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by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

Here are some things I do as work-arounds. Prepare the image normally, then open MSword. Next, insert a table with one cell for each photo you want to publish or add details to. Save the file. Open the file and use MSWord to add arrows, call-outs and other graphics over the image. When you have what...
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

OK. I thought they might point to a "collar clash" which is impossible at that location on the coin.
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

What is the white caret pointing to?
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Data/document updates to NNP
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Data/document updates to NNP

The NNP (Newman Numismatic Portal) has added about 3,000 transcribed documents from 1890 through part of 1896. These are available free of charge for reading or download. Collectors may also request a subject or document-date search from my database by sending me a PM. There is no charge for a "reas...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stupid Questions from the new guy!
Replies: 18
Views: 989

Re: Stupid Questions from the new guy!

Here are some suggestions from a non-VAM collector; however, I extensively research numismatics. They might be helpful to you. There are too many VAMs and sub varieties of sub varieties to maintain your sanity and eyesight as a beginner; so focus on "big" stuff. 1. Organize your silver dollars by da...
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question to ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Question to ponder

If the mintmark had been: "CN" for Carson, Nevada, it might have been called "Cyanide City." Cyanide was used in recovery of gold from crushed ore.
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question to ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Question to ponder

On coins made by the U S Mint at Carson City, Nevada the mintmark is "CC." (The village was commonly called "Carson, Nevada" in contemporary mint documents.)

Which "C" stands for "City" and which for "Carson?"
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 40
Views: 1692

Re: Covid Shots

Over time and as the inoculated base increases, we will learn more about immunity persistence and the most effective dosing for large populations. The inadvertent half-dose in one trial offers some hints of the possibilities.

Meanwhile - get your annual influenza shot too!
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

You're Welcome!

Pleased to help anytime I can.
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

Let's try some key words for your topic....the date, short description, etc.

My database allows extensive searching including full Boolian implementation.
by RogerB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: OT

Re: Above post. None of the items mentioned are "random." All follow the same laws of physics applicable within the observable universe. Also, please use correct terminology: bodies rotate on their axis and revolve around an external gravitational point. Thank you Karen. At least try to get these s...
by RogerB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: OT

Re: Above post.

None of the items mentioned are "random." All follow the same laws of physics applicable within the observable universe.

Also, please use correct terminology: bodies rotate on their axis and revolve around an external gravitational point.
by RogerB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 San Francisco mint records
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: 1878 San Francisco mint records

Peter,
If there are specific subjects relating to the SF Mint let me know and I'll search my database. You can also check Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP).
by RogerB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-o clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: 1900-o clarification

RE: " Is this whole coin a counterfeit?" No, just the right side reverse at the clash. This was where the eagle had whacked its wing against a flag pole as it was making a ceremonial landing on top. The compound fracture required a complete wing joint replacement including titanium bone braces and s...
by RogerB
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 s Assistance please
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: 1880 s Assistance please

Possibly one of the many 1879 obverse dies filled and redated 1880.
by RogerB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-cc field effects question
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: 1884-cc field effects question

Let's take it a step further --- If the fine abrasions are on the planchet, how were they produced in the scattered groupings? What made the very fine lines? (Hint: Can't be a drawbench - that excuse has already been used - and they would be either continuous or cyclical depending on where the damag...
by RogerB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-cc field effects question
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: 1884-cc field effects question

Color is immaterial. It is not controlled in the photo so is useless. Tonal differences are relative. Look to the left of U and to the right of I. Note the termination of the marks at the crack. Further, planchet scrapes that align precisely with the inscription are so farfetched as to be "impossibl...
by RogerB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-cc field effects question
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: 1884-cc field effects question

The abrasions seem to terminate at the die crack. This, their sharpness, similarity of angle, and shape suggest they are defects in resurfacing the die. This was part of die maintenance and repair. It was normally done to remove superficial damage, cracks, etc. Regularity of the abrasions and lack o...
by RogerB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NNP Transcriptions available
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: NNP Transcriptions available

All the transcriptions posted to date are in RG104 Entry 1 "General Correspondence."

I am not sure how they are being handled in the NNP search function. Also, the software was being ported to a new system during 2020. I do not have status or other information on that work.
by RogerB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NNP Transcriptions available
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: NNP Transcriptions available

Transcriptions for 1895 have been uploaded to NNP.

1896 is currently being worked on. That will be followed by 1889.