Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

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RogerB
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Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by RogerB » Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:05 pm

The accompanying scan reports the total cost of preparing dies for the New Orleans Mint in 1887. Shipping came out of profits on silver dollars,

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There were 10-pairs (20) of dollar dies at a cost of $255.80 or $12.79 each.

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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by demetri » Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:23 pm

WOW man where did you get that, incredible history, NICE

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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by RogerB » Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:44 pm

The original is on page #65 (out of 500) in fair copy journal 46 at the national archives in College Park, Md. (The small code at the top of the page identified the source document.)

I scanned this volume last Thursday.

If you go to the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP.edu) you can access many US Mint and other American numismatic documents including old auction catalogs, specialty group newsletters, etc. -- all for free.

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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:30 pm

You come up with some amazing history Roger!
Can't wait until you uncover the "We had to let one of our inspectors go today after realizing they were not performing their duties" letter from New Orleans dated sometime in 1888!!
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by PickNGrin » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:39 pm

Spectacular Historical Information Roger!

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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by RogerB » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:43 pm

Correspondence indicates New Orleans was a persistent source of "drama" and internal conflict from its beginning to closing. It was the only US Mint where a serious proposal was made to use slave labor. (Immediately rejected.) Persistent jockeying for authority, and inefficiency matched only by the Carson Mint.
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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by RogerB » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:45 pm

I'm attempting to post items of interest to Morgan and Peace dollar collectors. These are more about how and why, rather than varieties.

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Re: Cost of making silver dollar dies 1887

Post by demetri » Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:56 am

RogerB wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:45 pm
I'm attempting to post items of interest to Morgan and Peace dollar collectors. These are more about how and why, rather than varieties.
Love it, thanks so much, all good stuff

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