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  • Mike Diamond
    ... that ... That s certainly possible. You can only go so far with a picture, even a good one. ... To an extent. But other factors must be weighed as well.
    Message 1 of 18 , Jan 3, 2005
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      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
      <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
      >
      > I know if you saw all the previous die details from prior strikes
      that
      > would help.

      That's certainly possible. You can only go so far with a picture,
      even a good one.
      >
      > But as I've stated before "size matters".

      To an extent. But other factors must be weighed as well.

      I cannot eloquently argue my
      > point as you can. For me, grossly larger saucer size is evidence of
      > multistrikes.

      I mostly work with recent coins, and for these I have long ago
      concluded that size is largely irrelevant. I've seen half-dollar
      size cents for which I could find evidence of only a single strike.
      I have seen multi-struck cents that show very little expansion, even
      when struck out of collar. You've got to consider the totality of
      the evidence. I'm not even entirely convinced of the reliability
      of "strike lines". I have a minor off-center quarter that shows
      three or four sets of what appear to be strike lines, but I am sure
      that the quarter was struck only once. I have no idea why these
      lines formed.

      In fact it's usually the only evidence remaining since
      > the die strike details can be completely obliterated.

      I will agree with you on that point.
      >
      >
      > For me the 1856 1c Farone Cap may have rode on top of just one 1856
      > coin for 10 strikes. Thats cool. I'd accept that and still call it a
      > die cap. Heck, even if it showed no "10 tiered" steps I'd still like
      > it as a "diecap" as pictured.

      You are correct that a brockage image will maintain its integrity
      longer as part of a "nested pair" than if it was striking a fresh
      planchet each time. But still, ten strikes is a lot.

      It is good to be able to disagree in an atmosphere of friendliness
      and mutual respect. That's what this hobby is all about.
    • Mike Diamond
      By the same token, there have been times when I ve had to issue a course correction. I had to sink the idea of wraparound strikes (lateral indents) when it
      Message 2 of 18 , Jan 3, 2005
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        By the same token, there have been times when I've had to issue a
        course correction. I had to sink the idea of "wraparound strikes"
        (lateral indents) when it became clear that I was dealing with
        concave chain strikes. (You will often see these described and
        slabbed as "off-center with clip" errors.)

        In my recent article on misaligned anvil dies, I concluded that the
        Virginia quarters with misaligned anvil dies came after the off-
        center quarters and those with the misaligned hammer die. That
        conclusion was based on the apparent absence of obverse (anvil)
        collar clash in the latter two groups. I was wrong about that. I
        subsequently undertook a study of die stages based on the appearance
        of die scratches and other blemishes (soon to be published on the
        CONECA website), and I found that the mad anvil cohort are sprinkled
        throughout six die stages, and that they bracket the off-center and
        mad hammer cohorts. One can be misled by evidence that seems to be
        convincing at the time. That occurs in every field of inquiry.

        Like you, I also believed for a long time that deeply cupped cents
        with a full brockage reverse were legitimate die caps. The
        appearance fooled me because, like you, I placed a lot of faith in
        features like wall height and verticality. Subsequent consideration
        of all available evidence (summed up in the six points I laid out in
        an earlier debate) led me to reject that long-held assumption. One
        must always be ready to question the status quo.

        You keep holding my feet to the fire, Lindy. Same goes for everybody
        and anybody on ECIE. I encourage dissent and debate. Sometimes I
        miss the contributions of my friend Terry (pwrwgndrvr) who was one of
        the best devil's advocates I've ever encountered.

        --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
        <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
        >
        > Of course, respectfully disagreeing is all good and the best
        option.
        >
        > Somewhere, sometime ago I read "people won't remember what you said
        > just how it made them feel".
        >
        > Anyways, I'm still quite happy that you convinced me the 1966 25c I
        > have has an obv brockage by elliptical clip 25c coin that remained
        > exactly where it was struck. Pretty neat indeed, you created an
        error
        > hole, then filled it right in. I thought for sure it was struck
        > through an off center 25c that remained where it was struck. I was
        > wrong. Didn't ever consider the collar's direct relationship to the
        > 1966 rev 25c die.
        >
        > Lindy
      • byersnc
        Lindy- I ended up with 6 of the 9 early type obv die caps that Mike Faraone had. One of the 3 that I didn t end up with was his Buffalo Nickel obv die cap. It
        Message 3 of 18 , Jan 3, 2005
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          Lindy- I ended up with 6 of the 9 early type obv die caps that Mike
          Faraone had. One of the 3 that I didn't end up with was his Buffalo
          Nickel obv die cap. It is owned by Bob Entlich, a Stack's employee.
          In 2004 I offered him $30,000 (thirty thousand) and he passed. He
          said he was offered that 2 other times and that it was not for sale.


          Mike Byers
          http://mikebyers.com







          --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
          <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
          >
          > Exactly. He had put them in custom capital plastics holders just
          like
          > your 2c piece. With his name on each and ana id #. It was an
          > incredible set of diecaps to behold.
          >
          > Lindy
          >
          >
          >
          > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, byersnc
          > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
          > >
          > > Lindy-speaking of Mike Faraone- here's the 2c obv die cap from
          his
          > > collection:
          > >
          > > http://minterrornews.com/18652ccapslab.jpg
          > > http://minterrornews.com/18652ccapsm.jpg
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > Mike Byers
          > > http://mikebyers.com
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, byersnc
          > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
          > > >
          > > > Lindy-the 1856 Lg Cent Obv Die Cap is 1/2 inch high with 10
          rings
          > > > around the inside of the cap showing each of the strikes!!
          Plus
          > > > everyone you mentioned in your post would obviously say it's a
          die
          > > > cap.
          > > >
          > > > Mike Byers
          > > > http://mikebyers.com
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > >
          > > > --- In
          errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
          > > > <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
          > > > >
          > > > > Whose "definition" are you using?
          > > > >
          > > > > In numerous pictures of caps in the 1970's and 1980's error
          sales
          > > > > publications these single coin multistrikes are most always
          > > called
          > > > > diecaps.
          > > > >
          > > > > Devine, Weinberg, Roosmalen, Steiner, Ziempher, Fivaz,
          Stanton,
          > > > > Schemmer, Halpern, Margolis, ANA, ANACS, NCG, PCGS... have
          all
          > > > taken
          > > > > called these grey~area items "diecaps" in their printed
          photos,
          > > > sales
          > > > > catalogues, websites, slab descriptions...
          > > > >
          > > > > Indeed, you may be right strictly using this stated
          definition.
          > > > Single
          > > > > coin multistike coins with brockage or uniface 2rd sides may
          not
          > > be
          > > > > diecap by this definition. But,
          > > > >
          > > > > For me, I disagree on this piece and on the 1856 lg Cent,
          and
          > > on
          > > > 1888
          > > > > Morgan, ect whose 4 year old photos were mentioned earlier.
          > > > >
          > > > > The 1856 Lg Cent die cap is a diecap in my eyes, and also
          for
          > > all
          > > > the
          > > > > important encapsulators these days from what I see on ebay.
          I
          > > think
          > > > > the 1856 1c is currently in a "diecap" slab. I recognize it
          from
          > > > when
          > > > > Mike Farrone owned in in 1981ish. He was a local error
          > > specialist
          > > > with
          > > > > amazing 1800's "diecaps". If I remember right he had the
          1856 in
          > > a
          > > > > customized 8x10 capitol plastics "diecap" gold embossed
          holder
          > > of
          > > > his
          > > > > making, way back before "slabs". Back then Farrone had more
          than
          > > a
          > > > > dozen type coin caps. Many of his pieces displayed
          this "single"
          > > > coin
          > > > > possibility die cap. He'd bring them to coin club show &
          tell.
          > > > Quite
          > > > > impressive "diecaps".
          > > > >
          > > > > Lindy
          > > > >
          > > > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike
          > > > Diamond"
          > > > > <mdia1@a...> wrote:
          > > > > >
          > > > > > --- In
          > > > errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
          > > > > > <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
          > > > > > >
          > > > > > > I agree it's a nested pair bottom coin. Where I disagree
          is
          > > > that its
          > > > > > > not a "diecap" just because it was multistruck into just
          one
          > > > coin.
          > > > > >
          > > > > > But then you'd need to re-define what a die cap is. By
          > > > definition, a
          > > > > > die cap is a coin that is struck into at least one OTHER
          > > > planchet
          > > > > > AFTER the initial strike. It is a coin that must function
          AS
          > > > the die
          > > > > > face in striking fresh coins. By definition, it is NOT
          > > > sufficient
          > > > > > simply to be multi-struck against the same coin or
          planchet
          > > that
          > > > was
          > > > > > involved in the initial strike.
          > > > > >
          > > > > > If
          > > > > > > you had both pieces to this set: "obv die cap" &
          this "rev
          > > die
          > > > cap"
          > > > > > > and together it appeared they received 3+ strikes
          together,
          > > > how
          > > > > > would
          > > > > > > you describe the two? I'm guessing not a die cap set,
          right?
          > > > > >
          > > > > > The top coin was certainly an obverse die cap or at least
          > > > started as
          > > > > > an obverse die cap (it may have secondarily adhered to the
          > > > bottom
          > > > > > coin). It is not the case, however, that the bottom coin
          is a
          > > > > > reverse die cap. It is a coin with a full, centered
          brockage
          > > > that
          > > > > > temporarily wrapped around the obverse cap. The bottom
          coin
          > > > never
          > > > > > contacted another coin or planchet.
          > > > > > >
          > > > > > > In the old days, turn of the century before last, you'd
          get
          > > the
          > > > > > > classic thimbal shape diecaps. These days you get coins
          > > struck
          > > > > > > together numerous times, obliterating previous die
          details
          > > and
          > > > > > > displaying saucer shape, grossly expanded diameters.
          > > > > >
          > > > > > Multiple strikes and cupping do not necessarily translate
          into
          > > a
          > > > die
          > > > > > cap. The definition of a die cap is quite precise. This
          does
          > > > not
          > > > > > detract from the interest and value of this coin. But you
          > > would
          > > > have
          > > > > > to call it what it is -- a deeply cupped, multi-stuck,
          > > brockaged
          > > > cent.
          > > > > >
          > > > > > If you loosen up the definition for a cap, then you get
          the
          > > > situation
          > > > > > we see today in slabbed and raw coins. All sorts of coins
          are
          > > > being
          > > > > > called die caps which aren't, from simple cupped
          broadstrikes,
          > > > to
          > > > > > uniface broadstrikes, to broadstrikes with full, centered,
          > > first-
          > > > > > strike brockages, etc.
        • fred_weinberg
          I gotta chime in at this point, just for pedigree info....... Both the 1856 Large Cent and the Buffalo Nickel Reverse Die Cap are from the 1974 Bolt
          Message 4 of 18 , Jan 3, 2005
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            I gotta chime in at this point, just for pedigree info.......

            Both the 1856 Large Cent and the Buffalo Nickel
            Reverse Die Cap are from the 1974 Bolt Collection.
            That collection had over 2,000 MAJOR error type
            coins, starting in 1794, and nothing was past 1955 !!

            The Buffalo Rev. Cap was, and is Unique..............

            The Jerri Bobbie Morgan Cap was Ex-Roy Gray - he
            had it at the very first EAR in 1967 at the Hollywood-
            Roosevelt Hotel. It was priced at $1,000 at the time
            (pretty sure I remember the price), and on the last
            day of the show (Sunday), my mother came by, and
            as I introduced her to all of my error buddies
            (Mort Goodman, Arnie Margolis, Syd Kass, plus all
            the dealers) she saw the Morgan piece in Roys showcase,
            and said quote "Your Father would Love that for an
            Ashtray!!"

            I will never forget the look on Roy's face!!!

            Oh, well, another new year, and more old memories..........

            See you guys tomorrow morning........it's been fun reading
            the posts today.....
            Fred



            --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, byersnc
            <no_reply@y...> wrote:
            >
            > Lindy- I ended up with 6 of the 9 early type obv die caps that
            Mike
            > Faraone had. One of the 3 that I didn't end up with was his
            Buffalo
            > Nickel obv die cap. It is owned by Bob Entlich, a Stack's
            employee.
            > In 2004 I offered him $30,000 (thirty thousand) and he passed. He
            > said he was offered that 2 other times and that it was not for
            sale.
            >
            >
            > Mike Byers
            > http://mikebyers.com
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
            > <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
            > >
            > > Exactly. He had put them in custom capital plastics holders just
            > like
            > > your 2c piece. With his name on each and ana id #. It was an
            > > incredible set of diecaps to behold.
            > >
            > > Lindy
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, byersnc
            > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
            > > >
            > > > Lindy-speaking of Mike Faraone- here's the 2c obv die cap from
            > his
            > > > collection:
            > > >
            > > > http://minterrornews.com/18652ccapslab.jpg
            > > > http://minterrornews.com/18652ccapsm.jpg
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > > Mike Byers
            > > > http://mikebyers.com
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, byersnc
            > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
            > > > >
            > > > > Lindy-the 1856 Lg Cent Obv Die Cap is 1/2 inch high with 10
            > rings
            > > > > around the inside of the cap showing each of the strikes!!
            > Plus
            > > > > everyone you mentioned in your post would obviously say it's
            a
            > die
            > > > > cap.
            > > > >
            > > > > Mike Byers
            > > > > http://mikebyers.com
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > >
            > > > > --- In
            > errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
            > > > > <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
            > > > > >
            > > > > > Whose "definition" are you using?
            > > > > >
            > > > > > In numerous pictures of caps in the 1970's and 1980's
            error
            > sales
            > > > > > publications these single coin multistrikes are most
            always
            > > > called
            > > > > > diecaps.
            > > > > >
            > > > > > Devine, Weinberg, Roosmalen, Steiner, Ziempher, Fivaz,
            > Stanton,
            > > > > > Schemmer, Halpern, Margolis, ANA, ANACS, NCG, PCGS... have
            > all
            > > > > taken
            > > > > > called these grey~area items "diecaps" in their printed
            > photos,
            > > > > sales
            > > > > > catalogues, websites, slab descriptions...
            > > > > >
            > > > > > Indeed, you may be right strictly using this stated
            > definition.
            > > > > Single
            > > > > > coin multistike coins with brockage or uniface 2rd sides
            may
            > not
            > > > be
            > > > > > diecap by this definition. But,
            > > > > >
            > > > > > For me, I disagree on this piece and on the 1856 lg Cent,
            > and
            > > > on
            > > > > 1888
            > > > > > Morgan, ect whose 4 year old photos were mentioned
            earlier.
            > > > > >
            > > > > > The 1856 Lg Cent die cap is a diecap in my eyes, and also
            > for
            > > > all
            > > > > the
            > > > > > important encapsulators these days from what I see on
            ebay.
            > I
            > > > think
            > > > > > the 1856 1c is currently in a "diecap" slab. I recognize
            it
            > from
            > > > > when
            > > > > > Mike Farrone owned in in 1981ish. He was a local error
            > > > specialist
            > > > > with
            > > > > > amazing 1800's "diecaps". If I remember right he had the
            > 1856 in
            > > > a
            > > > > > customized 8x10 capitol plastics "diecap" gold embossed
            > holder
            > > > of
            > > > > his
            > > > > > making, way back before "slabs". Back then Farrone had
            more
            > than
            > > > a
            > > > > > dozen type coin caps. Many of his pieces displayed
            > this "single"
            > > > > coin
            > > > > > possibility die cap. He'd bring them to coin club show &
            > tell.
            > > > > Quite
            > > > > > impressive "diecaps".
            > > > > >
            > > > > > Lindy
            > > > > >
            > > > > > --- In
            errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike
            > > > > Diamond"
            > > > > > <mdia1@a...> wrote:
            > > > > > >
            > > > > > > --- In
            > > > > errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
            > > > > > > <adkinstone@a...> wrote:
            > > > > > > >
            > > > > > > > I agree it's a nested pair bottom coin. Where I
            disagree
            > is
            > > > > that its
            > > > > > > > not a "diecap" just because it was multistruck into
            just
            > one
            > > > > coin.
            > > > > > >
            > > > > > > But then you'd need to re-define what a die cap is. By
            > > > > definition, a
            > > > > > > die cap is a coin that is struck into at least one OTHER
            > > > > planchet
            > > > > > > AFTER the initial strike. It is a coin that must
            function
            > AS
            > > > > the die
            > > > > > > face in striking fresh coins. By definition, it is NOT
            > > > > sufficient
            > > > > > > simply to be multi-struck against the same coin or
            > planchet
            > > > that
            > > > > was
            > > > > > > involved in the initial strike.
            > > > > > >
            > > > > > > If
            > > > > > > > you had both pieces to this set: "obv die cap" &
            > this "rev
            > > > die
            > > > > cap"
            > > > > > > > and together it appeared they received 3+ strikes
            > together,
            > > > > how
            > > > > > > would
            > > > > > > > you describe the two? I'm guessing not a die cap set,
            > right?
            > > > > > >
            > > > > > > The top coin was certainly an obverse die cap or at
            least
            > > > > started as
            > > > > > > an obverse die cap (it may have secondarily adhered to
            the
            > > > > bottom
            > > > > > > coin). It is not the case, however, that the bottom
            coin
            > is a
            > > > > > > reverse die cap. It is a coin with a full, centered
            > brockage
            > > > > that
            > > > > > > temporarily wrapped around the obverse cap. The bottom
            > coin
            > > > > never
            > > > > > > contacted another coin or planchet.
            > > > > > > >
            > > > > > > > In the old days, turn of the century before last,
            you'd
            > get
            > > > the
            > > > > > > > classic thimbal shape diecaps. These days you get
            coins
            > > > struck
            > > > > > > > together numerous times, obliterating previous die
            > details
            > > > and
            > > > > > > > displaying saucer shape, grossly expanded diameters.
            > > > > > >
            > > > > > > Multiple strikes and cupping do not necessarily
            translate
            > into
            > > > a
            > > > > die
            > > > > > > cap. The definition of a die cap is quite precise.
            This
            > does
            > > > > not
            > > > > > > detract from the interest and value of this coin. But
            you
            > > > would
            > > > > have
            > > > > > > to call it what it is -- a deeply cupped, multi-stuck,
            > > > brockaged
            > > > > cent.
            > > > > > >
            > > > > > > If you loosen up the definition for a cap, then you get
            > the
            > > > > situation
            > > > > > > we see today in slabbed and raw coins. All sorts of
            coins
            > are
            > > > > being
            > > > > > > called die caps which aren't, from simple cupped
            > broadstrikes,
            > > > > to
            > > > > > > uniface broadstrikes, to broadstrikes with full,
            centered,
            > > > first-
            > > > > > > strike brockages, etc.
          • Mike Diamond
            We always enjoy your trips down memory lane, Fred. Since buffalo nickels were struck with the reverse die acting as the hammer die, a buffalo nickel reverse
            Message 5 of 18 , Jan 4, 2005
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              We always enjoy your trips down memory lane, Fred.

              Since buffalo nickels were struck with the reverse die acting as the
              hammer die, a buffalo nickel reverse die cap would be equivalent to
              an obverse die cap for most other denominations.

              --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, fred_weinberg
              <no_reply@y...> wrote:
              >
              > I gotta chime in at this point, just for pedigree info.......
              >
              > Both the 1856 Large Cent and the Buffalo Nickel
              > Reverse Die Cap are from the 1974 Bolt Collection.
              > That collection had over 2,000 MAJOR error type
              > coins, starting in 1794, and nothing was past 1955 !!
              >
              > The Buffalo Rev. Cap was, and is Unique..............
              >
              > The Jerri Bobbie Morgan Cap was Ex-Roy Gray - he
              > had it at the very first EAR in 1967 at the Hollywood-
              > Roosevelt Hotel. It was priced at $1,000 at the time
              > (pretty sure I remember the price), and on the last
              > day of the show (Sunday), my mother came by, and
              > as I introduced her to all of my error buddies
              > (Mort Goodman, Arnie Margolis, Syd Kass, plus all
              > the dealers) she saw the Morgan piece in Roys showcase,
              > and said quote "Your Father would Love that for an
              > Ashtray!!"
              >
              > I will never forget the look on Roy's face!!!
              >
              > Oh, well, another new year, and more old memories..........
              >
              > See you guys tomorrow morning........it's been fun reading
              > the posts today.....
              > Fred
            • fred_weinberg
              Yes, when I said Buffalo Nickel Reverse Cap Die, I meant the reverse design, not the reverse die. Should I have said Reverse Buffalo Nickel Cap Die? Most
              Message 6 of 18 , Jan 4, 2005
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                Yes, when I said Buffalo Nickel Reverse Cap Die,
                I meant the reverse design, not the reverse die.
                Should I have said Reverse Buffalo Nickel Cap Die?

                Most Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, most Standing Liberty
                Quarters, and Peace dollars have the reverse die as
                the Anvil (top) die.


                Fred



                --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Diamond"
                <mdia1@a...> wrote:
                >
                > We always enjoy your trips down memory lane, Fred.
                >
                > Since buffalo nickels were struck with the reverse die acting as
                the
                > hammer die, a buffalo nickel reverse die cap would be equivalent
                to
                > an obverse die cap for most other denominations.
                >
                > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, fred_weinberg
                > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                > >
                > > I gotta chime in at this point, just for pedigree info.......
                > >
                > > Both the 1856 Large Cent and the Buffalo Nickel
                > > Reverse Die Cap are from the 1974 Bolt Collection.
                > > That collection had over 2,000 MAJOR error type
                > > coins, starting in 1794, and nothing was past 1955 !!
                > >
                > > The Buffalo Rev. Cap was, and is Unique..............
                > >
                > > The Jerri Bobbie Morgan Cap was Ex-Roy Gray - he
                > > had it at the very first EAR in 1967 at the Hollywood-
                > > Roosevelt Hotel. It was priced at $1,000 at the time
                > > (pretty sure I remember the price), and on the last
                > > day of the show (Sunday), my mother came by, and
                > > as I introduced her to all of my error buddies
                > > (Mort Goodman, Arnie Margolis, Syd Kass, plus all
                > > the dealers) she saw the Morgan piece in Roys showcase,
                > > and said quote "Your Father would Love that for an
                > > Ashtray!!"
                > >
                > > I will never forget the look on Roy's face!!!
                > >
                > > Oh, well, another new year, and more old memories..........
                > >
                > > See you guys tomorrow morning........it's been fun reading
                > > the posts today.....
                > > Fred
              • byersnc
                Fred- that s why I called it an obverse die cap- it s an obverse die cap of the REVERSE DESIGN, since the reverse die was most likely the anvil die... Speaking
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                  Fred- that's why I called it an obverse die cap- it's an obverse die
                  cap of the REVERSE DESIGN, since the reverse die was most likely the
                  anvil die...


                  Speaking of Mercury Dimes using the reverse die as the anvil die-
                  check out this unique Mercury Dime obverse die cap of the reverse
                  design:

                  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2203151882


                  Mike Byers
                  http://mikebyers.com

                  -----------------------------------------------




                  --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, fred_weinberg
                  <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Yes, when I said Buffalo Nickel Reverse Cap Die,
                  > I meant the reverse design, not the reverse die.
                  > Should I have said Reverse Buffalo Nickel Cap Die?
                  >
                  > Most Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, most Standing Liberty
                  > Quarters, and Peace dollars have the reverse die as
                  > the Anvil (top) die.
                  >
                  >
                  > Fred
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike
                  Diamond"
                  > <mdia1@a...> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > We always enjoy your trips down memory lane, Fred.
                  > >
                  > > Since buffalo nickels were struck with the reverse die acting as
                  > the
                  > > hammer die, a buffalo nickel reverse die cap would be equivalent
                  > to
                  > > an obverse die cap for most other denominations.
                  > >
                  > > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com,
                  fred_weinberg
                  > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > I gotta chime in at this point, just for pedigree info.......
                  > > >
                  > > > Both the 1856 Large Cent and the Buffalo Nickel
                  > > > Reverse Die Cap are from the 1974 Bolt Collection.
                  > > > That collection had over 2,000 MAJOR error type
                  > > > coins, starting in 1794, and nothing was past 1955 !!
                  > > >
                  > > > The Buffalo Rev. Cap was, and is Unique..............
                  > > >
                  > > > The Jerri Bobbie Morgan Cap was Ex-Roy Gray - he
                  > > > had it at the very first EAR in 1967 at the Hollywood-
                  > > > Roosevelt Hotel. It was priced at $1,000 at the time
                  > > > (pretty sure I remember the price), and on the last
                  > > > day of the show (Sunday), my mother came by, and
                  > > > as I introduced her to all of my error buddies
                  > > > (Mort Goodman, Arnie Margolis, Syd Kass, plus all
                  > > > the dealers) she saw the Morgan piece in Roys showcase,
                  > > > and said quote "Your Father would Love that for an
                  > > > Ashtray!!"
                  > > >
                  > > > I will never forget the look on Roy's face!!!
                  > > >
                  > > > Oh, well, another new year, and more old memories..........
                  > > >
                  > > > See you guys tomorrow morning........it's been fun reading
                  > > > the posts today.....
                  > > > Fred
                • Mike Diamond
                  Oh, I wasn t questioning your description. I was just letting folks who were unfamiliar with the die set-up for buffalo nickels know that a reverse die cap in
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                    Oh, I wasn't questioning your description. I was just letting folks
                    who were unfamiliar with the die set-up for buffalo nickels know that
                    a reverse die cap in a buffalo nickel is functionally equivalent to
                    an obverse die cap in, say, a Jefferson nickel.

                    You can call it a reverse die cap or, perhaps less confusingly, a
                    hammer die cap.

                    --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, fred_weinberg
                    <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Yes, when I said Buffalo Nickel Reverse Cap Die,
                    > I meant the reverse design, not the reverse die.
                    > Should I have said Reverse Buffalo Nickel Cap Die?
                    >
                    > Most Buffalo Nickels, Mercury Dimes, most Standing Liberty
                    > Quarters, and Peace dollars have the reverse die as
                    > the Anvil (top) die.
                    >
                    >
                    > Fred
                  • Mike Diamond
                    No, it s a hammer die cap, not an obverse die cap. An obverse die cap in a buffalo nickel would be functionally equivalent to a reverse die cap in most other
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                      No, it's a hammer die cap, not an obverse die cap. An obverse die
                      cap in a buffalo nickel would be functionally equivalent to a reverse
                      die cap in most other denominations.

                      Like I say, when you're dealing with Mercury dimes and buffalo
                      nickels, it probably causes less confusion if you talk about hammer
                      die caps and anvil die caps.

                      Your Mercury dime "hammer die cap" with full, centered brockage of
                      the reverse design on the obverse face faces the same problem as the
                      1886 Morgan dollar and 1856 large cent. The brockage is full, crisp,
                      and appears to be a first-strike brockage. The sharp brockage shows
                      uniform expansion and clarity from edge to center, indicating it did
                      not strike another planchet after initial formation and thus fails to
                      qualify as a die cap.

                      But no matter what you call it, it's still unique.

                      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, byersnc
                      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Fred- that's why I called it an obverse die cap- it's an obverse
                      die
                      > cap of the REVERSE DESIGN, since the reverse die was most likely
                      the
                      > anvil die...
                      >
                      >
                      > Speaking of Mercury Dimes using the reverse die as the anvil die-
                      > check out this unique Mercury Dime obverse die cap of the reverse
                      > design:
                      >
                      > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2203151882
                      >
                      >
                      > Mike Byers
                      > http://mikebyers.com
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