Where to start to find VAM pricing

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Where to start to find VAM pricing

Post by J.Austin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:15 pm

The last guide of prices was 2014 and based on 2013 data. Until another guide is assembled, I hope this is helpful.

First, there is the retail or insurance cost if you had to replace one. Don't expect a dealer to pay you full retail. If the VAM is not listed on a collector list the retail guide for common varieties is a good place to start.
Retail Price Guides are:
https://www.pcgs.com/prices/priceguided ... gan+dollar
https://www.pcgs.com/prices/priceguided ... ace+dollar

These guides do list a number of the collector list VAMs that they attribute. However, neither is a complete list.
What then? Has the VAM ever traded at Heritage, recently on eBay or another auction?
The coin market has been volatile, so only more recent sales in the last 1-2 years may be indicative of current values.

If there is no sales information found for a collector list VAM, look at the census. If there are few held, then it may not be as valuable as you hope. Collector interest plays a big role in value. Lots of folks seeking a coin for a set, drives up the price of the highest grade examples. Estimation of the value for these is just that an estimate of common cost plus a premium factor based of other coins in the series. It is not an exact science.

There is/was a web site with some VAM pricing, but for the life of me I can't find the bookmark. Hope someone will add it to this post.

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Re: Where to start to find VAM pricing

Post by andywoj00 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:41 pm

Good info. What are the hive''s thoughts on http://www.coinprices.org aka Numismedia?

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Re: Where to start to find VAM pricing

Post by lioncutter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:41 pm

Jaustin, there is "VAM Prices Realized" that is (I think) started by our own remmy1100 on Google Docs. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=3
It is a "anyone can input" there own prices. I have entered prices last year but have since stopped. Learning google docs is easy and if you make a mistake it can be easily corrected. This could be what us VAMmers need to stay up to date with pricing. Is it perfect? no, but better for what is out there now. Thanks to remmy.
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Re: Where to start to find VAM pricing

Post by DHalladay » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:17 am

VAMview published a 140-page "Index of Prices Realized" in 2009, containing 19,964 different sales transactions.
Since then I have gathered 26,879 more transactions, so there may eventually be a 2nd volume.
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Re: Where to start to find VAM pricing

Post by blh74 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:36 am

Bring back Vamview

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Re: Where to start to find VAM pricing

Post by vincar73 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Also PCGS has a good auction prices realized section where you could also find VAMs by looking to PCGS #

You could find the list of Morgan prices realized here
https://www.pcgs.com/auctionprices/cate ... 8-1921/744

and list of Peace prices realized here
https://www.pcgs.com/auctionprices/cate ... 21-1935/26

And here you could find PCGS # for VAM varieties

So for example if you want to find price realized for the 1880-p VAM-32a (my last cherrypick...) that has PCGS # 412598 go on the list of Morgan prices realized and scroll down till you find 1880-p then down on the left, for a better view, you could you could put "show 100 per page" then click on PCGS # so they will be sorted by PCGS # and then find the PCGS # 412598.

I find this very useful but limited only to Morgan Vam's varieties that PCGS would slab.

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