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78s v18a pops

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:11 pm
by pup_picker
will someone post how many uncs they know of. i've looked and havne't turned up much. don't have my registry credentials anymore so i can't view that information. the one i purchased is a 62+ or so. t.i.a.

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:03 pm
by morganman
SSDC= MS61 62 63
4 5 2

18--- Circuated

Gotta love the 18A

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:32 pm
by messydesk
This is a variety that is typically EF-AU. A bit scarce in MS grades. This goes for both VAM 18 and 18A, since the distinction wasn't always made.

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:53 pm
by pup_picker
tyvm for taking the time. that reaffirms my suspicions.

i'm still a bit shocked a list coin has no pops at pc.

i had some minor hope that it MAY end up in a 63 holder but after seeing the bottleneck at 62, i'd be fortunate to squeeze a +

now comes the arduous (but joyous) decision of what to do with it/where to send it.

i was pleased at first to see the nice gouges in the upper tf but then also saw them on the pics on the v18 pages. had an outside hope an 18b may be in the works. lol

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:08 pm
by messydesk
pup_picker wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:53 pm
tyvm for taking the time. that reaffirms my suspicions.

i'm still a bit shocked a list coin has no pops at pc.
It's not on one of the lists PCGS attributes.
now comes the arduous (but joyous) decision of what to do with it/where to send it.
It all depends on your personal preference, but the pecking order for VAMs seems to be PCGS, then ANACS, then NGC.

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:27 am
by twohawks
Well This VAM has a place in my heart! I own a VAM-18a in PCGS MS-63+ that was an NCG MS-64 and a PCGS MS-63 I also own a VAM-18 in PCGS MS-62 that is somewhat PL and an NGC MS-63

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:29 pm
by Derrickmac
Which one do you like more, Twohawks?

Re: 78s v18a pops

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:58 pm
by twohawks
The VAM-18 seems to be the rarest of the 2 types and the amount of "Art Work" done in both of the Eagles wings is remarkable. The semi PL MS-62 has more contact marks but the devices have some frosted contrast that highlights the Re-Detailing of the die.

I mis-spoke I have a MS-62 and 63 in the V 18 and a 63 and 63= in the V-18a