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by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Sorry Flat-Chested, but you are entirely incorrect. You appear to be repeating dogma, not facts. If that presumption is correct, there's nothing more to be said; and this thread is just a waste of time.

RWB
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: Something not seen everyday?

is it die failure or planchet? Holder says strike 1 then strike 2... :lol: Planchet defect. Likely created when an inclusion of copper oxide (scale)was rolled into a strip, and a blank cut. The label is misleading in that the coin was struck normally and fell apart sometime after bagging. This was ...
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Carson City not seen everyday?
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: Something not seen everyday?

...kenny wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:50 am
is it die failure or planchet? Holder says strike 1 then strike 2... :lol:
Planchet defect. Likely created when an inclusion of copper oxide (scale)was rolled into a strip, and a blank cut. The label is misleading in that the coin was struck normally and fell apart sometime after bagging.
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

This is really not a place for discussions of economics - theoretical or practical. Please enjoy collecting VAMS and be comfortable that Morgan dollars were not inflationary; they were a subsidy of silver producers which, unrecognized by the sponsors, aided production of antimony, bismuth, copper, l...
by RogerB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

Banks don't "manufacture money." Expansion of money supply is a product of expansion of economic activity, which uses part of the additional supply to create both broad and specialized growth. However, too much of one distorts and eventually damages the other. Excess money supply contraction can be ...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: WoW! You guys are really branching out!

Hmmmm...does Exeter sell lawn/landscaping tools or women's clothing?

Maybe VAMworld could do some cross branding for monetary support.
by RogerB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: O/T or NOT, I NEED SOME ECON 101

At the risk of maintaining an O/T thread, here's a very brief excerpt from my next book. It should help dispel the confusion -- at least a little. Common usage of the term “inflation” applies to a rapid increase in price when work/paid hours work remains static or decreases. A simple, commonly used ...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: WoW! You guys are really branching out!

Got my first shot today and scheduled the next one. Very quick and efficient -- 35 minutes from arrival to release (after 15 min post-jab wait).
by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

RE: what i mean about mints sharing dies is o/cc, o/s, 78p,s,cc /79p,s,cc and some others. US Mints did not share dies. Dies with repunched mintmarks were still used only at one mint – never at two. Not sure what is meant by “78p,s,cc /79p,s,cc.” Please clarify. is it known whether there hubs/master...
by RogerB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: WoW! You guys are really branching out!
Replies: 11
Views: 224

WoW! You guys are really branching out!

This must really keep Leroy and members busy!
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by RogerB
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

RE: "how are these numbers affected by shared dies between mints, different years of coins and reworked dies?" These were dies used by and destroyed by the San Francisco Mint for 1878. Mints did not share dies and there are no extant records about the quantities of repaired dies. All dies cycled thr...
by RogerB
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: 1878-S VAM-1i Rev, Unlisted Obv Die

In 1878 The San Francisco Mint used 90 obverse and 84 reverse dies for the standard silver dollar.

[Ref: RG104 E-229 Box 16 of 17]
by RogerB
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Leroy Update

dave700x wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 pm
I like that 1893 form the Charlotte mint! :lol:
Yep. Charlotte management couldn't decide if they were secret or not, so they left just a shadow of the "C" to kind of hedge their bets. ;)
by RogerB
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Leroy Update
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Leroy Update

vamsterdam wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Leroy does not list filled dies any longer.
How does that affect past variety listings?
by RogerB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.

I hope potential buyers will use this information to help them get the "best coin" for their money. Slab grades for Uncirculated 1921s are almost meaningless, in my opinion.
by RogerB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: June 2021 Whitman Baltimore show canceled.
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: June 2021 Whitman Baltimore show canceled.

The city reserved the Convention Center for possible emergency use, and they did not want to end that until people were vaccinated and the Governor ended the public emergency. Local conditions will increasingly influence planning. West Virginia has the highest vaccination rate in the country, but th...
by RogerB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT ICE STORM
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: OT ICE STORM

I went though a 40 lb. bag of bird seed this week (5 days), this would normally last 2 weeks. Did you use it as a topping for snow cones, or grind it into flour for biscuits? What did you put out for the birds? I ended up with well over 100 birds as compared to the normal 2 dozenish. My back yard l...
by RogerB
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT ICE STORM
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: OT ICE STORM

dave700x wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:54 pm
I went though a 40 lb. bag of bird seed this week (5 days), this would normally last 2 weeks.
Did you use it as a topping for snow cones, or grind it into flour for biscuits?

What did you put out for the birds?
by RogerB
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT ICE STORM
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: OT ICE STORM

Anyone have some original-from-1960s-bag Morgans with that cold, icy look of fresh silver? (With appropriate VAM or "Squirrel-bird" varieties, of course.)
by RogerB
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Apparent increase in 1921 Peace dollar comments in hobby media. Sample coin.

Several has asked if this is a satin proof. Nope. There are a couple of reeding marks in the eagle's neck and back feathers. These indicate normal production, not individually made medal press proofs. (Just to confuse things - some TPGs have "authenticated" proofs that are not really proofs. Much of...