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by RogerB
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: USPS PCGS lost package
Replies: 34
Views: 1758

Re: USPS PCGS lost package

The Postmaster General has long-term business contacts who want to destroy the Postal Service and replace it with private businesses. He can only be expected to do things to hurt public service, just as he did last year before the election. Expect further disruptions, deteriorating security and dela...
by RogerB
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Peace Dollars
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: 2021 Peace Dollars

iwillbenice wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:15 pm
What is a UNC Finish? :popcorn:
It's what you get from the bottom of a bad bottle of wine -- kind of a beat-up, musty, in the bag, but shiny feeling.
by RogerB
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Peace Dollars
Replies: 25
Views: 1236

Re: 2021 Peace Dollars

Same here. Ordered 2 "No problem" coins. Honestly, not expecting much based on the illustration.....too soft and mushy.
by RogerB
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 1465

Re: Congrats to RogerB

vampicker wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:25 pm
RogerB wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:59 am
Thanks all! Plus - I don't have to carry that darned gold painted typewriter around!

:)
Yeah, a tough thing to explain as carry on luggage!
I could get it a leash, vest and call it a "Service Dog."
by RogerB
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Congrats to RogerB
Replies: 29
Views: 1465

Re: Congrats to RogerB

Thanks all! Plus - I don't have to carry that darned gold painted typewriter around!

:)
by RogerB
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black

OP: What is "die black?"

Ahhh...just realized it was a typo -- intended to be "die break."
by RogerB
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: 1924 peace, file-die with Die black

Early stage "starburst" die deterioration. Die pair should have been removed before this appeared on coins.
What is "die black?"

(Also, please reduce the image compression - it is creating artifacts that ruin details in your photos.)
by RogerB
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Last Morgan Die Pair of 1904?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Last Morgan Die Pair of 1904?

1904 Std Dollars
Mar 275
Jun 65
Sep 10
Dec 300

There is also a personal file for Director Roberts with references to 1904 proofs, but nothing like the above discussion.
by RogerB
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

The owner sold the coin for a sum in excess of $10,000. I do not know the exact price or buyer.
by RogerB
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

ANACS graded the coin MS64. The owner might bring it by at the ANA show for photos. Can anyone explain the 64 grade? I know it is futile to grade from a photo only. The original thread includes all the information about the ANACS coin that the owner has. There is no obvious reason for their grade o...
by RogerB
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

pup_picker wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:42 pm
collar clash rev k3-4

does the rogerB peace coin have the diagnostics for 1H on the obv chin, Y of liberty and gouges rev ES OF
Both coin share the same dies. The 1921 posted near the end of the PCGS thread is also from the same dies.
by RogerB
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

Any other member thoughts?
by RogerB
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting question on prooflikes in general
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Interesting question on prooflikes in general

Polishing that produces mirror-like fields lasts as long as it takes for the die to naturally deform and produce what we call "luster." Polishing and basining are repair actions for die faces and can be done at any part of the die life. The extent and aggressiveness of polishing determine if pre-rep...
by RogerB
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

Here's the reverse of my 1921 Peace dollar.

1921-rev 2.jpg
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by RogerB
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

Link to discussion -- https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1060174/any-thoughts-on-this-being-a-1921-peace-dollar-satin-or-matte-proof-vam-1-h This is the obverse of the coin I own. They appear to be from the same die. The coin posted on PCGS has weakness in the upper obverse (rays are flat not ...
by RogerB
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

1921 Peace photos as posted on PCGS

Here are obverse and reverse photos of a 1921 Peace dollar as posted in a PCGS thread. Thoughts?
1921 comp.jpg
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by RogerB
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Research CD
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Research CD

The research CD "Silver Dollars Struck Under the Pittman Act of 1918" is available individually from Wizard Coin Supply, or in bulk for club use from the author. Eagle-Lion-121mm-2 sm.jpg Colorado-mine-1high-C-sm.jpg The CD lists every delivery of Morgan and Peace dollars from all U. S. Mints from 1...
by RogerB
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

As a die wears, small cracks usually expand. But if the alloy boundaries and crystals are unusually distorted, the crack might appear to close or become obscured as the die face continued to deform. Radial Z-axis displacement can also merge with invisible cracks. Eventually, a visible "starburst" ef...
by RogerB
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1934-S question
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: 1934-S question

Sorry -- only thing I see is abrasion on Liberty's cheek. Can the auction company send you a much higher resolution image?
by RogerB
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 1500

Re: When striking pressure is too high

Glad to be of help. The From Mine to Min t CD was sold shrink wrapped with the book at no extra cost. That is, anyone selling the CD separately has broken up the package. For 1921 Morgan dollars, the information in FMTM about setting strike pressure in a toggle press could be useful. The CD really h...