Re: "Bugs Bunny" Franklin Half "Variety"
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hspindel
> I have always drawn the line between errors and varieties a littlemint.
> differently than you, Mike.
> I say a variety is a die feature intentionally created by the
> Therefore, things like OVD, doubled dies, RPD are clearly varieties.But doubled dies, repunched dates, repunched mintmarks, etc., are not
intentional variations. They are mishaps during the production of a
die. Still, they are most assuredly "die varieties".
>Agreed. A "die error", according to the PDS system.
> A clash is not an intentional creation of the mint - it is an
> accidental creation because the dies came together without an
> intervening planchet. So, I'd say old Bugs is an error, not a
>Makes sense to me.
> By this logic, die gouges are also no varieties. They were
> unintentionally caused by a careless mint worker.
> This way you don't have to worry about whether a die is newly
> installed or not when making the distinction.
- --- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hspindelnot
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> But doubled dies, repunched dates, repunched mintmarks, etc., are
> intentional variations. They are mishaps during the production ofa
> die. Still, they are most assuredly "die varieties".Mike, I disagree with this. A doubled die IS a mishap, and I would
prefer to call it an "error"...are not "mishap" and "error"
RPD's and RPM's are NOT mishaps. They were INTENTIONALLY made by a
technician. How could anything be MORE intentional than fitting a
punch into a worn mintmark and repunching it?
Thus, to me they are "varieties".
I really like Howard's logic.