What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

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Options25
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Options25 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:05 pm

I kind of like this one. The VAM was eliminated and this is the one and only in a PCGS holder. Thought it was cool, not sure why.


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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by bhinkle » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:24 am

I see some outstanding finds here.
My 1890 O PCGSMS63 vam 13A extreme die wear was my most exciting vam, so far this year.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by lured_in_again » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:52 pm

Agree, some great coins finding new homes. Since I didn't find the 1891 o that I continually seek (VAM 9B), I'd have to say mine would be the 1890 o VAM 1B I acquired.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by tmanhg » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:57 pm

My ANACS 1882 VAM 35.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by hairfield1 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:02 pm

My Watch Dogs :lol:
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by DHalladay » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:26 pm

Options25 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:05 pm
I kind of like this one. The VAM was eliminated and this is the one and only in a PCGS holder. Thought it was cool, not sure why.


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There were actually two of them. I know because I originally submitted them together in the same order. It was while the order was in process that LVA made the designation change. The coins went to different collector friends; one still has his and you now have the other, although it has been changed to a Gold Shield holder.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by RogerB » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:03 pm

This one is kinda nice....801 17th Street, N.W, leased to Drexel University, among others.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by rogerg » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:46 pm

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by CascadeChris » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 pm

Wow @rogerg I have a semi-PL (that should have gone PL) v6 in PC64, and in 4 they get expensive. A 6 must carry quite the premium 😎
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by vamnuke » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:28 am

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by alefzero » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:54 am

Had an 1878-S VAM-6 in PCGS 66. Sold it years ago. DO not think I sent it to CAC though. Cert ended in ...213 but might have changed if sent in for regrade.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Options25 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:05 am

DHalladay wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Options25 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:05 pm
I kind of like this one. The VAM was eliminated and this is the one and only in a PCGS holder. Thought it was cool, not sure why.


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There were actually two of them. I know because I originally submitted them together in the same order. It was while the order was in process that LVA made the designation change. The coins went to different collector friends; one still has his and you now have the other, although it has been changed to a Gold Shield holder.
Really cool, thanks for sharing Dennis. Current PCGS pop only shows 1 but I still like it as a conversation piece.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by lioncutter » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:37 am

Though, I did not acquire many in '19, I still love looking at this 1A3 from the wild I did acquire. It also came back in a ANACS XF 45 to boot.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by UncleGildy » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:02 am

lioncutter wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:37 am
Though, I did not acquire many in '19, I still love looking at this 1A3 from the wild I did acquire. It also came back in a ANACS XF 45 to boot.
Okay that photo did it! WOW that's nice. My top 5 were:

[5] I was trying for one of these myself, but settled for a 1A2. (I later found a raw F12 that revealed the E, clash and dome even better).
  • 1891-O VAM 1A2, EF40 SEGS.
[4] Better yet - I was able to acquire the only 3+3 stage AOH, from someone here
  • 1886-P VAM 1C, MS62PL ANACS (3+3 stage AOH)
[3] The king daddy in my collection came after posting a question here, and learning more about strike troughs, planchet grain and much more - [2] A second 1881-O VAM 47, in the wild (likely ≥MS61), plus a VAM 13 and VAM 53 to serve as bookends.
  • 1881-O VAM 47 (should grade at ≥MS61)
[1] And finally, the toughest of the bunch was an 1883-O, 1C1! It was only AU, but nicely polished to make up for it ;)
  • 1883-O VAM 1C1 (AU details)

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Tennessee » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:47 am

My new great niece Netelia. Born 9/11/19...☆☆☆☆☆
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by playtime1 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:44 pm

Impressive list of coin picks here. My 2 favorites found this year was my 8TF 14.6 and the oldest silver New Orleans which I’ve found so far - 1839 O Capped Bust half.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by davidkclose » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:03 pm

1924 VAM 8B. Now just 1 coin away from a complete Elite 30 set.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:49 pm

a new 1879s r78 that Leroy shot down twice as a vam 67, even though he admitted that he could not see any of the vam 67 markers. it sits at anacs, waiting and waiting for JR to see it. I may update this. also found another sue of the 1879s v66 obverse, which appears to be struck before vam 66 and 86-vam 109,

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by iwillbenice » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:17 pm

1878 s Vam 36.3 Raw AU 55.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by collectinsince65 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:40 pm

Happy New Year!
I'd have to go with this one.
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