Why am I seeing these?

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SilverToken
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Why am I seeing these?

Post by SilverToken » Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:55 pm

Chasing down a thrifty MS 1887s, been one of the simpler white whales that we all have. Have a Vam 2 just want a VAM 1 and I ran across this on the Bay. It was highly reflective, great detail, probably a 62, except in my excitement at $65, I did not see the start of a drill hole in the ear. Not only that, when I got the coin, it was a VAM 2... UGGGH

So do you think it worth the $65 and why am I seeing more of these with the start of a drill in the ear?
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vamsterdam
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Re: Why am I seeing these?

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:47 pm

This is only a drill, it is not an actual emergency. If this were an actual emergency, You would be instructed to go to the nearest coin shop, and seach the dollar boxes...

Vam-mysterio
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Re: Why am I seeing these?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:25 pm

This coin
If sent to Anacs to be graded ,
It will grade au55 details (damage/cleaned/misshandled/drilled)
Sorry 😎

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Re: Why am I seeing these?

Post by vamnuke » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:22 pm

melt bucket!!

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SilverToken
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Re: Why am I seeing these?

Post by SilverToken » Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:21 pm

It's crazy, but any guess on why a hole was started? maybe the guys that make rings? IDK more curious than anything, I have seen multiples like this now, fool me once....
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Re: Why am I seeing these?

Post by bob259 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:54 pm

Return it and get your money back. Use the $65 to buy something much better.

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Re: Why am I seeing these?

Post by Geseas » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:48 pm

Maybe to see and test silver content?
I would guess to make a ring you would start drilling in the middle of the coin.

update: It looks like you may not drill at all to make a coin ring.

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