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by RogerB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: 1925-P with a weird font on the date?

Thin characters (other than Oliver Hardy) arise from two circumstances. 1) letters were not fully punched into the die leaving the thinner, tapered parts of digits closer to the surface. For Peace dollars the hub was not fully pressed into the die face. 2) during use a die was resurfaced multiple ti...
by RogerB
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Best resource for satin and matte low relief peace dollar proof diagnostics?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Best resource for satin and matte low relief peace dollar proof diagnostics?

The low relief 1922 Peace dollar proofs were struck during or just before the meeting of the Annual Assay Commission in February that year. Members of the Commission were shown the coins - the first low relief pieces - and at least one or two were sold for their face value: $1 each. Some others were...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924-P worn die ?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: 1924-P worn die ?

Quality control for Peace dollars was at a low ebb. All Treas Sec Mellon wanted was to replace the Pittman Act bonds as fast as possible.
by RogerB
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: How Morgan Dollars Became Indian Ruppees

If you want real information and not some abbreviated cut-n-paste, look for my article: "The Pittman Silver Purchase Act 1918" by Roger W. Burdette or You can pick up a copy of the CD: Silver Dollars-Front Cover-Final-sm.jpg Which contains data on every delivery of Pittman silver dollars plus the fo...
by RogerB
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page
Replies: 43
Views: 556

Re: legitamate question about VW 1880-O Vam 2 page

RE: "I will tag at @RogerB because he keeps talking about some tool for newcomers that needs to be built .." The concept is to have an initial guide that concentrates on things newcomers will see or have questions about on their Morgan and Peace dollars -- whether or not they happen to be "VAM" vari...
by RogerB
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Please consider for DISCOVERY
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: Please consider for DISCOVERY

RE: "Why is it that everything with new comers seems to be a new discovery? I encourage enthusiasm, but get tired of the constant "discovery?" question." This is encouraged because there is no simple, illustrated guide to the known varieties that are visually clear for new participants. To be effect...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Photo Viewer Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Coin Photo Viewer Windows 11

The programs described in the "10 Best" are image editing not merely viewing. The W-11 "Photo" program is a good viewer -- it lets you view photos, magnify, rotate, crop, delete and Save AS -- which is about all a viewer needs to do. I use it a lot to quickly scroll through the several thousand imag...
by RogerB
Tue Jan 17, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Really Strange Luster
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Really Strange Luster

Bulletproof7.
Interesting photos. If you post a range of full-coin photos taken from different angles and describe the lighting in use, we might be able to figure this out.

Thanks! RWB
by RogerB
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grading Question on This 1921 Peace$
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Grading Question on This 1921 Peace$

OK. Thanks for the info. and congrats on the discovery.
by RogerB
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

1. Kennedy half collectors of a level consistent with VAM collectors are extremely rare -- possibly none. 2. "My question here is does this need a number to be collectible?" There are no die-level resources, so "cat" numbers don't matter. 3. There will always be those who can see forward to benefici...
by RogerB
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

A very prominent half dollar clash and something a finder would want to know about. However, it's not analogous to the 1921s posted - there's no variety collection base for Kennedy halves. Also, it is not something that would be used to engage new dollar variety (or K-half) collectors.
by RogerB
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Grading Question on This 1921 Peace$
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Grading Question on This 1921 Peace$

EF, likely cleaned or washed with soap. Average detail.

What is your discovery and would PCGS or NGC recognize that on the holder? The label recognition as a discovery cpoin would be the only reason to spend money (even a "free" voucher) on independent "grading."
by RogerB
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

RE: "1921 peace clashed hair" good search point. But a new-to-varieties, wouldn't know this was about clashed hair, or in fact, anything much about the source of the marks. If the 1W description began with "Rev. Strong clash marks near eagle's head" and then added the other bits the collector could ...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

The obvious question: The reverse clash is far more interesting than anything else on this die pair. Why is such a distinctive feature buried amid "unfindable" debris rather than at the top of the description? No new collector is going to slog through piles of nondescript marks in hopes of finding t...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

Yes. The same coin. Here's the VAM 1W reverse photo:
Ha21-rev-clash.jpeg
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by RogerB
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AU58 Paper Test
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Re: AU58 Paper Test

"But how can one learn the magicians tricks if he keeps changing the tricks?" That is, indeed the central question. It is the one that TPGs promised they would eliminate by reliability and consistency -- "sight unseen grading" was their mantra. The increasing velocity of instability, deception and t...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

Rotation between the dies adds to the impact by shifting the diagonal clash at the eagle's wing, to almost parallel to its throat. I've seen the same clash but with material behind the eagle partially effaced. (This coin is from a Heritage auction -- it was too expensive for my wallet -- this was ab...
by RogerB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 320

1921 Peace dollar for comment and suggestions

Along the line of Malachi35's 1921 Peace dollar post, anyone want to try this one?
1921-die-clash.jpg
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by RogerB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AU58 Paper Test
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Re: AU58 Paper Test

The old restaurant saying: "Tomorrow's special is yesterday's leftovers."

:)
by RogerB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AU58 Paper Test
Replies: 31
Views: 1181

Re: AU58 Paper Test

Sliced bologna fillet served with rotting anchovies -- used to con the rubes (as John Ford loved to say) into accepting false coin grading.