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Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Coin World vs Mint

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  • robert wilharm
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 3, 2003
      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 -----
      Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:18 PM
      Subject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Coin World vs Mint

      Oops, 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...

      "mrlindy2000"
      <adkinstone@e...> wrote:
      >  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
      mule
      > 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?
      > Lindy
      >
      > "Mike Diamond"
      > <mdia1@a...> wrote:
      > > Hydraulic presses are much too slow for the minting of coins.  It
      is
      > > 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
      require
      > > any lag time to build up sufficient pressure to strike a coin. 
      But
      > > who am I to question a press operator? :)
      > >
      > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "robert
      > wilharm"
      > > <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
      printing
      > > presses which I am totally familiar with if you start the press
      with
      > > 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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