Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by C-B-D, Jan 5, 2017.
maybe he'll make a few more.
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I'm torn on that somewhat though. They would be monster collectibles in the decades to come on the one hand, but on the other it prevents and protects mintages and prevents someone 100yrs from now creating Carr restrikes from original dies
Defaced dies didn't stop Bashlow
I know. I'm guessing that's probably why he scraps them instead of just defaces. Curious though if he scraps all or just defaces some and to what extent. Boy would I like one of the 64-D Morgan obverse dies with a big ole X in it
I'm curious too. Some say defaced, others say defaced and scrapped. Not sure if that is just a wording difference or an actual distinction
defaced and scrapped, except for a couple dies I have in my display case at the mint (various broken dies plus a 2008 Knights of the Coin table 63mm obverse die).
In the case of the "1964-D" Peace Dollar over-strikes, after I broke the date area off the last die pair, I cut and "X" in the dies and struck a few more pieces (not released) for my own entertainment. Then I totally defaced and scrapped the dies after that.
I do not let any of my dies out.
"Final Mintage" figures are generally that. But they are sometimes adjusted up or down after things settle out, due to recounting or scrapping/melting.
Received my shipping notice. Wow that was quick.
...Thought about it, KEEP!
@dcarr , why are there circular striations on the planchet? I see them on my reeded edge hard times tokens as well.
That actually looks a lot better than I thought! I like the S mint mark. I'll give you $200 for it.
Awesome is all I can say, and jealous.
Knights site still up? Heck, I haven't visited it for years. Got the 'Gary' token though.....the one with the turtle and the image of an much beloved member.......I treasure it.
Gary Burke is missed by all who knew him. That is by far my favorite DC strike.
The one I have has RIP BOB MUCKEYE MORAY on the edge.
I googled it and came up with this. Didn't know of Gary Burke or the Token until today. Cool looking piece and only 89 were made.
I like this design. I bought the 2019 version he submitted to the mint. I hope his design is selected for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing coin.
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