Wide Reeding hooray!

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Wide Reeding hooray!

Post by DHalladay » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:22 pm

Just received an eBay 'pick I'm thrilled to finally have in hand: an unattributed 1921-P Wide Reeding VAM 27A in an old NGC MS65 holder! NGC puts 27A on the holder now, but this one isn't even attributed as a Wide Reeding.

Between the 3 top grading services and the 863 total Wide Reeding coins they have attributed (all 14 different VAMs combined), there are only 11 in MS65/65+ and there are no 66s. :D

I always look at MS65s on eBay for Wide Reedings, but crappy photos usually make it impossible. There was no mistaking this one, though:

1921-P VAM 27A fangs.jpg
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When in doubt... don't.

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Post by RogerB » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:43 pm

Nice find!
Always good to have widely literate coins. ;)

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Post by alefzero » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:08 pm

I had a PCGS 66. I think it was a 27A. Was just in a generic 1921 tagged holder. Sold it years back. Couldn't find VAM collector takers for it then; so went as a common 66 as I also bought it originally on Teletrade.

Had a 13A in PCGS 65+ too. Not sure to whom I sold it at this point. Probably was recently enough ago. Had to have been, since it was plus graded.

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Post by crabscrape » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:40 am

Come on Dennis you had the 21 wide reeds locked from the start! Ash posted his Great attribution series of the vam 44 & other wide reeds to fill the set. He did a Nice job! He had 2 and I just could not get the AU 58 he had. I been trying, I hope one day the Vam God smiles on me !

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Post by vamsterdam » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:39 pm

Great pick! Goes to show what you can do if you focus.

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Post by bhinkle » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:23 am

Thank you for sharing.
I have been looking for one of one, with the wide reeding and now I'm learning what to look for.
I'm going to look through my 1921's for the gouges.

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Post by PickNGrin » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:30 am

Very Nice!

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