My Big 2019 Cherry.... VAM 44 !!!

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My Big 2019 Cherry.... VAM 44 !!!

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:59 pm

Hey guys, finally want to share my big Cherry for 2019 with y'all. And it comes with a huge story, I'll try to be brief...

So, my partner Ed and I went to the ANA Chicago show then since Dalton show was the next week we decided to rent a car, drive to GA shop-hopping along the way then fly back home from Atlanta. All went well, we got some great stuff both at the ANA show and the dozen+ shops we hit driving to Dalton.

First day of the Dalton show was good, we got there when door opened but I didnt find anything wow within the first few hours. I saw Ed at a table looking at Type stuff so I decided to sit and look at Morgans. Saw a gorgeous, flashy 7/8. Looked at the eagles claw on the rev as I do initially with every 7/8 weak out of habit.

Noticed the doubled claw and figured v33 like (almost) always but as I was flipping it over, it hit me THIS COIN IS PL.. OMG, OMG, NO WAY, NO WAY, OMG.. and time seemed to slow down to a crawl. That simple flip to look at the obv after I realized mid-flip that this could be a v44 (there is a rare PL die state for v33) felt like what seemed to be an hour.

Boom! OMG OMG OMG it's a 44! At this point the adrenaline was pumping through my veins like a firehose. I'm used to adrenaline though so calming it was easy. With poker face on, I simply and calmly set it aside and looked for a few hundred bucks worth of more Morgans, whether I wanted them or not, to both obscure the cherrypick in a group and also to help me focus on something to stop the the minor shaking of my hands (that's the hardest to control as it is involuntary) and also from being overly chatty.

Long story short, I had to sit there for 20mins with the biggest poker face I've ever had to hold. TWENTY GOSH DARN MINUTES. My god that was brutal. Ed was looking at type proofs and I had no way of indicating to him we needed to go that I was confident wouldn't tip the seller and/or his kid off. It was hell, glorious, beautiful, H-E double hockey sticks HELL! I knew I was good but I had no clue I could keep that kind of poker face on for so long. It was GLORIOUS 😎

Oh, and when the tension started subsiding as we were wrapping it up, dude took his loupe to the v44. NOOOOOOOOOO. At that point I almost shit a literal brick. But, to my relief, he just wanted one more look because this coin, just as a regular morgan, is spectacularly flashy& gorgeous, completely dripping with insane eye appeal.. even with a bit of minor chatter.

So I send to NGC hoping for either a 61PL or a 62no-PL as the rev is full but obv is on the PL line. Could go either way. But they decided to 60 it. WTF.

If I dont sell it as-is by Long Beach (haven't really tried yet as I still put it on the pillow next to me every night lol) I plan on crossing it to PC. This ms60 grade is joke. It should be a minimum technical 61 even if the grader wants to be strict. Or a 61PL if they want to be just a tad generous with PL but at the very least, if the specific grader doesn't want to give it a PL bump it should get a 62 net point up for sheer eye appeal. 🤤🤤🤤😎

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:01 pm

Crappy hotel room/lighting pics shortly after buying it :mrgreen: ...


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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by DHalladay » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Why to go Chris!
That's deeep into "YOU SUCK!" Territory. :D
And it's darn nice for a 60.
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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by keydates » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:19 pm

Great pick congrats
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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by alefzero » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 pm

Nice. That is one I never cherried myself.

My big cherries were just boring Bust Dollars.

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by partsman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:38 pm

This is what makes VAM-ing so fun.

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by Shyatt01 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:23 pm

Great, great pick, and a beautiful coin.

I can't believe the dealer didn't see the tripple leaves and boles, when he took his final look. They just scream "look at me". :o

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by ljs123 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:46 pm

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WTG Chris!

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by iceman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:54 pm

WOW !!! And its great to hear , Coins are still out there in the WILD that are RARE !!!
EXCELLENT FIND !!!

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by collectinsince65 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:06 pm

WTG Chris. Awesome pick!!

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by ...kenny » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:41 pm

Talk about 'DROP THE MIC'!!!... :lol: WTFGD
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my.........Ah........Uhm........something, something, something..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:57 pm

Thanks guys! Yup, stuff like this is still out there!.. Now if I can only cherry one of the UBER rare 8TFs ;)

Oh, also... like my smartwatch? :mrgreen: 😎

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by iwillbenice » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:58 pm

Very nice. :mrgreen:

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by vamnuke » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:00 am

8-)

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by impairedsquirrel » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:42 am

Daaaaaannnnnng! You Suck Chris!! WTG!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by fogie » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:46 am

Sweet!

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:53 am

Now that's a MONSTER!!!

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry....

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:12 am

No doubt a WINNER!! :!:

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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry.... VAM 44 !!!

Post by messydesk » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:48 pm

I rarely give these out, but this one earned it. You Suck™! Congrats!
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Re: My Big 2019 Cherry.... VAM 44 !!!

Post by CascadeChris » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:35 pm

messydesk wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:48 pm
I rarely give these out, but this one earned it. You Suck™! Congrats!
Woo hoo, this might be my very first from you JB?! 🥰
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