1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

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1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by RogerB » Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:18 pm

Reverse dies, 1892, from New Orleans Mint destroyed. This might help in matching against varieties.
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Re: 1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by messydesk » Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:45 am

Alan identified 13 reverse dies for 1892-O in his die study, which is close to the number 15 in the report indicates. The other at least two dies could easily be represented by coins too worn to show up in Heritage or SB auction photos or coins that were never released. There may also be a reverse die or two that was carried over from 1892 to 1893.
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Re: 1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by RogerB » Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:04 am

We are also without information about the dates/mints of coins melted 1918-19.

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Re: 1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by LateDateMorganGuy » Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:33 pm

Seems like just because they destroyed them, does not necessarily mean they were all used?

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Re: 1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by messydesk » Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:44 pm

LateDateMorganGuy wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:33 pm
Seems like just because they destroyed them, does not necessarily mean they were all used?
Obverse dies, yes, but unused reverse dies could be used the following year.
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Re: 1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by Longstrider » Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:16 pm

Very cool!🐍

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Re: 1892 New Orleans reverse dies used

Post by RogerB » Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:26 pm

The Engraver pulled usable reverse dies from those returned by mints. These were renumbered and issued the next calendar year. All obverse dies of the previous year were destroyed.

Reverse dies destroyed sets a minimum on the quantity used - it's a good indicator, just not perfect. Engraver Barber might have accepted lightly used dies for renumbering, but we lack the information to determine when this was done. All those die records are missing.

This is applicable to calendar years after 1880. A previous post explains this cut-off date.

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