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by RogerB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NNP Transcriptions available
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: NNP Transcriptions available

All the transcriptions posted to date are in RG104 Entry 1 "General Correspondence."

I am not sure how they are being handled in the NNP search function. Also, the software was being ported to a new system during 2020. I do not have status or other information on that work.
by RogerB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NNP Transcriptions available
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: NNP Transcriptions available

Transcriptions for 1895 have been uploaded to NNP.

1896 is currently being worked on. That will be followed by 1889.
by RogerB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 "Mush" - strike? Post Mint Damage? Acid Treatment?
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: 1921 "Mush" - strike? Post Mint Damage? Acid Treatment?

Suggest looking at the edge; that will tell you what was done.
by RogerB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NNP Transcriptions available
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: NNP Transcriptions available

When combined with Entry 235, Entry 229 and some others, users will be able to locate entire chains of correspondence on specific subjects. This won't happen quickly, but in small increments as documents are digitized and transcribed.
by RogerB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: NNP Transcriptions available
Replies: 7
Views: 620

NNP Transcriptions available

The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) has posted transcriptions of selected documents for the years 1890 through 1894, with 1895 to be uploaded soon. Additional material is being transcribed. The original document and transcription are linked in a single PDF file that can be read or downloaded at the u...
by RogerB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Documents requested from NARA - December Update
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Documents requested from NARA - December Update

This post is for those VAM collectors awaiting US Mint archival information. Recent increases in COIVD-19 infection rates have generated additional conversations with NARA regarding access to material for research. It is presently expected that NARA facilities will remain closed to the public until ...
by RogerB
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: I won a Gold PCGS Set Registry award!
Replies: 29
Views: 2069

Re: I won a Gold PCGS Set Registry award!

Very nice! Congratulations!
by RogerB
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FUN Show Cancelled
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: FUN Show Cancelled

A reasonable decision given the circumstances.
by RogerB
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: why do people do this?
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: why do people do this?

Collar dimensions were tightly controlled. This facilitated manual and machine counting, and was an important anti-counterfeiting measure.
by RogerB
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just off the boat and no room at the Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Just off the boat and no room at the Mint

PS: The normal work day for engravers was 9-3 Monday-Friday, and 9-1 Saturday. (The Mints closed at 1pm Saturday - in "mint language" this was called a "half-day holiday.")
by RogerB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 2021 dollars
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: 2021 dollars

The original concept was to follow-on to 2016 gold versions of the new designs. For 2021, it was a 1-T.oz. high relief gold "Peace dollar." The external proposal for a 2021 Morgan (fully bogus idea), and a 2021 Peace dollar have not, I think, passed Congress and been signed. (I'll ask The Donald thi...
by RogerB
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)

Roger, Good to see you contributing here. I dont think the TPGs other than ANACS , who does all VAMs, would spend the time on a series that until just recently was relatively cheap to collect (79S-R78). But I see where you are heading and the variety has gotten expensive to collect in any MS Grade....
by RogerB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)

Roger, This die was used for coinage in 1879 (S). Same die used in 1878 for VAMs 1C and 95. SF had a few dies used in 79 from the 78 run. tim Reverse B2a– Lightly engraved shallow feathers between eagles right wing and leg. Slightly doubled D in Dollar at bottom. Die chip on upper right of loop of ...
by RogerB
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: 1878-S VAM-1C Die Chip R, Reverse Die Used in 1879 (Reinstated 2015)

In ignorant question:

By "Reverse Die Used in 1879" do you mean the same reverse die design, or this specific die was paired with an obverse dated "1879?"
by RogerB
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st
Replies: 20
Views: 2141

Re: SSDC Registry deadline is Dec 1st

Does one 1893-S qualify as a set? (VG. Acquired for face from a bank in 1963.)
by RogerB
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: My thoughts about FUN 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: My thoughts about FUN 2021

This virus has a particularly vigorous presence in asymptomatic people - the "Typhoid Marys" who seem entirely normal until contact tracing shows a path of disease. It requires just one of these people in a crowd to expel a fog of virus that can catch anyone not wearing a good (N95) mask and taking ...
by RogerB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)

Photos of slabbed coins are made under very restrictive lighting conditions, so getting a good image is difficult. The slab also limits sharpness and contrast. All the defects visible in the initial photos are also visible in the full-slab photos, so nothing was hidden. If someone wanted to pay $10k...
by RogerB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: An unfair "guess the grade" (Revealed)
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: An unfair "guess the grade"

Unc-62. The 'canyon' on the reverse is enough to block any better "grade." The obverse might look nicer in a slab, but it's still filled with coin hopper abrasions.
by RogerB
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just off the boat and no room at the Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Just off the boat and no room at the Mint

William Barber was likely confused and disappointed. He did not learn until late August that an engraver had been hired from England. He had already prepared designs and pattern pieces for silver coins, including the dollar, and fully expected his work to be put to use in 1877. Also, at the end of S...
by RogerB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Just off the boat and no room at the Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Just off the boat and no room at the Mint

He rented a room at Ms. Eckfeldt's house. His pay averaged $216 a month.