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by RogerB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: China just caught. O/T beware!

"Now I wonder if ft Knox has any gold Or real gold? The fed was using credit swaps! So many country’s wanted their gold back, from world war 2... that the fed is HOLDING, but the fed said they can’t have THEIR gold now, told them they have to wait! For a few years! Wonder why?" Mr. Nimble - Quickly ...
by RogerB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: General question
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: General question

"Rarity Scales" are like having the butcher's thumb on the meat department scale.
by RogerB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 7/8TF newbie needs help with first vam
Replies: 12
Views: 120

Re: 1878 7/8TF newbie needs help with first vam

Much of the "extra" material including the vestigial feathers are remnants of 8-TF dies being re-baisened then struck with Morgan's new 7-TF hub, This was all manual work and every die is slightly different - including some 7-TF coins that are really 7/8-TF with no clean remnants. Have fun! Nice coi...
by RogerB
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 82 O/S
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: 82 O/S

Very nice find !
by RogerB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders
Replies: 28
Views: 834

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Thanks! That answers the question.

:)
by RogerB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders
Replies: 28
Views: 834

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Just curious --- what are the benefits or advantages of a grading set? Thanks! Try and do one. https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/collectors-showcase/grading-sets/1921-d-morgan-grading-set/926 Guess I have to repeat the question: "Just curious --- what are the benefits or advantages of a grading set?...
by RogerB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders
Replies: 28
Views: 834

Re: 8TF grading set in attributed PCGS holders

Just curious --- what are the benefits or advantages of a grading set?

Thanks!
by RogerB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A.C. Paquet - Another claimant for Engraver of the U.S.
Replies: 0
Views: 43

A.C. Paquet - Another claimant for Engraver of the U.S.

Here is another letter of recommendation the the vacant Engraver's position in 1879. This time, from an acquaintance of Anthony C. Paquet. (The spelling "Pacquet" is occasionally seen in correspondence, but the artist signed his name "Paquet.") I transcribed this letter because the original handwrit...
by RogerB
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Recommendation of Morgan to be Engraver of United States Mint
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Recommendation of Morgan to be Engraver of United States Mint

The letter shown below was sent by Sir Charles William Fremantle, Knight Deputy Master of the Royal Mint in London to Director of the U.S. Mint Horatio Burchard recommending George Morgan be appointed Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint. Evidently, the letter was suppressed and never reached the Secre...
by RogerB
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Typewriter at the Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: Early Typewriter at the Mint

Interesting stuff !

A typewriter sure beats hand engraving the inscriptions on every Morgan dollar, too...... :)
by RogerB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Typewriter at the Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: Early Typewriter at the Mint

The Nov 10 letter is the first typed document appearing among the General Correspondence.
by RogerB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Origin of Old English IGWT on Morgan dollars
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Origin of Old English IGWT on Morgan dollars

This letter from George Morgan explains the Gothic-style lettering for IGWT. After the coin was issued there were negative comments by Dir. Linderman about the lettering style. 430 S. 40th Street Philadelphia October 23, 1877 [Hon. H. R. Linderman, Director of the Mint] Sir: With reference to your l...
by RogerB
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Typewriter at the Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

Might be good to extract the typewriter posts and put them all in a separate thread. Interesting stuff. I wonder if there is a "first typed Standard Silver Dollar letter" someplace?

To add a bit -- the archives include typed letters of earlier date, but these were made later for unknown purposes.
by RogerB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Typewriter at the Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

None of the Morgan dollar correspondence from 1877 - 1879 is typed, so presumably Mint HQ did not have a typewriter until late 1879. (Of course, the files we have are largely drafts, not final letters sent outside Treasury.) In 1897 the Secretary of Treasury required all letters to be typed and orde...
by RogerB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Early Typewriter at the Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 136

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

JB; Typewriter 1st at mint??? Fantastic Question/Topic The handwritten letters are so cool but many are damm hard to read. Typewriter thing a huge deal 122 + yrs ago Thanks Roger for all your posts on letters etc Being a history nut, all this stuff is super cool This is the earliest reference I hav...
by RogerB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Press feeder/ejector gouges - Are these counted as VAM varieties?
Replies: 25
Views: 420

Re: Press feeder/ejector gouges - Are these counted as VAM varieties?

As a non-VAM collector, I feel these are in the same category as clashes and other damage to a die incidental to normal use. They are also related because the same sub-assembly (planchet feeding/coin ejection) of a toggle press is responsible. Pitting and erosion are normal states of metal strain an...
by RogerB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

I found no other San Francisco Mint die orders in late 1887 for dies dated 1888. Have not checked all the 1888 boxes - that fun is reserved for " LateDateMorganGuy."

NARA RG104 Entry 271 Vol 4 "Coinage Executed" confirms production noted by LateDateMorganGuy, above.
by RogerB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

This is the only relevant letter I have so far. You can check the Mint Entry-1 documents Box 149 Part 2 through Box 155 on the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP)
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by RogerB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: 1888-S Morgan Dollar Die Study

I'll see if I have any additional 1888-S die info in my database. Meanwhile - Mints usually began the calendar year with obverse and reverse die bearing the same number. But if one of the dies cracked or needed some other sort of repair, a new die would be substituted without changing the remaining ...
by RogerB
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Collar clash?
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Collar clash?

It appears to be a low (short) fin created by a mismatch between planchet upset and collar inside diameter.