Post your Dan Carr tokens (HERE AND NOWHERE ELSE)!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by C-B-D, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Eng

    Eng Senior Eng

    After reading all the threads this morning i went on Dan Carr's website and was going to order 5 owls, but there was only one left..:) maybe he'll make a few more.
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  3. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Actually that's the short answer. To be more specific, he totally defaces and/or scraps the dies once he's done using them. Take the final mintage for the 1964-D Morgan die pairs 1 & 2. The standard versions were/are at final mintage but he's continuing to use them for the clashed dies versions which is about to end. Then those will go to final mintage and he is done with the dies so then he scraps them.

    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
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  4. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Defaced dies didn't stop Bashlow
  5. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    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 :)
  6. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    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
  7. dcarr

    dcarr Mint-Master

    All retired dies are 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.
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  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Received my shipping notice. Wow that was quick.
  9. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Working from home today so I was here when this sexy little nugget arrived earlier. Now, do I sell it quickly for a decent premium or keep it. Let me think about it...

    ...Thought about it, KEEP! :)

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  10. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    WOO-WOO, man, that looks lots better than I thought it would. If mine looks like that I'll keep it too. Hope mine comes today.
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  11. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    @dcarr , why are there circular striations on the planchet? I see them on my reeded edge hard times tokens as well.

  12. That actually looks a lot better than I thought! I like the S mint mark. I'll give you $200 for it. :D:p
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  13. Cascade

    Cascade The Blind VAMmer

    Also, I picked this up from my buddy Dave Emslie at Long Beach. It's beyond gorgeous!

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  15. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

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  16. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    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. :)
  17. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Gary Burke is missed by all who knew him. That is by far my favorite DC strike.:)
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  18. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    The one I have has RIP BOB MUCKEYE MORAY on the edge.
  19. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    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.

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  20. Rassi

    Rassi #GoCubs #FlyTheW #WeAreGood

    Just got my last expected token for a bit so it will be going with my shipment to ANACS... Been watching these for a while. Love the Astronaut idea...

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  21. 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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