WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

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WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by mark » Sun May 24, 2020 2:00 am

Seemingly impossible to find. If anyone has one to sell, trade, or knows of someone that has one I am very motivated to add to my PCGS registry.

Thought I would add I'm also looking for VAMs 188 and 222A in MS. I know they are out there!
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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sun May 24, 2020 2:16 am

Good luck

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86

Post by vamnuke » Sun May 24, 2020 7:11 pm

:roll:

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86

Post by mark » Mon May 25, 2020 5:05 am

:D

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by mark » Sat May 30, 2020 5:15 pm

Added that I'm also looking for VAMs 188 and 222A in MS.

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by VamHelsing » Sat May 30, 2020 5:38 pm

:shock:

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by Vam-mysterio » Sat May 30, 2020 6:25 pm

:shock:

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by iceman » Sat May 30, 2020 8:33 pm

Mark
Yep I also am hunting for those . Hard ones to find .
Good Luck in your search .
John

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by vamnuke » Sat May 30, 2020 11:18 pm

Am fortunate to own 3/4 in MS; V86 is only XF-45. Got the 188 many years ago when 3 came in the market unexpectedly out of nowhere. At the time many of us were thinking there was a roll, but only the 3 were offered; mine is 62; other 2 are 63. Bidders at the time were wary; turned out to be a bargain; v85 found unattributed on. Great Collections auction; everyone else must have been asleep; no bidding war. Got for grey sheet. V222A got from a fellow 7 tf collector that largely got rid of his set; I was fortunate to add several top pop coins to my set including the 222A, which wasn’t cheap. V86 came from Brian; bought raw and definitely not cheap at the time. Bought maybe a year after discovery came to light. Maybe one of my best purchases ever; I really thought more would come to light, but only one every now and then; finest is AU-58, which resides in a top notch set. Funny thing about discovery coins - new hole to fill, but how rare and what to pay? Good luck on filling the holes; 4 tough coins for sure. 😎

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by vamnuke » Sat May 30, 2020 11:52 pm

As an afterthought, the finest known V86 was posted raw unattributed on and bought by a knowledgeable collector; you never know when an heir will put up grandpa’s coins for sale. Keep your chin up and when you least expect it something really good will come along!

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by iceman » Sun May 31, 2020 1:01 pm

Vamduke
Yes it just takes time to complete the Quest ! Thats part of the fun . frustrating at times
but that just makes it Sweeter when the coin if found . The search and making
friends and getting knowledge is all part of why we do this Collecting of coins .
Like the knowledge you provided on these coins are Just Valuable for the knowledge .
This is why I enjoy the challenge !!!
John

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by mark » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:30 am

I was a bidder on the 3 VAM-188's when they hit ebay. I was being cheap and lost out on all 3. Still regret not ponying up the cash. Best I've been able to find since is my AU55.

Iceman (John).. I've seen your 7TF set on PCGS. You have some fantastic coins in your set.

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by Andy Hansen » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:29 pm

Am fortunate to own 3/4 in MS as well; all bought within the last two years. V86 in XF45. I would trade that plus much $$
if a MS were to be available.
V85 64DMPL acquired by a major trade deal involving 14 tough Vams from a fellow Vammer.
Surprisingly, we are still friends. lol.
V188 63. Bought an entire collection from an collector downsizing. Had to over pay for that one to get the deal done from a very sharp collector. V222A 62 came in that collection as well, I would love to upgrade when available.
Always buying Top pops, and meeting new friends.
Stay the course Mark.
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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by DHalladay » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:05 pm

I have a 222A in PCGS-58 and am glad to have it. Never seen a Mint State example offered for sale in a public venue.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by vamnuke » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:35 pm

Got my MS 222A in private transaction.

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Re: WTB: 1878 VAMs 85 & 86 & (188 & 222A in MS)

Post by mark » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:30 am

Hi Andy,

When you upgrade let me know!! ;)

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