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by RogerB
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When some PUP's are missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: When some PUP's are missing?

RE: "When some PUP's are missing?"

Look for KITTIES.
;)
by RogerB
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: Grand Opening !!! Yippy !!!

Where're the Franklin stove and the pickle barrel?
by RogerB
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Here's an additional letter FYI.

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by RogerB
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.
Replies: 6
Views: 135

One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

The New Orleans Mint was proposed for closure in 1897, but things move "kind-a slow in N'aw Lins."

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by RogerB
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die life for 1897 - San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Die life for 1897 - San Francisco

Here is a die use and life table for the San Francisco Mint, 1897. (Not sure if I posted this before or not -- .)
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by RogerB
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry

Not a reply; however, the definition seems inconsistent: Buffed Reverse Highly over polished and eroded dies. (See -1883-O VAM-1C1) Polishing and erosion are different things. "Buffed" implies polishing or use of abrasive, and has nothing to do with erosion and displacement of die steel. The on-lin...
by RogerB
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Questions about SSCD "Buffed Reverses" registry

Not a reply; however, the definition seems inconsistent: Buffed Reverse Highly over polished and eroded dies. (See -1883-O VAM-1C1) Polishing and erosion are different things. "Buffed" implies polishing or use of abrasive, and has nothing to do with erosion and displacement of die steel. The on-line...
by RogerB
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S VAM 1CE QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: 1923-S VAM 1CE QUESTION

"paws" --- last of the creamed skunk.
by RogerB
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S VAM 1CE QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: 1923-S VAM 1CE QUESTION

If you put it in the freezer, the ICE might get harder and crack the metal. Then it could be listed -- or at least thawed for dinner.... :)
by RogerB
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: GSA Soft Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: GSA Soft Pack

Some people pay for packaging, others for labels, yet others for aged slabs, or barely detectable die varieties. They seem to enjoy what they enjoy.
by RogerB
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Archives status as of 9/1/2021
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Archives status as of 9/1/2021

The National Archives reopened on a very limited basis in early August, but have abruptly closed again due to the delta variant and the idiots who refuse to get vaccinated and merely want to spread disease. Appointments I made were abruptly canceled. No further information on when they will re-re-op...
by RogerB
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Counterfeit or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Counterfeit or what?

The coin and holder look good - no indications of a counterfeit coin or tampered holder. You've probably already matched the variety.
by RogerB
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Long-nock confusion.
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Long-nock confusion.

The manual change was made to get as many new dies into service as possible pending completion of a new reverse hub. The 7/8 dies had a similar purpose.
by RogerB
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Long-nock confusion.
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Long-nock confusion.

The "long nock" was made by adding a short segment to the end of the arrow on individual dies. This task was likely given to Assistant Engraver William Key (who also made the IGWT logo). Some additions were perfectly made and others were a little tilted or too narrow. The lower photo shows an additi...
by RogerB
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: sign-in issues with Firefox (fixed)
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: OT: sign-in issues with Firefox

No problem with v91 - or any other version in the past.
by RogerB
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 1537

Re: Congrats to RogerB

Sadly, just learned that United Airlines no longer accepts emotional support typewriters or emus. However, they accept support stockings.

;)
by RogerB
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgan, Value and Included as Set?
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: 2021 Morgan, Value and Included as Set?

1. CCs are more valuable because they're CCs. And having been sold with a maximum of 10 per household instead of 3 means they got into fewer hands, so there are more hands that want/need to buy them on the secondary market. 2. I don't think they'll be regarded as a regular issue Morgan, but as a co...
by RogerB
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Upheaval in the card world
Replies: 14
Views: 1866

Re: OT: Upheaval in the card world

Interesting and disappointing.
All I have from childhood is a small box with some unopened bubblegum packs from the 1950s. Hey! Maybe there's a famous Joe DiMaggio-Marilyn Monroe card in there. He had quite a batting average!
;)