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by RogerB
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Archives status as of 9/1/2021
Replies: 4
Views: 701

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: 341

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: 437

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: 437

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: 247

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: 1104

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: 445

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: 1583

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!
;)
by RogerB
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS PCGS lost package
Replies: 34
Views: 1360

Re: USPS PCGS lost package

The Postmaster General has long-term business contacts who want to destroy the Postal Service and replace it with private businesses. He can only be expected to do things to hurt public service, just as he did last year before the election. Expect further disruptions, deteriorating security and dela...
by RogerB
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Peace Dollars
Replies: 25
Views: 931

Re: 2021 Peace Dollars

iwillbenice wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:15 pm
What is a UNC Finish? :popcorn:
It's what you get from the bottom of a bad bottle of wine -- kind of a beat-up, musty, in the bag, but shiny feeling.
by RogerB
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Peace Dollars
Replies: 25
Views: 931

Re: 2021 Peace Dollars

Same here. Ordered 2 "No problem" coins. Honestly, not expecting much based on the illustration.....too soft and mushy.
by RogerB
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 1104

Re: Congrats to RogerB

vampicker wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:25 pm
RogerB wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:59 am
Thanks all! Plus - I don't have to carry that darned gold painted typewriter around!

:)
Yeah, a tough thing to explain as carry on luggage!
I could get it a leash, vest and call it a "Service Dog."
by RogerB
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 1104

Re: Congrats to RogerB

Thanks all! Plus - I don't have to carry that darned gold painted typewriter around!

:)
by RogerB
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black

OP: What is "die black?"

Ahhh...just realized it was a typo -- intended to be "die break."
by RogerB
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black

Early stage "starburst" die deterioration. Die pair should have been removed before this appeared on coins.
What is "die black?"

(Also, please reduce the image compression - it is creating artifacts that ruin details in your photos.)
by RogerB
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Morgan Die Pair of 1904?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Last Morgan Die Pair of 1904?

1904 Std Dollars
Mar 275
Jun 65
Sep 10
Dec 300

There is also a personal file for Director Roberts with references to 1904 proofs, but nothing like the above discussion.
by RogerB
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

The owner sold the coin for a sum in excess of $10,000. I do not know the exact price or buyer.
by RogerB
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

ANACS graded the coin MS64. The owner might bring it by at the ANA show for photos. Can anyone explain the 64 grade? I know it is futile to grade from a photo only. The original thread includes all the information about the ANACS coin that the owner has. There is no obvious reason for their grade o...
by RogerB
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

pup_picker wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:42 pm
collar clash rev k3-4

does the rogerB peace coin have the diagnostics for 1H on the obv chin, Y of liberty and gouges rev ES OF
Both coin share the same dies. The 1921 posted near the end of the PCGS thread is also from the same dies.