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by RogerB
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Super collar
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: 1923-S Super collar

Thanks everyone! :)

Here's an LHC Super Collider:

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by RogerB
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Super collar
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: 1923-S Super collar

If the reeding is otherwise normal (coin struck fully in collar) and there's additional reeding on the rim, it would be a collar clash, where the hammer die hit the collar die before striking this coin. In the "die profile," below, you're saying the peripheral face (rim) struck the upper surface of...
by RogerB
Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Super collar
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: 1923-S Super collar

I'm kinda dense. Please explain how this is a "collar clash" and not a partial out-of-collar strike.
Thanks!
by RogerB
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Somewhat off-topic - the first Trade dollars
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Somewhat off-topic - the first Trade dollars

Here is the disposition of the first five Trade Dollars struck at the Philadelphia Mint July 11, 1873. #1 Secretary of Treasury Richardson #2-5 Charles Broadhead of Philadelphia (letter below) Hon. Charles Broadhead, Philadelphia October 13, 1873 Sir: I enclose herewith as requested by you and promi...
by RogerB
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clear explaination for thin or tapered coins
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Clear explaination for thin or tapered coins

It's nice to locate original documents that confirm long-held ideas -- as well as the ones that blow holes in them. :)

PS: See From Mine to Mint for explanation of how a drawbench worked and why Snowden's explanation covers both thin and tapered coins.
by RogerB
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Morgans for gold
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: New Morgans for gold

The standard silver dollar presented several problems in 1853. First, it was the "standard" unit of money in silver metal and had been defined as such in law. Since the 1853 proposal affected only silver coins, keeping the dollar at its historical silver content meant that we could argue that our st...
by RogerB
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Clear explaination for thin or tapered coins
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Clear explaination for thin or tapered coins

Office of U. S. Assistant Treasurer New York July 1, 1873 Hon James Pollock, Superintendent of the Mint Sir: The enclosed half dollar piece was found in a bag of silver coins of the same denomination received from the Mint. You will notice that it is not of the usual thickness, and this depreciation...
by RogerB
Fri Jul 15, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this
Replies: 19
Views: 892

Re: 1881 O Rim cuds?? What is this

The term "rim cud" is a bit of a misnomer that has been used for so long that it kinda stuck. A true cud is a rim to rim die break with uplifted fields that extend past the denticles into the field. A "rim cud" refers to rim die breaks. Many rim breaks are produced as a consequence of collar clashe...
by RogerB
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Morgans for gold
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: New Morgans for gold

Previous instructions, going back to pre-Civil War were that standard silver dollars were only produced on the order of silver depositors. They were tariffed at $1.04 to $1.08 in gold. (This was in part a result of 1853 reduction in smaller silver coin weight and legal tender status.) Collectors wer...
by RogerB
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Morgans for gold
Replies: 7
Views: 509

New Morgans for gold

Paying for new 1878 dollars in gold was, initially, not an option.

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by RogerB
Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

You're welcome. The physical situation of open vs close collar is more complicated, but the brief explanation of "fishtailing" will suffice for usual purposes. Increased die erosion farther from the center is a product of greater planchet metal movement, which in turn erodes the die. A primary steel...
by RogerB
Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

RE: "Early capped bust halves displayed extreme die erosion near the rim and peripheral lettering which is relative to the inferior die steel and minting process of that time." “Gaspar and Dyer discuss the important production techniques indicated by the presence of a neck, which indicates the use o...
by RogerB
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Comment about one of 1st 1878-S dollars struck
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Comment about one of 1st 1878-S dollars struck

Yes! That is a very good indicator of accuracy. Nice to see in numismatics.
by RogerB
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

Thanks!
by RogerB
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 34
Views: 2315

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

I understand about die states/"progressions" etc. I merely give that less reliability than some others do. RE: "Series 1 used collar #1 Reed count 186 for Vam 60, 26 EDS, 57 stage 1 and 2, Vam 26 LDS, Vam 57 stage 3, 4 and 5." Accordingly, the Ajax press was equipped with SF dollar collar #1, as wer...
by RogerB
Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

Please explain how straight-line feeder/ejector mechanisms can produce radial makes on a die.

Thanks
by RogerB
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Comment about one of 1st 1878-S dollars struck
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Comment about one of 1st 1878-S dollars struck

Thanks! Had not seen your article. Much better than my little bit.
:)
by RogerB
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: OT - Feed Finger Gouges Or ?

The "rays" seem to be radially oriented - not parallel as expected from some coin striking damage/
by RogerB
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Comment about one of 1st 1878-S dollars struck
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Comment about one of 1st 1878-S dollars struck

One of the first standard silver dollars (VAM-60) struck at San Francisco Mint on April 17 is this coin: 1878-S NGC One of First 10 Struck.jpg This is an 1878-S dollar engraved with the words, ”ONE OF THE FIRST TEN COINED APRIL 17TH FROM J. GUS. BURT” in neat capital letters. The engraving was cut m...
by RogerB
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?
Replies: 34
Views: 2315

Re: 1878-S dollar. Can you separate fact from fiction?

RE: "...the 1000 Vam 60s that were minted on April 17 or morning of April 18 were given away (j Gus Bert) or put into circulation." The VAM-60s were all made on the 17th ending when the reverse die cracked. We know these were delivered to the Cashier on the 18th along with 1,000+ from a different di...