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by RogerB
Thu May 26, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82 O/S Die question
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: 82 O/S Die question

Shipping soft dies was done at San Francisco and sometimes for Carson (after the got a new Ajax press). The purpose was to facilitate cutting of the dies to fit old presses in use at those mints.

Only Philadelphia's engraving Dept. had punches for mintmarks letters, etc.
by RogerB
Thu May 26, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82 O/S Die question
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: 82 O/S Die question

RE: "...which San Francisco Dies were used for the 82 O/S VAM 3, 4 & 5?" All O/S (or S/O) mintmark dies were prepared at Philadelphia -- where all dies were made. It would have been as much trouble to soften, then fill and overstrike, then harden and temper an old die as to simply put the correct mi...
by RogerB
Thu May 26, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Gas Prices

How long do you have to work to pay for the tank (gallon, etc.) of petrol? That is the most important immediate question and relates directly to your ability to purchase the product. It might also affect your ability to travel and buy those much-desired VAMs from the little old lady in Dubuque. Furt...
by RogerB
Tue May 24, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Things Are Just Off For Us All
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Things Are Just Off For Us All

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by RogerB
Mon May 23, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Coin Collectors here must know about this site...
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Coin Collectors here must know about this site...

The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) maintains the deepest collection of American numismatic literature and archives outside of the NARA facilities. The collection is NOT curated -- whatever was uploaded stands as-is without corrections. While the collection is vast and constantly growing, it is hampe...
by RogerB
Sat May 14, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S Reverse of 1879
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: 1880-S Reverse of 1879

They simply did not pay attention - they were under pressure to strike silver dollars and did so with whatever usable dies they had. Expediency.
by RogerB
Fri May 13, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)
Replies: 49
Views: 2123

Re: Help with 1886-P (Eight in Denticles)

Does the curvature visible in the recessed denticle area (raised on die) match that of the top surface of a numeral "8?" That match is required if it is an "eight in denticles" variety. (The same applies to all similar claims.)
by RogerB
Wed May 11, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880-S Reverse of 1879
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: 1880-S Reverse of 1879

This quote (January 12, 1882) from my article in the Longacre Ledger might help: "Prior to the last calendar year, it had been the custom of the Mint at Philadelphia to furnish the other Mints with dies of such denominations and in such numbers as requisitions were made for, and as it was usual for ...
by RogerB
Sun May 08, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dents in coins
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Dents in coins

Edge dents such as on your coins usually result in a coin being rejected, or given a "details" label by the major authentication companies. Variety collectors are possibly less picky about coin condition and damage than regular collectors. A ring light produces flat uniform lighting that suppresses ...
by RogerB
Tue May 03, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

The Andover, KS drone video of an EF-3 ripping through part of town should be required viewing for anyone considering moving to the tornado belt. Every school kid should see how important having a tornado shelter is in that region. (Along with stronger building codes.)
by RogerB
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe OT - Coin Shows
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Maybe OT - Coin Shows

Where's the "Tornado Alley" flying coin show on the schedule? I know it moves around..... ':)
by RogerB
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unique scarface!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Unique scarface!!!

Broken bottle fight.....nasty scar.
by RogerB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P Over Polished
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: 1923-P Over Polished

The fine lines occur during minor die repair and resurfacing. This can happen over the full raised die surface (the table) or in small areas. It is likely a "bottomless pit" to try to record/describe these things, as previous poster indicated.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Certainly a good approach. Put the best in the initial volume, then build on a solid framework.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Central States coin show

Stopped supporting them when they "blew a raspberry" at education and educational exhibitors.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

My purpose in asking about a Trade Dollar book here and on other message boards, is to try and nudge collectors into cooperating to produce a really good, thorough guide to the series. This includes background, series history, economic influences, hub and die varieties, chop and other "regulation" m...
by RogerB
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

I would like to pose a "Trade Challenge". The two parties involved with this squabble should talk on the phone and do this behind the iron curtain. We are. It is not as much of a disagreement as it may appear to be. Agree. There is no specific disagreement, merely the kind of normal exchange of ide...
by RogerB
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

The numbering does meets such expectations. That was quite deliberate after doing VAMs for about 40 years. The same with the way the dies were enumerated. It is completely expandable and no issues will arise where the precedence of sub-varieties becomes a mess. It is quite strong in that regard. Ph...
by RogerB
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

RE: "What it will not have is the historical background and things like that. They are well covered in Bowers' books and elsewhere, as well as in another potential upcoming book." The material of this type is largely obsolete and/or misleading. That is not the fault of past writers - they did the be...
by RogerB
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: picking you brains
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: picking you brains

I use the "exact same die pair" for exactly that and I do so because I noticed that the set of words "same die pair" was use to referr to the "same die classification" - and that has proven not to be very helpful in some cases. (It was wrong even...). When I use the "exact same die pair" - I have c...