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Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Morgandude11, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I just received my Daniel Carr Peace Dollar 1965D overstrike fantasy coin, and said that I would evaluate it objectively. I have included two photographs, that are of mediocre quality, as we'e having severe thunderstorms, and my normal photographic setup just isn't working today--be glad to provide others on a better light day.

    At any rate, it is a nice coin. The overall impression is of a softly struck Peace Dollar of gem quality. The devices are decently struck, with some grainy quality and a quite a bit of softness to them, as was expected. The fields are nice and clear (marks are on the flip, which were exaggerated by the direct flash, necessitated by today's weather).

    Would I consider it a good coin in terms of the quality of minting and the overall impression of the design? Yes, definitely. It does look like a Peace Dollar, with some lack of symmetry due to the overstrike situation. The lettering doesn't line up perfectly, and there is a softness to the motto on the reverse. However, it is a pleasing coin.

    Overall, I would call it a successful venture, and apologize to Mr. Carr for any negative comments made, regarding it appearing as a poor quality reproduction. It is NOT so--it is a good, solid restrike, that I am happy to have in my collection. I was wrong in my previous opinions. L1010434.jpg L1010431.jpg
     
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  3. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I'm very happy with mine too. As a matter of fact I sent it off to ANACS. DC 1965D PD.jpg
     
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  4. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    I don't think the quality of work was ever really debated on the other thread. Just about everyone who owned/seen one of his coins were in agreement that the work is of high quality. It should be for God's sake since he owns an actual Denver mint press. The controversy on the other thread was about whether Carr's work is truly fantasy or too similar to the real deal to be considered fantasy.
     
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  5. medjoy

    medjoy Active Member

    dwhiz, I'll be interested to see your 65 Peace in an ANACS slab.

    Morgandude, your assessment was spot on and unbiased.

    The grainy texture reminds me of the specimen finish of the
    collector version of the 5 ounce ATB quarters, though less pronounced.

    I wonder what Daniel Carr will come up with next.
     
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  6. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I'll post it when it comes back, should be back by the end of the month
     
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  7. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    Very good information here. I might have to pick one of these up...thanks for the info morgandude.
     
  8. medjoy

    medjoy Active Member

    Looks like the 1965s have sold out at Daniel Carr, 523 of the 65s were produced.
    http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_1.htm
     
  9. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    I know...but they are available on the secondary market.
     
  10. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    I also own one of the High Grade Finish 65's. I thought is was a beautiful re-strike coin. As I was viewing the coin, I just couldn't help thinking that "this is not how a Peace Dollar should look!". No contact marks, perfect fields, nice strike...I'm glad I own it, but IMO, it doesn't compare to a real high grade mint state Peace Dollar.
     
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  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    I am thinking of sending it to ANACS as well. I have not submitted coins to them in many years, as I am a member at both PCGS and NGC, and do submissions there. However, this coin would grade high MS, and it would be nice to have it attributed.
     
  12. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    1965D Peace Dollar MS69 1.jpg 1965D Peace Dollar MS69 1a.jpg
    ANACS is going to ship this soon it graded MS69, I'll post a photo when it arrives
    ANACS posted the picture of the coin today, I like my photo better so I'll reshoot it when it comes in
    • Type:
    • Mint: D
    • Date: 1965
    • Denomination: TOKEN
    • Grade Name: MS 69
    • Variety: DAN CARR "PEACE $" D
    • Superlative:
     
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  13. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    1965D ANACS MS69.jpg

    This is my original photo just added the ANACS MS69
     
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  14. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    @Morgandude11 Nice review of the coin. I also think your post speaks well of your character (not that I ever thought anything negative about it). I don't see it very often when someone changes their mind and admits it.
     
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  15. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Thanks--I had seen some Daniel Carr coins in the past, but only a brief look. Now that I own two of them (My Panama Canal showed up yesterday and I shall photograph it), I find that his stuff is really nice in terms of quality. I won't get involved in a debate as to the morality, as that has been decided already-what he's doing is legal. My concerns were for the quality of the coins, and his work is outstanding.
     
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  16. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I never looked at his stuff before that big thread where he chimed in. I was aware of the overstrikes and wasn't really interested in it - haven't completed my Peace dollar set yet. I saw his medals and tokens and thought those are very cool.
     
  17. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    My Daniel Carr Panama Canal struck on brass. Only 40 minted:

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  18. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Just ordered the alternative currency token from Daniel Carr's Moonlight Mint. This is the seller's picture:

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  19. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

  20. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Mine arrived today back from ANACS...here's my photos but I'm not happy with them "bad photo day" 002-horz.jpg 021-tile.jpg
     
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  21. medjoy

    medjoy Active Member

    Sweet !
    Thanks for posting.
     
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