My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

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My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by CascadeChris » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:47 am

Hey guys, check out my best 8TF find yet!.. A 14.8 in NGC 62PL... I know it's not one of the mega money uber-rare ones but it's just below that level I believe, right? I saw it and she came at such a good time as my Explorer with 235k miles decided to finally give up the ghost during my move, ugh, so I was just planning on quick-flipping her to help with the down payment (car payments again, ugh)

Sellers pics made it look like it might not even cross as PL at PCGS but I just got her in and I can tell you that she is full DMPL, or very very very close to it. Absolutely no cartwheels and deep, flashy mirrors with just a lack of intense frosty device cameo.

So to all my 8TF guys out there, is the 14.8 page correct ie. is this a true mega rarity? If so, why isn't it one of the 4 to 5 figure 8TF? And if it was yours, being in my situation, would you quick flip as-is or is there a big enough difference to make it worth a crack and try at PCGS for DMPL or at least cross at same? I'm just not all too knowledgable with the intricacies of the various 8TF's. Thanks for the advise in advance. Finding a nice 8TF is such a thrill, can't even imagine the feeling of picking one of the mega biggies! Wish I could keep this one but it's not in the cards right now :cry:

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by Mhomei » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:28 pm

Congrats Chris!

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by DHalladay » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:38 pm

Great score Chris!! :D :D
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by ...kenny » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 am

Any 8TF in MS is a prize! And that one's a beauty!! Congrats!!!... :lol:
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my.........Ah........Uhm........something, something, something..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:32 am

Thanks guys! I thought I posted this in the BST though simply due to the part where I'm asking advice on what I should do with it even though that's only a portion of my reason for posting. If you want I can copy / paste to BST and have JB kill this one.

If you guys are fine with it here, I'd like to know more about the 14.8 in terms of where it stands in the pantheon of the rare 8tf, why its not a big money one if it is truly an ultra-rarity and what I should do with it. From what I understand, even if it will only cross at same, it will, it would still bring more money.. I'm guessing that's mostly due to the PCGS registry?

Anywho, I have CarMax shipping me a 2013 Dodge Challenger from another lot to the one near me. Single driver with only 11k miles on it! So I might need the down payment within a few days if I like this one which means I probably have more time now to decide what to do with this girl if I dont find a new home for her rather quickly :)
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by ...kenny » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:47 am

A friend of mine/ours has a Furious Fuchsia in the stable and I love/hate her!... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm old school when it come to muscle, but at my age creature comforts sure are nice. Good Luck!..kenny
For money, IMHO, PCGS is still the correct plastic. V14.8 is rare, not ultra- just rare(I say 'just', that's funny :lol: ).
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by messydesk » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:02 am

It's pretty darn scarce, but not in the same league as the 14.12, 14.13, 14.17, 14.19, and 14.20. Tougher than VAM 9 or 14.5 in terms of absolute population. If you start talking about availability in MS62, however, it's more available. I don't think 14.5 even comes uncirculated.

I'll leave the thread here if people want to discuss rarity, as that's an important thing for people to learn about on the general discussion board.
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by blh74 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 am

Looks like a keeper to me.

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF)

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:14 am

messydesk wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:02 am
It's pretty darn scarce, but not in the same league as the 14.12, 14.13, 14.17, 14.19, and 14.20. Tougher than VAM 9 or 14.5 in terms of absolute population. If you start talking about availability in MS62, however, it's more available. I don't think 14.5 even comes uncirculated.

I'll leave the thread here if people want to discuss rarity, as that's an important thing for people to learn about on the general discussion board.
Thanks for the insight JB, I've edited the title for any future VW searches on 14.8.
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by DHalladay » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:48 am

Chris:

According to my sales database, 14.8 (in all grades combined) comes up slightly less often than 14.5. But the 14.5 never comes up in Mint State. When the 14.8 comes up, it's about 50-50 it will be M.S., and about 80% of M.S. coins are PL/DMPL.
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by PacificWR » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:57 am

Very nice pick! Congrats.

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:35 am

The not official list (mine)
Is as follows:
Ultra uber rare;Vam 14.11, 12,17,19,20
Extremely rare;Vam 14.7, 14.9,13,14,15,16,18
Rare; Vam 9, 14.5, 14.6,14.8,vam 15

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by shortnock » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:22 pm

VAMfine pickin'.
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by keydates » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:00 am

Found some better ones, the rarest one was a raw low grade 14.19 on coin shop in Omaha show case, paid 26.00.
Got a ms 64 pcgs unattributed 14.7, others saw it but would not step up buy.

Did not need it so sold it.

Got a ngc 1878 8tf ms 61 vam 9 in Omaha shop also, 180.00 only crossed to pcgs au 58.


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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by vamsterdam » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:32 am

Nice find anytime you can find a bu 8tf from 14.4-14.20.

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by CascadeChris » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:08 pm

Thanks for all the info and advice guys. After talking it over with a couple of friends, I think I'm gonna try a crack and PC sub as I truly belive it can make DMPL and just live with slightly higher car payments but use the proceeds when I finally do sell to pay down the car. I've made lesser coins into PC DMPL holders just not 100% sure on how PC graders view PL vs DMPL 8TF's.. Is it super hard to get DMPL on 8TF due to prejudice / value jump even if the fields are "all there" for DMPL? (One thing that does have me iffy is the lack of frosty cameo but as I've been told, frosty cameo is a bit wanting with PL/DMPL 8TF. The fields truly are DMPL glass with deeper than PL mirrors though)

Also, do you guys think it would be better to just slide it in or have it AOH too? Could I get a fairer judgment on DMPL if attribution is (possibly) unkown by the grader vs will they be harder on the designation being one of the "better" premium 8TF?
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by TheFinn2 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:47 am

Mirrors aren't deep enough to get DMPL status. Lack of frost contrast doesn't help matters either. Still, a nice coin. I would have given it more than a 58 personally, but I'm picky.
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by PickNGrin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:53 am

Nice find Chris!
One question. "Has that thang got a Hemi"?

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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:11 pm

TheFinn2 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:47 am
Mirrors aren't deep enough to get DMPL status. Lack of frost contrast doesn't help matters either. Still, a nice coin. I would have given it more than a 58 personally, but I'm picky.
It's in an NGC 62 PL holder currently
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Re: My best Bird Find yet! (8TF) VAM 14.8 -Rarity?

Post by CascadeChris » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 pm

PickNGrin wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:53 am
Nice find Chris!
One question. "Has that thang got a Hemi"?
No. Not the one I'm currently looking at. At CarMax, you can find one you like at another CarMax and have it shipped to your Carmax. I'm pre-qualified (thank you good FICO score!) and it just came in so I'm going to look at it today and will drive off with it if I like her. I'm not much of a motorhead so for the price difference the Hemi isn't a "must have" for me. 305hp with the v6 is enough. Plus, I know I'll get too many tickets with the Hemi lol... The original owner put 11k on this one in its first year, it was a fleet "business" vehicle and a lien was placed against it in 2014 with no miles put on it until 300 this year. Reading between the lines, it looks like the business took out a loan using assets as collateral and they defaulted earlier this year so the assets, including this car, were sold off by the lender. History is solid, no flood or fire etc. Just sitting for a couple years with a lien against it. Fully inspected by CarMax and brand new tires (due to sitting and sidewalls cracking, I'm guessing) Plus, I am getting the 5yr/150k warranty nomatter which car I get..
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