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by RogerB
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Letter about error Morgan dollar - 1885

This letter writer inquires about the value of an 1885 Morgan dollar with a plain (not reeded) edge. So far, no reply has been located. Pages from RG104 E-1 Box 149 Part 2-5_Page_1.jpg [RG104 E-1 Box 149 Part 2] O.C. McGrew & Son Irwin Station, Pa. January 6, 1887 [sic 1888] U.S. Mint Philadelphia, ...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Trade Dollar article in Coin World
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Trade Dollar article in Coin World

For those who have branched out into Trade dollars this article, titled "Proof Trade Dollars Continued After Coinage Was Discontinued," might be of interest. The article explores continued manufacture of proof Trade dollars after commercial production was halted. This might be of interest to Trade d...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 580

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

To attain this degree of detail required a fully annealed (soft) planchet, and pressure over 150 tons on a mint toggle press. In this instance the die was nearly new, as is shown by both details and the satin-like surfaces. This is characteristic of a steel die before it develops surface deformities...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...

[/quote] The problem is who picks the "the best, most readily identifiable varieties" and then is there a market for that list or will it just be another list like the others? From one who had thousands of silver dollars prior to learning about vams, the complexity and minutiae were a great help wit...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 580

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

There seems to be an increase in threads and posts about 1921 Peace dollars on various hobby message boards. Presumably this is a by product of this year's centennial of the design, and Congress' mandate to produce a commemorative version of the design. Because much of the long-term value in these o...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...

Several members make good defensive points, but all center on this little phrase: "To some extent." Can one not select the best, most readily identifiable varieties, then present them in a new non-threatening (hopefully 'engaging') format? K.I.S.S.-off the complexity and minutiae in favor of broad i...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...

Merely hoping that some will see the possibilities....
by RogerB
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

VAM Weed Killer. To encourage new collectors to grow...

...should VAMWorld sponsor a weed killer? Possible new VAM collectors are, at least anecdotally, discouraged by the vast weedy patch that is the VAM listings. There is, simply put, too much "weed" and not enough "flower" to engage a beginner. Is anyone working on a simplified VAM publication (a "wee...
by RogerB
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: 1891-CC

I'll have to disagree with the consensus. The metal "missing" due to tapering of the star is insufficient to produce the raised oval lump on the star. There is no evidence of unusual abrasion or metal movement in that area. The oval lump is symmetrical and does not have the irregular appearance of d...
by RogerB
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fries not included
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Fries not included

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Next set is probably gonna be Quarter pounder?
Struck on 50-year old cheese slices, too!
by RogerB
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA, Will it survive?
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: ANA, Will it survive?

One route to relevance for ANA begins with delivering a high profile service to the hobby and business. 1) Take a very aggressive, hands-on, active approach to getting rid of counterfeiters, their manufacture, importation, distribution, sale and transfer. Let everyone in and out of the hobby know th...
by RogerB
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA, Will it survive?
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: ANA, Will it survive?

Just some personal thoughts on the OP's question. ANA lost is way about 25 years ago. They abrogated their inherent authority and credibility for coin grading standards and terminology standards, thus leaving collectors at the legal mercy of overgraded and falsely described coins. They also failed t...
by RogerB
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: "Girl on the Silver Dollar"
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: "Girl on the Silver Dollar"

A bump for the New Year.
by RogerB
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Data/document updates to NNP
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Data/document updates to NNP

A couple of folks asked about data for 1889. Work began on 1889 transcriptions this week. There is a lot of correspondence for this year, so it will take at least 4 to 6 weeks to complete.
by RogerB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tampered dies.
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Tampered dies.

So anyone have insights as to what “varieties” might be out there for 1882-s $5 & $10 gold coins for grins and chuckles? There is an account of the alterations in a letter from Snowden, which is reproduced in From Mine to Mint in a section about unauthorized die modifications. It seems to be the IG...
by RogerB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

The software should also allow you to select the shank width (in pixels) and the head type/shape/length. That will let you define arrows (like the one in my illustration) to your liking, then scale them to photos of differing resolutions.

PS: Interesting reverse clashes, too!
by RogerB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

RE: " I made the nicest arrows for the photo but it would not let me export them. The Google program would not let go; until they made some money somehow." Can you merge the arrows into your photo, save, and then export the saved photo to your computer? (PS: The whole concept of continually paying f...
by RogerB
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

Glad to be of help!
by RogerB
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tampered dies.
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Tampered dies.

Transcription accompanying the letter. The syntax is typical of many of Barber's letters. He dictated them to a clerk who had to figure out punctuation. It is not clear why the much more severe alterations made to dollar dies were not discovered. Possibly, the dies had been defaced before sending th...
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

PS: Google "Chrome" might have a "pen" tool; this is where you might find arrows in a sub menu.