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by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Encouraging Article in NYT

I was just happy to see someone write something positive about the hobby. Maybe this newest generation will be different and get back to some of the basics of life.
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Encouraging Article in NYT
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Encouraging Article in NYT

Here is a counterpoint to all we see about the hobby https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/business/coin-collecting-bitcoin-numismatists.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqYhkSVUZAibfQMMmqBCdnr_Ex706w3T5KCyYQipDyetQCYmc8EDMY-9let4yxDGSWN5aLKRpROB3yqUXGX1RfDSSg8nOnoUZcWJyoJivX2gy0tW...
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1756

Re: Legal or Not?

My thought is that at that point it might be considered counterfeiting because the dies were obtained and used outside of the Mint. But just a feeling based on right VS wrong and thinking about currency.
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1756

Re: Legal or Not?

Interesting,, thanks for the information.
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A BIG THANK-YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: A BIG THANK-YOU

A big thanks here also and a bright light during a trying time.
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by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1756

Re: Legal or Not?

Having never held one, does it specifically have a marking as "copy" or something of the kind on it? My first thoughts were that I was surprised by the listing premium on eBay given that they are essentially "fantasy" coins My second thoughts were that if they are not marked, then once cracked out t...
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Simple test for chrome?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Simple test for chrome?

Isn't this the same look as old silver coins that were rubbed with mercury?
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1756

Re: Legal or Not?

Well...............

Speaking of tokens as we were, what about the Dan Carr Morgans struck each year. I think I remember that these are actually struck on existing Morgan Dollars. This is another question since I thought I understood that only the obverse was restruck to change the date.

Legal?
by HawkeEye
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs

I think we went into the Michigan game very confident, but with Saban and his Bama magic it ain't over til it's over
by HawkeEye
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs
Replies: 4
Views: 314

OT-How 'bout Them Dawgs

Well I was up most of the night celebrating the BCS Victory!

Go DAWGS
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by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Where is George?

Now that you bring this up, I do remember some of the sequence to design changes and I always assume that he made the models and did the design work. But was Morgan ever called upon to correct hubs or dies was my question, and if so, did he "tinker" and inadvertently create what we know as "VAMs"? A...
by HawkeEye
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Where is George?

Well we do know that things other than die cracks and breaks are out there in abundance. Little gouges, scratches, scribbles, etc. Some were done in repolishing dies at the branch Mints for sure, but some had to be done at the Mint before shipment. Just a little food for thought. How many did he per...
by HawkeEye
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Where is George?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Where is George?

Well I was pondering this one the other day and certainly don't know the answer, but here is George working away at his job. In his capacity at the Mint did he in fact personally create some of the VAMs we now collect? In theory he would have been responsible for VAM 1 I would suppose, but did he to...
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 1756

Re: Legal or Not?

Once I read the book I started to use it as a reference. As I remember I kind of read a chapter a day because it isn'r light reading. Once you get through it you will understand a lot more on the processes at the Mint.
by HawkeEye
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

I think getting Leroy's perspective on new or popular VAMs would be welcomed information. His perspective on how our hobby evolved is unique, and he has more knowledge than any of us. I have a feeling that if we were to vote on the current 100/50/40/Hot lists 80%+- would probably not change. But to ...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toned Morgan Web Site
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Toned Morgan Web Site

I think you hit it right on the numbers. The old site was informational but not to modern web standards.

The other thing here is featuring outstanding sets in a way you can see the effort and accomplishments.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Toned Morgan Web Site
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Toned Morgan Web Site

I ran into this web site from another collector who studies toned Morgans and I have to give them credit. This is well done and references the work done by Doug Kurz.

https://www.monstertonedmorgans.com/all ... ed-morgans

Worth a few minutes to visit and enjoy.
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

Well I would probably pay more attention to a VAMworld Top 100/50/40/Hot based on the experience level here. Not that the authors of the other lists are not knowledgeable, but they are selling a product and perpetuating the list and reputations is a factor. Someone, probably JB, compiled the List of...
by HawkeEye
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: How static is static, how permanent is permanent?

Interesting because I think we blindly accept these lists as time tested and fact. I know I have my thoughts about the desirability and rarity of coins. Maybe this is good food for thought since no group knows Morgan VAMs better and perhaps our leaders should help define those lists. I worry about a...