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by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

RE: what i mean about mints sharing dies is o/cc, o/s, 78p,s,cc /79p,s,cc and some others. US Mints did not share dies. Dies with repunched mintmarks were still used only at one mint – never at two. Not sure what is meant by “78p,s,cc /79p,s,cc.” Please clarify. is it known whether there hubs/master...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 473

WoW! You guys are really branching out!

This must really keep Leroy and members busy!
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by RogerB
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

RE: "how are these numbers affected by shared dies between mints, different years of coins and reworked dies?" These were dies used by and destroyed by the San Francisco Mint for 1878. Mints did not share dies and there are no extant records about the quantities of repaired dies. All dies cycled thr...
by RogerB
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

In 1878 The San Francisco Mint used 90 obverse and 84 reverse dies for the standard silver dollar.

[Ref: RG104 E-229 Box 16 of 17]
by RogerB
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 1243

Re: Leroy Update

dave700x wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 pm
I like that 1893 form the Charlotte mint! :lol:
Yep. Charlotte management couldn't decide if they were secret or not, so they left just a shadow of the "C" to kind of hedge their bets. ;)
by RogerB
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 1243

Re: Leroy Update

vamsterdam wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Leroy does not list filled dies any longer.
How does that affect past variety listings?
by RogerB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.

I hope potential buyers will use this information to help them get the "best coin" for their money. Slab grades for Uncirculated 1921s are almost meaningless, in my opinion.
by RogerB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: June 2021 Whitman Baltimore show canceled.
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: June 2021 Whitman Baltimore show canceled.

The city reserved the Convention Center for possible emergency use, and they did not want to end that until people were vaccinated and the Governor ended the public emergency. Local conditions will increasingly influence planning. West Virginia has the highest vaccination rate in the country, but th...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT ICE STORM
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: OT ICE STORM

I went though a 40 lb. bag of bird seed this week (5 days), this would normally last 2 weeks. Did you use it as a topping for snow cones, or grind it into flour for biscuits? What did you put out for the birds? I ended up with well over 100 birds as compared to the normal 2 dozenish. My back yard l...
by RogerB
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT ICE STORM
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: OT ICE STORM

dave700x wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:54 pm
I went though a 40 lb. bag of bird seed this week (5 days), this would normally last 2 weeks.
Did you use it as a topping for snow cones, or grind it into flour for biscuits?

What did you put out for the birds?
by RogerB
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT ICE STORM
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: OT ICE STORM

Anyone have some original-from-1960s-bag Morgans with that cold, icy look of fresh silver? (With appropriate VAM or "Squirrel-bird" varieties, of course.)
by RogerB
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.

Several has asked if this is a satin proof. Nope. There are a couple of reeding marks in the eagle's neck and back feathers. These indicate normal production, not individually made medal press proofs. (Just to confuse things - some TPGs have "authenticated" proofs that are not really proofs. Much of...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mallis VAM Library Up-Date
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Mallis VAM Library Up-Date

The conversations from the video can be mechanically transcribed using the newest MSWord or one of several voice transcription programs. Doing that would greatly expand the ability to search for information among hours of video.
by RogerB
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.

OK. Here's the reverse with more arrows. This time, the red arrows are mine....Anyone can have the purple letters.
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by RogerB
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: here we go again Looking to deep?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: here we go again Looking to deep?

Do you have a "star" filter on the obv and rev photos? They should be a clear as your detail images.
by RogerB
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.

I've been asked about the reverse. A similar detail highlighting image for the reverse has not been made because I don't think anyone checks that for depth of detail. Differences are less pronounced than on the obverse. The main points to look for are full rounded lettering and complete eagle feathe...
by RogerB
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: June 2021 Whitman Baltimore show canceled.
Replies: 2
Views: 178

June 2021 Whitman Baltimore show canceled.

They plan to expand the November show.
by RogerB
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

fogie wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:47 am
Sound like an 1885 pattern (AKA -Snowden dollar)
That crossed my mind, also. Snowden's experiments included raised lettering on the edge. He used equipment and instructions obtained from the mint in Belgium. His correspondence does not mention producing any plain edge pieces.
by RogerB
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Dollar article in Coin World
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Trade Dollar article in Coin World

One small fact not in the article: From 1873-1878 Trade dollars were included in the Annual Assay Commission coins. From 1879-1885 no Trade dollars were included. The Assay Commission did not examine medals.
by RogerB
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

The mint's reply, if there was one, might state the cause.

Normal procedure in 1889 would have been to replace the coin.