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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 31, July 30, 2006, Article 24

OTHER CARSON CITY MINT COIN DIES

Regarding our recent discussions of the recovered Carson City Mint
coin dies, Fred Holabird writes: "Museum curator Bob Nylen reports
that anything that could be professionally restored has pretty much
been restored. Most of the dies are severely degraded, long past
restoration.

The Carson City dies that are cancelled and in private collections
generally were dug up in the old Carson City municipal dump by bottle
and token diggers, now gone. Nearly all of these were sold into the
marketplace in the 1970's.

Another die came from the family of one of the Mint's assayers. We
were unable to ascertain just how many good, cancelled dies still
exist, but I'd guess about five. There is no comparison between these
dies and those dug under the old parking lot, which as Hal Dunn noted, are
mostly junk."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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