VAM-22
MS61 - VAM-3
MS62 - VAM-14.6A
MS63 - VAM-15
MS64 - VAM-4
MS65 - VAM-17

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:27 am
by messydesk
Cool set! Full complement of A1n reverses, too. That ain't easy.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:10 am
by CascadeChris
Wow...

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:17 pm
by DHalladay
That's a remarkable achievement (especially getting an identifiable VAM-anything in Poor-01!!), and there are some very tough coins included.

Bravo!

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:41 pm
by mark
Yes, attributing a PO01 8TF is nearly impossible. Luckily the VAM-8 has some features you can identify even on a poor coin. In fact it's the only PO01 8TF that PCGS has attributed. There are only 2 attributed FR02's. One is my VAM-21 and the other is a VAM-8.

I'd like to attempt an attributed 7TF grading set but I have yet to find a PO01 or FR02 that I could attribute. PCGS has zero in PO01 or FR02. Just not sure it's going to be possible. I did have a VAM-140 in FR02 but sold it before PCGS attributed the variety. I'm really bummed I didn't keep it now. It was actually an accident and didn't mean to sell it at the time.. UG.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:18 pm
by messydesk
I have a VAM 115 in FR2, but PCGS wouldn't attribute it since you couldn't see the cotton bolls. There aren't many varieties that will be attributable in PO1. 113, 171, 189 come to mind as possibilities, and maybe 84 and 188.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:13 pm
by Coin Superstore
Is the set for sale?

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:24 pm
by mark
I have no plans to sell the set.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:28 pm
by mark
messydesk wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:18 pm
I have a VAM 115 in FR2, but PCGS wouldn't attribute it since you couldn't see the cotton bolls. There aren't many varieties that will be attributable in PO1. 113, 171, 189 come to mind as possibilities, and maybe 84 and 188.
Yes, one of the long nocks or broken r reverses might be possible. I have a few 7 and 7/8TF coins in AG03. If anyone has a FR02 that can be attributed by PCGS let me know! :)

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:56 am
by mark
Just published today for your viewing pleasure. I have made some adjustments to the set to add more rare varieties. Finally got around to getting more pictures added. At some point I hope to have Trueview pics for every coin.

https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/collec ... album/7608

PO01 1878 VAM-8
FR02 1878 VAM-21
AG03 1878 VAM-14.10
G04 1878 VAM-14.9
G06 1878 VAM-14.13
G08 1878 VAM-14.8
VG10 1878 VAM-19
F12 1878 VAM-14
F15 1878 VAM-14.11
VF20 1878 VAM-2
VF25 1878 VAM-14.16
VF30 1878 VAM- 14.14
VF35 1878 VAM-23
XF40 1878 VAM-15
XF45 1878 VAM-16
AU50 1878 VAM-14.15
AU53 1878 VAM-5
AU55 1878 VAM-9
AU58 1878 VAM-14.3
MS60 1878 VAM-22
MS61 1878 VAM-3
MS62 1878 VAM-14.6
MS63 1878 VAM-14.4
MS64 1878 VAM-4
MS65 1878 VAM-17

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:48 am
by blh74
NICE SET

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:14 am
by ljs123
WOW
Fantastic set

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:43 am
by playtime1
Mark
Great coins. I really like the PCGS presentation digital book.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:35 pm
by twohawks
Great Set Mark, and well done!

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:25 pm
by lured_in_again
Great accomplishment. Hard to imagine the time it took to find all those.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:35 pm
by messydesk
Too bad you missed the deadline for their digital album awards. It's way cooler than some of the nominees.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:53 pm
by mark
messydesk wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Too bad you missed the deadline for their digital album awards. It's way cooler than some of the nominees.
Yeah, I saw the nominees and was shocked how boring some are. Modern quarters?

Maybe next year.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:14 pm
by messydesk
mark wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:53 pm
messydesk wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Too bad you missed the deadline for their digital album awards. It's way cooler than some of the nominees.
Yeah, I saw the nominees and was shocked how boring some are. Modern quarters?

Maybe next year.
Not just the quarters, but also the hockey pucks, with a stock photo used for the obverse. One of the qualifications for being nominated was owner comments, and several sets have none at all.

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:04 pm
by PickNGrin
Very Nice set! That is what collecting is all about!

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:57 am
by dave700x
That's an impressive grade set! 8-)