Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

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Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by RogerB » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:28 pm

The first major die variety of the Morgan dollar series was identified in 1891. But it would be 129 years before that fact was discovered among newly digitized letters.

"It was just another sweltering day in mid-September at the Mint in New Orleans. In earlier years the Mint would have closed its doors from mid-July through September to avoid the worst of summer’s heat and the annual threat of Yellow fever. But that was long ago and workmen of 1891 toiled by steam engine and melting furnaces from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. weekdays and until 1 P.M. on Saturday.

"In addition to the hot weather, Superintendent A. W. Smith was getting managerial heat from Mint Director Edward O. Leech about the quality of dimes."

Read the rest at your leisure in Coin World.

I hope this will encourage interest in Morgan and Peace dollar variety collecting.
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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by CascadeChris » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:09 pm

Hot lips?
91o 1A?
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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by vampicker » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:44 pm

It's a great read.
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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by pup_picker » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:25 pm

CascadeChris wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Hot lips?
91o 1A?
there is a previous thread. :)

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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by messydesk » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:03 am

Great article!
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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by RogerB » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:36 pm

The article is accessible to paid subscribers.

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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by Geseas » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:41 pm

thank you!

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Re: Article "First Major Morgan Dollar Die Variety Discovered in 1891" published by Coin World

Post by RogerB » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:41 pm

Here's a link to an earlier thread on this subject.

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