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I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:14 am
by gsstanford
Hi,
I'm new to the world of "VAM" so I have a lot of questions.
In going through my coins I found a VAM (1902-O VAM21A),and according to PCGS it is not a recognized for certification.
I can't find any information on the value. This is a common date with a rare variety.
Now What?

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:23 am
by VamHelsing
PCGS and NGC will only attribute the major VAMs (T100, hot 50, elite 30, etc) ANACS
will attribute all Morgan and Peace VAMs. This coin is worth common money, not a highly desired VAM IMO.
Welcome to the site!

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:29 am
by gsstanford
Thanks for the info. The search is on.
I have been collecting for years and this has just brought new interest to the coins I have been looking at for years.

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:02 am
by impairedsquirrel
You're screwed. Are you currently married? :lol: :?

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:03 am
by PacificWR
Welcome aboard.

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:15 am
by jgrinz
impairedsquirrel wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:02 am
You're screwed. Are you currently married? :lol: :?
That's funny right there ...

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:21 am
by JohnGoldsmith
jgrinz wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:15 am
impairedsquirrel wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:02 am
You're screwed. Are you currently married? :lol: :?
That's funny right there ...
Rodents are funny another way as well.
Welcome

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:58 pm
by colwillys
Have you lost your mind . Now keep having FUN . WTG . Now you are hooked .. Peace dollars look good .
Welcome to the Vam family .

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:16 pm
by collectinsince65
Welcome
Tons of knowledge from the guys on here!!

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:23 pm
by messydesk
gsstanford wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:29 am
Thanks for the info. The search is on.
I have been collecting for years and this has just brought new interest to the coins I have been looking at for years.
Welcome, and congratulations on discovering new interest in coins you already have. You'll find some neat stuff, some mundane stuff, and some stuff that isn't what you think it is. We'll help when you want it. Realize that most VAMs carry no premium, but a few carry large ones. Some dates are more fun than others to attribute -- I like anything from 1878. Take a look at the Top 100 for a look at the first attempt in 1996 to focus collectors on 100 rare and/or interesting varieties out of the thousands in the VAM catalog. Other similar lists followed due to its popularity.

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:58 pm
by JASONKFLO
One thing I love about VAMs on Morgan’s is it’s a way to have something a little different wether it is rare or not for me it’s cool to have coins with die cracks and die breaks , clashed letters etc . That is what hooked me. I am constantly learning from all the great knowledge on here and I can waste ( well spend ) a ton of time surfing eBay , auctions and coin stores looking for unusual coins to buy

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:18 pm
by bob259
Go to Attribution 101 for some great information. Welcome aboard!

Re: I'm new

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:36 pm
by dave700x
For me VAMs is an excuse for my hoarding tendencies. Welcome to the fun!!! :D

Re: I'm new

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:46 am
by davidkclose
Welcome aboard!! I do Peace dollars because it is "the road less traveled", and when I started was largely unexplored for varieties. There are still plenty of good coins out there, so enjoy the hunt! Feel free to ask questions, we are happy to help.

Re: I'm new

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:30 am
by CascadeChris
Welcome aboard. You will be assimilated, resistance is now futile!...

Just roll with it and most especially HAVE FUN WITH IT. If you get frustrated post questions and pics here. Nomatter how "stupid" you think the Q may be. Boy do I wish I could go back to the early days. It was sooo much fun. You're in for an awesome ride..

Buckle up, dig in and you'll adapt in no time! 😎

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Re: I'm new

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:45 pm
by vamsterdam
welcome to the nuthouse! read, learn and explore the site. find out what kind of vams interest you, then learn more about them. then go looking.

Re: I'm new

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:55 pm
by shortnock
Welcome to the addiction.