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by RogerB
Sat May 29, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 3639

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: 4270

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: 3303

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: 1525

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: 2326

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: 1286

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: 6587

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: 1076

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: 3635

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: 6587

"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: 6851

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: 1698

Re: 1901-O Privately made vs counterfeit

"Privately made vs counterfeit"

They are the same thing.
by RogerB
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: how to remove glue from coin
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: how to remove glue from coin

For old glue and resin, gasoline works well. Then try the others.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vams for Ikes...
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Vams for Ikes...

No. "VAM" refers to "VanAllen-Mallis" varieties for Morgan and Peace dollars. The originators did not make any definitions for Eisenhower dollars.

There is a group of active Ike dollar variety collectors, but their name escapes me at present.
by RogerB
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 0/cc
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: 1900 0/cc

Helps to confirm that O/CC coins were issued for circulation - that is, nothing special about them from the NO Mint's position.
by RogerB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: Question on this Morgan!

You are observing, asking meaningful questions, and accepting reasonable information for more experienced collectors. You might be a "rookie" but your approach is not "mistaken."

:)
by RogerB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: New Member with a Possible New VAM - 1922-P Peace Dollar - Extra Olive Branch?
Replies: 21
Views: 3168

Re: New Member with a Possible New VAM - 1922-P Peace Dollar - Extra Olive Branch?

Interesting. Could both coins be shown with identical lighting and orientation?
by RogerB
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

There are other documents on this subject...maybe I'll assemble a small article. ?
by RogerB
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

Vam-mysterio wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:57 pm
I’ve seen several on EBay
Are you sure they
Didn’t make any?😎😉
I’ve also seen 1878 s rev 79 being offered for sale
Those are from the secret "Prescient Mint." It was first to use the "P" mintmark.
by RogerB
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Reason there are no 1878-O Morgan dollars

This little letter gives a concise explanation for the absence of 1878-O silver dollars. [RG104 E-1 Box 113] Mint of the United States at New Orleans, LA. November 16, 1878 Hon. Michael Hahn, Superintendent U.S. Mint New Orleans, La. Sir: I have the honor to hand you herewith two tracings of the st...