Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

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RogerB
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Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

Post by RogerB » Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:36 pm

This letter notes that some Morgan dollar patterns were struck during the Annual Assay Commission meeting, and distributed (likely sold for $1 each) to Commission members.
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Geseas
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Re: Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

Post by Geseas » Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:45 pm

RogerB wrote:
Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:36 pm
This letter notes that some Morgan dollar patterns were struck during the Annual Assay Commission meeting, and distributed (likely sold for $1 each) to Commission members.

Pages from RG104 E-1 Box 110 Jan-Feb 1878-15.jpg
Long handwriting is difficult to read when you have grown accustomed our 'new world' writings. I am getting better at it. Thanks All. :)

RogerB
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Re: Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

Post by RogerB » Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:38 pm

This should help ---

Feb 26 1878

Gov Pollock
Supt of Mint

My Dear Sir
I would like to have one of the new Silver dollars pieces as finally agreed upon for the new coinages. I obtained the two samples, specimens of which were struck while the recent Assay Com. Was in session. I suppose now in the almost certain prospect of the Silver bill becoming law you will be all prepared for the new work.

I remember with great pleasure my recent visit to the Mint.

Wishing you continued health, I am
Very Truly Yours,
Chas. Beardsley

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Re: Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

Post by blh74 » Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:18 am

Thanks Roger I needed the help reading the original also.

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Re: Some Morgan patterns struck during Annual Assay

Post by RogerB » Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:24 am

The letter writer also used some archaic letter forms, so I presume he was older.

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