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1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:52 pm
by DHalladay
Professor Fogie, who recently was amused to learn that I was looking for an 1882-S, gave me a quick tutoring lesson via phone. He suggested if I needed that date I should look for VAM 16A. The VAM Force was with me, because I found this PCGS-65PL example almost immediately. Thank you sir! :D

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Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:53 pm
by DHalladay
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Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:14 am
by Unc90o
Dennis, when you have a chance, could you please take photo of the obverse designer initial? Looks kinda odd from the full pic. Thanks.

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:28 am
by jrfaust
That is a awesome coin Dennis!

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 am
by DHalladay
I hope one of these (all different lighting angles) shows what you want to see.

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Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:12 am
by morganman
WTG Dennis; Cant believe you caught one so quick-C O N G R A D S
It just happens that way sometimes

I was hearing about 89- 23A then -their it was- a au 58 that i sold about 1 1/2 yrs
later, after finding my ms 62 PCGS naoh. And its SPL-but not deep enough to PL
Both coins from my own long stored inventory- say like 35-40 yr ago

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:40 am
by Unc90o
Thanks Dennis. Looks a bit overpolished (maybe to removed clashing) with some pittings.

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:37 pm
by fogie
Great coin - underappreciated in my humble opinion. Pitted die AND acid!

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:22 pm
by Unc90o
Dennis - I just found an example of this VAM-16a. My coin is the same as yours, well at least it matched your photos.
But I do have a concern in looking at the VAM-16A page. The reverse shown there is different, especially the mm placement.
What do you think?

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:52 pm
by messydesk
Neat coin, and a great example of a LDS die repolished to PL.

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:07 pm
by DHalladay
Unc90o wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Dennis - I just found an example of this VAM-16a. My coin is the same as yours, well at least it matched your photos.
But I do have a concern in looking at the VAM-16A page. The reverse shown there is different, especially the mm placement.
What do you think?

Wish I could offer some input, but all I know about this coin is Fogie said I should try to find one. Sounds like I should check my coin's mint mark too.

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:27 pm
by CascadeChris
You SUCK SUCKEDY SUCK SUCK Dennis. I had no idea about this one until Brent showed one to me a few weeks back. A 65PL?! Must look amazing in hand. Did I mention how much you SUCK cuz you SUCK! :mrgreen:

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 pm
by CascadeChris
That said though, for me, it's a tough call if I had to choose just one 82s cuz one of the extreme concave obv's like the v35/36/37 in high grade are spectacular when twirling them in-hand but boy is the eye of the 16A so unique looking. 🤔🤔

Re: 1882-S lesson bears fruit

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:35 am
by DHalladay
CascadeChris wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:27 pm
You SUCK SUCKEDY SUCK SUCK Dennis. I had no idea about this one until Brent showed one to me a few weeks back. A 65PL?! Must look amazing in hand. Did I mention how much you SUCK cuz you SUCK! :mrgreen:

Music to my ears. Thank you sir! :D