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The Many Differences of 1900-O/CC Morgan Dollars
- With possibly even more to come!
by David Carter

There are several different varieties of 1900-O/CC Dollars, with new ones being spotted or discovered occasionally, even well after a hundred years of mintage. Apparently, the New Orleans Mint, which received their coin dies from the "Mother Mint” also known as the Philadephia mint, but was also sent some old discarded CC dies from many years before, as the CC mint closed in 1893.

No doubt those steel dies were rusted or worn down, as no other CC over-mint-marks were coined after 1900, so after minting a few 1900-O/CC dollars the dies were probably melted or sent to Philadelphia for smelting and turning into fresh dies. Below find a few varieties, with various weakness of the underlying CC mint mark, as well as different positioning of CC, as the O mint was punched over the CC in differing locations, some are too the upper right of O, some to the lower left, some in the middle and some in-between.

The pictures below are mostly of uncirculated coins, worn coins or softly struck coins from late-use of dies, will have even weaker CC mint marks. Several members of BHCC have reported some varieties with only one C visible, or only a fraction of the “C” being visible, sometimes on the right of the O mintmark, sometimes on the left. There is no doubt that the non-existence to partical existence of a single “C” is due to die wear.


The ACC/BHCC Members Donate Coins
for Youth Outreach

Pictured giving coins to students at Hamilton High School is ACC/BHCC outreach club member Willis Brown (4th from left). Partial and complete sets of coins were given by Jim Bowers, coin dealerships Pocket Change and CollectorsInternet.com.

           Members of the ACC/BHCC continue to demonstrate compassion and generosity by donating coins, books and other numismatic items to the ACC/BHCC Youth Outreach program.  It could be reasonably argued that such kindness benefits the givers as well, since it helps foster a new generation of collectors for the hobby’s future.  Since the program began in 1993, members of ACC/BHCC from all over the U.S. have contributed hundreds of coins.  These gifts have been turned over to older students at such schools as Hamilton, Venice and Westchester High Schools, each located in underprivileged areas around South Central Los Angeles. Copies of ACC/BHCC Modern U.S. Coin Values will also be given when it rolls off the press later this year. 

More expensive items are donated to the ACC/BHCC Museum and Library Project 2010 fund, where students will be given free tickets to visit the ACC/BHCC Numismatic Museum and Library in Los Angeles.   The goal is to have the museum and library open by 2010.  So far this year, ACC/BHCC has $12,000 in coins and books promised towards the Museum and Library. Duplicate or low priced items are donated to local high school students. ACC/BHCC is asking all good people to contribute towards the Museum and Library Fund to help continue to promote the hobby.  Gifts in the form of cash, coins or old numismatic books, auction catalogs or magazines are highly appreciated, and donors will be listed alphabetically in RCM and on a plaque inside the Museum and Library.  Send gifts to:  BHCC, 9903 Santa Monica Blvd., #951, Beverly Hills, CA   90212.

 Accounting for ACC/BHCC Library Museum Fund: Project 2010 Recent gifts:

Listed alphabetically by donor)

Value or Estimated Value

Greg Austin, Manhattan, NY 

Cash 

$20

Jim Bowers, Beverly Hills, CA

Auction catalogs 

$300

CollectorsInternet.com, L.A., CA

Books and coins  

$500

Greg Merkin, Yonkers, NY 

Coins 

$200

Pocket Change,  San Gabriel, CA 

Coins & Supplies     

$1,000

Jerry Ricker, Miami, FL   

Books and coins

$110

Herbert A. Silbeman

Coins 

$250

 

The ACC/BHCC Publishes New Comprehensive Book:   “Modern U.S. Coin Values”

1933 Washington Quarters & 1959 Wheat Cent reported with other new finds!

        In their efforts to promote the hobby of numismatics to the general public, the members of the ACC/BHCC have been busy compiling and editing a new book entitled "Modern U.S. Coin Values".   Their new Guide Book details many varieties of coins that people may be able to search for in circulation, flea markets or in coin junk boxes.  The book cautions beginners that it is "rare to find extremely valuable coins in circulation, but the experience of searching can be both fun and rewarding".  It goes on to note that "the chances of finding coins of considerable value are far greater than winning the lottery" and "that thousands of such coins are found every year by seekers in the know".  

        With the assistance of dozens of numismatist throughout the country, the ACC/BHCC has formed a Review Committee to compile pricing, mintage and population data pertaining to most modern U.S. coin issues, from 1932 to date.  Thus far, members have gathered and confirmed some ground-breaking news pertaining to some scarcely-known varieties, such as a 1959 Wheat Cent substantiated by a Federal Marshall,  five 1933 Washington Quarters confirmed by three professional numismatist, and the verification of several 1976-D Eisenhower dollars struck in silver, just to name a few.   Although the book details mostly issues from 1932 to date, it features many varieties not found in any other current pricing guide.  It also includes up-to-date evaluations of all earlier U.S. type coins, based not only on dealer feedback, but also collector's feedback at shows, auction houses and on the Internet. "One of the best features of the book, is that it gives estimated values in an unprecedented number of grade categories, 35 in total, including all mint state grades from MS 60 to MS 70.   Sometimes nearly perfect coins can be had at the bank or even in circulation", Mr. Carter notes.

        “The ACC/BHCC is currently asking all readers for help in this project. ACC/BHCC needs feedback about any and all modern varieties that collectors might be familiar with, regardless of rarity or value, along with estimated values in as many grades possible.  Pictures are very much needed also, and could be e-mailed to them at “bookproject@bhcoinclub.org” or sent to their street address found at “www.BHcoinclub.org”.  Such information should be sent for review by June 20th, 2002 for the 2003 edition and by January 1st, 2003 for the 2004 edition With the assistance of dozens of numismatist throughout the country, the ACC/BHCC has formed a Review Committee to compile pricing, mintage and population data pertaining to most modern U.S. coin issues, from 1932 to date.  Thus far, members have gathered and confirmed some ground-breaking news pertaining to some scarcely-known varieties, such as a 1959 Wheat Cent substantiated by a Federal Marshall,  five 1933 Washington Quarters confirmed by three professional numismatist, and the verification of several 1976-D Eisenhower dollars struck in silver, just to name a few.   Although the book details mostly issues from 1932 to date, it features many varieties not found in any other current pricing guide.  It also includes up-to-date evaluations of all earlier U.S. type coins, based not only on dealer feedback, but also collector's feedback at shows, auction houses and on the Internet. "One of the best features of the book, is that it gives estimated values in an unprecedented number of grade categories, 35 in total, including all mint state grades from MS 60 to MS 70.   Sometimes nearly perfect coins can be had at the bank or even in circulation", Mr. Carter notes.”˜

        The ACC/BHCC is currently asking all readers for help in this project. ACC/BHCC needs feedback about any and all modern varieties that collectors might be familiar with, regardless of rarity or value, along with estimated values in as many grades possible.  Pictures are very much needed also, and could be e-mailed to them at bookproject@bhcoinclub.org or sent to their street address found at www.BHcoinclub.org.  Such information should be sent for review by June 20th, 2002 for the 2003 edition and by January 1st, 2003 for the 2004 edition.    Those who submit feedback contributions that can be used by the club's Review Committee, will be listed in the book.

        The book is being given free of charge to all young numismatist under the age of 18 who send a copy of their student ID and is offered free of charge to over 85,000 schools and public Libraries.  "Children are truly the future of our hobby and we plan to spend a lot of money to support their knowledge in any way we can", said David Carter, Chairperson of the Review Committee.  The cover price of the new 2003 edition of "Modern U.S. Coin Values" is only $10 postpaid.  Adult collectors can obtain copies and help support the project by sending any offering of $10 or more for each copy in the form of cash, check or any coin book or any coin with a value of $10 or more.  The cover features beautiful pictures of coins along with an American flag.  This year's release date is July 1st, just in time for the Independence day weekend.  Membership in the ACC/BHCC is only $18 per year and just $12 for collectors under 18.  There are many member benefits including a free Library-by-mail and a free subscription to Rare Coin Magazine, their official publication.  The ACC/BHCC's address is BHCC, 9903 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite #951,  Beverly Hills, CA  90212.

      A notice to all good people:  We accept membership from all people of upstanding character interested in learning more about the history, romance and value inherent in collecting beautiful and interesting coins.  We pride ourselves in offering the most varied list of membership benefits for coin collectors.  Our membership services extend to people in all 50 states and nearly 200 countries world-wide.  

       You may use the  ACC/BHCC name and graphics from our Web pages, and may good fortune befall you for doing so. However, our permission requires that you leave intact the ACC/BHCC trademark, logo, and images, and a brief sentence acknowledging that the trademark and logo are the property of  ACC/BHCC.   However, only members who join our organization, may use the term "member" underneath our logo, and may continue to use our logo as long as they remain members in good standing and adhere to the ACC/BHCC code of ethics.

        ACC/BHCC, reserves the right to withdraw permission for use of our  trademark and logo at any time.



Sacagawea Golden Dollar 2000- (Pronounced sack-a-ga-we-a)

The beautiful new coin features distinguishing traits including: a golden color, extra-wide border, smooth edge like the nickel's, and specially designed alloy. Specifically, the Golden Dollar is: 8.1 grams in weight, 2 mm thick, and 26.5 mm in diameter.

The coin's physical makeup is a three-layer composite construction - pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass. This alloy is a golden-colored material composed of:

  • 77% copper

  • 12% zinc

  • 7% manganese

  • 4% nickel.

Including the copper core, the Golden Dollar's overall composition is:

  • 88.5% copper

  • 6.0% zinc

  • 3.5% manganese

  • 4% nickel

 

To purchase these coins, we recommend our sponsor member dealers, including:
 
 
www.collectorsinternet.com 


CLUB NEWS
ACC/BHCC

FOUR NEW FREE BENEFITS ADDED FOR ACC/BHCC MEMBERS

             At their annual meeting on July 1st, 2002, the Board of Directors of the ACC/BHCC voted to include additional benefits for all new club members.  According to Membership Chairperson Daniel Robertson, these benefits “will be worth their weight in gold, hundreds of times the low $18 annual dues.”

The first additional benefit is through the cooperation of many of major advertisers in RCM, most of who have agreed to offer coupons to our readers in exchange for additional space in the form of money-saving coupons.  This is a win-win advantage that advertisers as well as  readers and members benefit from, since these coupons can save many dollars off the purchase of most of the coins and supplies offered by our advertisers.

The second additional benefit will be members-only access to hundreds of pages of articles about U.S. coins on the ACC/BHCC website, www.bhcoinclub.org.  Each member will be given their own private access number so they can view exclusive articles by well-known numismatist, updated pricing information on type coins, updated grading information such as a new grading chart on Bust Coins, illustrating at least six photos in each and every grade plus much more to be announced in the Winter issue of RCM.

         The third additional benefit is a free 30-word classified ad upon request in Rare Coin Magazine for each year of membership.  This is over a $10 value alone.  In other words, a one-year member can send in a free 30 word classified ad and have it published in our next quarterly issue.  “Whether using classified ads, or display advertising, offering coins in a quarterly publication gives the advertiser three months of exposure for less cost than a one week or one month’s ad in other coin periodicals who may have less affluent readerships per capita than RCM”, notes Ms. Robertson.   A five year member can send in a free ad for the next five issues (one free ad per issue), and a 10 year member can send in ads for the next 10 issues.  All new life members can have one free ad in each of the next twenty issues.  This represents over a $200 value, five years of free advertising in each quarterly issues for the next twenty seasons. Any additional words could be purchased for only thirty-five cents per word.  The RCM classified ad form is on page 29 of this issue.

          The fourth free benefit given upon request with payment of membership dues is a fun beginner's surprise package of miscellaneous coins that members can keep for themselves or give to interested children.  Each surprise package will consists of 5 to 10 lower-priced coins donated by club members that will not be going to the Museum Fund due to duplication.  The packages are designed to get people interested in all areas of numismatics and will include older U.S. coins, Tokens, Medals, Foreign coins and older Foreign Currency.  One out of every ten packages will even include an ancient coin or older U.S. Currency, which is why these are such interesting surprise packages.   People who don’t wish to become members can obtain surprise packages for only  $3 each 10 for $25 or 100 for $195 postpaid, and all profits go to the ACC/BHCC Library Fund. Payments can be sent to: BHCC, 9903 Santa Monica Blvd., #951, Beverly Hills, CA  90210

Please visit us at www.bhcoinclub.org and be sure to join the ACC/BHCC to get your special pass for an e-Library full of useful information about collecting and investing.  Also don’t forget to visit many of our trustworthy sponsors and contributors.  Some of our latest contributors include:


CLUB NEWS

The ACC/BHCC Publishes 2005 Edition of  “Modern U.S. Coin Values” 
to be Released this November

Unprecedented Number of Grade Categories, 1933 Quarters Reported With Many New Finds.

Members of the ACC/BHCC have been busy compiling and editing a new book entitled "Modern U.S. Coin Values".   This new Guide Book details many varieties not found in the Red Book or any other “variety” book on the market.   It includes many unknown issues of coins that people may be able to search for in circulation, flea markets or in coin junk boxes.  The book cautions beginners that it is "rare to find extremely valuable coins in circulation, but the experience of searching can be both fun and rewarding".  It goes on to note that "the chances of finding coins of considerable value are far greater than winning the lottery" and "that thousands of such coins are found every year by seekers in the know". For example, a genuine mint-made double-head quarter was recently found and sold for $80,000. With the assistance of dozens of numismatist throughout the country, the BHCC has formed a Review Committee to compile pricing, mintage and population data pertaining to most modern U.S. coin issues, from 1932 to date.  Thus far, members have gathered and confirmed some ground-breaking news, such as a 1959 Wheat Cent substantiated by a Federal Marshall, five 1933 Washington Quarters confirmed by three professional numismatist, and the verification of several 1976-D Eisenhower dollars struck in silver, just to name a few.   Although the book details mostly issues from 1932 to date, it also includes up-to-date evaluations of all earlier U.S. type coins, based not only on dealer feedback, but also collector's feedback at shows, auction houses and on the Internet. "One of the best features of the book, is that it gives estimated values in a huge number of grade categories, 35 in total , including all mint state grades from MS 60 to MS 70.   “Sometimes nearly perfect coins can be had at the bank or in circulation", Mr. David Carter, the book’s feedback Review Chairman, notes.
                The BHCC is currently asking all readers for help in this project, regardless of experience.  Feedback is needed about all modern varieties that collectors might be familiar with, regardless of rarity or value, along with estimated values in as many grades possible. Such information should be sent for review by October 20th, 2002 for the 2003 edition. Those who submit feedback contributions that can be used by the Review Committee, will be listed in the book on the contributing panel’s page in the book and in Rare Coin Magazine’s guide each year.
               The cover price of the new 2005 edition of "Modern U.S. Coin Values" is only $10 and $2 for postage.  However, those who send in payment between now and Oct. 15th may have it for the pre-publication price of $10 with free postage and insurance.  Adult collectors can obtain copies and help support the project by sending any offering of $10 or more for each copy in the form of cash, check or any coin book or any coin with a value of $10 or more.  The cover features beautiful pictures of coins along with an American flag.  This year's release date is November 1st, just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season.  Payment for the address is BHCC, 9903 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite #951, Beverly Hills, CA  90212 or they can be contacted at info@BHcoinclub.org. The book is being given free of charge to all young numismatist under the age of 18 who send a copy of their student ID and is offered free of charge to over 35,000 schools and public Libraries.  "Children are truly the future of our hobby and we plan to spend a lot of money to support their knowledge in any way we can", said David Carter, Chairperson of the Review Committee. 


 

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