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Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:35 pm
by Woodsy
So I sorted out all of the 8TF I got. I thought I had 13 from my notes. Seems he had more that I didn’t see. So based on the first one it seems the best process is to begin by identifying reverse to narrow down VAM possibilities and go from there.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:45 pm
by DHalladay
One thing I've discovered personally more than once is that just because the holder says 8TF or 7TF doesn't mean the holder is right... so take a close look to make sure.
Also, anything with PL surfaces demands extra careful attention, because all of the super rare 8TF VAMs seem to have been PL/DMPL when new.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:56 pm
by Woodsy
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:45 pm
One thing I've discovered personally more than once is that just because the holder says 8TF or 7TF doesn't mean the holder is right... so take a close look to make sure.
Also, anything with PL surfaces demands extra careful attention, because all of the super rare 8TF VAMs seem to have been PL/DMPL when new.

Thank you. I’ve seen a couple that I would call PL and was thinking they should be looked at. I think some of them would upgrade. I’m just trying to systematically go through them all. I kind of got overwhelmed with this collection so I’m sure I’ll be a regular for the next few weeks.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:22 pm
by Woodsy
So far as I sit here in meetings and double task, you can guess which one is getting more attention, I’ve found the following:

VAM 18 x4
VAM 14
VAM 14.3
VAM 16

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:07 pm
by DHalladay
Messy desk is way too modest.

Besides being head moderator here, he is also the current president of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors, and is owner/operator of Variety Slabbing Service – a highly accurate and respected VAM attribution service whose attributions are even used by Heritage Auctions in its lot listings. VSS charges $6 per coin, versus $18 each at PCGS (plus $12 each for reholdering, plus $10 handling per order.)

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:21 pm
by Woodsy
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:07 pm
Messy desk is way too modest.

Besides being head moderator here, he is also the current president of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors, and is owner/operator of Variety Slabbing Service – a highly accurate and respected VAM attribution service whose attributions are even used by Heritage Auctions in its lot listings. VSS charges $6 per coin, versus $18 each at PCGS (plus $12 each for reholdering, plus $10 handling per order.)
Well I have a pile started that I’m sure will find its way there. I just found 6 more 8TF in another box. I think I’m over 30 at this point. I can’t figure out where they came from. I catalogued his whole collection and priced it. He snuck some extras in somewhere. My notes show 13.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:16 pm
by messydesk
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:07 pm
Messy desk is way too modest.

Besides being head moderator here, he is also the current president of the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors, and is owner/operator of Variety Slabbing Service – a highly accurate and respected VAM attribution service whose attributions are even used by Heritage Auctions in its lot listings. VSS charges $6 per coin, versus $18 each at PCGS (plus $12 each for reholdering, plus $10 handling per order.)
To clarify, Ash is current president.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:29 pm
by DHalladay
Oops! :oops:
I forgot; time flies!
John is a revered past president.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:05 pm
by Woodsy
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Oops! :oops:
I forgot; time flies!
John is a revered past president.
Oh well in that case I only trust someone currently in office….😂

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:31 am
by impairedsquirrel
Woodsy wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:05 pm
DHalladay wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Oops! :oops:
I forgot; time flies!
John is a revered past president.
Oh well in that case I only trust someone currently in office….😂
If it helps at all Ash is a revered past president as well... but he doesn't have an attribution service.

Re: 1878 8TF VAM?

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:22 pm
by vamsterdam
That’s the problem of using this tiny screen on an iphone. Looked like 2 or 14.3