1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs

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RogerB
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1904 Proof Dollars - End of dollars, then added proofs

Post by RogerB » Wed May 31, 2023 3:29 pm

This might be of interest to members.
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Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

Post by Albannach » Wed May 31, 2023 9:30 pm

Hertofore...I need to see the response letter Roger, keep digging!

In 2023 the text message would say.

FU
R U F'ing crazy?

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Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

Post by RogerB » Thu Jun 01, 2023 4:57 pm

Response letter? Ahhh....like these? :)
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Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

Post by RogerB » Thu Jun 01, 2023 5:39 pm

And a closer....
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Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:28 pm

From mint records, it appears that 340 Proof Standard silver dollars were minted between Jan and April of 1904. Another 310 Proof Standard silver dollars were minted in September and December of 1904. There were two die pairs used for the proof dollars. I have been looking for evidence of which die pair may have been used in December. This would be the last Morgan minted in 1904 until it resumed in 1921.

While this info is very interesting, it does not settle which die pair was used in 1904 at Philly for the proofs.

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Re: 1904 Proof Dollars - Letter

Post by RogerB » Thu Jun 01, 2023 11:41 pm

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:28 pm
From mint records, it appears that 340 Proof Standard silver dollars were minted between Jan and April of 1904. Another 310 Proof Standard silver dollars were minted in September and December of 1904. There were two die pairs used for the proof dollars. I have been looking for evidence of which die pair may have been used in December. This would be the last Morgan minted in 1904 until it resumed in 1921.

While this info is very interesting, it does not settle which die pair was used in 1904 at Philly for the proofs.
1904 Proof dollars were struck in these months per RG104 E-271 Vol 5:

Mar 275
Jun 65
Sep 10 (for British Ambassador per request Aug 8 in RG104 E-229 Box 216)
Dec 300

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