78-CC VAM-13 Question

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78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:51 am

On the 78-CC VAM-13 page there is a note that says "It's a tough coin and a legit rarity in unc.".
There are 13 VAM-13s listed in the SSDC and of those 6 are in MS. Also looking at JRs set, he has a MS-63 GSA. That is one thing that I have in common with JR. Last week I picked up a GSA soft pack 1878-CC NGC MS-63.
So I was wondering if the note that it is a legit rarity in UNC was still correct or not? I know that note has been there for some time. Is it still true, or should the note be revised?
Thank you for your comments,
Lee

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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:57 am

Maybe rare in gsa unc.

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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by vampicker » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:59 am

Still kinda rare as a mint state coin, but yeah more have come to light over last few years. I guess the verbiage should be something like 'somewhat rare' in MS
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by crabscrape » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Yes, I believe it to be rare in MS. I have only found 1 a MS62 for my set and a lucky draw from the Bay a AU 58.

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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:52 pm

Thanks for all the comments.
I guess had a lucky run of seeing VAM-13s.
I believe that I have a second one in an ungraded GSA soft pack waiting at the Post Office to pick up tomorrow.
And I'm pretty sure that a VAM-13 sold last night in PCGS MS-62. I did not buy that one.

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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:14 pm

I hope this works.
I'm really having problems loading photos for the first time.
I'm trying to show a couple obverse photos to show I have a GSA MS-63 78-CC VAM-13.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by DHalladay » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:19 pm

Looks like you did it Lee!
(not too hard, right?)
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:28 pm

(not too hard, right?)
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by vampicker » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:59 pm

13 it is
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Thanks everyone!
Dennis your help cleaning up and resizing my photos was great.
I picked up my GSA soft pack at the Post Office this morning. It is my second GSA VAM-13.
I like how the reverse file lines really stand out. Here is a photo of the mm with file lines around it.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by Prider358 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:20 pm

Lee, if I can post a coin with image's, i'm sure you can. I found it more straight forward on this site. Nice coin, have some, somewhere. Will take a look soon.

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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by shortnock » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:03 pm

Lee, Mightyfine find...show us the broken nock on that specimen.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:50 pm

Here is a photo of the broken nock on my MS-63 GSA VAM-13.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:25 pm

Here is a photo of the broken nock on my ungraded GSA VAM-13.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by shortnock » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Nice busted nicks. Fine photos.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by vampicker » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:20 pm

Its a little hard to see but a faint outline of the long nock is still visible
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by ljs123 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:00 am

JR,
I'm sorry, I'm not that good at coin photos. Hopefully this is a little better. This is the broken nock on my ungraded GSA VAM-13.
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Re: 78-CC VAM-13 Question

Post by vampicker » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:14 am

No worries, a copy of the plate of this in my booklet is on the VAM 13 page
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