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by HawkeEye
Fri May 28, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 2495

Re: 2021 Morgans Postponed

I think I remember that they can only use domestically mined silver, and that might be tricky in a shortage. Also, I haven't looked at this in years, but the gold and silver numbers are interesting. https://usdebtclock.org/gold-precious-metals.html Dollar to Gold ratio in 1913 $28.73, today $33,928 ...
by HawkeEye
Fri May 28, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 Morgans Postponed
Replies: 28
Views: 2495

2021 Morgans Postponed

Just got a notice from the Mint that the rest of the Morgans are postponed due to the silver shortage

How can there be a silver shortage when the market price never moves up more than a few dollars?

Go figure!
by HawkeEye
Tue May 25, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mint Site Cashed
Replies: 24
Views: 3207

Re: Mint Site Cashed

Maybe we need to cozy up to some Mint officials if we want them for VAMers. We probably do more to enhance the value of Morgans than anyone else out there.
by HawkeEye
Tue May 25, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Mint Site Cashed
Replies: 24
Views: 3207

Re: Mint Site Cashed

I was closed out also, but I think they sold 175,000 of each mint mark, so once the dust settles and we know how many MS70 coins graded that may be a better path. I have been less excited about these since I saw them and would pick them up as an oddity and not a real Morgan or collectible. I believe...
by HawkeEye
Mon May 24, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I would have called it PMD....
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: I would have called it PMD....

Sorry I did not consider that, they have reissued so many old labels in marketing their grading that I don't trust my knowledge of labels any more
by HawkeEye
Sat May 22, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I would have called it PMD....
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: I would have called it PMD....

The speed and consistency of grading seems to be an issue right now that I hope is resolved in the right direction.
by HawkeEye
Sat May 22, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: PCGSPR65 CAM MORGAN

Outstanding find and one for a top set for sure.
by HawkeEye
Thu May 20, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 5473

Re: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint

I believe the change in die creation through the past 100 years and all the technology will make these look a lot more like SAE's than Morgans. I also think we are going to see a lot fewer errors to study.
by HawkeEye
Thu May 06, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Cracks, 3rd Supervisor, & Uncle Tom's Cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Die Cracks, 3rd Supervisor, & Uncle Tom's Cabin

Thanks for the note and encouragement. The final lead into the Civil War era should get even more interesting. New Orleans never lacks political intrigue so it is fun to research.
by HawkeEye
Thu May 06, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint
Replies: 24
Views: 5473

Re: "2021" Morgan and Peace dollar imitations from Mint

On my first look at the images on the mint web site I had several observations 1. The relief will be more like the SAE with soft lettering and devices, and maybe higher relief on Liberty 2. The degree of accuracy is likely to be better than the originals just because of the improvements in technolog...
by HawkeEye
Tue May 04, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Cracks, 3rd Supervisor, & Uncle Tom's Cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Die Cracks, 3rd Supervisor, & Uncle Tom's Cabin

Here is a direct link to the April news page, sorry if there was any confusion

https://www.1881o.com/2021-04.html
by HawkeEye
Sun May 02, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fake coins & fake holders
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Fake coins & fake holders

Never heard the China rumor on dies, but maybe it will close the deficit.
by HawkeEye
Sun May 02, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe Off Topic, But Not By Much
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Maybe Off Topic, But Not By Much

Thanks I will check out the link.

I thought the video did a lot to help Ed Moy explain his perspective on a number of topics and it was the first interview I had seen with him.
by HawkeEye
Sun May 02, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die Cracks, 3rd Supervisor, & Uncle Tom's Cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Die Cracks, 3rd Supervisor, & Uncle Tom's Cabin

I just posted an April update to the 1881-O web site and this will pretty much get me back on schedule to have a May update during the month. I am back on the die crack study and think it will come faster now that I am back in action. The quest for information on the third Mint Supervisor, Robert M....
by HawkeEye
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Maybe Off Topic, But Not By Much
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Maybe Off Topic, But Not By Much

Ed Moy seems to be a straight shooter and these two interviews on KITCO are worth the time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWY855esnPA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5UV5sVj88I I certainly had not heard of the individual States pushing for their own currency, which is allowed under the Constitutio...
by HawkeEye
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Name that crack game
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Name that crack game

I have been on this track with the 1881-O for several years and have just about all known VAMs documented. I believe these cracks are as unique as fingerprints and find them especially helpful when working with dies.

https://www.1881o.com/vammatrix.html
by HawkeEye
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Anybody know a Wayne Miller?
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Anybody know a Wayne Miller?

I also have the book, but not with me right now at this location. I found it helpful in the beginning but have not opened it in years because I feel like the information is dated.
by HawkeEye
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MAJOR AWARD
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: MAJOR AWARD

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by HawkeEye
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1881-O Back in Motion Hopefully
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

1881-O Back in Motion Hopefully

I had hoped to have an update on the third Mint Supervisor, Robert M. McAlpin, but that information has proven to be so elusive that I cannot yet present a solid picture of his tenure. Along the way I stumbled across a Congressional Committee report from 1842 that I thought I would document while se...
by HawkeEye
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I missed one
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: I missed one

I believe all true and I have been cutting them a lot of slack because of Covid. But one of my recent submission has now run to 110 days without moving down the line. Hopefully my contacting them will get it moving, but it seems awfully slow and things seem to just get lost.