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by RogerB
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Adjustment Strike ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1981

Re: Die Adjustment Strike ?

Possibly hard planchet (poor annealing) at normal pressure. Common problem at NO Mint. Insufficient annealing capacity to balance HQ coinage demand.
by RogerB
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Cool Mint Error
Replies: 20
Views: 2687

Re: One Cool Mint Error

vamsterdam wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:21 pm
how could the Y show if there was something on the die that obstructed it?
It wouldn't - or would be distorted. That's why post minting damage is suggested.
by RogerB
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: One Cool Mint Error
Replies: 20
Views: 2687

Re: One Cool Mint Error

Based on the photos, the odd defect is likely post mint damage – possibly intentional. The key to determining post mint versus strike through is the “Y” in Liberty. That part of the die is raised and strikes the planchet before the surrounding cotton. If something were on the planchet before strikin...
by RogerB
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace dollar Slanted reverses
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: Peace dollar Slanted reverses

Good information, RogerRock!
by RogerB
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T... Holy Hell!
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

You might have to explain how the BEP press operators turned their blue ink press upside down to do this.... ;)
by RogerB
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: VAMnesia setting in
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: VAMnesia setting in

Hmmm.... "Milk of VAMnesia" ?
by RogerB
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-S Die Pitted and Worn?
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: 1923-S Die Rust and Wear?

Clogged, cracked and over used die. No rust.
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Sorry Flat-Chested, but you are entirely incorrect. You appear to be repeating dogma, not facts. If that presumption is correct, there's nothing more to be said; and this thread is just a waste of time.

RWB
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 26
Views: 4431

Re: Something not seen everyday?

is it die failure or planchet? Holder says strike 1 then strike 2... :lol: Planchet defect. Likely created when an inclusion of copper oxide (scale)was rolled into a strip, and a blank cut. The label is misleading in that the coin was struck normally and fell apart sometime after bagging. This was ...
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 26
Views: 4431

Re: Something not seen everyday?

...kenny wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:50 am
is it die failure or planchet? Holder says strike 1 then strike 2... :lol:
Planchet defect. Likely created when an inclusion of copper oxide (scale)was rolled into a strip, and a blank cut. The label is misleading in that the coin was struck normally and fell apart sometime after bagging.
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

This is really not a place for discussions of economics - theoretical or practical. Please enjoy collecting VAMS and be comfortable that Morgan dollars were not inflationary; they were a subsidy of silver producers which, unrecognized by the sponsors, aided production of antimony, bismuth, copper, l...
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Banks don't "manufacture money." Expansion of money supply is a product of expansion of economic activity, which uses part of the additional supply to create both broad and specialized growth. However, too much of one distorts and eventually damages the other. Excess money supply contraction can be ...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: WoW! You guys are really branching out!

Hmmmm...does Exeter sell lawn/landscaping tools or women's clothing?

Maybe VAMworld could do some cross branding for monetary support.
by RogerB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

At the risk of maintaining an O/T thread, here's a very brief excerpt from my next book. It should help dispel the confusion -- at least a little. Common usage of the term “inflation” applies to a rapid increase in price when work/paid hours work remains static or decreases. A simple, commonly used ...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: WoW! You guys are really branching out!

Got my first shot today and scheduled the next one. Very quick and efficient -- 35 minutes from arrival to release (after 15 min post-jab wait).
by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 1889

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: 1560

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: 1889

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: 1889

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: 3993

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. ;)