Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JeffC, Jan 22, 2021.
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New designs are all the same composition. No need to test them. IMO
Should have tested that nasty manganese Sac dollars that turn them gross in months...
I've read where presentation pieces are sometimes given to members of Congress who sponsor the legislation.
@yakpoo. Today's machines work differently:
We used slugs. Knockouts from electrical boxes.
There have been a few accidental early releases. I recall a proof set that was put in the wrong box and accidently shipped out before the start of the year, and there were some 2000 state quarters that accidently got mixed into some 1999 SBA dollar bags. Also during the state quarter era the mint would ship boxes of quarters to the Federal Reserve before their release dates andthe Fed would ship same to the banks labeled NOT TO BE RELEASED BEFORE XX/XX/XXXX, but the banks still released them early. I acquired a roll of NC quarters almost two weeks before their release date because of that.
I work in an industry that deals with coin and currency accepters. As for coins, the mint may release data on the dimensions, weight and metallurgy to manufactures. As for currency notes, no. My opinion is the mint really doesn't care and it's the manufactures responsibility to upgrade or modify their equipment to accurately accept them. After all, just because a new coin or note is released, there are still plenty of the old ones out there for the customer to use.
Cool. Can you post photos?
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