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by RogerB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1923-P Over Polished
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: 1923-P Over Polished

The fine lines occur during minor die repair and resurfacing. This can happen over the full raised die surface (the table) or in small areas. It is likely a "bottomless pit" to try to record/describe these things, as previous poster indicated.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Certainly a good approach. Put the best in the initial volume, then build on a solid framework.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Central States coin show
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Central States coin show

Stopped supporting them when they "blew a raspberry" at education and educational exhibitors.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

My purpose in asking about a Trade Dollar book here and on other message boards, is to try and nudge collectors into cooperating to produce a really good, thorough guide to the series. This includes background, series history, economic influences, hub and die varieties, chop and other "regulation" m...
by RogerB
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

I would like to pose a "Trade Challenge". The two parties involved with this squabble should talk on the phone and do this behind the iron curtain. We are. It is not as much of a disagreement as it may appear to be. Agree. There is no specific disagreement, merely the kind of normal exchange of ide...
by RogerB
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

The numbering does meets such expectations. That was quite deliberate after doing VAMs for about 40 years. The same with the way the dies were enumerated. It is completely expandable and no issues will arise where the precedence of sub-varieties becomes a mess. It is quite strong in that regard. Ph...
by RogerB
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

RE: "What it will not have is the historical background and things like that. They are well covered in Bowers' books and elsewhere, as well as in another potential upcoming book." The material of this type is largely obsolete and/or misleading. That is not the fault of past writers - they did the be...
by RogerB
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: picking you brains
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: picking you brains

I use the "exact same die pair" for exactly that and I do so because I noticed that the set of words "same die pair" was use to referr to the "same die classification" - and that has proven not to be very helpful in some cases. (It was wrong even...). When I use the "exact same die pair" - I have c...
by RogerB
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Trade Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 3333

Re: OT - Trade Challenge

Have been trying to learn if Trade dollar collectors would support a good historical and variety reference, but so far not much interest. I'd be willing to publish it, but it has to be accurate and reasonably comprehensive so that it has a long shelf-life.
by RogerB
Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: picking you brains
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: picking you brains

What's the difference between "exact same die pair" and "same die pair?" (BTW - someone named Lecter already picked my tiny brain....)
by RogerB
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 38
Views: 3687

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

The long ray, as pictured, seems to be an intentional addition. Higher quality photos should reveal engraving marks. To me, the proportions of the ray are confusing - as if a short ray was lengthened, rather than the long ray being a single unit. Foreshortening of the view makes it clear that a long...
by RogerB
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: are we vamming the new morgan/peace
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: are we vamming the new morgan/peace

Why would anyone want to do that? They are not regular issues or part of the coinage series. Would one add Ben Franklin tokens to your half dollar collection?
by RogerB
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Way to Display?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: New Way to Display?

The fuzzy fotos are fairly fine.
by RogerB
Sun Apr 10, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Beginning of Denver silver dollar coinage - 1934
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Beginning of Denver silver dollar coinage - 1934

This letter refers to the beginning of standard silver dollar coinage at the Denver Mint in 1934. The quantity of 5 million pieces is mentioned, but that refers to the fiscal year not the calendar year. The planned 1935-D coinage was never executed.

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by RogerB
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Change at PCGS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Change at PCGS?

I must, sadly, agree with you on both the generalities and the specifics.
by RogerB
Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1934 D Peace Obverse Doubling
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: 1934 D Peace Obverse Doubling

Hello everyone, I just got done reading difference between Double dies, but still confused. Can you tell me if this is a Vam or just machine doubling, and is it worth anything like this? It is raw circulated. Is it the medium D variety? https://i.imgur.com/lti7vyN.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/Eqp5iNh....
by RogerB
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 38
Views: 3687

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

Yes, these are all legitimate die retouching by the Engravers and very well documented. (Also the unauthorized changes made to SF Morgan dollar reverse dies...) I was referring to an implication that the so-called "S" on Washington quarter's eagle and other such things ("bizarre") were intentionally...
by RogerB
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray
Replies: 38
Views: 3687

Re: OT - 2007 P GW$ Elongated Third Ray

vamsterdam wrote:
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:39 pm
.... there are quite a few coins struck from dies that were deliberately re engraved. some are bizarre. some were attempts to add back details that were polished out.
Apologies for butting in, but this kind of statement really needs factual support in relation to the CPG.