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by HawkeEye
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: BUTT UGLY 78S VAM 17 DIE STATE 1 PICK.
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: BUTT UGLY 78S VAM 17 DIE STATE 1 PICK.

i would say definitely buffed or polished with something
by HawkeEye
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: New Counterfeit Peace Dollar for the Collection

Was the dealer selling it as genuine?
by HawkeEye
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

I think it is like a call on the football field being reviewed by instant replay. They have a hint, but also have to prove why it isn't what JB said it was.
by HawkeEye
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

I think for all of us the best answer is to have JB attribute them and then if needed send them in to a TPG. It costs a little more but eliminates resending and missed attributions.
by HawkeEye
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Not secure !!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Not secure !!!!

I think it is just a warning when you go to a site address that is prefixed with HTTP: and not HTTPS: I am pretty sure Edge started this a few months ago. I think you have to buy (or create) a site certificate and reference the site as HTTPS to get it to stop. There also has to be a little piece of ...
by HawkeEye
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

Maybe Darth VAMer was there
by HawkeEye
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

Well if you are having to send them in for correction maybe they should farm them out to VAM experts like JB. Several years back I thought there was a discussion about how to get on the experts list since they were paying something. But that could have been one of the other TPG's. From a liability s...
by HawkeEye
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

Just curious, but I thought they farmed out some of the VAM attribution work, especially on more difficult ones. I wonder if this is the bottleneck since I think you said it was for pix and attribution. While taking a break here I have been submitting Comitia Americana medals and First Spouse gold c...
by HawkeEye
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: rarity?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: rarity?

And I would throw in desirability. In the 1881-O series the VAMs 1D, 5, and 27 are the most desirable but rarity is always a wild card with VAMs in my opinion. I thought the 1D Flaky Eye was rare, but I found 23 of them in 10 different grades without a lot of effort. So perhaps not as rare as just d...
by HawkeEye
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... US Mint confirms entire 86/87 ASE production solely at SF Mint via FOIA...
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: O/T... US Mint confirms entire 86/87 ASE production solely at SF Mint via FOIA...

TPGs to come up with special 1986-(S) and 1987-(S) labels so that they can be promoted as the Secret San Francisco Silver Stash in 3... 2... 1... For sure and at a substantial premium But this has a little research value in the future when someone tries to find out odd little facts like we all do. ...
by HawkeEye
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

I think there is a coding error on submissions where all the Gold Shield orders are marked as in for imaging at the start even though they are not at that stage. I have noticed that my orders are marked as in for imaging from the start even though I know they cannot be that far along in the process....
by HawkeEye
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS re-holder special.. blah
Replies: 26
Views: 373

Re: PCGS re-holder special.. blah

I have also had some slow orders lately, but I am cutting them some slack because of COVID. They probably have the same personnel issues as everyone else.
by HawkeEye
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 21
Views: 441

Re: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

It seems to me that this idea has merit. So long as there is something, in this case Liberty's bust, that can be referenced as a fixed point, then all other elements of the design can be described relative to this fixed item. I am not sure as to the reference scale, but anything can be measured from...
by HawkeEye
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "House approves 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars"
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: "House approves 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars"

Well there are a few things where the Mint is the only option. I have a First Spouse set and if you let these get to PCGS and then out to the market at grade 70 they are almost unaffordable. With these the Mint seems to be the best option unless you want to play the gold market and wait for a down c...
by HawkeEye
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "House approves 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars"
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: "House approves 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars"

I would bet it winds up like the 2019-S Silver Eagles with a certificate and sells at a pretty good premium from the Mint. They receive a lot of criticism for a lack of creativity in design and the 2019-S got a lot of praise.
by HawkeEye
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"

Without some miracle return to the classic medals like the Comitia Americana series this seems to me to be a non-event. The older ones sell for pretty low premiums until you get into the really rare ones. I would bet that supply and demand brings these back down on the secondary market because of a ...
by HawkeEye
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Place to Keep My Little Treasures
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Best Place to Keep My Little Treasures

I have a fireproof safe good for about 3 hours which is about all you can get I think without breaking the bank. Once you get a sizeable collection there is no bank that has the space to house them.

I think a bigger question is how do you insure them against fire or theft?
by HawkeEye
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.

And then there are the modern "forged" rolls where sellers make wrappers look old to make the coins more sellable. Often I have seen these with a "CC" on one end coin and who knows what on the inside.
by HawkeEye
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 26
Views: 797

Re: Congrats to RogerB

Congrats, but for us not a surprise. Your research and advice are always great.
by HawkeEye
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

On eBay you know to look out for anything like this, but at a coin shop it would be my last visit. They have to buy them to resell and 99% chance they know. If they don't know even more reasons to move on.