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by RogerB
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Tampered dies.
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Tampered dies.

Transcription accompanying the letter. The syntax is typical of many of Barber's letters. He dictated them to a clerk who had to figure out punctuation. It is not clear why the much more severe alterations made to dollar dies were not discovered. Possibly, the dies had been defaced before sending th...
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

PS: Google "Chrome" might have a "pen" tool; this is where you might find arrows in a sub menu.
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

Here are some things I do as work-arounds. Prepare the image normally, then open MSword. Next, insert a table with one cell for each photo you want to publish or add details to. Save the file. Open the file and use MSWord to add arrows, call-outs and other graphics over the image. When you have what...
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

OK. I thought they might point to a "collar clash" which is impossible at that location on the coin.
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: 1922-P collar and shoulder clashes:

What is the white caret pointing to?
by RogerB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Data/document updates to NNP
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Data/document updates to NNP

The NNP (Newman Numismatic Portal) has added about 3,000 transcribed documents from 1890 through part of 1896. These are available free of charge for reading or download. Collectors may also request a subject or document-date search from my database by sending me a PM. There is no charge for a "reas...
by RogerB
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stupid Questions from the new guy!
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Stupid Questions from the new guy!

Here are some suggestions from a non-VAM collector; however, I extensively research numismatics. They might be helpful to you. There are too many VAMs and sub varieties of sub varieties to maintain your sanity and eyesight as a beginner; so focus on "big" stuff. 1. Organize your silver dollars by da...
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question to ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Question to ponder

If the mintmark had been: "CN" for Carson, Nevada, it might have been called "Cyanide City." Cyanide was used in recovery of gold from crushed ore.
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Question to ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Question to ponder

On coins made by the U S Mint at Carson City, Nevada the mintmark is "CC." (The village was commonly called "Carson, Nevada" in contemporary mint documents.)

Which "C" stands for "City" and which for "Carson?"
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Covid Shots
Replies: 46
Views: 1956

Re: Covid Shots

Over time and as the inoculated base increases, we will learn more about immunity persistence and the most effective dosing for large populations. The inadvertent half-dose in one trial offers some hints of the possibilities.

Meanwhile - get your annual influenza shot too!
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

You're Welcome!

Pleased to help anytime I can.
by RogerB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Die use and life - documents available to members. CY 1878 added.

Let's try some key words for your topic....the date, short description, etc.

My database allows extensive searching including full Boolian implementation.
by RogerB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT
Replies: 18
Views: 1090

Re: OT

Re: Above post. None of the items mentioned are "random." All follow the same laws of physics applicable within the observable universe. Also, please use correct terminology: bodies rotate on their axis and revolve around an external gravitational point. Thank you Karen. At least try to get these s...
by RogerB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT
Replies: 18
Views: 1090

Re: OT

Re: Above post.

None of the items mentioned are "random." All follow the same laws of physics applicable within the observable universe.

Also, please use correct terminology: bodies rotate on their axis and revolve around an external gravitational point.
by RogerB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878 San Francisco mint records
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: 1878 San Francisco mint records

Peter,
If there are specific subjects relating to the SF Mint let me know and I'll search my database. You can also check Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP).
by RogerB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1900-o clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: 1900-o clarification

RE: " Is this whole coin a counterfeit?" No, just the right side reverse at the clash. This was where the eagle had whacked its wing against a flag pole as it was making a ceremonial landing on top. The compound fracture required a complete wing joint replacement including titanium bone braces and s...
by RogerB
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1880 s Assistance please
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: 1880 s Assistance please

Possibly one of the many 1879 obverse dies filled and redated 1880.
by RogerB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-cc field effects question
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: 1884-cc field effects question

Let's take it a step further --- If the fine abrasions are on the planchet, how were they produced in the scattered groupings? What made the very fine lines? (Hint: Can't be a drawbench - that excuse has already been used - and they would be either continuous or cyclical depending on where the damag...
by RogerB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-cc field effects question
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: 1884-cc field effects question

Color is immaterial. It is not controlled in the photo so is useless. Tonal differences are relative. Look to the left of U and to the right of I. Note the termination of the marks at the crack. Further, planchet scrapes that align precisely with the inscription are so farfetched as to be "impossibl...
by RogerB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1884-cc field effects question
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: 1884-cc field effects question

The abrasions seem to terminate at the die crack. This, their sharpness, similarity of angle, and shape suggest they are defects in resurfacing the die. This was part of die maintenance and repair. It was normally done to remove superficial damage, cracks, etc. Regularity of the abrasions and lack o...