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by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 620

Re: Die Studies

I think JR hit the nail on the head. I only used average number of coins per die as an example. I think the 1900-S die useage table showed a few dies close to 500K per die? But my point is that "new" VAMs get listed when many, many times they are just different die stages or states of previously li...
by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 620

Re: Die Studies

A good example is the aforementioned 93-CC. There are five listed marriages and seriously, it's probably already one too many. They may have ordered 20 pairs of dies, but they damn sure didn't use them. There were more dies used to coin the 89-CC issue and with that one marriage accounts for nearly...
by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 620

Re: Die Studies

RE: #1 I refer to orders not "used." If the steel were deficient, or there were some other systemic defect, use would increase - not just orders. The Engraver's complaint is that Carson and New Orleans (and sometimes San Francisco) ordered more dies than they needed, then returned many unused. This...
by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 620

Re: Die Studies

3. All dies made from the same hub were probably not identical - that is the basis of "die varieties." Every die responded differently to repeated heat treatment and impression from the hub. Sometimes these differences required surface alteration (re-basining) at Philadelphia or another mint. Somet...
by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 620

Re: Die Studies

Carson City used 20 pairs to mint 670k in 1893. And they took really good care of their dies. The VAMs given to those dies would depend on the hubbing of the die itself, not the number of pairs used. 10 obverse dies could all be VAM-1 if they were made from the same hub that didn't show any unique ...
by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 620

Re: Die Studies

I have a continuum of a rant about doing die studies. I am currently working on the 1888-S series, thanks to Big John (BJV). Here is a conundrum for you to think about. The series has a listed mintage of 657K coins. But there are 16 base VAMs listed. This would make an average of 41K average coins ...
by TheYokel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 765

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

Ever find those shipping records?..
by TheYokel
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: AOH 1882-O/S VAM-5 EDS in NGC AU... Details >.<
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: AOH 1882-O/S VAM-5 EDS in NGC AU... Details >.<

No disrespect to you, but what do you mean "picked it raw" ? It is slabbed and attributed. Glad to see you are here again. That's my personal collection, lol. I submitted it last year on here. This thread is almost 12 months old :P I see the PL in the fields. Mine was a DMPL. Thank you. It's so muc...
by TheYokel
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: What's it Worth?
Topic: 1882-O/S VAM-5 EDS in AU Details NGC slab?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

1882-O/S VAM-5 EDS in AU Details NGC slab?

What would a fair market average value be for a Details grade?

Coin can be seen on the boards here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1717&p=15061&hilit=Eds#p15061

Still worth a small premium, even if it's been cleaned, eh?

Thanks for the guidance,

🐜
by TheYokel
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 765

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

The letter actually agrees with what I said about CC's die usage. They only used 10 pairs in 1892. There are 5 VAMs from 1893-CC and 6 from the 1900 O/CC series. Your math is adding up to exactly what I'm speculating... The 5 working dies that had already been put into use in 1893 were destroyed and...
by TheYokel
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 765

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

If die records for the Engraving Department existed, it might be possible to match left-over CC dies to those sent to New Orleans - every die was tracked even when it was renumbered. But those records seem to be missing. We have to work with what is available, and do what is possible to gradually i...
by TheYokel
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 765

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

One invetigation I have wanted to undertake for years, but will likely never have the time is whether the O/CC reverse dies were, in fact, previously used to strike CC dollars. Once would need each well struck, early strike O/CC VAM reverse in hand in high grade and as many possible high grade CC d...
by TheYokel
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 765

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

RE: "Carson City was officially closed in June of 1899. They stopped producing coins in 93, but didn't lose the official designation until 99. Makes sense they had a few CC reverses laying around in the interim in case the mint was needed for production." Once the Carson Mint was decommissioned in ...
by TheYokel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 765

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

Carson City was officially closed in June of 1899. They stopped producing coins in 93, but didn't lose the official designation until 99. Makes sense they had a few CC reverses laying around in the interim in case the mint was needed for production. After CC closed on July 1 of 1899, they re-purpose...
by TheYokel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder

It’s the 87-O 30A. The clash above Dollar in leaves shows enough to know what it is. I feel like there needs to be a special designation for P/G coins that are able to be attributed, but missing many of the sought-after details on the coin. Feels kind of weird seeing a "WOW" coin labeled as such bu...
by TheYokel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Low grade attribution on ANACS holder

Was wondering about very low grade varieties that the letter transfer is not visible, however many of the clashes that are only present on the particular variety can be seen. Would it still be AOH as the variety? Does the letter in question define the VAM? Or just a part of the overall? I mean to s...
by TheYokel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Road Trip Purchase...
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Road Trip Purchase...

vampicker wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:51 pm
dont see anything
And another one bites the dust.

Thank you dude. :)
by TheYokel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Road Trip Purchase...
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Road Trip Purchase...

EEEGADS! Quit playing with my emotions like that... :lol: Finally got to my desk to take some better shots. First picture is the raised area without angled light to show the raised outline of whatever is there. Second picture is with unidirectional light to show what it looks like when you see the ...
by TheYokel
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1902-O Is this 3 Olives???
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: 1902-O Is this 3 Olives???

Check VAM10...