What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

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DHalladay
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What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by DHalladay » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:59 pm

This is mine:
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PCGS tried very, very hard to convince me I should send it to them for inspection after I contacted Customer Service about it appearing as a generic 1896-O in my registry set. But in reading their emails it was crystal clear I would never get it back in a graded and attributed holder so, well... (colorful expletives deleted).
When in doubt... don't.

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CascadeChris
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:16 pm

I'll post mine after FUN :mrgreen:
Alonzi VW 2.0!

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LateDateMorganGuy
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:26 pm

Mine was the 1903-O VAM-22 DC. The first OMG VAM listing by Leroy.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Prider358 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:54 pm

This is mine. :D
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Prider358 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:58 pm

and..
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by morganman » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:04 pm

A E BAY PICK= 1882 O/S PCGS au 58 NAOH Vam 4 EDS

Second = 1881-O PCGS 64DMPL Vam 16 NAOH
That is so under appreciated- nobody seems to want it
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Mhomei » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:30 pm

81 O V33B AU 58
90 O V4A Gift from Jimbo
21 S V1N1 MS 64
21 S V1DH @ ANACS

Cant pick a favorite
All very cool clashers

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Flat-Chested » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:37 pm

Managed to aquire an AU 1878-S VAM-56, crossed to a VAM-57 holder (see photo). I also managed to aquire a VAM-62 crossed to a PCGS VAM-56 holder.
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Unc90o
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Unc90o » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Raw ms 83p v10, raw ms 79s v29 pl obv and anacs ms65 79s v112/112a.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by VamHelsing » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:39 pm

Getting my 78-P V166 back (re-acquired??) and upgrading my 21-S 1B5

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by ljs123 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:53 pm

I guess it would be my upgrade 1902-O VAM-45A from MS-62 to MS-64 for my Kimpton 12 set.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by alefzero » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:55 am

Since I have been out of the VAM acquisition game for quite some time, I will default to ones I have found in the vault that were forgotten and never sent to Leroy. In this case, they remain unlisted.

1888-O Near Slanted Date with spiked eye clashed with a transferred O mint mark - probably the choice if only one.
Beyond just the clash transfer, the obverse die matches none listed; reverse is unsure.

1901 doubled ear, beveled dies (both), eroded reverse die - likely an extreme late die date of VAM-19, where the VAM-19 weak doubling in the listing might be strike doubling.

More broadly, the rarity of the year for me is a Bust Dollar: 1798 BB-91 (B-32) PCGS VF30 Details. There are fewer than a half dozen of these known and this is the only one without a provenance.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:12 am

Oh, and a AU+ Shitfed Eagle. I Aq'd it, but didn't find it.... Unknown as this VAM prior to purchase.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by impairedsquirrel » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:25 am

Hmmm... not sure, but I think it was something minted out west in 1921... I swear I can't think of what it was though... I think I made mention of it here...
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:34 am

A bit off topic, but upon further review, my best acquisition of this past year is my granddaughter, Penelope. She is the one on the right. The other two are old acquisitions. All 3 are in Orlando, which is where I am at. Gotta skedaddle back to St. Louis to make a living before the FUN show, as usual.
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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by messydesk » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:52 am

Favorite VAM acquisition was probably this bad boy. Bought it from Andy Hansen at the ANA show.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by Tekkie1 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:40 am

That's a BIG Congrats Alan. :D :D

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:11 am

PCGS lie to get an embarrassment back?

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by DHalladay » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:20 am

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:11 am
PCGS lie to get an embarrassment back?

Sure seemed like it. :evil:
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: What's your favorite acquisition of 2019?

Post by hallco » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:22 pm

messydesk wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:52 am
Favorite VAM acquisition was probably this bad boy. Bought it from Andy Hansen at the ANA show.

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Great pickup John!

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