Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Coin World vs Mint
- If you were ever in the military you know that an IG inspection rarely happens. Only the threat of it sending a bunch of underlings running around acting important.Robert----- Original Message -----From: mrlindy2000Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:18 PMSubject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Coin World vs MintOops, I forgot that the pressess run 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
all year long too. That IG must be really busy...
> I didn't see an inspector general on the mint floor when I got my
> tour either. Seems the IG's got to be pretty busy visitin all the
> mints simutaneously checkin things out when each press is started at
> each facility. Especially with the new states 25c program. Busy Man!
> I guess we have him to blame for the 4 different Sac Mule die pairs
> too. He was surely there at Philly when they made those year 2000
> boo boos too. Now is this the same Coin World that had the infamous
> article on the "Mint Error, Uniface trial Strike 1910 cent" that can
> be yours for just $40,000 cause you know it was in "Coin World" too?
> Was it ever explained in Coin World how such a "mint error" can also
> be a "uniface trial strike" as opposed to a nice and simple die cap?
> "Mike Diamond"
> <mdia1@a...> wrote:
> > Hydraulic presses are much too slow for the minting of coins. It
> > my understanding that only mechanical presses are used. Hydraulic
> > presses are used for hubbing, however. That's a much slower
> > operation.
> > I see no obvious reason why a mechanical coinage press would
> > any lag time to build up sufficient pressure to strike a coin.
> > who am I to question a press operator? :)
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "robert
> > <robert.wilharm@v...> wrote:
> > > A hydraulic press could assumable be pressured up to strike one
> > coin. I do believe that it would take at least a few seconds to
> > build the correct pressure. For most engines and motors full or
> > optimum running speed does not happen instantly so as with
> > presses which I am totally familiar with if you start the press
> > it on impression you will get weak printing until it gets to speed
> > and levels off. 0 to 60 takes a moment.
> > > Robert
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