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by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Speech... and the end of a long road!
Replies: 58
Views: 18047

Re: The Speech... and the end of a long road!

WOW for sure. Congratulations.
by HawkeEye
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: Legal or Not?

My point also. I wonder if it would be considered legal tender, just defaced. But I have to believe they got some type legal ruling or exemption before striking them.
by HawkeEye
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: Legal or Not?

While the dies might have been legally obtained that would have been over 100 years ago. I wonder what the agreement with the Mint was in those days on reuse of cancelled dies? From the NGC web site: "After their useful life is over, dies are usually destroyed by a mint. Sometimes, however, they are...
by HawkeEye
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Scarface Auction Price
Replies: 17
Views: 2266

Re: Early Scarface Auction Price

There are some crazy things out there right now and I don't know if they are selling, but for sure there are lots of listings. There is an 1881-O listed by a big eBay seller for $1,993.75 bragging it is a GEM BU graded coin. Actually, it is a N92 Cleaned coin with uncirculated details. Just for fun ...
by HawkeEye
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Legal or Not?
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Legal or Not?

I ran into this post on reddit today and cannot believe this is legal. https://www.reddit.com/r/coins/comments/rjyxgp/the_first_of_our_1884cc_morgan_dollar_restrikes/ There are some guys making "tokens" from cancelled 1884-CC dies, and ANACS is grading them as tokens. Surely this isn't legal? They a...
by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Strang looking Morgan
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Strang looking Morgan

Has that Asian soft look to me!
by HawkeEye
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big Shoutout to Roger B
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Big Shoutout to Roger B

I am still researching but there is a reference to the French Mint supplying the needed medal inventory to the US Mint during this period. This is reinforced by the Dupree designation on the bust shoulder, because there are references to later dies made in America lacking this feature. For sure Roge...
by HawkeEye
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Big Shoutout to Roger B
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Big Shoutout to Roger B

I had a chance to reach out to Roger this week to try and solve a mystery with one of the more obscure medals in my collection. I had exhausted every resource I could think of including medal collectors. For those of us who rely on Roger's expertise with research, especially with historical governme...
by HawkeEye
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Morgan Dollar Discovery Procedure Update
Replies: 19
Views: 3384

Re: Hold Discovery Submissions Until Further Notice

All submissions or just discovery coins?
by HawkeEye
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stereo Microscope?
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Stereo Microscope?

I like colwillys note because the older I get the greater magnification I need, and I am easing up on the big 75. Maybe I need a 75x.
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 6433

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Thanks and maybe the 81-O is a good place to work. The die crack study has given me a lot of insight into the physical die use and I know of several examples where dies are just lumped into either 1 or a when there is clear evidence of their shared characteristics. Just let me know if I can help and...
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O November Update
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: 1881-O November Update

If your coin is PL or DMPL in all likelihood the coin was struck before the cracks appeared, or after a die was repolished. Thew die cracks often only appear on later die states and help with identification when they are present.

Thanks for checking it out.
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 6433

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

On a slightly different track, will there be any review of seemly "dead" listings where a single coin might have been attributed way back?

Do you plan any review of VAM designations and some type general cleanup of the listings?
by HawkeEye
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O November Update
Replies: 2
Views: 415

1881-O November Update

Running a little late because of family visits, but I have now posted the update for the 1881-O for November This month I tackled the die cracks for VAMs 27, 33, and 33B This was also an upgrade to Windows 11 for all my PCs which took a little time Hope you enjoy http://www.1881o.com/2021-11.html An...
by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 59
Views: 8053

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Like PCGS, were they heavily weighted toward the MS70 category?
by HawkeEye
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Meet your new Official Attributors
Replies: 47
Views: 6433

Re: Meet your new Official Attributors

Great move and one that will benefit the VAMing community.
by HawkeEye
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 59
Views: 8053

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Looks like someone got behind on the database updates
by HawkeEye
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up
Replies: 59
Views: 8053

Re: PCGS 2021 pops keep going up

Has anyone checked the pop reports at NGC and ANACS?
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NOT AS AN AD, BUT A CURIOSITY
by HawkeEye
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Thanks for finding this reference as always. Maybe I am just thinking about other references to CSA coinage and not New Orleans specific.
by HawkeEye
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: New Orleans coinage 1857-June 1880

Probably my age, but I thought there were some CSA records of letters documenting (bragging) about the capture of the Mint and coins struck with existing and altered dies.