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by RogerB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Unsure how to proceed
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Unsure how to proceed

Right side of eagle and wing are "off." Same for tail. Both sides are "puffy" as if the coin has edema. Broken "B" in Pluribus. Likely counterfeit.
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by RogerB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

Any correspondence would typically be between the Mint Director in Washington and the Superintendent at New Orleans. However, the Director might have wanted input from the Engraver at Philadelphia. So far, the letter is isolated with no follow-up known.
by RogerB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

OK. My approach will be to encourage collectors to look through the documents being added to NNP, with this unusual letter being one of several examples. Sounds like a good one. Include a picture of the E, too. I can get you one for publication if you want. The pictures on VW are posted under a CC ...
by RogerB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

As I close in on retirement, I am looking at completing a die study of the 1891 o Morgan. I am not familiar with the necessary "permissions" needed to include info from here and other sites. Is there a guide to such? I don't want issues with anyone, but would like to include plenty of information. ...
by RogerB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

OK.
My approach will be to encourage collectors to look through the documents being added to NNP, with this unusual letter being one of several examples.
by RogerB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

Was a short article ever written about it and the variety? Several members mentioned that (I recall), but if nothing has been done I will prepare something for submission to Coin World.
by RogerB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Letter about 1891-O "E" transfer

Was anything done with this letter I posted some time ago?
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by RogerB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Documents requested from NARA

The College Park facility is spacious and researchers are spread among multiple floors of the building. The main reading room on the 2nd floor is the place people are more likely to come into closer contact. By sitting 2 to a table instead of 4, spacing of about 6-feet could be maintained, and masks...
by RogerB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Documents requested from NARA

Many people (well -- a large handful, at least -- ) make their living doing research for a wide range of clients, plus students do research for Master's and Doctoral work. Last spring there was a group of 8 from Japan that had been there over 2 years digging into WW-II archives. They were trying to ...
by RogerB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: is this rust?
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: is this rust?

No.
by RogerB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Documents requested from NARA

Their notice says they will follow local conditions. Since the College Park facility is in Prince George's County, Maryland, that means they will remain in Phase II for at least another week. In MD, Phase III is open but 1/2 normal capacity. That likely means NARA will have some sort of allocation s...
by RogerB
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Documents requested from NARA

NARA facilities remain closed and the documents some members have requested are not available.
by RogerB
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T Daniel Carr 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1107

Re: O/T Daniel Carr 2020

Not a counterfeit as the Mint claims that there are no 1964-D dollars. The prototypes were claimed to have been all received back and destroyed along with the dies. Carr's production blog further points out distinct die markers for his overstrike tokens. Not saying they are not without controversy,...
by RogerB
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.

indian4 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:55 pm
You have a lot of knowlege. Almost like you were there.
My family was involved with several small, community banks - beginning way before the Great Depression.
by RogerB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Constitutional silver?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: OT - Constitutional silver?

Accidental double post.
by RogerB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Constitutional silver?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: OT - Constitutional silver?

Is it supposed to ward off the CoVID-19 virus? Do you inject it or swallow it with corn flakes? Maybe it's got nano-particles of silver to kill "germs" and other nationalities trying to sneak in.= beneath Miss Liberty's torch?
by RogerB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.

Businesses routinely used paper wrappers from the 1890s forward. Many banks required the merchant's name on each roll so the deposit amount could be verified. In turn, merchants received their daily working coin in bank rolls. At small community banks the tellers counted and rolled coins in between ...
by RogerB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.

It's useful to remember that in the early 1960s most bankers, except those in 'silver states', considered silver dollars an expensive nuisance. They had to pay for transportation, counting and then had the things sitting around. Many small banks refused to accept return of them, or would order them ...
by RogerB
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Bags and rolls. Chain of events post punching.

Silver dollars were packaged by the mints in bags of $1,000. (For a short period in the 1880s, $500 bags were used.) Sorting into $20 (sometimes $10) rolls was done by banks. After the large scale distribution in the early 1960s, buyers of bags did the rolling when local banks refused to accept open...
by RogerB
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Constitutional silver?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: OT - Constitutional silver?

Intentional attempt to make the simple into the complex in order to get money from people. By making the ordinary seem extraordinary, sellers create the illusion of value when none is present.