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by RogerB
Fri Jun 09, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Work of lady dollar planchet adjusters - 1904
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Work of lady dollar planchet adjusters - 1904

You can learn more about the work of adjusters in the book From Mine to Mint.
by RogerB
Mon Jun 05, 2023 9:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Work of lady dollar planchet adjusters - 1904
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Work of lady dollar planchet adjusters - 1904

San Francisco Mint February 1904. Table of planchets weighed and adjusted (filed or rejected). The first person, Allen, was only average but examined a new silver dollar planchet once every 8.8 seconds -- 528 per hour. The best adjusters completed almost twice as many in the same time. 19040229 SF A...
by RogerB
Thu Jun 01, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

From mint records, it appears that 340 Proof Standard silver dollars were minted between Jan and April of 1904. Another 310 Proof Standard silver dollars were minted in September and December of 1904. There were two die pairs used for the proof dollars. I have been looking for evidence of which die...
by RogerB
Thu Jun 01, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

And a closer....
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by RogerB
Thu Jun 01, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

Response letter? Ahhh....like these? :)
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19041224 P Proof customers unhappy at no dols.jpg
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19041227 P Charge 1904 proof dol premium 25-cents.jpg
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by RogerB
Wed May 31, 2023 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs
Replies: 5
Views: 153

1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs

This might be of interest to members.
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by RogerB
Sun May 28, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Research Info. - Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted - 1888-S mintage added.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: 1904 Research Info. - NNP URL added to last post Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted

Also, I cross checked the 1888-S mintage against the Annual Assay commission report. There were 329 silver dollars received from SF for 1888. If we start with the monthly coinage and divide by "2,000" (law required selecting 1 coin for every 2,000 struck, or fraction of 2,000) the total is 329 piece...
by RogerB
Sun May 28, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Research Info. - Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted - 1888-S mintage added.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: 1904 Research Info. - NNP URL added to last post Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted

1888-S dollar mintage by month. Apr 160,000 May 150,000 Jun 239,000 Jul 28,000 Aug 10,000 Sep 70,000 Total 657,000 Mints were controlled by Fiscal Year not Calendar Year. Therefore, policy or budget changes took effect July 1 and occasionally had a significant effect of mint operations. This letter ...
by RogerB
Sun May 28, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Research Info. - Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted - 1888-S mintage added.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: 1904 Research Info. - NNP URL added to last post Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted

I'll check. Is there a discrepancy notice by collectors?

Does this help?
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by RogerB
Mon May 22, 2023 11:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: U.S. Branch Mint correspondence added to NNP
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: U.S. Branch Mint correspondence added to NNP

No idea what lurks in the Carson Mint boxes, but I've seen die lists in scanning through things very quickly. (I presume the Chinese folks will star making Dahlonega Morgan dollars soon....) Don't know why NNP doesn't simply post by box number, mint and date range; that's the way they are filed at N...
by RogerB
Mon May 22, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: U.S. Branch Mint correspondence added to NNP
Replies: 2
Views: 103

U.S. Branch Mint correspondence added to NNP

A large group of branch mint correspondence has recently been added to the NNP archive. This includes: Entry-11 --- Box 2 Carson Box 3 Carson Box 4 Carson Box 5 Carson-Charlotte Box 6 1838-1839 Charlotte Box 7 1840-1842 Charlotte Box 8 1843-1846 Charlotte Box 9 1847-1853 Charlotte Box 10 1854-1859 C...
by RogerB
Sat May 20, 2023 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you ever been "VAMboozled" ?
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Have you ever been "VAMboozled" ?

SilverToken wrote:
Fri May 19, 2023 11:25 am
1880-P Supposed to be Vam 9.. Was a Vam 10. It is at least a MS-62 and the price was right so a Keeper anyway-
But....It was only off by one number! To the TPGs that's within normal. :)
by RogerB
Thu May 18, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you ever been "VAMboozled" ?
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Have you ever been "VAMboozled" ?

Have you ever been convinced by a seller that a coin is one VAM, then later learn it is a more common variety?
by RogerB
Tue May 16, 2023 12:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Research Info. - Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted - 1888-S mintage added.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: 1904 Research Info.

PacificWR wrote:
Sun May 14, 2023 7:26 pm
Do you have the same info (plus Usage) for the SF and P Mints?
Came across SF die info, so that's accounted for also.
by RogerB
Tue May 16, 2023 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Research Info. - Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted - 1888-S mintage added.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: 1904 Research Info.

The US Mint had no persistently official term -- the most common was "canceled." This could mean defaced with a chisel after softening, or smashed to design invisibility by the blacksmith -- or both. "Destroyed" could mean these or filing or grinding, or even crushing and shredding (once the machine...
by RogerB
Sun May 14, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans dies shipped for 1904
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: New Orleans dies shipped for 1904

All of the dies seem to have produced low quantities -- but we don't know which of these were also used in November or earlier.
by RogerB
Sun May 14, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1904 Research Info. - Dec 1903-Dec 1904 posted - 1888-S mintage added.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: 1904 Research Info.

It should be in the files, also. I pulled New Orleans because of the general interest.

I'll wait until everything is scanned and into NNP. Then everyone can look for themselves. Right now it's taking almost a full day to digitize 1 box.
by RogerB
Sun May 14, 2023 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans dies shipped for 1904
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: New Orleans dies shipped for 1904

Coiner's Monthly Report - December 1903.
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