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by RogerB
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Additinal background for Carson Mint dollars (and others before 1881)
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Additinal background for Carson Mint dollars (and others before 1881)

I leave it to the "VAMpire community" to apply the information as appropriate. But, do not hesitate to ask any questions that come to mind.
by RogerB
Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Additinal background for Carson Mint dollars (and others before 1881)
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: Additinal background for Carson Mint dollars (and others before 1881)

The letter might help explain some of the Carson varieties for 1880.
by RogerB
Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Additinal background for Carson Mint dollars (and others before 1881)
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Additinal background for Carson Mint dollars (and others before 1881)

Letter from Sptd Snowden to Dir. Burchard October 6, 1880. Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th inst., enclosing a copy of a letter from the Coiner of the Mint at Carson City, addressed to the Superintendent of that Mint, and have also to acknowledge the receipt...
by RogerB
Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-S with poor detail - Engraver's explaination
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: 1884-S with poor detail - Engraver's explaination

This coin generated correspondence only because someone though it was counterfeit.
by RogerB
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-S with poor detail - Engraver's explaination
Replies: 2
Views: 144

1884-S with poor detail - Engraver's explaination

Here's a chain of correspondence regarding an 1884-S dollar that was initially thought to be counterfeit. Anyone have a similar variety?
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by RogerB
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?

Helpful comments. Regarding WiFi: We are nearly a quarter-century into the new millennium. WiFi is cheap and easy to deploy. There really is absolutely no excuse for large shows not to provide it to the dealers and guests. And the ANA is not the only show where this is an issue. Dealers should not n...
by RogerB
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?

Nice the several good coins were found, but I was thinking more of the total experience of attending -- what worked, what didn't, what could have been better.
by RogerB
Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Did those attending ANA find it a good experience?

I'm curious about how those who attended ANA felt about the experience. Are their aspects open to improvement?Are some parts "just right?"
by RogerB
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1897-P VAM-11 Doubled 1-97, tripled 8. Misaligned Die Need help on minting process, die adjustments, possible recutting?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: 1897-P VAM-11 Doubled 1-97, tripled 8. Misaligned Die Need help on minting process, die adjustments, possible recutt

To be straight forward, I read too many assumptions to untangle. Suggest going to From Mine to Mint and examining the toggle press descriptions and images. Then try Journal of Numismatic Research (JNR) Issue #1 with an article about a toggle press patent and drawings. Follow them carefully and you s...
by RogerB
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call

Hawking cheap watches at a coin show --- a timely (Timex-ly ?) endeavor.
by RogerB
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: ANA World Money show -Chicago roll call

I had a chair in the hallway, but when I came back from the restroom it was gone.....maybe next year. :)
by RogerB
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How accurate is the population counts?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: How accurate is the population counts?

The "populations" for all the major authentication companies report only the coins received AND graded by that company alone. Also, the tables do not include any coins deemed not gradable, or not accepted. Thus, for all except a tiny minority of date/mint/denomination combinations, "population repor...
by RogerB
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE
Replies: 36
Views: 1455

Re: can an AU55 coin be PROOF LIKE

Proof-like is a description of the relative mirror-like reflectivity of a coin's fields. It is NOT part of the "grade" or condition of a coin
by RogerB
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"

OK. Thanks for the suggestion!
by RogerB
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"

PS: I'm deliberately posting this without mentioning subjects already in the "hopper." I don't want to discourage any ideas or questions. Also, if VAM specialists want me to try and locate information on the traditionally accepted explanations, please provide as much info as you can.
by RogerB
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Book - "From Mine to Mint, Vol 2"

One of my current tasks is the successor book to From Mine to Mint . This continues the kind of process and mechanical approach to minting coins begun with the first volume. That is, the emphasis is on how equipment worked, how it was used, and the effects on coinage - including errors and defects. ...
by RogerB
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Good illustration of how the upper die surface was cut to help guide a planchet to the center of the collar. In addition the reeded part of the collar was slightly wider at this top face than the bottom. So... there were two interesting aspects to collars: 1) they had a sloping guide cut into the to...
by RogerB
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

It would likely be helpful to new and some seasoned collectors if the terminology could be better explained in the background info sections. The section in FMTM describes how reeds were cut into collars. Also, some presses used circular openings into which collars with various opening sizes were ins...
by RogerB
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

RE: "A rotating collar die is noted as the cause of this overlapping."

Please explain what this means.
by RogerB
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: peculiar 21d reed queation
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: peculiar 21d reed queation

Go to From Mine to Mint to read how collar reeds were cut.