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by RogerB
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Suggestion - Would a standard reference grid make attribution easier?

A thought or question - Wouldn't all of the date position and mintmark position references be much easier to manage and check if they were always in relation to stable points on the portrait and eagle? The location and angle of an extended line connecting any two points on the central device is alwa...
by RogerB
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question about 1901-O
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Question about 1901-O

Deleted - not relevant.
by RogerB
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: interesting find
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: interesting find

Those "spikes" are the result of chipping at the edge of the field. Usually seen on heavily used dies and on new dies from improperly tempered steel.
by RogerB
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mintage for 1894 dollars
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Mintage for 1894 dollars

Proof coins were always part of the total mintage, but were usually shown separately in reports because they generated revenue in addition to seignorage. Normal coinage profit was reported to Treasury on a monthly form and profit from Medals and Proof Coins was on a separate quarterly report. Formal...
by RogerB
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... "Price for U.S. Mint's 3-inch BRONZE medals to quadruple to $160"
Replies: 9
Views: 125

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

Very few US Mint list medals are even so much as slightly unavailable. There are multiple versions of most depending on date of production and the type of bronzing/antiquing applied. The only ones of significant value are those in gold, aluminum and silver (with many exceptions). If this is a valid ...
by RogerB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mintage for 1894 dollars
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Mintage for 1894 dollars

The table below shows silver dollars minted in 1894 at the Philadelphia Mint. Coins struck in August - 48,000 - were held by the Coiner as bullion and not delivered until June 1895.
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by RogerB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unsure how to proceed
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Unsure how to proceed

Right side of eagle and wing are "off." Same for tail. Both sides are "puffy" as if the coin has edema. Broken "B" in Pluribus. Likely counterfeit.
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by RogerB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

Any correspondence would typically be between the Mint Director in Washington and the Superintendent at New Orleans. However, the Director might have wanted input from the Engraver at Philadelphia. So far, the letter is isolated with no follow-up known.
by RogerB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

OK. My approach will be to encourage collectors to look through the documents being added to NNP, with this unusual letter being one of several examples. Sounds like a good one. Include a picture of the E, too. I can get you one for publication if you want. The pictures on VW are posted under a CC ...
by RogerB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

As I close in on retirement, I am looking at completing a die study of the 1891 o Morgan. I am not familiar with the necessary "permissions" needed to include info from here and other sites. Is there a guide to such? I don't want issues with anyone, but would like to include plenty of information. ...
by RogerB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

OK.
My approach will be to encourage collectors to look through the documents being added to NNP, with this unusual letter being one of several examples.
by RogerB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

Was a short article ever written about it and the variety? Several members mentioned that (I recall), but if nothing has been done I will prepare something for submission to Coin World.
by RogerB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 272

Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

Was anything done with this letter I posted some time ago?
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by RogerB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Documents requested from NARA

The College Park facility is spacious and researchers are spread among multiple floors of the building. The main reading room on the 2nd floor is the place people are more likely to come into closer contact. By sitting 2 to a table instead of 4, spacing of about 6-feet could be maintained, and masks...
by RogerB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Documents requested from NARA

Many people (well -- a large handful, at least -- ) make their living doing research for a wide range of clients, plus students do research for Master's and Doctoral work. Last spring there was a group of 8 from Japan that had been there over 2 years digging into WW-II archives. They were trying to ...
by RogerB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: is this rust?

No.
by RogerB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Documents requested from NARA

Their notice says they will follow local conditions. Since the College Park facility is in Prince George's County, Maryland, that means they will remain in Phase II for at least another week. In MD, Phase III is open but 1/2 normal capacity. That likely means NARA will have some sort of allocation s...
by RogerB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Documents requested from NARA

NARA facilities remain closed and the documents some members have requested are not available.
by RogerB
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Daniel Carr 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: O/T Daniel Carr 2020

Not a counterfeit as the Mint claims that there are no 1964-D dollars. The prototypes were claimed to have been all received back and destroyed along with the dies. Carr's production blog further points out distinct die markers for his overstrike tokens. Not saying they are not without controversy,...
by RogerB
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.
Replies: 12
Views: 339

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

indian4 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:55 pm
You have a lot of knowlege. Almost like you were there.
My family was involved with several small, community banks - beginning way before the Great Depression.