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by RogerB
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Death of Harvey Stack
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: OT: Death of Harvey Stack

His company was also a fence for Ford's counterfeit California and Mexico bars, and USAOG fakes. These were later accepted by former employee Vladimir Clain-Stephanelli as genuine although there were immense questions about their origin and alloy. The same company insisted that a small dealer's 1913...
by RogerB
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch

The relief is largely immaterial. The first part that is visible on clashed dies is the boundary between field and relief. Compare with the common rotate "V" clash on reverse of Morgan dollars. With both dies being convex transfer of central portions are favored over peripheral areas. Given the port...
by RogerB
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch

Why is it so strong in that spot, but not elsewhere? The portrait outline is the same depth throughout.
by RogerB
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

From the perspective of an outsider, but one who feels there is much growth potential in your specialty.... With a couple of exceptions, I read the above posts as excuses for not making changes to simplify and restructure your specialty. Yet, without changing to improve structure and accessibility, ...
by RogerB
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: 1922 Peace die gouge olive branch

I'm not convinced this is from clashed dies. The OP's coin shows an irregular defect that is of equal or greater relief than the rays. For there to be that deep an impression in the die, the clashing event would have also left marks of similar depth throughout the reverse. That is: we should see out...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

These lists are individual productions. If several people are trying to invigorate a hobby niche, they should cooperate to identify and publicize the most accessible, and interesting varieties. That is, overly personalized lists can be fine for advanced users, but detrimental to attracting new parti...
by RogerB
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NEW GSA PACKAGING
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: NEW GSA PACKAGING

...and it only took 35 years for them to figure this out !
;)
by RogerB
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o proof like?
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: 1883-o proof like?

The "encyclopedia" is wrong. This is old Breen-related garbage and not based on fact. It's from the discredited school of "it looks like, so it must be" assumption. All proofs were made on a large screw-type press (aka, lever press or fly press)used for medals. Only the Philadelphia Mint had one. Th...
by RogerB
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Struck Thru Grease?
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Struck Thru Grease?

Not grease --- maybe "geese" like at the golf course where they get "struck through" a lot. ;)
by RogerB
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1883-o proof like?
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: 1883-o proof like?

Screenshot_20211228-190915_Chrome.jpgReally, oh I appreciate it a good education as I said I'm new I am not the type to let pride get in the way and when I was actually looking at the proof coins from the same year they have that Mark behind her head that zigzag, now I may be wrong about that I jus...
by RogerB
Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: we have all been waiting w/ eager anticipation
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: we have all been waiting w/ eager anticipation

As an outsider, I've noticed an apparent excess of Ike variety enthusiasm compared to rationality.
by RogerB
Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 56
Views: 3465

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

An Unc-70 coin MUST be entirely free of non-die marks under 5x magnification. If not, then it is some lesser "grade" and also is misrepresented by the "grading" company.
by RogerB
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big Shoutout to Roger B
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Big Shoutout to Roger B

I can search my database for any collector who has a question. Sometimes there is information and sometimes not.
by RogerB
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1380

Re: Legal or Not?

Look up the legal definition of a counterfeit coin, then the Hobby Protection Act. If it looks like a coin, or acts like a coin, it is a counterfeit. Looks like means has "United States of America" and a legal tender denomination. Content is irrelevant. (Same for any country and ancients, etc.) Acts...
by RogerB
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Strang looking Morgan
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Strang looking Morgan

Fake -- leaves and all.
by RogerB
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip

You're welcome. Also, you might find the book "From Mine to Mint" helpful. It explains a lot of US Mint technology and equipment. [Although I wrote the book, I receive nothing from sales - that's taken care of by the distributor. Also, each book comes with a searchable CD included in the price.]
by RogerB
Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip

The edge photo suggests copper oxide inclusion. It is not a "clip." for those, like me, unfamiliar with metallurgy, could you explain what a copper inclusion is? I've tried looking but get a whole bunch of copper oxide info that isn't totally relevant to coinage. Thanks. Standard coin silver is 90%...
by RogerB
Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip

The edge photo suggests copper oxide inclusion. It is not a "clip."
by RogerB
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: Broken Planchet with Rim Clip

If there is dark/black material in the opening, then it likely broke along a copper oxide inclusion fault. No extra value, just a minor point of interest.
by RogerB
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Archives Update
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Leroy Archives Update

If you make PDFs, OCR, and index them to the display location from your letter dB, the entire thing becomes word or phrase searchable. Might make finding specific letters and references a lot simpler.