1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

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1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by PacificWR » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 am

Found this very interesting letter to the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint from George Morgan. Looks like this might be when the 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies were created. What do you think? The letter is a little hard to read.
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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by vampicker » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:32 am

Van Allen agrees with you - pg 88 of VAM book.
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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by collectinsince65 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:22 pm

Cool letter Wayne!

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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by PacificWR » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:37 pm

A couple more interesting letters. The letter on the left is when the first Morgan Dollar Die was approved (March 1st, 1878). The letter on the right is from William Barber and it contains his objection to sending the new dies to the Western Mints. This letter is a little different than what can be found on page 87 of the "Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars" Fourth Edition.
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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by PacificWR » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 am

Couple more interesting letters. The letter on the left is about the first shipment of dies to the San Francisco and Carson City Mints. The second letter explains the difference between the first Reverse hub design (8TF) and the second Reverse hub design. Note: there is nothing said about the eight TF in the second Reverse hub design.
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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by vampicker » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:40 pm

That is interesting- another mention of concerns raised over stacking height. Thanks for posting these
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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by PacificWR » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:34 pm

A couple more interesting letters. Check out the Coinage Report for April, 1878. Note the number of Reverse dies used.
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Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Post by PacificWR » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:45 am

The next four letters were eye opening. The first letter on the left tells about the problems the San Francisco Mint was having with the new Morgan Dollar dies. Things got so bad that the Philadelphia Mint trained a guy on the hardening of dies and transfer him to the San Francisco Mint. Once there he was to take over the hardening and basining of dies.
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