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by RogerB
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan Carr Anniversary Dollar
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Dan Carr Anniversary Dollar

Counterfeit.
by RogerB
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Wide Reeding hooray!
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Wide Reeding hooray!

Nice find!
Always good to have widely literate coins. ;)
by RogerB
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS pop report mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: PCGS pop report mystery

Last time the Navy Blue Angels were in Cleveland, one of them confused an eagle which landed in a coin dealer's shop and started pecking at her reflection in a PL Morgan dollar 1881-S VAM 11-2/3rd.
by RogerB
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Help needed with 1901-O Morgan (Appears to be a cast counterfeit)
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Help needed with 1901-O Morgan (Appears to be a cast counterfeit)

Reminds me of the things dentists used to make thinking they could fool people.
by RogerB
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan w/ Large die break plus perforations
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Morgan w/ Large die break plus perforations

Wasn't born that way ... and no perforations visible.
by RogerB
Sun May 30, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare dark side!
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Rare dark side!

messydesk wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 2:46 pm
RogerB wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 4:22 am
I vote for completely false dies, not an alteration.
Could be. Do you know of others like it?
Letter and digit shapes are incorrect. Depth of relief is way off, rim is incorrect, etc. etc
by RogerB
Sun May 30, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare dark side!
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Rare dark side!

shortnock wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 5:19 pm
Would be more interested if it has eight tailfeathers.
It does. They are merely on the other side of the eagle.
by RogerB
Sat May 29, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Rare dark side!
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: Rare dark side!

I vote for completely false dies, not an alteration.
by RogerB
Sat May 29, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 3545

Re: 2021 Morgans Postponed

Hmmmm....I got a note purporting to be from the US Mint on the same subject. It asked me to "round up and deliver to Mint HQ all the able bodied squirrels in the vicinity." It didn't say what they would be used for, but I know squirrels like to run on little wheels and such.
:?
by RogerB
Tue May 25, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mint Site Cashed
Replies: 24
Views: 4148

Re: Mint Site Cashed

I have -1- confirmed which will be used for research, then disposed of. When the 1921-2021 piece is out I will do the same and us the data to update the Peace dollar book.
by RogerB
Sun May 23, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Imaging my coins
Replies: 17
Views: 3205

Re: Imaging my coins

Kurt28's setup is clearly strudy and effective (just don't drill a hole in the coin...). But the key to good photos is control of lighting.
by RogerB
Sun May 23, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Proof 1889 P ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1482

Re: Proof 1889 P ?

"Poof" not "proof."
by RogerB
Sun May 23, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans CC and O Privy Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: 2021 Morgans CC and O Privy Marks

Please note the fine print on the order form: "Coins with privy marks will only be distributed to those lacking running water, or those hiking the Appalachian Trail."

;)
by RogerB
Wed May 19, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1935 Peace Dollar RIDB?
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: 1935 Peace Dollar RIDB?

Surface is consistent with adjacent areas. Appears to be raised slightly. Far too uniform and smooth to be a lamination. Possibly a small bead of metal on the planchet when struck, but even this is not certain. Careful examination at 40x might reveal more about the oval.
by RogerB
Sat May 15, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 6466

Re: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint

Informally comparing the imitations with real 1921s, the new ones are "mushy." The camber of relief is too shallow and is actually worse than that produced by the old Janvier reducing lathes.

Best not to say anything about the "Morgans." 1921's look spectacular along side these.

Hope I'm wrong.
by RogerB
Thu May 13, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1894 ngc au58 regrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: 1894 ngc au58 regrade

No. AU means --- AU: Slight rub or field disturbance. That means the coin will never qualify as Uncirculated no matter how much one wishes, prays, or whatever.
by RogerB
Mon May 10, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What!!? Why no bodybag?
Replies: 15
Views: 3509

Re: What!!? Why no bodybag?

Maybe they were simply out of little plastic bags; or, possibly much more attention was being paid to very profitable slabbing for bulk TV scammer purchases, rather than ordinary collector submissions. Money drives the attention of many "managers."
by RogerB
Wed May 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 6466

"2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint

Whenever the 2021 imitation Peace and Morgan silver dollars become available, I would appreciate members thoughts on the pieces. They will be briefly discussed in the next edition of the Peace dollar book and I'd like to include observations by active collectors of the series.

Thanks!
by RogerB
Wed May 05, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OFF TRACK [1916 PROOF BUFALO NICKEL]
Replies: 26
Views: 6729

Re: OFF TRACK [1916 PROOF BUFALO NICKEL]

Excellent coin and good example of Barber's revised master dies.
by RogerB
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1901-O Privately made vs counterfeit
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: 1901-O Privately made vs counterfeit

"Privately made vs counterfeit"

They are the same thing.