After 10+ years of searching. .

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After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by mark » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:40 am

I've been trying to find one of these in the wild for probably 13 years, as long as I've been collecting Morgans. I've bought a couple but this is the first pick. Very ugly but it's going in my low ball set anyway!

Just arrived today from eBay. Cost me $23 with tax + free shipping.

True story.. 2nd time this has happened to me. I found this coin on eBay within a few hours of buying (retail dollars $$) a for a raw G04 that looks almost exactly like this one. I can tell you it was well over $23.

So I found a XF VAM-166 raw on eBay and paid almost nothing for it (less than $50) right after paying huge retail money for an attributed PCGS XF45. (huge based on prices a few years ago compared to now).

Funny thing is.. I bought retail from the same seller and found the coins within hours after both times. I have only purchased 3 coins from this seller and it was over 8 years. Just a strange coincidence that I thought I'd share.
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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by impairedsquirrel » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 am

Your bolls look a little out of shape Mark, I'd throw it back!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by vamnuke » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:33 am

8-)

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by evensocome » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:46 am

killer pick Mark

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by Tekkie1 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:53 am

Not to be a party pooper but will that rim ding at 11:30 reverse keep it from a straight grade?
Just wondering.
Great pick though. :)

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by mark » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:23 am

Tekkie1 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:53 am
Not to be a party pooper but will that rim ding at 11:30 reverse keep it from a straight grade?
Just wondering.
Great pick though. :)
It's a bummer but I think it will still grade. We'll see soon enough!

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by vamsterdam » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:37 pm

i think rim dings are acceptable in low grade. this will probably grade. i still have never picked one of these in any grade. found loads of vam 166, and v123 but no v44 or v44a. i had to buy mine.

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by mark » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:42 pm

Took almost 2 months at PCGS but grades and pics finally game in. My 44 graded AG03. Solo low pop.

Oh.. and the other VAM-44 graded VG08.. its the second lowest graded.
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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:46 pm

Your good in 2nd.

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by mark » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:14 pm

Also picked up a PO01 Tailbar.. Better keep checking your review view. :)

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Still nothing

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Re: After 10+ years of searching. .

Post by Tekkie1 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:57 pm

Hey!
WTG Mark. I'm glad they graded out! Suhweet! :D :D

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