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Silver dollar production planning

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:08 pm
by RogerB
Beginning in 1885, mint director Kimbal sent each mint its silver dollar production quota on the first of each month. For Philadelphia, this was often 1.6 to 1.8 million pieces. The note below shows how the Cashier tracked silver dollar manufacture and made suggestions to the Melter & Refiner, and Coiner for daily output.
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August 18, 1885

Sir:
The total of deliveries of Standard Silver Dollars for the fourteen (14) working days in August, current, inclusive of this day, is $1,082,000.
The daily average is therefore about $77,000.
Twelve working days remain. The balance of the quota is $718,000.
It will require a daily average delivery of, say, $60,000 to meet the requisition.

Cobb, Cashier

[RG104 E-1 Box 135]

Re: Silver dollar production planning

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:49 pm
by Longstrider
I love reading this stuff. Thanks Roger. Amazing history you uncover for us to see. Thank You.🐍

Re: Silver dollar production planning

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:04 pm
by morganman
Thanks Roger; Withot your posts, we would not have a clue or privy to
such terriffic history, relating to our beloved Morgans.

Even though im totally burned out on Numismatics, i still love its
history and etc

Thanks Again Scott

Re: Silver dollar production planning

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:10 pm
by RogerB
There's a lot of material, but I hesitate to post much since it is peripheral to the members' specialty. Further, as administrations changed, technology improved and new operations were adopted, the details (such as in this letter) also changed. The result is that there is a kind of swirling effect to what was really done at any specific time. (Think of rapids or turbulence in an otherwise quietly flowing river.)

Re: Silver dollar production planning

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:20 am
by Mhomei
Love the 85P stuff
thank you

Re: Silver dollar production planning

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:18 pm
by vamnuke
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