1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

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1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by Dirtdoctor » Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:32 pm

Please double check me before I return this. The slab is legit as attested to by NGC, but unfortunately the attribution appears wrong. I was OK with harshly cleaned in order to have one. But when I got hands on it, I immediately concluded it was not a VAM 8, but rather a misattributed VAM 6.

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Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by vampicker » Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:53 pm

Yeah, clearly not VAM 8
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Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by Dirtdoctor » Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:26 am

Wanted double check since NGC assigned the VAM 8, and I expect seller will not be happy.

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Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by lioncutter » Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:53 pm

Here is another example of a big TPG's getting the wrong VAM number on the slab and it is a obvious one. I did see this one at auction and had reservation about it because of no pic of the date. The only one I trust without a pic of the pick up point is the newer attributed ANACS slabs. I have seen and own misattributed PCGS and ICG slabs that should have been an easy and obvious attribution. I have not seen one ANACS (newer slab) attributed VAM wrong yet. Maybe there is some but I have not seen it.
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Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:56 pm

this is sad, and no reason for it to happen. there is a 1878 vam "117" NGC63pl, or ngc64pl for sale that is a vam 141. i keep seeing it at the shows. and they(ngc) have the audacity to tell me that my coins that i sent in for attribution are either "too minor, or not varieties at all." so far, no one who has seen my coins agrees with them.

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Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by Dirtdoctor » Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:23 pm

Just a follow up - this coin is back up on EBay right now. (I returned it previously with explanation showing it was incorrectly attributed.)

I just contacted seller, who said they had sent this coin back to NGC and questioned the VAM 8 assignment. NGC re-holdered it and returned it, again as a VAM 8 "Ears".

Sigh. No winners here as seller did the right thing.

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Re: 1880 VAM 6, not VAM 8 Ears - Right?

Post by DHalladay » Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:45 pm

Dirtdoctor wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:23 pm
Just a follow up - this coin is back up on EBay right now. (I returned it previously with explanation showing it was incorrectly attributed.)

I just contacted seller, who said they had sent this coin back to NGC and questioned the VAM 8 assignment. NGC re-holdered it and returned it, again as a VAM 8 "Ears".

Sigh. No winners here as seller did the right thing.


Sigh indeed...

Another example of TPG arrogance and self-righteousness ("Don't you dare tell us we are wrong! We don't make mistakes, and you are just a collector!")
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