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13550Re: Rockwell test mark

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  • Mike Diamond
    Jun 1, 2006
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      Could you do me another favor, Jon?

      Could you scan or transcribe the section of the Van Allen book that
      deals with these raised circles and either post it here or send it to
      me in an e-mail attachment? Thanks.

      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Diamond"
      <mdia1@...> wrote:
      >
      > Another question, Jon.
      >
      > Do the circles that you find on the 1921 Morgans always take the
      form
      > of a low, flat elevation? A Rockwell test mark should take the
      form
      > of a half-dome (if it's impressed with a ball-shaped steel tip), or
      a
      > cone (if it's impressed with a cone-shaped diamond tip).
      >
      > A low, flat circle would indicate some other source.
      >
      > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, Jon Sullivan
      > <errcoins@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I personally learned about them in the VAM book, 4th edition:
      > Morgan
      > > and Peace Dollars, by authors Van Allen and George Mallis. I am
      > not
      > > aware of any "dot" morgans prior to 1921, but I'd have to check
      > their
      > > guide to know for sure. I have personally cherrypicked several
      > > different ones, and I think I only have one in my collection
      > still.
      > > Whatever they are, I think they are certainly there for a
      reason,
      > > because they are too perfectly round, and do not appear to me to
      > be
      > > some random damage to the dies.
      > >
      > > Nope, sorry, I don't do much with VAMs right now. You could
      > probably
      > > find one with some searching. They are "out there", and findable
      > in
      > > my experience.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Jon
      > >
      > >
      > > On May 31, 2006, at 10:52 AM, Mike Diamond wrote:
      > >
      > > > Again, Steve, since the Rockwell tester was not invented until
      > 1919,
      > > > it's doubtful that these small raised blemishes are actually
      > Rockwell
      > > > test marks. If such marks are found in any dollars dating to
      > 1904 or
      > > > earlier, that would conclusively establish that the blemishes
      > have
      > > > some
      > > > other source.
      > > >
      > > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Error
      Coins"
      > > > <errorcoins@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > 2. The Rockwell markings you mentioned on ECIE. Anything for
      > sale?
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks for your time.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Later.....
      > > > > Steve
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