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by DHalladay
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone heard from Cascade Chris?
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Anyone heard from Cascade Chris?

I've heard stories about a Cascade Chris, but I thought they were a myth. :o
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 8 Tailfeathers: Can't find VAM
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 1878 8 Tailfeathers: Can't find VAM

colwillys wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:45 pm
check VAM 18
Doubled eagle's beak is pretty attention-getting.
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Leroy Update

vamsterdam wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Leroy does not list filled dies any longer.

Does anyone know/recall approximately what year he stopped listing filled letters?

Here's another 1921-D with a partially filled T. It's on a VAM 1U:
weak T.jpg
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And this is my personal favorite (1893-CC VAM 4):
filled C.jpg
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by DHalladay
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P: solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: 1921-P: this is a tough one

Kissov wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:55 pm
Try 3HK

That's it!! Thank you so much.

And I have a slightly earlier die state example with a bit more details to confirm it. :D
by DHalladay
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-P: solved!
Replies: 3
Views: 117

1921-P: solved!

There isn't a lot on this late die state D2 coin, but the lines under OL in DOLLAR are compelling, as is the crack through the R. Plus, there are a lot of scribbles remnants.

Any ideas?

small 30400154 LAR crack.jpg
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small 30400154 lines under O.jpg
small 30400154 lines under O.jpg (221.52 KiB) Viewed 117 times
small 30400154 scribbles copy.jpg
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by DHalladay
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 1921-d vam 9A
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: 1921-d vam 9A

Have never owned one - tough coin for sure. Not being on any "list" I hesitate putting a monster value on it. Value is in the eye of the beer holder on the one that sold. Jim It's in the PCGS Morgan Super Set and almost nobody has one. That $6,100 sale is the only one I have ever seen in 16 years o...
by DHalladay
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: here we go again Looking to deep?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: here we go again Looking to deep?

What year is it?
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarface questions
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: Scarface questions

That is also a wonderful looking coin for the grade!
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarface questions
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: Scarface questions

Looks super strong for a 40.
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarface questions
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: Scarface questions

Is that pitting near LLA on the reverse?
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarface questions
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: Scarface questions

That is a gorgeous circ. Scarface John!
by DHalladay
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarface questions
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: Scarface questions

– How long did it take the crack to get to that extreme point? – And how many coins might have been struck when it did? I can’t image it was very many. After all, wasn’t the die doing its best to split into 2 pieces? – Or did the clash damage perhaps not go unnoticed at all? Scarfaces never seem to ...
by DHalladay
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Scarface questions
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Scarface questions

Being housebound by choice (lots of snow over the weekend, but shoveling done) and feeling lazy (a perk of retirement), I decided to revisit a longtime VAM favorite. I feel lucky to own an 1888-O VAM 1B Scarface. In 25+ years as a fairly serious collector it is by far the most expensive raw coin I’v...
by DHalladay
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878-cc , 1921-d and 1889-p
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: 1878-cc , 1921-d and 1889-p

Hello Larry: I hope you are well. This is all I have for 1878-CC VAM 19A: 1878-CC 19A 63 ANACS Sep-12 GC $1,216 1878-CC 19A 63 PCGS Sep-20 E $611 1878-CC 19A 63 PCGS Jan-15 E $600 1878-CC 19A 62 PCGS Apr-13 CS $1,800 1878-CC 19A 62 PCGS Apr-13 PP $1,000 1878-CC 19B 63 PCGS Nov-15 PP $1,200 1878-CC 1...
by DHalladay
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 UNC?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: 1921 UNC?

They do look Mint State to me.
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN WITH 21 FEB 2021 PICK.
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: FUN WITH 21 FEB 2021 PICK.

63/shot 64
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1878 8TF VAM 21 Value?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: 1878 8TF VAM 21 Value?

21 and 17 are perhaps the two most common 8TF VAMs. So in my opinion no premium is deserved.
by DHalladay
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Another USPS adventure...
Replies: 21
Views: 665

Re: Another USPS adventure...

I just now received a status update text from USPS advising me that expected delivery of my package is Friday February 12. :o

According to online tracking it's still 5 states away and it's been there since Wednesday.
Gotta love efficiency and accuracy.
by DHalladay
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can this be saved (PVC)?... update
Replies: 23
Views: 627

Re: can this be saved (PVC)?... update

Geseas wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:22 pm
messydesk wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:40 am
Hydrofluoric acid. Nasty stuff.
It does react with silver and releases Hydrogen... Ag + HF = AgF + H2. Did he apply chemical to the whole Rev. or just the gooped area?

Just the gooped area.
by DHalladay
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can this be saved (PVC)?... update
Replies: 23
Views: 627

Re: can this be saved (PVC)?... update

Looks nice. Was it PVC goo, something else, or a secret? Unknown. All I knew was "green". I sent him the photo at the top of this thread; he said, "I'm pretty sure I can remove that." I showed him the coin in person and he said, "Yep, I can fix that." He didn't go into detail about what it was, but...