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by PacificWR
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878

Roger, This is what I am talking about. See below. (Click image to view at higher resolution.) http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/w/images/6/61/1878-S_December_Die_Usage_Page_1.jpg http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/w/images/8/8a/1878-S_December_Die_Usage_Pa...
by PacificWR
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878

Nice ! These are from RG104 E-1 General Correspondence. Also check E-235 Vols 17 and 18 for additional correspondence. Further: January 8, 1879 Hon. H. R. Linderman Director of the Mint Washington, D.C. Sir: I have the honor to state that there is required in addition to my requisition of October 1...
by PacificWR
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878

Longstrider wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:58 pm
I so enjoy reading these old correspondences you post. Thanks!🐍
My 1900-S die study was on pause for just a bit and I decided to take a walk back in time to see what I could dig up. Really enjoy doing this. When I have the time.
by PacificWR
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878

Add this fact into the mix that the first two die shipments for 1879 had 5 fewer reverse dies. The letter on the left is the first shipment for 1879 and the letter on the right is for the second shipment. (Click image to view at higher resolution.) http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws...
by PacificWR
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878
Replies: 9
Views: 65

The Story Behind the 1879-S Rev of 1878

This very well could be the real story behind the 1879-S Reverse of 1878. The first letter is from Coiner Col. O. C. Bosbyshell to the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint addressing the complaint from the Superintendent of the San Francisco Mint about the new Morgan Dollar Reverse die (a stack o...
by PacificWR
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Official WOW! VAMs Guide... Last Call?
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: Official WOW! VAMs Guide... Last Call?

Received mine in the mail today. Very nice. Good job Rob.
Wayne
by PacificWR
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

The next four letters were eye opening. The first letter on the left tells about the problems the San Francisco Mint was having with the new Morgan Dollar dies. Things got so bad that the Philadelphia Mint trained a guy on the hardening of dies and transfer him to the San Francisco Mint. Once there ...
by PacificWR
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

A couple more interesting letters. Check out the Coinage Report for April, 1878. Note the number of Reverse dies used. (Click image to view at higher resolution.) http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/w/images/b/b4/April_Coinage_4_30_1878_-_Page_679.png http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-e...
by PacificWR
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Couple more interesting letters. The letter on the left is about the first shipment of dies to the San Francisco and Carson City Mints. The second letter explains the difference between the first Reverse hub design (8TF) and the second Reverse hub design. Note: there is nothing said about the eight ...
by PacificWR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

A couple more interesting letters. The letter on the left is when the first Morgan Dollar Die was approved (March 1st, 1878). The letter on the right is from William Barber and it contains his objection to sending the new dies to the Western Mints. This letter is a little different than what can be ...
by PacificWR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 132

1878-P 7/8 TF Dies

Found this very interesting letter to the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint from George Morgan. Looks like this might be when the 1878-P 7/8 TF Dies were created. What do you think? The letter is a little hard to read.
by PacificWR
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

Am I reading the page on the left incorrectly, or does it say the listed obverse dies were all destroyed (defaced) in New Orleans and the reverse dies were shipped back to Philly? You are reading it correct. Mint regulation 3550 requires all working Obverse dies of each mint at the end of each cale...
by PacificWR
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

Shown below on the left is the lot/batch numbers of the 100 die pairs sent to the New Orleans Mint in 1900. The photo on the right shows the total number of dies returned to the Philadelphia Mint on January 5th, 1901. Clearly, when you have 24 reverse dies returned and only one obverse die returned....
by PacificWR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

If die records for the Engraving Department existed, it might be possible to match left-over CC dies to those sent to New Orleans - every die was tracked even when it was renumbered. But those records seem to be missing. We have to work with what is available, and do what is possible to gradually i...
by PacificWR
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

What year are you looking at?
by PacificWR
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

In 1900 the New Orleans Mint experienced many problems with dies. There was a standing monthly order of 10 Silver Dollar die pair. In at least one instance they had to order an additional 5 die par. Most of the problem's with the dies can be attributed to the improper hardening of the dies and plan...
by PacificWR
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Studies
Replies: 49
Views: 461

Re: Die Studies

I'll just add a few comments here. One of the most valuable pieces of information when doing a die study is to obtain a Die Life and Usage table...if possible. From the Die Life and Usage tables of the 1900-S and 1900-O one will be able to see how many die pairs were used, How rare each die pair is....
by PacificWR
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900 O/CC Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 625

Re: 1900 O/CC Speculation

In 1900 the New Orleans Mint experienced many problems with dies. There was a standing monthly order of 10 Silver Dollar die pair. In at least one instance they had to order an additional 5 die par. Most of the problem's with the dies can be attributed to the improper hardening of the dies and planc...
by PacificWR
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Darkside What the Heck is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Darkside What the Heck is it?

Wow! Now that is cool. Something is up with the planchet. What does the reverse look like?